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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

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Directed by
Robert Markowitz

Written by
Robert J. Avrech

Cast
Peter Horton, Christopher McDonald, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Jenkins, Tim Dutton [more]


DVD Release Date
 R1: May 22, 2001

MPAA Rating
NR

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country USA, Czech Republic

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Other Titles
• Into Thin Air: Death on Everest
• Death on Everest



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Into Thin Air: Death On Everest


Release Date: May 22, 2001
Region: 1
Runtime: 90 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio:
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC] SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo PORTUGUESE: Dolby Digital Stereo
Video:
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
Packaging: Keep Case
Rating: NR
Features:
Bonus Trailers Interactive Menus Talent Files Scene Selections
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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (REGION 1) (NTSC)
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Based on the bestselling book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, this ambitious television film benefits immensely from a lengthy location shoot, Austrian alps effectively standing-in for Mt. Everest. It tells the true story of two 1996 expeditions, one led by the careful Rob Hall (played by Nathaniel Parker), the other by the gung-ho Scott Fisher (Peter Horton). Circumstances forced the teams to join forces, after which a succession of miscalculations followed by a savage storm lead to escalating disaster. Aided by a stark, pseudo-documentary style, a bold score by Lee Holdridge and terse narration by Christopher MacDonald as Krakauer, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest has an intense emotional impact; only the lack of epic, aerial photography betraying its TV movie status. Like Titanic (1997), it is in part about hubris leading to tragedy--"We're invincible!" Fisher boasts--as well as a powerful account of the toll Everest takes not just on the body but on the mind. The book inevitably goes much further into the psychology of "the completely irrational act" of climbing the world's highest mountain, but this gripping survival drama should appeal to admirers of both Scott of the Antarctic (1948) and Alive (1992). --Gary S. Dalkin

Release Date: May 22, 2001


Region 1


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