Rent The Alps (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 47 ratings
0h 45min
Rent The Alps (aka The Alps: Climb of Your Life) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
In the thin air above Switzerland, on the sheer rock-and-ice wall known as the Eiger, an American climber is about to embark on the most perilous and meaningful ascent he has ever undertaken: an attempt to scale the legendary mountain that took his renowned father's life. Against a backdrop of overwhelming natural beauty, "The Alps" is a true-life story of extraordinary courage. It's the intensely personal journey of a man who has every reason not to climb the deadly Eiger North Face, yet climb it he must. Featuring some of the most spectacular giant screen imagery yet seen, the film celebrates the unsurpassed beauty of the Alps and the indomitable spirit of the people who live there.
Actors:
Adele Hammond, John Harlin III, Adele Harlin, Siena Harlin, Daniela Jasper, Robert Jasper, Bruno Messerli, Christine Pielmeier, Adele Siena
Directors:
Producers:
Mark Krenzien, Greg MacGillivray, Harrison Smith, Ryan Mullins
Narrated By:
Michael Gambon
Writers:
Stephen Venables, Stephen Judson
Aka:
The Alps: Climb of Your Life
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/01/2011
Run Time:
45 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • "Making Of" Documentary
  • Bonus Swiss Mountain Videos
  • Film Trivia Quiz and Learn More

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Reviews (1) of The Alps

It's an advert for Swiss tourism - The Alps review by MC

Spoiler Alert
08/02/2017

This "documentary" literally is an advertisement from the Swiss tourist board, although in that regard it succeeds - the cinematography does a great job of capturing Switzerland's majestic Alpine landscape. If you are a fan of the outdoors and do not feel the urge to at least visit Switzerland after this, you're made of sterner stuff than me.

As a documentary about mountaineering, it's far less compelling than some of my favourites - 'Touching the Void', 'Meru' and 'Beyond the Edge'. John Harlin's personal connection to the North face of the Eiger did move me, however, and there is some great footage of this most challenging of mountain faces.

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