Earthquake 1974
Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations.

Los Angeles is headed for a High Noon date with a massive earthquake, but even temblor experts like Dr. Stockle (Barry Sullivan) are slow to heed the warnings.
Meanwhile ex- football star and architect Stewart Graff (Charlton Heston) is running out on his hysterical wife Remy (Ava Gardner) to have an affair with Denise Marshall (Genevieve Bujold), the widow of a friend. He becomes upset when his father-in-law and boss Sam Royce (Lorne Greene) tries to buy his fidelity with a promotion. Meanwhile, daredevil motorcycle rider Miles Quade (Richard Roundtree) prepares for a stunt that will get him a big Las Vegas gig, while suspended cop Sgt. Lew Slade (George Kennedy) wonders why he doesn't quit the force. And at the local grocery store, psychotic checker Jody (Marjoe Gortner) lusts after sexy Rosa Amici (Victoria Principal).
The Big One hits at lunch hour, and changes all of their lives.

Director: Mark Robson
Cast: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Walter Matthau
Country: USA
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

2xBD50 | 1080p AVC | 02:02:38, 02:32:24 | 45.2 Gb + 46.4 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English


DISC ONE: THEATRICAL CUT (2:02:38, 1080p)

Audio Interview with Charlton Heston (3:48) - sound bites of Heston talking about working with director & cast and the important role special effects artists perform in film. In English, not subtitled.

Audio Interview with Lorne Greene (5:08) - Greene goes into several philanthropic endeavors and charities he was involved in at the time of Earthquake's release. In English, not subtitled.

Audio Interview with Richard Roundtree (4:02) - Roundtree discusses acting in the theater and gives his thoughts on where he was in his movie career circa 1974. In English, not subtitled.

Production and Publicity Gallery (9:14, 1080p) - close to 100 images consisting of press kits photos and lobby cards in black-and-white and color.

Behind-the-Scenes Gallery (3:14, 1080p) - about thirty-six images featuring different wardrobe outfits donned by the actors, makeup designers, and several of director Mark Robson with the cast.

Matte Paintings and Miniatures Gallery (3:19, 1080p) - nearly thirty-five stills of matte paintings, miniatures, and art department personnel working on sets.

Deleted Scenes Gallery – (0:42, 1080p) - a half-dozen photos taken on the set.

Posters & Lobby Cards Gallery – (9:31, 1080p) - over 100 distinct images comprised of theatrical posters from many different countries and foreign markets, lobby cards, ad slicks, magazine and vinyl covers.

Theatrical Trailer (2:52, upscaled to 1080i) - a horizontally stretched 2.35:1 non-anamorphic trailer of Earthquake. It hasn't been restored and there's film artifacts and aliasing.

TV Spot (0:57) - a TV commercial for Earthquake that has lots of pixelation/blockiness and tramlines.

Radio Spots (4:06) - around seven radio spots that are very repetitive.


NEW Scoring Disaster: The Music of EARTHQUAKE (16:42, 1080p) - Seated on his couch, film music historian Jon Burlingame looks back at composer John Williams's years as a studio musician, his time at Universal, spotting Earthquake, and the themes he came up for the film. Unfortunately, maestro Williams is not interviewed. In English, not subtitled.

NEW Painting Disaster: The Matte Art of Albert Whitlock (10:36, 1080p) - this is a tribute and appreciation to Albert Whitlock, a renowned matte painter at Universal, by cinematographer and VFX supervisor Bill Taylor (Lawless). Taylor looks back at Whitlock's career at Universal, his collaborations with Hitchcock and The Master's associates, and dissects the matte paintings Whitlock created for Earthquake. Several graphical comparisons are shown of how filmed shots looked with and without matte paintings inserted. In English, not subtitled.

NEW Sounds of Disaster: Ben Burtt Talks about SENSURROUND (11:19, 1080p) - Legendary sound designer Burtt gives an historical reappraisal of Sensurround focusing on the equipment and sound technologies that were installed in commercial cinemas. He pinpoints several canonical moments that Sensurround was used in Earthquake. In English, not subtitled.

TV Scenes (23:43, 1080p) - a compilation of all the scenes that were filmed for the network broadcast of Earthquake but weren't included in the theatrical version.

Additional TV Scene #1 (7:14, 1080p) - this scene was originally part of the TV cut that Shout found but the quality wasn't up to par with the rest of the elements so it's presented here separately.

Additional TV Scene #2 (1:40, 1080p) - an omitted scene that appears to have been slated to go at the end of Part I of the TV version.