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    Unique ID Code: 0000018020
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 19/5/2001 04:08
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    Hold your breath
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: $27.96
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    An emotionally-charged action-adventure tale of a retired climber (O`Donnell) who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world`s second highest peak, to save his estranged sister (Tunney) and her summit team in a race against time.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Comentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Lloyd Philips
    HBO First Look Featurette
    Additional "Search And Rescue Tales
    Talent Files
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Martin Campbell

    Written By:

    Izabella Scorupco
    Scott Glenn
    Robin Tunney
    Bill Paxton

    Casting By:
    Pam Dixon

    Soundtrack By:
    James Newton Howard

    Director of Photography:
    David Tattersall

    Thom Noble

    Costume Designer:
    Graciela Mazón

    Production Designer:
    Jon Bunker

    Phil Patterson
    Amy Lescoe
    Robert King
    Martin Campbell

    Executive Producer:
    Lloyd Phillips
    Marcia Nasatir
    Mike Medavoy

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    My heart is still pounding from this movie. It`s the most intense action movie I`ve seen in a long long time.
    While there is not that much real acting in the movie, the script is good and the characters are well developed.
    The video transfer is amazing. There are no compression signs at all. The movie includes two very different color palettes - A yellow-red one in the opening scene and a white-blue-grey one in the rest of the movie. The contrast of the colors is great. The transfer makes sure even the tiniest details captured are rendered. If the opening scene doesn`t make your jaw hit the floor, you must live a very high adrenalin life.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is one of the most violent I`ve heard. The surrounds are used throughout the entire movie and the sound envelope is amazingly effective.
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras include a good commentary by the director and producer, an extensive behind the scenes look, explanations about the visual effects (unbelievable) and a National Geographic documentary. All in all, the extras are really good.
    Bottom line - an extremely good action thriller that will not give you time to breath.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 21/5/2001 03:07