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Eight Below PG

Eight Below
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 20, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: Running With The Dogs: The Making Of EIGHT BELOW
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Frank Marshall - Director; Paul Walker - Actor; Don Burgess - Director of Photography
      2. Frank Marshall - Director; Pat Crowl - Producer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh72%

Total Count: 152


User Ratings: 374,308
Rating: 2/5 -- After two hours in Walker's slack-jawed company, you feel like you've just gone through the Antarctic winter yourself. Full Review
May 6, 2006
3 stars out of 5 -- [T]his is one of the most rousing and gripping family films to come out of Disney in a long while.
Ultimate DVD
Aug 1, 2006
3 stars out of 5 -- [T]here' s an old-fashioned charm to director Frank Marshall's heartfelt tribute to canine courage.
Total Film
Jun 1, 2006
Rating: B -- It's a family friendly dog adventure film, with great wintry location shots, an emotionally pleasing feel-good story and a one-note but warm star performance by Paul Walker. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 26, 2017
[I]nspired by a real-life story of sled dogs who survived extended subzero abandonment....There's something invigorating about this unpretentious dog tale. -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 24, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- This surprisingly impressive adventure tale from director Frank Marshall escaped being Disneyfied, meaning that the animals are heroic, wondrous and believable, but not cute. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 25, 2018
The icy blue-gray locations are nicely captured, and hues are well balanced accordingly.
Widescreen Review
Jul 1, 2006

Product Description:

Inspired by a true story and the hit Japanese film NANKYOKU MONOGATARI, Frank Marshall's (ALIVE, CONGO) EIGHT BELOW captures a rugged world of ice, snow, and threatening weather that few will ever experience in person. As a guide for a National Science Foundation Research Base in Antarctica, Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is perfectly content to spend his time exploring the wilderness with his sled dogs and goofing around with his best buddy, cartographer Charlie Cooper (Jason Biggs). Then UCLA geologist Davis McLaren (Bruce Greenwood) arrives at the camp with plans for a risky expedition: treacherous ice fields make his target destination accessible only by dog sled so late in the season. Soon Shepard, McLaren and the sled dogs--Maya, Max, Old Jack, Buck, Shorty, Dewey, Shadow, and Truman--are on their way in search of McLaren's prize: a meteorite from Mercury.

Unfortunately, an approaching storm forces Shepard and McLaren to return to base early. The return trip proves life-threatening, but the dogs pull through, saving both Shepard and McLaren from certain death. The storm also forces the scientists to leave the research center earlier than planned, and there's no room on board bush pilot Katie's (Moon Bloodgood) plane for the dogs. With the promise that someone will return for them immediately, Shepard leaves his beloved dogs behind. Soon, however, it becomes apparent that the weather has made a return trip impossible. Can the dogs survive in the Antarctic wilderness on their own, or will Shepard get back in time to save them' The dogs emerge as the most intriguing characters in the story, each exhibiting a distinct personality and fierce loyalty. The other major player is the wilderness itself, a beautiful, mysterious world that is rarely depicted on film.


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  • Theatrical Release: February 17, 2006
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  • Sales Rank: 20,707
  • UPC: 786936709902
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