Earthquake Shakes Up May On Blu-ray

Behold the power of nature and Marjoe Gortner in Earthquake. While this disaster film is star studded and featured major Los Angeles landmarks being shaken apart, as a kid the character that really stole the show was the grocery store clerk who was picked on by society played by Gortner. After the big earthquake, this guy gets dressed up in his National Guard uniform and gets a bit of revenge. Little did I know that Gortner was a former child preacher whose life was turned in the Oscar winning documentary Marjoe. All that mattered was he was the most compelling character crawling from the wreckage. Now you can experience Marjoe in high definition when Earthquake joins the Shout Select line on May 21. Even better is that a generation that first caught the film on TV when it ran Saturday afternoons can get that even longer cut. Hopefully that means more Marjoe. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with the list of bonus features:

“Technically Ingenious … Spectacular Calamity Movie”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times


Two-Disc Collector’s Edition of the Beloved Disaster Epic comes to Blu-ray May 21st, 2019 from Shout! Factory

Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in an epic film about ordinary citizens who must come together in the face of an unstoppable natural disaster in Earthquake! This Academy Award-winning disaster epic will be released as a two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray May 21st, 2019 from Shout! Factory. Featuring both a new 2k scan of the theatrical cut and a new 2k scan reconstruction of the TV version that contains over twenty additional minutes of footage not seen in the theatrical cut, the release also contains a number of new bonus features, including a new interview with Brett Burt discussing Sensurround, a new featurette on the music of the film, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting

When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there. Now strangers must become saviors as the city struggles to get to its feet before the next terrifying aftershock hits! Also starring Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Victoria Principal, Geneviève Bujold and Richard Roundtree, Earthquake combines outstanding performances with Academy Award®-winning sound and groundbreaking special effects.

Earthquake Bonus Features
DISC ONE: Theatrical Cut of the Film
Special Features:
NEW 2K scan of the interpositive of the theatrical cut (2.35:1)
Audio Options: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.1 w/Sensurround audio and 2.0
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original TV Spot
Original Radio Spots
Vintage audio Interviews with Charlton Heston, Lorne Greene and Richard Roundtree
Still Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos and matte paintings and miniatures

DISC TWO: Television Cut of the Film
NEW 2K scan reconstruction of the TV version, featuring over 20 mins of made-for-broadcast footage (presented in 1.33:1)
NEW Sounds of Disaster: Ben Burtt talks about SENSURROUND
NEW Scoring Disaster: The Music of EARTHQUAKE
NEW Painting Disaster: The Matte Art of Albert Whitlock
Isolated TV scenes – Play them without watching the TV version of the film
Additional TV scenes (taken from best available film elements)

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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