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Dec 102015

photo for Everest Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, “Everest” documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by humankind. The climbers, their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Based on the real-life 1996 summit attempt. Vitals: Director: Baltasar Kormakur. Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 122 min., Action, Box office gross: $43.309 million, Universal. Extras: “Race to the Summit: The Making of Everest” featurette, “Aspiring to Authenticity: The Real Story” featurette, commentary with director Baltasar Kormakur. Blu-ray adds “Learning to Climb: The Actor’s Journey” featurette, ” A Mountain of Work: Recreating Everest” featurette.

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