touching the void DVD
touching and gripping account about a climbing expedition from hell. On the descent one breaks his legs then falls off a cliff leaving him dangling. Left in that way both would die, the one dangling and the one holding. Holding guy decides to cut the rope.
Hegoes back down upset at loosing his friend, the other manages after days to make it back down equally.
Documentary type file, if you have any interest in mountains tec this is a must to see.
Well worht a watch.
If you think you've got problems watch this; humbling!
Would you have the resolve to climb twenty thousand feet down a mountain with a smashed leg when your climbing partner has given you up for dead? Would you even have what it takes to climb twenty thousand feet perfectly in tact? Better still, could you be the one to cut the rope that is your now presumed dead partner's lifeline to save yourself? This phenomenal documentary/drama raises all of these questions and much, much more. It is the true story of a climbing dream gone terribly wrong gone. Based on Joe Simpson's best-selling book this is a must-see for anyone with even the remotest glimmer of compassion in their souls. Buy it now if you know what's good for you, I found myself absolutely riveted even though I had read the book.Absolutely stunning visuals as well.Superb!!!! .... NEVER complain about the cold weather again.
Touching The Void
I love the fact that this film is interspersed with narrative from the actual climbers who experienced every second of this unbelievable journey.
It kinda comes across like a documentary rather than a film, but this just made it, for me, much more raw and real.
It's edge of your seat stuff. I was with him every step of his climb and watched most of this film literally 'on the edge' of my seat!
It truly is an inspiring story and well worth watching.
I can't imagine anyone not liking this film, but, if you're expecting some sort of hollywood type blockbuster, with fast scenes and predictable music, you know the type, then this isn't for you.
This film/documentary is much, much more than that.
It's raw, moving, sad, inspirational, heart-wrenchingly honest - and at times when you least expect it, funny.
There are some breathtaking landscape scenes in this film, and its amazing how well they captured the beauty and danger that encompasses this mountainous region.
Definately worth a watch!
What the titlesays, its the story
The most gripping tale I have ever seen or read in my life time of guts and courage.Having always read about adventure, this, was gripping. The courage of one man to realize he could not stay where he was with a broken leg for every imaginable reason, that is if you do not want fade away. Having seen the film on the TV, and the film at local cinema, decided our travelling adventurous son should witness same, (having toured Iceland on a bike, and walked this country north to south, east to west), so bought the book as well as DVD for a stocking filler at Christmas to show him how easy accidents can happen if circumstances are not in their favour.I hope more people see this movie or DVD, more as a precautionary measure, basically this is why I bought the DVD, for insite to my off spring to watch out....whilst on their exploits. There was nothing about it I disliked, it was expertly filmed, shots being more than dramatic and breath taking,dialogue crisp, to the point, not drawn out, and I bought it because of its grip, every time I see it I still feel the same, will never get bored of seeing it.
The Ultimate Choice
This DVD is based on the book in a commentary format, from the three people that survived this amazing life/death situation. It shows in pictures an idea of Joe and Simons experiences of climbing a mountain range never successfully done before them, of course extremely dramatic events take place and the ultimate choice that had to be made, with unexpected consequences.
I very much liked seeing the 'real' Joe Simpson (and his co-climber Simon) telling this breath taking story in his own words, and felt the DVD did well in its portrayal, sticking closely to the book.I really cant believe he survived at all to tell it. I am in awe of what he overcame.
I would advise you to read the book first as i felt it helped me visualise the enormity of the whole story and appreciate it for what it really is..