There is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together in unbelievably close quarters, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science. Now, for the first time, an outsider has been admitted. In his film adventure Werner Herzog travels into the vast expanses of Antarctica - a land of fire and ice nearly twice the size of Australia. Using what are, at times, life endangering filming techniques, Herzog discovers a previously unseen world, above and below the ice cap that is teeming with awe-inspiring and seemingly alien life.
Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal, Ryan Andrew Evans, Kevin Emery, Olav T. Oftedal, Regina Eisert, David R. Pacheco Jr., Samuel S. Bowser, Jan Pawlowski, William Jirsa, Karen Joyce
- Encounters at the End of the World review by Jawbreaker
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Herzog has fashioned a new career in documentaries and Encounters At The End of The World is another unique experience. However here he lacks any focus or insight, merely content to turn up and see what happens. While this may have worked on Grizzly Man, Encounters is all over the place. The real stars are the wildlife and beautiful environments. These make us humans seem barbaric in comparison.
This disc includes the following special features:
- Interview with Werner Herzog
- Ice Wall
- Under the Ice
- Dive Locker Interviews Over the Ice
- Seals & Men
- South Pole Exorcism
- Guitars in Antarctica