'Himalaya' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST by

The acclaimed 1999 drama will trek to Blu-ray at the end of the month.

In an early announcement to retailers, Kino has remastered 'Himalaya' for a Blu-ray release on December 31.

Filmed over seven months in the forbidden Dolpo region of Nepal, 'Himalaya' tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravanner. The balance of power shifts uneasily as they make their annual salt trek across the Himalayas. A visually striking and spiritually captivating portrait of life in one of the world's most extraordinary places, 'Himalaya' is both intense drama and a gorgeous tapestry of the fast disappearing traditions of Tibetan life. The Blu-ray uses a brand new transfer remastered in high definition by Kino Classics. Starring Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, and Lhakpa Tsamchoe.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: Audio Commentary by director Éric Valli; A 26-minute "making of" documentary; and Electronic Press Kit.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Himalaya' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 31.

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Himalaya: Remastered Edition (Blu-ray)
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