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Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006)





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Michael Ironside, Costas Mandylor, and Alexandra Paul attempt to avert disaster when a volatile volcano threatens to turn New York City to ashes in director Robert Lee's made for television disaster film. A volcano has been discovered beneath the Big Apple, and it's about to blow. As the impending eruption continues to build in intensity, a bold group of unlikely heroes band dig a series of underground tunnels designed to safely filter the lava away from residential areas.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Television, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sarah Watson
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2006
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment


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There's enough silliness here to make this a movie worth laughing at, not with.

Full Review… | October 25, 2006

Audience Reviews for Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York


This is a really hokey movie. I wasn't impressed with the camera work, the special effects or even the whole story-line.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


"I know what drives the world..."-Levering (Michael Ironside)

And it is not this movie. Watch VOLCANO instead.

FilmGrinder S.
FilmGrinder Stone

The makers of "Disaster Zone" were smart enough to distance their pathetic made-for-television movie from two two big-budgeted theatrical volcano movies from about a decade ago, but the film is still an obvious rip-off of the Tommy Lee Jones starrer "Volcano". Substitute New York for Los Angeles and subtract all of the talent in front of and behind the camera and the films are virtually identical.
The special effects are sparse, which is probably a good thing since they're so amateurish, and the script is very rudimentary. Forgoing the Mother Nature explanation of the previous lava epics, the screenwriters have come up with this silly mad scientist plot that just doesn't work. Making matters even worse, the scientist is played by a haggard-looking Michael Ironside, proving that his villainous days are surely behind him.
Even worse is Costas Mandylor, totally monotone and completely without personality, in the lead role. His shot at big movie stardom lasted one movie in 1991, and when "Mobsters" tanked, so did his career. You'd think he'd at least show some life in just just because he's grateful to be working at all, but no such luck.
The movie plods along at a snail's pace, and it takes itself so seriously that it isn't even fun as a guilty pleasure. It's just dull, boring and unpleasant to look at. It's poorly cast, poorly written and lazy. "Disaster Zone" is a TV-movie but that isn't an excuse to not even try. It's a pale imitation of a lot of other better movies, and there's no reason to watch it.

Timothy Sanders

Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York Quotes

Matt MacLachan: Lava, fiery red stuff, lava.
– Submitted by Chris B (3 years ago)

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