Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest' Planned for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Posted Mon Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT by
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The mountain climbing drama will be getting the 4K treatment in September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal says 'Everest' will be heading to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 27.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The release will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and supplements include: RACE TO THE SUMMIT: THE MAKING OF EVEREST – The trials and tribulations of cast and crew as they journey to the foothills of Everest and beyond, battling the elements and forming deep bonds along the way; ASPIRING TO AUTHENTICITY: THE REAL STORY – Recollections of the tragic events of May 10, 1996, from those who were there, as the cast and filmmakers discuss bringing this harrowing tale to life with authenticity and respect; and feature commentary with director Baltasar Kormákur.

Blu-ray exclusives include: LEARNING TO CLIMB: THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY – Cast members and the two film consultants who helped them prepare for the shoot discuss getting ready for the arduous production; and A MOUNTAIN OF WORK: RECREATING EVEREST – Bringing Everest to life required the filmmakers to recreate the mountain through state-of-the-art studio work and visual effects. The teams involved talk about how they made the seemingly impossible possible.

You can find the latest specs for 'Everest' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 27.

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