Star-Bulletin Features

Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Associated Press
David Breashears, co-director of "Everest,"stands
in front of a scale model of the mountain.

comes to video

Bullet Everest
Bullet Produced by MacGillivray Freeman
Bullet $19.99

"Everest," the IMAX film that tells the dramatic story of a 1996 expedition to reach the mountain summit, is now available on video for $19.99.

The film, the most profitable IMAX production at $75 million gross, was screened once only in Hawaii, during last year's Hawaii International Film festival.

The summit of Everest draws individuals convinced that dreams can be realized through incredible effort and risk. The film tells the story of the expedition's journey, just days after eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm.

Over creaking ice, across quaking chasms, up towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue of fellow mountaineers, and into the mystical danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude, the camera team follows the climbers.

The film is co-directed by David Breashears, who climbed to the summit of Mount Everest himself to bring back the chronicle.

The stars are the expedition members themselves: Ed Viesturs, Araceli Segarra, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Sumiyo Tsuzuki, Paula Viesturs and the Sherpas who helped carry the camera equipment developed especially for this film, narrated by Liam Neeson, co-written by Tim Cahill and with music by George Harrison.

The video is available at Blockbuster and Tower stores.


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