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Morning Light [Blu-ray] (2008)

Mark Monroe  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Mark Monroe
  • Writers: Based on an Original Idea By Thomas J. Pollack, Written By Mark Monroe
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001HN695O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,587 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Morning Light [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Stories From The Sea With Host Jason Earles

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Experience a riveting and inspiring true life adventure aboard the high tech sloop Morning Light. Fifteen rookie sailors have one goal in mind, to be part of her crew, racing in the most revered sailing competition on Earth, the Transpac Yacht Race. From start to finish, it's a rollercoaster ride of emotions and physical challenges, beginning with six months of intense training. Only eleven will survive to race in the grueling 2,225 mile Transpac. Matching wits and skills against experienced pros and the unforgiving, unpredictable Pacific Ocean, these young men and women develop a powerful bond and prove how dedication, teamwork and an unyielding spirit can overcome the greatest of odds.

Bonus Features indluce: Stories from the Sea with host Jason Earles, ESPN Special, Making the Cut

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
By Mark J
Format:DVD
Being a sailor myself I was looking forward with much anticipation to a story about the Transpac race that starts just a few miles from where I live. Normally, documentaries on sailboat racing follow a pretty standard formula that features quick cuts, long-range helicopter shots, and a few comments from the competitors and supporters. All pretty boring stuff. This film, however, totally smashes that mold.

For the first time, we get a glimpse into the fascinating world of long-distance sailboat racing by giving us the opportunity to get familiar with the characters, the boat (aptly named "Morning Light" - which at the end of the movie provides a bit of Disney magic!) and intense preparation required to compete in one of the premier yacht races. In short, I was blown away. By the way, the photography is utterly amazing - the best we've ever seen in a sailing film.

If you've never been on a sailboat before you'll finally get to see why so many of us find it intoxicating. The boats in the film are the Ferrari's and Lamborghini's of the sea - they're always being fussed over to gain that extra knot or two, in any kind of weather and at any hour. And we get to see that in shot after shot. One great scene shows the boat hitting 27 knots, which sent chills up my spine. For a monohull sailboat, that's just sick!

But the real star of the film is the crew, which, as you've already read, features fifteen rookie sailors that are given the chance to prove themselves against some of the world's best sailors. Their stories are what brings Morning Light her character and heartbeat.

Roy Disney, who was the driving force behind the film, said, "I would like this film to appeal to people who have never been sailing and have always wondered what it's like out there... I'd like for people to understand that it's a very demanding and athletic sport." Roy, you've done a terrific job.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars impressively shot documentary January 1, 2010
Format:DVD
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Since 1906, boaters from all corners of the globe have gathered to compete in the Transpacific Yacht Race, a two-week-long sailing competition that extends across more than 2,000 miles of open ocean, starting in Los Angeles and ending in Honolulu. In 2007, Roy Disney and a team of expert trainers sponsored a hand-picked crew of young sailors - ages 18 to 23 - to compete in the event (indeed, it was the youngest team in the history of the race). Named after the 52-foot boat on which they sailed, "Morning Light" is a documentary account of both the preparation for that race and the race itself.

The movie spends much of the first half focusing on the grueling training the youngsters underwent as part of the process of whittling down the group of 15 hopefuls to a final crew of just 11.

Directed by Mark Monroe, "Morning Light" is a wholesome, upbeat, fast-paced documentary with razor-sharp editing (by Monroe and Paul Crowder) that really gets the adrenaline pumping, and cinematography (by Josef Nalevansky) that truly makes you feel like you're a part of the action. Through interviews, we get to know a little about the youngsters themselves, what motivates them, what excites them about sailing, and what it means to them personally to make - and, indeed in some cases, to not make - the final cut.

With its inspirational, shoot-for-the-stars pop-rock soundtrack, MTV-style editing techniques and "Real World" communal setup (albeit a squeaky-clean one), the movie is clearly aimed at a younger audience. And there are times when the movie does feel a little too "Disneyfied" for its own good (did none of these young adults ever once swear?). But folks of any age will be able to thrill to this film, provided they have a spirit of adventure - armchair variety or not.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of time and money, could have been better June 25, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The Amazon review above stinks. Ignore it.

I would never, ever, have known of Morning Light if I had not been the only other person in an advanced meterology class in Seattle under master weatherman Lee Chesneau. The skipper Jeremy, the navigator Piet, and the back-up navigator Chris, and I, spent a full week together. I ended up feeding them and the instructor a lot of sushi.

These three were a cut above the norm, but one of the things I learned from being with them was just how normal the crew was, and the fact that they were giving up a working position in order to carry a camaraman--in other words, they came in second to a world-class professional crew even though handicapped by one cargo camaraman. I was surprised not to see this mentioned in the film.

As for the film, it had me on the edge of my seat and as mundane as some may find aspects of the film--not exactly a James Bond movie, and certainly not a drama with hotties such as Wind--for anyone who loves sailing, this is absolutely a great film to view alone or as an excuse for a gathering of like-minded folk.

My biggest disappointment in the film is the lack of detail on training--absent my comment and my direct experience, no one would know they got advanced meterology training, or that their initial southern pick went against everything they were taught (the wind rotates counter-clockwise). Nor did I learn anything of other training.

From talking to them I learned far more about the training and the details of equipping the boat, e.g.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was a good movie to watch. Very interesting and cool for inspiration for young adults
Published 5 days ago by velesha7
4.0 out of 5 stars more cool sailboat stuff
As an avid sailboat racer, I would have preferred less personal drama, more cool sailboat stuff. Still a cool story that most racers are aware of , and certainly worth the watch
Published 18 days ago by Mark A. Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Sailing for newbies
My boyfriend is a professional sailor and works for North Sails. I am certainly not from a sailing background and this was the first video that made everything he is always talking... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Best Selling Books Rights Agency
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Very fun movie. Got it for my Fiances little brother this last Christmas after finding out that her Dad had raced in 3 Trans Pac and finished first in one of the three.
Published 4 months ago by richardl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great glimpse into racing life!
Very well done and makes you want to cheer the team on. My family really enjoyed this movie. Great movie for teens and young adults to see what working hard can do for your life.
Published 6 months ago by Jeremy Brown
1.0 out of 5 stars I will not accept a charge for this non-service.
I tried to buy a DVD not a review which I did not watch and I will tell Master card to not pay for this item. Why will your web site not let ne by the HD DVD?
Published 6 months ago by Lloyd Clauss
2.0 out of 5 stars Someimtes Disney should just stay out of things.
I had a choice of getting this movie or WIND. Boy, did I choose wrong. 75% of the movie is talking. The first half of the movie is about training.
Published 6 months ago by Charles J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie.
Great sailing footage. Nice storyline. Great movie to watch during those long winter months when you can't get out on the water.
Published 6 months ago by chrisnewsom
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie
Fifteen kids were selected to train to sail in the Transpac race from California to Hawaii. What a marvelous opportunity! Read more
Published 7 months ago by jbsquid
5.0 out of 5 stars Morning Light a Great Sailing Story thank to Roy E Disney!
Great sailing story. A must watch for the day sailor to the competitive sailor! Heart warming true story that thanks to Roy E Disney, these kids got to change & futher their... Read more
Published 7 months ago by tikitpg
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