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1.

Adrift

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Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
DVD
2018
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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San Andreas

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When a magnitude nine earthquake leaves California in ruins, a helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
DVD
2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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No Blade of Grass

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No room to run! No place to hide! Maddened by fear they turn against each other! An environmental catastrophe destroys civilization. Thousands are starving. Millions are dead. Resources are used up, poisoned and polluted. Found among the survivors are the Custance clan. Led by father John and mother Ann, the Custance clan sets out on a quest for safety in a savage world that may just end up turning them into the very thing they are fleeing.
DVD
2011; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shin Gojira =: Shin Godzilla

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When a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A ragtag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side: the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Day After Tomorrow

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When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begns to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Deep Impact

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'Deep Impact' is the story of the world's reaction to a death sentence. As a comet approaches the earth which might not be destroyed or divertedbefore it reaches earth, each individual struggles in the face of extinction to find what most matters to him or her.
DVD
2010; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Day After

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Following a nuclear strike against the United States, families in small-town Kansas try to survive as radiation slowly kills everything around them.
DVD
2004; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Nacht Fiel Über Gotenhafen

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The sinking of the "Wilhelm Gustloff" is the biggest ship catastrophe ever. There were more than 10,000 people aboard - including over 5,000 children; more than 9,000 (!!) died, drowning and freezing to death. It is very odd that this drama is far less known or "popular" as e.g. the "Titanic" desaster, which was a ship of the rich and the super rich.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Outbreak

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Dustin Hoffman plays Sam Daniels, a take-charge army virologist trying to stave off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it.
DVD
1997; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Titanic

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The story of a passionate romance aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic, framed by an account of a present-day salvager's efforts to investigate the ruins of the ship.
DVD
2005; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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World Trade Center

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The true story of Port Authority policemen John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno, who volunteered for rescue duty and became trapped in the rubble of the Towers on September 11, 2001. The men became two of the last survivors extracted from Ground Zero. It is a story of the true heroes and of that fateful time in United States history, when buildings would fall and heroes would rise, literally from the ashes to inspire the entire human race.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Airplane!

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In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now.
DVD
2000; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Towering Inferno

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Due to substandard materials and workmanship, one of the world's tallest skyscrapers catches on fire during its gala opening, trapping a large crowd of society guests.
DVD
1998; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Earthquake

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A Los Angeles construction engineer must deal with the "big one".
DVD
1998; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Dante's Peak

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A long-dormant volcano erupts, threatening the residents of a small town. Special features include audio commentary with the director and an original documentary "Getting close to the show" with interviews. Behind-the-scenes footage and other exciting materials.
DVD
1998; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Outbreak

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Dustin Hoffman plays Sam Daniels, a take-charge army virologist trying to stave off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%, and some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it.
Laserdisc
1995
Ivy (By Request)
17.

The Cassandra Crossing

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At noon, on October 25, the Transcontinental Express left Geneva Station with almost a thousand people aboard. Their destination: Basel, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. A thrilling adventure ensues as top-secret American military authorities struggle to thwart a highly contagious bacteria carried by one of the train's passengers.
DVD
2002; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Right at Your Door

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Multiple dirty bombs are detonated, spreading deadly toxic ash across Los Angeles. The city is under siege and martial law is in effect. Brad and Lexi struggle to survive with little supplies, limited time, and no information.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tangshan DA di Zhen: Aftershock

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As if a deadly earthquake weren't devastating enough, a Tangshan mother is forced to decide between saving her son or daughter. Both are trapped under a collapsed building, and rescuers can reach only one of them before the structure topples. She chooses the son, but, unbeknownst to her, the daughter miraculously survives. With her mother's betrayal fresh in her ears, the little girl flees her family and is raised by a husband and wife in the People's Liberation Army. Thirty-two years later, she travels to help victims of the earthquake in Sichuan. There she sees how another mother is forced to make a similar choice, and the experience changes her appraisal of the past.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Skyjacked

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A Minneapolis-bound commercial air flight is hijacked to Russia by a deranged war vet. All that stands between the terrified passengers and doom is the steely resolve of Captain Hank O'Hara.
DVD
2007; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)