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    Unique ID Code: 0000045946
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    Added on: 12/3/2003 07:18
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    Vertical Limit (Australia)

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    Hold your breath
    Certificate: M15+
    Running Time: 120 mins
    Retail Price: 34.95
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    An edge-of-your-seat action adventure story, `Vertical Limit` is the high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett (Chris O`Donnell - Batman & Robin), who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world`s second highest peak.

    Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature`s uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister (Robin Tunney - End Of Days), and her summit team (Bill Paxton - Twister and Nicholas Lea - TV`s The X Files) in a race against time.

    Special Features:
    Main Menu Introduction
    Main Menu Audio & Animation
    Dolby Digital Trailer: City
    Audio Commentary: Martin Campbell (Dir) & Lloyd Phillips (Prod)
    Featurette: Surviving The Limits
    Featurette: Vertigo Magic
    Featurette: Trekking To K2
    Featurette: As Easy As Falling Off A Cliff
    Featurette: Avalanche!
    Featurette: The Death Zone
    Featurette: Peak Performers
    Featurette: The Elixir Of Life
    Featurette: Credits & Acknowledgements
    Featurette: National Geographic Channel`s Quest for K2
    Filmographies-Cast & Crew
    Theatrical Trailer
    Trailer: All The Pretty Horses, The Mask Of Zorro
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    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Martin Campbell

    Written By:

    Bill Paxton
    Robin Tunney
    Scott Glenn
    Izabella Scorupco

    Casting By:
    Pam Dixon

    Soundtrack By:
    James Newton Howard

    Director of Photography:
    David Tattersall

    Thom Noble

    Costume Designer:
    Graciela Mazón

    Production Designer:
    Jon Bunker

    Martin Campbell
    Robert King
    Amy Lescoe
    Phil Patterson

    Executive Producer:
    Mike Medavoy
    Marcia Nasatir
    Lloyd Phillips

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    An explosive movie, no matter how you choose to look at it.
    Action-packed would be rather an understatement for the intensity of the movie.
    The video transfer is superb. There are no compression signs and the picture is beautifully saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is excellent. The surrounds are constantly used and the soundtrack itself is both aggressive and effective.
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and producer, an extensive behind the scenes featurette (with a lot of insights as to how the amazing effects were created - CG or otherwise) and a National Geographic documentary.
    Bottom line - the 2nd best thing to actually climbing K2. Go for it!
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/3/2003 14:28
    8 / 10
    This was one of my first ever region 4 purchases and my first first purchase from after which I used them time and time again for countless orders. The disc is dually encoded for both region 4 and region 2 and therefore I guess is identical to the region 2 release.

    There were a lot of bad reviews about this movie as well as a few decent ones. Basically a Chris O Donnell goes up K2 with a crew to rescue his sister who is trapped. His father died years ago so she is the only real family he has. Whilst I dont share Zvi`s enthusiasm for the film, it is a fairly good movie. Its true that the action sequences are well done but there is simply not enough of it. They are however beautiful as is the whole scenery of the movie. The movie also dwelves into the characters of Chris`s companions which I thought gave the movie another dimension. A decent movie which lacks feeling. You just couldnt feel the bond of a brother and sister. Had their been a better bond and feeling, the movie would have been great.

    Picture is stunning. Crisp and clear and full of detail of the wonderful scenery. The sound also a very loud and edgy DD 5.1 which at times helps create the mood of suspense and rushing adrenaline.

    Extras. This disc was jam-packed full of superb mini documentaries about the making of the movie and of mountain climbing and survival in general. Top that off with an audio commentary and some trailers, you have an excellent disc. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING THE SUPERBIT VERSION. There cannot be that much of an improvement in picture and sound quality as they are already great and the extras are too good to miss out on.

    Overall this is a decent movie, that could have been better, on a superb disc. If you like it, this r2/r4 disc is the one to get.
    posted by dicanio on 14/3/2003 22:13