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Astonishing testimony to man's endurance.,
This review is from: Touching The Void [DVD]  (DVD)
This unique docu-drama recreates an ill-fated expedition to scale the treacherous unclimbed West face of Silua Grande in the Andes.
The achingly beautiful landscapes and the 5.1 surround sound combine effectively to draw the viewer in and, I swear, you will feel that wind-chill!
Impeccably acted and spliced with frequent interviews with the real climbers, it weaves quite a surreal spell on the viewer, especially when one climber, having suffered a serious injury, undergoes exhaustion-induced hallucinations. I've got that damn Boney M song stuck in MY head now!
Interesting extras - the making of and what happened next, complement this astonishing DVD, that will surely appeal to devotees of many different genres.
An essential purchase.