Blu-ray Release: Earthquake

Blu-ray Release Date: June 4, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Universal

Earthquake movie scene

Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner hit the deck in Earthquake.

The 1974 disaster thriller film Earthquake remains the most well-known title in the Seventies cycle of disaster movies that also includes The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering inferno.

Who gets caught in the crunch of the titular Los Angeles rumble? Well, let’s see: there’s a construction engineer (Charlton Heston, Ben-Hur), his lover (Geneviève Bujold, Dead Ringers), his bitter wife (Ava Gardner, The Killers), her corporate executive (Lorne Greene, TV’s Bonanza), a weary street cop (George Kennedy, Airport), a motorcycle daredevil (Richard Roundtree, Shaft), a strange supermarket cashier (Marjoe Gortner, StarCrash) and a busty actress wannabe with a large afro (Victoria Principal, TV’s Dallas).

Directed by Mark Robson, Earthquake has been available on DVD in various incarnations over the years, the most release being in June, 2012.

There are no bonus features on the Blu-ray.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.