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The Epic of Everest

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Released: September 8, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1924
  • Label: Kino Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Introducing The Epic of Everest, with Sandra Noel
    • Scoring The Epic of Everest with Simon Fisher Turner
    • Restoring The Epic of Everest, with BFI curators
    • Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 9
Rating: 4/5 -- A spooky, entrancing archive doc - newly restored, with an eerie, magical score by Simon Fisher Turner. Full Review
Time Out
Oct 15, 2013
To my mind the great merit of this film is its almost abstract beauty and its direct satisfaction of a human need. It is not art, I know, but it sets an example to those who try to produce pictures which are. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 2, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Crazed human endeavour existed in 1924, and here's the amazing document of an early attempt to reach the top of the world. Full Review
Little White Lies
Oct 17, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- It's the chill grandeur of his images, and the mystical note in his rueful conclusion, that will linger in your mind. Full Review
Oct 17, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- Watching the film is a quietly mesmerizing experience, along the lines of the Popol Vuh soundscapes in Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Full Review
Time Out
Nov 11, 2014
Rating: 5/5 -- A spellbinding tale about the limit of human endurance and the savagery of mother nature. Full Review
Oct 18, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- The BFI's restoration does justice to a high-altitude tour de force. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Oct 14, 2013

Product Description:

THE EPIC OF EVEREST, a 1924 documentary about the fateful and fatal journey of two climbers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who embarked on a journey up the famed Mount Everest in an attempt to become the first expolorers to scale the mountain's summit. Footage from the expedition, taken with a hand-cranked camera by Captain John Noel, has been restored by the BFI National Archive, with support from The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity, thanks to its status as a culturally significant film. As a result, various different aesthetic elements of the film are now enhanced, with a score conducted by recording artist Simon Fisher Turner and restored visual colors and tones.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 94,602
  • UPC: 738329183226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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