After viewing The Great White Silence we were looking forward to this film with great excitement. However it was slightly disappointing. The original film footage from the Everest expedition is interesting and moving at the tragic conclusion of the story, however there isn't really that much of it. The documentary and introduction are also very thin material. There was a lot more that could have been said about the production and restoration.
The worst feature of the film however is the music. The new sound is horrendous - loud and rather do-it-yourself. It spoiled the elements of original sound and native music making, which could have been made more of. Interviews in Extras were lathered over with loud incongruous orchestral sound so that they could hardly be heard.