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The Towering Inferno
|The best homevideo option is DVD.|
The US region 1 Special Edition is the best option.
It is presented in the film's original aspect ratio of 2.35 to 1
and is Anamorphically Enhanced for Widescreen TV's and Projectors.
It is brimming with brilliant extras:
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|Steve McQueen's Last Big Hit.|
|McQueen plays a professional firefighter who is called in to fight a devastating blaze in the tallest skyscraper ever built. An all star cast, featuring McQueen and Paul Newman in the two lead roles, make the 'biggest and best' disaster movie of its day better than average in the acting department as well.|
|While the wealthy guests dance blissfully above, the Fire Rages below...|
|TTI won 3 Academy Awards; for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and|
Best Music, Original Song. Fred Astair was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, but lost out to Robert Di Nero for his perfomance in The Godfather Part II. Likewise TTI was nominated for Best Picture but again lost out to Godfather.
|The Two Biggest Stars in the World together|
Steve earned the biggest salary ever paid to an actor (at that point in time): 12 Million Dollars.
He retired from movies for several years after making TTI.
Shortly before filming TTI Steve was in the thick of things battling a real fire alongside real firemen at Goldwyn Studios. It was a truly dangerous incident, in which people were badly injured. The damage bill to the studio was 80 million dollars.
18 years after his uncredited 19 dollars a day bit part as 'Fidel' in the Paul Newman starring film Somebody Up There Likes Me Steve was now recieving first billing and stealing the show from Newman.
For an extensive look into this movie please visit Arjen van der Lely's The Towering Inferno website.