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  • Actors: Dave MacLeod
  • Directors: Paul Diffley
  • Producers: Hot Aches
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Castilian
  • Subtitles: German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: HOT ACHES PRODUCTIONS
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct. 2006
  • Run Time: 41 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1904207448
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,963 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Two years in the making, ""Life on Hold"" follows Britain's top climbers and visiting WADs, as they tackle some of the hardest problems around. From the tough, mentally challenging highballs on the gritstone edges, to the short, powerful, esoteric teat pieces of the limestone and everything in between - this is a film showcasing the new emerging scene of strong boulderers and their tour around Britain's finest....

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This is a DVD of rock climbing film, which gives a unique insight into climbing at the highest level. One of the best all round climbers in the world is on a mission - to take rock climbing to new levels of both difficulty and danger. Dave MacLeod attempts to be the first to climb 'Rhapsody', the hardest traditional rock climb ever and the first to achieve the grade of E11 7a (trad f8c+ US 5.14c). This 2006 film enters uncharted territory. Taking you beyond the action it reveals the frustrations and the shear physical and mental effort that goes into climbing at the very highest level. We see MacLeod take a series of terrifying, massive, gutwrenching falls and the strain begins to show. He struggles to cope with the difficulty and seriousness of the endeavour. But doggedly, even obsessively he keeps returning to his ultimate project - Rhapsody.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Midgley on 19 Nov. 2010
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E11 is a really beautiful film.

Firstly, Dave MacLeod is quite obviously a really lovely bloke - cheerful, gentle, unpretentious - so that one just enjoys spending time 'in his company'.

Then, of course, the climbing skill is quite simply stunning, but rather than showing someone slickly dancing up a wall, this is the story of a project with all its set-backs, frustrations, fears, dangers and injuries.

And thirdly, the whole film is just so quirkily put together: there's the clever, funny, sometimes slighly narked wife who, with a few well-chosen words and glances, tells the other side of the climbing dream; there's the rapper supplying the soundtrack deadpanning it in the landscape, in one very funny bit surrounded by hyperactive urchins, who look like they just happened to be in the neighbourhood while filming went on and were recruited on the spot; and finally there are those funny little domestic interludes - MacLeod climbing along the door frames in his hallway, crawling out of bed late, bored at home on a filthy day, washing the blood of his leg after a bad fall - done in close-ups and funny angles. Made me smile, anyway!

If all this doesn't sound enough like "Serious Climbing Video", don't worry: in the Extras, there's another version (the 'Psyche' Edit) consisting of the Serious Climbing bits only (no narky wife or urchins) plus a number of impressive short climbing and bouldering films.

Definitely one to keep and treasure!
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By inazone on 8 May 2011
E11 what can I say, firstly ouch! Some of the falls, Boy!You really feel them. I am average climber and loved watching this. You reallyapperciate the skill and training put into Dave's climbing and the sacrificesthat he makes and Claire ( His wife) has to accept and the stresses and strainshis climbing obsessions (?!) can put on them both. It's also good to see thatno matter the level of climbing it isn't always plain sailing and there weresome failures too ( sorry Dave). Thefilm work really gives you a feel for the moves and how desperate they are.Seeing Dave complete this piece of work you can truely relate it to your ownaccomplishments. Good viewing and if youwant a pure climbing video you can watch the additional vids, with bonusboulders sections.
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This is a quirky little climbing film and well worth a watch if your into climbing, particularly if you climb in Scotland. On the other hand the DVD is pricey compared with mainstream movies with much higher production values.

There is a $6, 48 hour download rental option on the HotAches website which gives you a chance to watch their films before deciding whether to buy them. After renting E11 I decided it wasn't something I'd watch again and again and decided not to buy the DVD, but it was definitely worth a rent.
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