Vertical Limit-Special Edition

Directed By: Martin Campbell Starring: Chris O'Donnell

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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.


Studio Sony
SKU 40152360
UPC 043396050662
UPC 14 00043396050662
Format DVD
Release Date 1/18/2011
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
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
Robin Tunney - Actor
Scott Glenn - Actor
Martin Cambell - Director
David Tattersall - Director of Photography
James Newton Hpoward - Musical Score
Martin Campbell, et al. - Producer
Robert King - Screenplay
Robert King - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 05066
UPC 00043396050662
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 124 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, No Longer Produced
Bill Diehl, ABC Radio A hair raising high altitude adventure.
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