Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 9, 2008
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: MacGillivray Freeman Films
- LEARN MORE
- ABOUT SWITZERLAND
- ABOUT GREG MACGILLIVRAY
- Interactive Games: Film Trivia Quiz
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Many IMAX features focus on spectacular shots that are designed to provide breathtaking three-dimensional views of the world. THE ALPS, which was originally shot for the IMAX format, includes numerous jaw-dropping moments, but also attaches a touching narrative to the feature, making it an emotional ride. The film follows a lone climber whose had father died while attempting to scale the same treacherous terrain--along the Eiger North Face.
Description by Image Entertainment:
In the air above Switzerland, on the sheer rock-and-ice wall known as the Eiger, an American climber is about to embark on the most perilous and meaningful ascent he has ever undertaken: an attempt to scale the legendary mountain that took his renowned father's life. Against a backdrop of overwhelming natural beauty,The Alps is a true-life story of extraordinary courage. It's the intensely personal journey of a man who has every reason not to climb the deadly Eiger North Face (the most difficult climb in Europe), yet climb it he must.
Featuring some of the most spectacular giantscreen imagery yet seen, the film celebrates the unsurpassed beauty of the Alps and the indomitable spirit of the people who live there.