Dante's Peak PG-13

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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 20, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Dual Layer
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - French
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Feature Commentary With Director
    • GETTING CLOSE TO THE SHOW Documentary Featuring Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    • Photographs
    • Production Designs
    • Script
    • Storyboards
    • Trailers: Theatrical

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten26%

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Total Count: 31

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 238,689
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Why are disaster movies so frequently disasters? Probably because they are disasters first and movies second. Full Review
Internet Reviews
Jan 1, 2000
Leslie Bohem's script is almost self-parody, but director Roger Donaldson keeps a straight face throughout. Full Review
Newsweek
Mar 31, 2008
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Can I recommend half of a movie? Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Aug 16, 2017
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Dante's Peak is constructed about as skillfully as a disaster movie can be, and there were times when I found it working for me, sort of. But hasn't this genre pretty much been played out to the point of exhaustion? Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 2/5 -- Volcano erupts violently and destroys town; intense peril. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Oct 22, 2019
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A $100 million piece of piffle.
USA Today
Jan 1, 2000
The new movie Dante's Peak displays all the elements of the classic Hollywood disaster flick, circa 1975 Irwin Allen (with stomach-turning dialogue to match). Full Review
Associated Press
Jan 17, 2018

Product Description:

A volcanologist forlorn over the loss of his wife in the Mt. Pinatubo eruption arrives at a small Pacific Northwest town to investigate the rumblings of the local dormant volcano. Though he instantly fears the worse, he must convince the skeptical townspeople and his suspicious superiors who believe he is overreacting in the aftermath of his own tragedy. The beautiful, widowed mayor of the picturesque town believes him, however, and soon they find themselves in a fight for their lives as "Dante's Peak" blows its stack ten miles high, raining ash and fire over everything in its shadow. The Signature Collection Special Edition laserdisc includes added commentary by the director and production designer, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and an isolated score.

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  • UPC: 025192014925
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