Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human endurance collide at the top of the world in the white-knuckle adventure Everest, coming to Digital HD on December 22, 2015, and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 19, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Following a pair of expeditions to the highest point – and most dangerous place – on Earth, Everest captures the brutal majesty of the deadly peak, and the boundless courage required to conquer it, with breathtaking cinematography and spectacular storytelling. Exclusive extras make Everest a can’t-miss, must-own event, bringing viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of the film, as well as astonishing insights about the real-life 1996 summit attempt that inspired it.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest 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. Critics call Everest “… exciting, thrilling, moving, and completely engaging.” – Scott Mendelson, Forbes
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio
5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS
English SDH, Spanish and French
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LEARNING TO CLIMB: THE
ACTOR’S JOURNEY – Cast members and the two film
consultants who helped them prepare for the shoot discuss
getting ready for the arduous production.
A MOUNTAIN OF WORK:
RECREATING EVEREST – Bringing Everest to life
required the filmmakers to recreate the mountain through
state-of-the-art studio work and visual effects. The teams
involved talk about how they made the seemingly impossible
RACE TO THE SUMMIT:
THE MAKING OF EVEREST – The trials and
tribulations of cast and crew as they journey to the
foothills of Everest and beyond, battling the elements and
forming deep bonds along the way.
AUTHENTICITY: THE REAL STORY – Recollections of
the tragic events of May 10, 1996, from those who were
there, as the cast and filmmakers discuss bringing this
harrowing tale to life with authenticity and respect.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR BALTASAR KORMÁKUR