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Extreme (2008)

 NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001ECDVKY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,629 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Extreme is a visually stunning 45 minute journey into the soul of adventure featuring a cast of world champion athletes. Combining incredible extreme sport action with narration from the athletes and an eclectic, contemporary soundtrack, Extreme explores the paradox of human nature: facing fear from the edge of life. The film takes viewers to the edge of outdoor adventure sports like never before; skiing and snowboarding perilous untouched mountain peaks; climbing vertical frozen waterfalls and red-rock spires; surfing some of the largest waves ever surfed and windsurfing gale force winds. This mesmerizing film is now available for the first time on DVD and in spectacular Blu-ray high definition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie! November 8, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
I saw this film six times when it played in IMAX theaters about seven years ago, often taking friends who had not seen it. Since then I have been annually pestering the people at Extreme as to when a DVD might be available. This year's email turned up gold; it's out!

I think this film is utterly extraordinary. To me it's actually a serene meditation on art, beauty, elegance, and the human spirit. I'd been hoping for a DVD release because I periodically felt a need for an Extreme "fix"; and it simply has not been available at regional IMAX theaters anymore. I would love to see it occasionally when I need reassurance as to what is worthwhile in the human spirit!

The previously released soundtrack is also one of my favorite albums. And the pairing of that music to the film is unbelievably inspired, For example, Morsheeba's "The Sea" is played during a snow/mountain episode, not during the surfing -- and it works so PERFECTLY! Whoever coordinated the soundtrack is a genius imho! It's right up there with "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" and just a handful of other movies as having perfect soundtracks (again: imho!). Along these lines, when the film was showing at our local IMAX theater, a reviewer wrote a basically good review -- except that he criticized the soundtrack. He said the music should have been more driving -- hard metal or some such. I just shook my head and wondered at how he could so totally and utterly miss the point of "Extreme." I guess he thought it should have been some kind of testosterone fest with pounding music to drive home the point. I'll stick with my assessment of the film as a meditation!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WONDERFUL MOVIE! February 10, 2009
Format:DVD
I saw this film six times when it played in IMAX theaters about seven years ago, often taking friends who had not seen it. Since then I have been annually pestering the people at Extreme as to when a DVD might be available. This year's email turned up gold; it's out!

I think this film is utterly extraordinary. To me it's actually a serene meditation on art, beauty, elegance, and the human spirit. I'd been hoping for a DVD release because I periodically felt a need for an Extreme "fix"; and it simply has not been available at regional IMAX theaters anymore. I would love to see it occasionally when I need reassurance as to what is worthwhile in the human spirit!

The previously released soundtrack is also one of my favorite albums. And the pairing of that music to the film is unbelievably inspired, For example, Morsheeba's "The Sea" is played during a snow/mountain episode, not during the surfing -- and it works so PERFECTLY! Whoever coordinated the soundtrack is a genius imho! It's right up there with "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" and just a handful of other movies as having perfect soundtracks (again: imho!). Along these lines, when the film was showing at our local IMAX theater, a reviewer wrote a basically good review -- except that he criticized the soundtrack. He said the music should have been more driving -- hard metal or some such. I just shook my head and wondered at how he could so totally and utterly miss the point of "Extreme." I guess he thought it should have been some kind of testosterone fest with pounding music to drive home the point. I'll stick with my assessment of the film as a meditation!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Extremely limited July 6, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This looked a lot more interesting than it is. This is an extremely short movie with very little substance to it. It looked all right on a 52" Samsung but for some reason the picture was very small.

Very glad I bought it on a Lightning Deal or I would have been that much more disappointed.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great photography but short film February 7, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Great photography, fascinating film but rather short. Looked fantastic on a 63" Samsung plasma. Scenes of windsurfers were really awesome.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I recently upgraded to a blu-ray player and then the decision was what would be the first discs that I would want to be the start of the new library. This movie was one of the first things that came to my mind because the photography and action is truly amazing. Something I will definitely watch many times. If you love the outdoors and incredible settings, buy this disc!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an excitement June 3, 2010
By E. Ozza
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I bought "Extreme blu-ray" to see full HD details and for the excitement of watching giant wave surfing. I am fully satisfied for both. This is a nice work, especially when you consider how hard the filming these scenes are. But the results are amazing.
I agree that the main feature could have been longer. I still rate this work 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 27, 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Like a lot-thanks
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK film, didn't live up to the hype. March 15, 2014
By retrop
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This needed way more intense scenes throughout. It was OK, but we were thinking it would be non-stop exhilaration. More of the surfing and some intense skydiving and such. Wife said, "you spent how much on that?" Enough said, sorry.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent footage of multiple extreme sports. Very entertaining.
Published 2 months ago by W. Roltsch
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent blue ray version
I was looking for this movie for a long time. Excellent blue ray version.
Published 3 months ago by Hernan castro
4.0 out of 5 stars As old classic
Hard to believe but this movie is about 15 years old. Much of what they're doing is still extreme. Nice mix of different sports.
Published 8 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars iMAX . Extreme
I love surfing and water sports , I grew up on the beach as a kid living in Sydney Australia . This movie was awesome from big wave surfing to windsurfing , it just blew me away . Read more
Published 9 months ago by ROBERT HALCRO
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so EXTREME
Not enough WIndsurfing (according to me !). Too much skiing and climbing. But beautiful and very interesting to hear sportsmen (and women)
Published 11 months ago by Struski
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Scenery!
I loved being able to see this movie in such a perfect BluRay format! Such a crisp and clear picture! Watching it on my new big TV helped!!
Published 16 months ago by Chrissy Chapoy-Longworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
Ill be watching this over and over. Definitely worth putting into your collection. Get it! Nice footage, and colors. =-0)
Published 16 months ago by Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what footage.
I watch this at least once a month. It shows all the extreme sports and the scenery is incredible. Very happy with this purchase.
Published 19 months ago by Jason Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Waves Big Hit
I always enjoy IMAX movies, and this one is excellent especially with a home theater surround sound system. It's something which is good fun for both adults and children.
Published on October 14, 2012 by James M. Bohannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Extreme! Great cinematography and soundtrack!
Great IMAX movie for fans of the genre!

I waited for YEARS after seeing this for the first time (and multiple times thereafter)! Read more
Published on June 23, 2012 by Uncle B
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