Everest

Everest

DVD - 2016
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Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016],c2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: DVD version
Credits: Music, Dario Marianelli ; editor, Mick Audsley ; director of photography, Salvatore Totino.
Performers: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense peril and disturbing images
Language Note: In English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in Spanish or French
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired
UPC: 025192237782
Call Number: DVD E

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Everest tells the story of the deadly journey of two mountain climbing expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

In 1996, rival mountaineering teams attempt to scale Mount Everest, but when a blizzard hits the summit, the climbers must fight to stay alive.


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lavasushi
Dec 31, 2018

What a tragic story. Well told. I felt like I was there. The intensity and drama are heartbreaking. Have read the book and Jon Krakauer’s story seemed more of a catharsis and more scathing to some of the group. Can’t believe Jake Gyllenhall got billing over Jason Clarke.
When you google the tragedy, it’s even worse. Never wanted to go mountain climbing. Seems stupid, not compelling.

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publicenemy46
Jul 07, 2018

I kinda like this movie all though I would like to have seen more hardship and suffering of the climbers. and show more of the height at witch the climbers were dealing with. Still good performances by the actors.

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AMerr22
Oct 24, 2017

Good true story.

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annod
Aug 24, 2017

Very captivating film. Will never be able to wrap my mind about why anyone in their right mind would want to do this?!

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xiaojunbpl12
Jun 13, 2017

Fascinating true story, the climbers' action delivered the consequences without their deliberation. I watched again and again, dreaming myself climber up there... with splitting headache and incessant coughing... perhaps worth dying there vs. the rest of the world!
Grateful to finally have a close-up (artificial though) view of the top of the earth.
Filming and acting are realistic, in austere nature's nonchalance, no excessive drama necessary, nor enhanced disaster effect, simply stunning!

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KennethSmith
Jun 09, 2017

A good movie, with a refreshingly different take on Krakauer. (He attacked this production.) However, we are expected to believe that Kiwis pronounce "LZ" -- L Zed, landing zone -- as "L Zee", like a bunch of Americans confused about what the letters of the alphabet are called.

GrannysGlasses Apr 09, 2017

I am deathly afraid of heights and would never climb any mountain, let alone Everest! I was involved with the stories of the motivations for the climbers, but thought that the acting was light weight. Since the movie was based on true stories, you can't help but feel sad. Nonetheless I wouldn't watch again.

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jjvotnbot
Jan 29, 2017

This is how people who are not from the mountains like to climb; or maybe just how Hollywood portrays these self righteous, high altitude, peak bagger idiots.
For a real movie, showing real climbers, try "Meru".

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posie12
Jan 06, 2017

Makes one wonder about the motivation of climbers, if one is not a climber!

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AmyEighttrack
Dec 29, 2016

Quite a story, based on a true one. I had thought this might be a big-budget knock-off of the movie 'K2' but it was pretty good.

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jimg2000
Apr 27, 2016

Interesting Title Cards (from IMDb):

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit Everest. Over the next 40 years, only top professional climbers attempted the same feat. One in four died.

1992: New Zealander Rob Hall pioneered the concept of commercial guiding on Everest for amateur climbers. Over the next four years his team, Adventure Consultants, successfully led 19 clients to summit without a single fatality.

1996: Other commercial operators follow Rob Hall's lead, including Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness. More than 20 expeditions compete to summit Everest in the same two week window.

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jimg2000
Apr 27, 2016

Beck: When I'm at home I just got this big, black cloud following me. You know, like a depression? And when I'm out here on a mountain, any mountain...
Doug: Yeah?
Beck: It's just like it's a cure. I feel like I'm reborn.
Doug: So, you're happy now?
Beck: No, I'm starting to wonder. This is suffering, man. Yeah. This is suffering.
Doug: Yeah. Suffer a few more days, for the rest of your life you'll be a guy that got to the top of Everest.

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jimg2000
Apr 27, 2016

Doug: there's an elementary school, back home. And I've been going and talking to the kids there and they actually helped me raise some of the money to come and gave me a flag to plant on the summit, and... So, I was thinking, maybe it's... They see a regular guy can, you know, follow impossible dreams, maybe they'll be inspired to do the same, I guess. I'm climbing Mount Everest because I can. Because to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty
that nobody ever sees, it'd be a crime not to.

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jimg2000
Apr 27, 2016

Rob: For those of you who dare face their dreams, Adventure Consultants offers something
beyond the power of words to describe. And why don't we describe it in the brochure? Because it's mostly just pain. ... To put it simply, guys, human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Okay, once we get above here, above the South Col our bodies will be literally dying. It's not called the Death Zone for nothing, guys. So the game is, can we get you up to the top and down to the bottom before that happens? And I mean literally dying.
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Rob: Yasuko. Why are you climbing Everest?
Yasuko: Uh... I'm 47 years old, I have reached six of the seven summits, so... Of course, now I have to reach the seventh.

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