“Everest,” Baltasar Kormákur’s fact-based survival thriller that gripped audiences last year, has announced its DVD release for later this month, which will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage set to test audiences’ endurance.
The clip above teases prominent cast and crew members talking about their experiences with director Kormákur and how they faced intense and dangerous weather while shooting. While filming at levels of over 10,000 feet, many felt the severe consequences of such an endeavor. Cinematographer Salvatore Totino had to take Diamox for brutal altitude sickness, and wound up getting nerve damage in both of his feet despite taking many precautions.
The semi-biographical film documents the journey of two different expeditions as they attempt to reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world, struggling to survive fierce snowstorms, severe elements and improbable obstacles. “Everest” stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke, John Brolin and Michael Kelly.
“Everest” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 19.