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Meru

Meru Lowest new price: $12.74
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Brand: Music Box Films
Model: 35218176

In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly devolved into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey - like all previous attempts - fell short of the goal. Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his team to reunite and undertake the Shark's Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances. MERU is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature's harshest elements and one's complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights.

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Everest

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Brand: Buena Vista Home Video

Relive a breathtaking journey to the top of the world with EVEREST, the spectacular giant-screen motion picture for IMAX theatres! Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, EVEREST documents the filmmakers' harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group. Join an international team of climbers as they scale the world's tallest peak. Witness the perils of skin-blistering cold, violent blizzards that drop the windchill to minus 100 degrees, and air so thin it numbs the mind. EVEREST will take you across creaking icefalls and gaping chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs and into the death zone of oxygen-thin altitude. Filmed in spellbinding IMAX photography, "the most hyperrealistic format yet invented," says producer Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Academy Award(R)-nominee Liam Neeson, including the music of George Harrison, EVEREST is a rich, dramatic story -- a daring adventure of triumph and tragedy.

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Mysteries Underground

Mysteries Underground Lowest new price: $15.99
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Grab your flashlight and lace up your hiking boots for a visit to a fantastic unchartered universe-- the world of caves. Deep inside Kentucky's "Underground Everest," the world's longest cave, explore miles of passages and discover fossil remains of humans who braved the darkness up to 3,000 years ago. Visit an ice cave in the Austrian Alps and climb down a quarter-mile underground in New Mexico's Lechuguilla. Marvel at breathtaking mineral formations and a kingdom of bats that use their ears to guide them - just a few of the many wonders in Mysteries Underground.

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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Lowest new price: $39.00
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In 1999, renowned American mountaineer Conrad Anker made a discovery that reverberated around the globe. High in Mount Everest's "death zone," he found the body of George Mallory - 75 years after the British explorer mysteriously vanished during his attempt to become the first man to summit the world's tallest peak.

Mallory had risked everything as he set out, dressed in gabardine and hobnailed boots, in pursuit of his dream of reaching the top of Everest - which in 1924 was the last great adventure left to man. He was last spotted alive just 800 feet below the summit. Then the clouds rolled in and Mallory vanished into legend.

After discovering Mallory's body, Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Mallory's story. Remarkably, Mallory's body was found with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Conrad longed to return to Everest to lay Mallory's ghost to rest.

BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE Behind the Scenes Raw Interviews, International Trailers, Original Notes from Mallory's Expedition Team Member, Noel Odell, and more.

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Into the Thin Air of Everest - Mountain of Dreams, Mountain of Doom

Into the Thin Air of Everest - Mountain of Dreams, Mountain of Doom Lowest new price: $21.93
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The incredible story of the world's highest mountain and the adventurers who tempt fate to reach its deadly summit.

Reaching five and a half miles into the sky, Mount Everest is a massive pyramid of intimidating rock, freezing cold and hurricane force winds. It towers above all other peaks and is the highest point on earth. Known as Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World, by the Sherpa people who live in its shadow, this awesome mountain has become the ultimate test of man's strength, endurance and will power. It is also deadly...for every five people who reach the summit, one dies trying. All who attempt its slopes risk their lives. Some survive in triumph, but many others never return from its icy heights.

This extraordinary collection is the definitive documentary of the history and mystery of Mount Everest.

Part I - "EVEREST: THE QUEST" includes the incredible stories of the early climbers, including George Leigh Mallory and Sir Edmund Hillary's legendary summit climb, and much more.

Part II - "EVEREST: TEMPTING FATE" explores the triumphant (and tragic) expeditions of the modern era and takes an in-depth view of the terrible events of 1996, the deadliest year in the history of Mount Everest (and the subject of the current bestselling book).

Part III - "THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST", is the thrilling Academy Award nominated best documentary about the 1953 British expedition that was the first to reach Mount Everest's summit.

EVEREST - Mountain of Dreams...Mountain of Doom takes viewers on the adventure of a lifetime and vividly captures the haunting beauty and constant danger of the most awesome mountain on earth.

