A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when a defective wire in its systems-control panel causes an electrical flare-up. Within minutes the gala event turns into a hellish inferno, as a raging fire traps society's most prominent citizens on the top floor. Winner of three Academy Awards, this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star studded cast including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway.
**Commentary by F.X. Feeney - Film Historian
**Scene Specific Commentary by Mike Vezina, Special Effects Director on X3
**Scene Specific Commentary by Branko Racki, Stunt Coordinator on The Day After Tomorrow
**32 Extended and Deleted Scenes and 1 Alternate Opening Sequence
**Inside the Tower: We Remember Featurette
**Innovating Tower: The SPFX of an Inferno Featurette
**The Art of Towering Featurette
**Irwin Allen: The Great Producer Featurette
**Directing the Inferno Featurette
**Putting out Fire Featurette
**Running on Fire Featurette
**Still the Worlds Tallest Building Featurette
**The Write Stirling Silliphant Featurette
**AMC Backstory: The Towering Inferno Featurette
**6 Storyboard Comparisons
**Vintage Promotional Materials: NATO Presentation Reel, Original 1974 Featurette #1, Original 1974 Featurette #2
**Irwin Allen 1977 Interview
*Trailer Farm: The Towering Inferno Teaser, The Towering Inferno Trailer, The Poseidon Adventure Trailer
*American Cinematographer Article
*The Towering Inferno and How It Was Filmed
*Photographing The Dramatic Sequences for "The Towering Inferno"
*"Action Unit" Lives Up To Its Name While Shooting "The Towering Inferno"
*Behind the scenes
*Cross-promo Fox on BD Trailers
Cast & Crew
The Towering Inferno is one of the greatest disaster pictures made, a personal and professional triumph for producer Irwin Allen.
You may not come out of the theater with any important ideas about American architecture or enterprise, but you will have had a vivid, completely safe nightmare.
The Towering Inferno is a brawny blockbuster of a movie, by far the best of the mid-1970s wave of disaster films.