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 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I saw this initially at a Saturday matinee when I was just leaving Junior High School to begin High School. As such, it was a splendid 'popcorn flick', nothing demanding, just exciting special effects. I recall buying and playing that DeVol soundtrack probably untill the grooves wore out.
Tonight, I streamed the film on Amazon Prime, and it's been altered. I think I hadn't seen the film but for perhaps one time maybe in the 70's, but I rememered all the scenes and all the music from the album and the film. Amazon's version deletes Barbara Werel's song, 'An Old Fashioned Girl', and also some of her scenes in the film. And there was a continuously screaming Chinese kid in the hold of the ship as it heads through the tidal wave; now the kid has only about 10 seconds of screaming, (thanks for THAT!) The score sounds GREAT in the film, much more interesting than what was on that old soundtrack album.
My biggest surprise though was the (still) astonishing Special Visual Effects. Considering the film's 50 years old, these special effects still impress! They should have won the Oscar that year instead of the boring and (not so special) effects of the eventual winner, 'Marooned'. And still no soundtrack cd, or expanded soundtrack cd. It's a shame.

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 12:45 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Altered is an odd way of putting it. It premiered at 136 minutes and five of those minutes were the overture and entr'acte and playout music. After it bombed, which it did, it was cut for general release in 35mm, which is what you're watching on Amazon Prime - that version runs 101 minutes. I believe the DVD runs 131 minutes, sans overture, entr'acte, and exit music.

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's my old Cinema Club entry on the film and score:

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   AndreasK   (Member)

there is a german Bluray

with 132 min runtime /Region B

german /english DTS HD Master Audio 2.0

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The U.S. Blu-ray is also 131 minutes.

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

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