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Old 27-03-2008, 14:43   #16
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Yeah, but don't forget that the Titanic was showing the Poseidon the night she sank. This was the precursor to the 70's movie. I might think twice about that one though...
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I was a submarine sailor and I won't buy "The Abyss" (or watch it). The part where they are in the sunken sub and the crabs are eating the crew makes me freaky.....not sure if it is bad mojo, but I stay away from it.

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Well, obviously not completely ...or how would you know about the crabs?
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"Perfect Storm"? But that was such garbage it would actually make you feel SAFER.
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Old 27-03-2008, 15:41   #19
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Yeah, but don't forget that the Titanic was showing the Poseidon the night she sank. This was the precursor to the 70's movie. I might think twice about that one though...
Are you saying that the Titanic, which sank April 15, 1912, was showing The Poseidon Adventure, a 1972 film, or Poseidon, a 2006 re-make, and that therefore the ship was fated to strike an iceberg and sink?

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Are you saying that the Titanic, which sank April 15, 1912, was showing The Poseidon Adventure, a 1972 film, or Poseidon, a 2006 re-make, and that therefore the ship was fated to strike an iceberg and sink?

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Now that's spooky Twilight Zone sh#t!
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Gets kind of silly in parts, but might be interesting to see how it affects you if you watched it 2 weeks into a singlehand voyage.

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The original Poseidon was a black and white silent film that was about 25 minutes long. You will notice that I said the precursor to the 70's film.
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Hey everyone -

I'm not a superstitious guy except for baseball. As I get rid of all my worldy belongings, I am keeping certain DVDs from my collection and getting rid of the rest. Are there any titles that might be considered bad luck to have aboard? Here are some that come to mind:
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  • Jaws
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  • Titanic
I'm sure there are other titles. What does everyone think?

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Hey Jake,after ya finnish sorting out all ya DVD's,look after the CD collection also...Wreck of the Edmunds Fitzgerald,a classic,would'nt go anywhere near "The beatles" Yellow submarine.I'm sure there are a lot more songs to stay away from also.Mudnut.
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According to Wikipedia...SS_Poseidon the book was written in 1969 and the movies were:

* The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
* Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
* The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
* Poseidon (2006)

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According to Wikipedia...SS_Poseidon the book was written in 1969 and the movies were:

* The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
* Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
* The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
* Poseidon (2006)

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Urban Legends Reference Page: Lost Legends (Film at Eleven)

The Titanic's passengers, obviously unaware of the doom presaged by the film they were viewing, were so enthralled by the events of the The Poseidon Adventure that they failed to notice the slight shudder that marked the Titanic's fatal encounter with an iceberg at approximately 11:40 P.M. (In truth, many of the Titanic's passengers either did not feel anything when the ship collided with the iceberg or did not consider the slight tremor they did feel to be anything extraordinary.) So enthusiastic was the audience's reaction to the film (and so slow was word of the true nature of the Titanic's dire condition in spreading) that The Poseidon Adventure was immediately screened for a second time just after midnight.
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Cool. Thanks for the reference. I had always thought that was a myth!
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I will stand corrected, I just went by what I read on the Quote (official Titanic site) so I made a mistake, oh well, won't be the first one
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I guess I should have gone to the site first, I was right, except for the movie length..
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I guess I should have gone to the site first, I was right, except for the movie length..
You were way more right than I was. I just need a reference before I'll believe.

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I new that I read it at a Titanic site, but you never know. I always thought that is was kind of spooky, don't really think I'll have the movie on my boat anyway. Didn't really like the movie all that much anyway...
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