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The unforgiving terrain of Antarctica comes to life through the wonder of Blu-ray Disc technology in this amazing tale of courage and loyalty. Eight incredible dogs, left behind when their research team is forced to flee, band together to survive the subzero elements that blister the screen in eye-popping 1080p. The astonishing sound quality of the 5.1 48 kHz, 16-bit uncompressed audio will have you practically feeling the wind chill factor as guide Jerry (Paul Walker) races against time to save his four-legged friends. Experience this heart-pounding adventure like never before through the magic of Blu-ray(TM) High Definition.
Despite a likable cast of humans, it's the canine stars who steal the show in Eight Below, a terrific live-action adventure in the time-honored Disney tradition. Based on a true story that was previously filmed (much differently) as the 1983 Japanese hit Antarctica, this above-average family film takes place in 1993 and focuses on a dog-sled guide at an Antarctic research station (Paul Walker) who is forced by a severe storm to abandon eight beloved sled dogs for the duration of a harsh Antarctic winter. Left to fend for themselves, the rugged and resourceful dogs encounter danger at every turn, surviving for nearly six months while Walker and his closest colleagues (engagingly played by Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, and American Pie's Jason Biggs) join forces to mount a daring rescue mission. Having endured similarly extreme conditions on his 1993 film Alive, director Frank Marshall brings an abundance of natural splendor (and minimum use of digital wizardry) to spectacularly arctic locations in Norway, Greenland and Canada, and Walker (star of The Fast and the Furious) lends an amiable sincerity to his compassionate role. For most viewers, however, it's the remarkable dogs (six Siberian huskies and two malamutes) who make Eight Below so thoroughly entertaining. It's not quite an instant family classic, but it comes pretty doggone close. --Jeff Shannon
Love this movie and his devotion for his dogs. He would do anything to get back to them.Published 5 hours ago by christine west
Love this true story of survival and persistence to save these amazing animals! :))Published 6 days ago by Denise Harvest-Dreier
Eight Below was an awesome movie! The fact that it is based on a true story makes it even better. A tearjerker as well. You won't be sorry you watched it!Published 13 days ago by Carolyn George
I bought this for my entire family at Christmas, We love this movie. It's a very good movie and my kids can sit and watch it all the time.Published 17 days ago by Kandybkt
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I agree. The price is way too high! Amazon usually does not give as good a discount on Disney movies but this one seems way out of line. It seems to be at least $10.00+ over priced. I was going to order it from Amazon for the convience if it wasn't too high but now I will buy it else where.
Jun 19, 2006 by Widget | See all 4 posts
I've only found information that stated the U.S. movie is based on an 80's Japanese movie that was inspired by an incident that the Japanese experienced in Antartica in the '50's (I believe). Maybe there is a Japanese book covering the story, but I haven't found anything in English.
May 12, 2006 by C. Crabtree | See all 3 posts
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