Director: Mark Robson

Actors: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy

Synopsis: Los Angeles, a day that promises to be like any other. If, between the workers of a dam and the scientists of the local seismic monitoring center, many people fear that something much more serious than the usual small tremors will soon happen, life goes on. A policeman pursues a driver, a married engineer goes to his work by stopping at the house of a pretty widow whose charm does not leave him indifferent, a stuntman on a motorcycle multiplies the tests to prove his worth to a promoter of shows … And, suddenly, from the bowels of the earth, forces of unheard-of power are released. Violently, very violently …
With the first two Airport, The Adventure of Poseidon and The Inferno Tower, Earthquake is one of the founding titles of a still very popular genre: disaster film. Portrayed by Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes), Ava Gardner (Pandora, The Killers), Geneviève Bujold (Obsession, La Corde raide) and George Kennedy (Le Canardeur, La Sanction), he combines pieces of bravery. Awarded the Oscar for Best Special Effects, the film gives a startling idea of ​​what the Big One could be, the earthquake that the people of California have long feared.

Duration of movie: min

Audio languages: English / French

Subtitles: French

Bonus: 24 pages booklet
The Sensurround explained by Ben Burtt
The optical special effects of Albert Whitlock
Unpublished scenes from the long TV version