The Summit R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 11, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: IFC Independent Film
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 36


User Ratings: 1,361
Rating: A- -- Remarkably, The Summit achieves some of the same dizzying impact as Gravity -- by philosophical and psychological means, rather than special effects. Full Review
Orange County Register
Oct 30, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- Visually impressive and well-researched, The Summit certainly stirs up the terror and mystery that attended that disastrous weekend. Full Review
Irish Times
Nov 27, 2013
Rating: 2/5 -- It still works as a cautionary tale of man vs. nature hubris, but the endgame finger-pointing among survivors, their families, and one amazing Nepalese sherpa leaves the viewer frustrated. Full Review
Austin Chronicle
Oct 18, 2013
Director Nick Ryan dramatizes this horrific tale through a variety of hindsight interviews from survivors and the dead's loved ones, footage shot by the climbers during their mission, and staged recreations that help bring clarity to the various speakers' accounts of what went wrong.
A.V. Club
Oct 3, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- The Summit rises above the foothills of cliché to bring some existential oomph to the accident scene. Full Review
Oct 25, 2013
Rating: 2/5 -- The Summit picked up an editing prize at Sundance, which you can only surmise was awarded because the film does a fine job of leaving you as confused as the people on K2.
NOW Toronto
Oct 25, 2013
Rating: 6.7/10 -- The constant bombardment of facts, opinions, and time jumps is a lot to digest, causing a lot of the emotional bits to slip through the cracks. Full Review
Way Too Indie
Apr 11, 2019

Product Description:

Mount Everest may be the tallest and most famous mountain on Earth, but most serious climbers agree that K2 is the most challenging peak a mountaineer can attempt, a far trickier and more demanding ascent than its more celebrated rival. A large number of experienced climbers have tried and failed to reach the top of K2, and in the summer of 2008, one expedition ended in tragedy when, after eighteen members of an international party of twenty-four reached the top of K2, eleven of them died while making their way back to the base. Filmmaker Nick Ryan offers an intimate look at this ill-fated mission in the documentary THE SUMMIT, which uses interviews, newsreel footage, and re-enactments to demonstrate what went wrong, and how one climber, Ger McDonnell, may have lost his life in a valiant effort to save the lives of his comrades. THE SUMMIT received its American premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


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  • UPC: 030306966793
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