Vertical Limit (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Martin Campbell Starring: Chris O'Donnell

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by James B. on 3/20/2007

Having purchase two Blu Ray movies and finding them displaying in 'letterbox' I was disappointed. I purchased Vertical Limit and find that it displays on the entire HDTV screen and at 1080p the movie looks great. If you see a Blu Ray movie with SDH those probably will be letter box on playback. Look for movie's stating 'FULL HD 1080" on the back of the case. I would like to see state these choices on the Blu-Ray movie's in the movie information they provided to us consumer's it sure would help. When paying a premium for a HD disk like Blu Ray I want the movie to go from corner to corner of my HDTV NOT 'letterbox'. Buy the "Vertical Limit' if you enjoyed it the first time. On Blu Ray it is very good. Waiting to watch James Bond Casino Royale in the next couple of day. It also show on the back 'Full HD 1080' also purchased from Read More

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K2, a 28,250-foot mountain in Pakistan's Karakoram Range, is the setting for this adrenaline-pumping action-adventure. It's a race against time when a retired mountain climber (Chris O'Donnell) leads a rescue mission to save his estranged sister (Robin Tunney) and other members of her team who have become trapped on K2 after a deadly avalanche.

Martin Campbell, the celebrated director of The Mask of Zorro and Goldeneye, delivers high-voltage action and exhilarating suspense in a film that pits man against his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements.


Studio Sony
SKU 203651229
UPC 043396181045
UPC 14 00043396181045
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/19/2010
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Editors Note
Note As action director Martin Campbell's heart-pumping thriller VERTICAL LIMIT begins, an eagle glides gracefully over the stunningly filmed mesas of Utah. Its shadow falls on a vertical rock face being climbed by Peter Garrett (Chris O'Donnell), his father (Stuart Wilson), and his sister Annie (Robin Tunney). Suddenly a backpack hurtles by, followed rapidly by two climbers whose ropes tear the male Garretts from the rock face. The excruciatingly tense sequence ends in tragedy.^After this stunning opening, the action switches to the Himalayas, where tycoon Elliott Vaughn (Bill Paxton) has financed an expedition that will take him to the summit of K2--the world's second highest mountain. Annie is one of Elliott's party. In the face of a threatening storm, Elliott recklessly insists the climb should continue. The storm duly arrives and decimates the expedition, leaving Elliott and Annie stranded. Peter leads a group of climbers--including the grizzled Montgomery Wick (Scott Glenn) and a French-Canadian nurse (Izabella Scorupco)--in a rescue attempt.|Campbell, director of photography Derek Tattersall, many daring cameramen, mountain climbers, avalanche specialists, and special effects technicians, along with veteran editor Thom Noble, deliver a beautifully filmed mountaineering thriller with even more heart-stopping moments than JAWS.
USA Today "The action scenes in VERTICAL LIMIT take cliffhanging to the highest peaks of excitement..." 12/08/2000 p.4E
Box Office "...The physical feats are inspiring, crowd-pleasing testaments to the stupendous extremes of human capabilities..." 01/01/2001 p.63
Entertainment Weekly "...The best scenes give you a vicarious vertigo high..." 01/05/2001 p.51
Hollywood Reporter "...The stunt work and David Tattersall's lensing catch moments of the adrenaline rush that is mountain climbing..." 11/29/2000 p.14-39
Chicago Sun-Times "...Strongly acted and well crafted....VERTICAL LIMIT delivers with efficiency and craft..." 12/08/2000 p.43
Sight and Sound "...Campbell's tale of Himalayan derring-do does exhibit a fearsome kinetic energy and a rounded grasp of characterisation..." 09/01/2001 p.62
Uncut "[T]he avalanches and stunts are watchable..." 08/01/2001 p.144
Martin Campbell
Chris O'Donnell
Cast & Crew
Bill Paxton - Actor
Chris O'Donnell - Actor
David Tattersall - Cinematographer
James Newton Howard - Original Music By
Lloyd Phillips - Producer
Martin Cambell - Director
Mike Medavoy - Executive Producer
Nick Bassett, et. al. - Art Director
Robert King - Writer
Robin Tunney - Actor
Scott Glenn - Actor
Terry Hayes - Writer
Thom Noble - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 18104
UPC 00043396181045
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Mandarin
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Nominee (2001) British Academy Awards, Kent Houston, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review I have always appreciated the concept of a man versus nature adventure thriller. Unfortunately, the reality, at least as brought to the screen by Hollywood, has rarely lived up to the promise. Instead of relying on the inherent suspense in the struggle of a small group of human beings to overcome an implacable force, movie screenwriters throw in all sorts of pointless subplots and contrivances that reduce the central conceit to little more than a sideshow. Vertical Limit is the latest case in point. It's not a bad film, and it doesn't fall prey to as many cliches as have afflicted its predecessors, but its numerous missteps reduce this from the level of a gripping thriller to a popcorn diversion.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Somebody, I think it was me, was observing the other day that Hollywood never really stopped making B pictures; they simply gave them $100 million budgets and marketed them as A pictures. "Vertical Limit" is an example: It's made from obvious formulas and pulp novel conflicts, but strongly acted and well crafted. The movie may be compared with "The Perfect Storm"...I've seen climbing documentaries in which climbers do amazing things, although none quite so amazing as some of the stunts in "Vertical Limit." The blend of stunt work and effects is seamless, and there's real suspense as they edge out of tight spots...strong performances, particularly by Glenn as the hard-bitten climber with a private agenda. "Vertical Limit" delivers with efficiency and craft, and there are times, when the characters are dangling over a drop of a mile, when we don't even mind how it's manipulating us.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Tunney,Robin
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Desson Thomson, Washington Post Possibly the most suspense-charged mountain-climbing movie ever made.
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer riding a roller coaster for two hours...frighteningly exciting.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Pulls off thrilling stunts that will leave you a sweaty-palmed mess. It's top-tier movie escapism.
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