6 Things About the Everest Blu-ray

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I watched the Everest movie (giveaway) recently and loved it. The film is based on a true story and is about two groups of mountain climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mt Everest. The story was interesting and I found myself vested in the characters. I’m not saying who, but it’s a shame my favorite character died in the movie. Everest is available now on Digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Continue reading to learn six things about the Everest film.

Six Things About the Everest Movie

  1. Everest is based on a true story
    The story starts off in late March 1996 and in ends about six weeks later in early May. Groups of people have signed up for guided climbs to the summit of Everest. Prior to these guided tours, one in four climbers died while trying to conquer Mt Everest. The guided tours made the climb up Mount Everest much safer. The film focused on two groups that decided to work together to reduce delays during their summit attempt.

  2. Mountain climbing is more than just hiking up a mountain
    I did not know this before, but there is a lot more to mountain climbing than meets the eye. I knew mountain climbing is difficult and dangerous. But I didn’t know there are things that can be done to reduce risk and make the journey a little less difficult. For instance, to make the ascend to the summit of Mt. Everest easier, the commercial guides use ladders to help climbers tackle steep and treacherous icefalls. Fixed rope is also bolted on steep or icy sections of the route to help climbers. In addition, canisters of oxygen are stored in strategic places on the mountain to help climbers combat the thin air at the top.

  3. There are a lot of characters in the film
    Some of the main characters in Everest include:

    • Rob Hall — first popularized guided Everest climbs, and is the leader of Adventure Consultants
    • Doug Hansen — a mailman making his second attempt to reach the summit of Mt Everest
    • Beck Weathers — a Texan climber
    • Scott Fischer — chief guide for Mountain Madness
    • Yasuko Namba — a Japanese climber who has reached 6 of 7 major summits
    • Jon Krakauer — a journalist covering the climb for Adventure Consultants
    • Sandy Hill Pittman — a journalist covering the climb for Mountain Madness
    • Guy Cotter — works for Adventure Consultants

  4. The film stars Jason Clarke
    The cast of Everest includes Jason Clarke (Rob Hall), Emily Watson (Helen Wilton), Sam Worthington (Guy Cotter), Keira Knightley (Jan Hall), Josh Brolin (Beck Weathers), John Hawkes (Doug Hansen), Naoko Mori (Yasuko Namba), Michael Kelly (Jon Krakauer), Jake Gyllenhaal (Scott Fischer), Robin Wright (Peach Weathers), Justin Salinger (Ian Woodall), Ang Phula Sherpa (Ang Dorjee), Thomas M. Wright (Michael Groom), Martin Henderson (Andy ‘Harold’ Harris), Tom Goodman-Hill (Neal Beidleman), Charlotte Bøving (Lene Gammelgaard), Pemba Sherpa (Lopsang), Amy Shindler (Charlotte Fox), Simon Harrison (Tim Madsen), Chris Reilly (Klev Schoening), Tim Dantay (John Taske), Todd Boyce (Frank Fischbeck), Elizabeth Debicki (Caroline MacKenzie), and Vanessa Kirby (Sandy Hill Pittman). Everest was directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

  5. Everest DVD and Blu-ray includes bonus materials
    The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the film in four formats: 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray includes special features:

    • Learning to Climb: The Actor’s Journey (Blu-ray only)
      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 (Blu-ray only)
      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 possible.
    • 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.
    • Aspiring to 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 Kormakur

  6. The movie is rated PG-13
    The 122-minute adventure drama is rated PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images.

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