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NOVA - Everest: The Death Zone

NOVA - Everest: The Death Zone Lowest new price: $29.28
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Get ready for a (literally) breathtaking trek up Mt. Everest, from Base Camp at 17,600 feet; through the chilling, corpse-strewn Death Zone; to the very pinnacle of the the Earth, five and a half miles above sea level. For those brave souls who survive the harrowing climb to the top of the world, it is a transformative experience. But can the excruciating ascentóthrough frigid cold, blasting wind, blinding sun, and severe lack of oxygenócause permanent, damaging changes to the human brain and body?In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. Why do seemingly rational people make poor, sometimes fatal decisions as they approach the peak? And the danger doesnít end thereóas NOVA discovers during the descent, when one climber's respiratory illness takes a terrifying turn on the isolated mountainside. ''Even with the best technology, the best training,'' says team member, producer and director David Breashears, ''you can still end up frozen to death at 27,500 feet. That's what makes Everest Everest.''Special DVD features include: scene selections; access to the Everest: The Death Zone Web site; and English subtitles.On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: 4 x 3 full frame.

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Bannister: Everest on the Track

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History wonks and running buffs will vie for who loves this movie the most. Everest on the Track is as much an historical study of Britain's psychological, if not almost physical, need for something - anything - to erase the woes of World War II as it is a fresh look at the quest for the first sub-4:00 mile, the heretofore deemed physically impossible. Before the war, Britain had bloomed best in its Sporting Tradition, but the amateur accolades leading to Olympic accomplishments were blown off the podiums in the 1952 Helsinki Games. Roger Bannister was the epitome of that disappearing scholar-athlete ideal. Can the lunchtime-trained runner immersed in his medical school studies inject the booster shot into Britain's flagging but still flickering morale?

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Titanica with Bonus: Everest

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Model: Titanica/Everest

TITANICA
Plunge miles below the surface of the North Atlantic and immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The world's greatest deep-sea scientists and award-winning filmmakers are your guides in a high-risk journey to the resting place of one of the darkest tragedies in history. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and shot in IMAX®, Titanica reveals the clearest motion pictures ever captured of the Titanic. Witness startling images of the long-lost ruin contrasted with never-before-seen 1912 archival photos showing her in all her splendor. Feel the passion of the explorers—each obsessed with a different aspect of the expedition—and relive the poignant memories of two survivors, Frank Goldsmith and Eva Hart.

Includes Bonus Movie!

EVEREST
Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, Everest documents the filmmakers' harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group. Join an international team of climbers as they scale the world's tallest peak and experience the perils of skin-blistering cold, creaking icefalls, towering cliffs and dangerous, oxygen-thin altitudes. Narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring the music of George Harrison.


Everest: A Climb for Peace

Everest: A Climb for Peace Lowest new price: $4.00
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Narrated by Orlando Bloom and hailed as a "tremendous achievement" by the Dalai Lama. Everest: A Climb for Peace is a socially relevant documentary about peace, war, and the human spirit . Filmed on location in Nepal, Tibet, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, U.A.E, and the United States, the film chronicles the spectacular journey of 9 'peace climbers' from different faiths and cultures as they climb to the summit of the tallest mountain in the world.

Features:

  • Narrated by Orlando Bloom
  • Endorsed by the Dalai Lama
  • A History-Making Everest Film
  • Bonus Features Included

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Imax Movies: Everest / Titanica

Imax Movies: Everest / Titanica Lowest new price: $39.97
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Brand: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Model: 096009789992

EVEREST
Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, Everest documents the filmmakers' harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group. Join an international team of climbers as they scale the world's tallest peak and experience the perils of skin-blistering cold, creaking icefalls, towering cliffs and dangerous, oxygen-thin altitudes. Narrated by Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson (Best Actor, Schindler's List, 1994) and featuring the music of George Harrison, Everest is a rich, dramatic story of a daring adventure filled with triumph and tragedy.

TITANICA
Plunge miles below the surface of the North Atlantic and immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The world's greatest deep-sea scientists and award-winning filmmakers are your guides in a high-risk journey to the resting place of one of the darkest tragedies in history. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and shot in IMAX®, Titanica reveals the clearest motion pictures ever captured of the Titanic. Witness startling images of the long-lost ruin contrasted with never-before-seen 1912 archival photos showing her in all her splendor. Feel the passion of the explorers—each obsessed with a different aspect of the expedition—and relive the poignant memories of two survivors.

Special Feature(s): Everest and Titanica are presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio, approximately 1.33:1

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