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Format: DVD
Sku: 40152360
UPC: 043396050662
UPC 14: 00043396050662
Category Keywords: Mountains  Theatrical Release  Thriller
Rating: Game Rating Code
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An emotionally-charged action-adventure tale of a retired climber who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up k2, the world's second highest peak, to save his estranged sister and her summit team in a race against time.

"A hair raising high altitude adventure.  Bill Diehl, ABC Radio

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/18/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 124 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 05066
Video UPC UPC: 00043396050662
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bill Paxton
Video Cast Info Chris O'Donnell
Video Cast Info Robin Tunney
Video Cast Info Scott Glenn
Video Cast Info Martin Cambell - Director
Video Cast Info David Tattersall - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info James Newton Hpoward - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Martin Campbell, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Robert King - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Robert King - Story By

Professional Reviews

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

"[T]he avalanches and stunts are watchable..." 08/01/2001 p.144

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
The blend of stunt work and effects is seamless, and there's a real suspense as they edge out of tight spots... 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. - Roger Ebert

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