First Descent

Overview

When snowboarding first rose to popularity in the 1980s, many people didn't know what to make of it -- taking the thrashed-out style of skateboarding and moving it to the ski slopes, snowboarding was hardly welcomed by the old-school winter sports establishment who regarded 'boarders as punks and misfits. But as more people took up the sport and the extreme sports community developed a following that couldn't be ignored, a grudging acceptance of the sport and the skills of the best board riders followed, and now ...
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Overview

When snowboarding first rose to popularity in the 1980s, many people didn't know what to make of it -- taking the thrashed-out style of skateboarding and moving it to the ski slopes, snowboarding was hardly welcomed by the old-school winter sports establishment who regarded 'boarders as punks and misfits. But as more people took up the sport and the extreme sports community developed a following that couldn't be ignored, a grudging acceptance of the sport and the skills of the best board riders followed, and now snowboarding is one of the world's leading winter sports. First Descent is a documentary in which some of the pioneers of the snowboarding movement among them Nick Perata, Shawn Farmer, and Terje Haakonsen talk about the past, present, and future of the sport with some of the top new riders on the slopes including Hannah Teter and Shaun White. But along with sharing some friendly conversation, these snowboarding legends get together for the trip of a lifetime -- a journey to a beautiful Alaskan mountain range that has never been skied or 'boarded before, giving the veteran riders a chance to show that they still have what it takes, and the new stars a challenge no one has ever faced before.
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Special Features

AK and beyond ; Big-Mountain riding; Extended snowboarding action; Deleted scenes and musch more!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2006
  • UPC: 025192844928
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,597

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shaun White Participant
Hannah Teter Participant
Shawn Farmer Participant
Nick Perata Participant
Terje Haakonsen Participant
Henry Rollins Voice Only
Technical Credits
Kemp Curley Director, Editor, Producer
Kevin Harrison Director, Producer, Screenwriter
David Burwick Executive Producer
Christopher Covert Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Duncan Cinematographer
John Galloway Executive Producer
Matt Goodman Associate Producer
Tera Hanks Executive Producer
Marc Joubert Co-producer
John Kaplan Co-producer
Steve Lawrence Associate Producer
Chris Moore Executive Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Larry Tanz Executive Producer
Jaime Weinstein Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First Descent
1. Rarely Ridden (Main Titles) [5:31]
2. Four Generations [2:30]
3. Risking Their Lives [3:10]
4. A Strange Breed [3:57]
5. Like A Drug [5:23]
6. The Early Days [4:37]
7. "They Might Have Guns" [4:17]
8. Overcoming Fear [9:01]
9. Mainstream [6:37]
10. Films & Videos [5:40]
11. The Next Level [11:08]
12. Global Phenomenon [7:24]
13. Pushing the Limits [:00]
14. Snow & Surf [9:40]
15. An Olympic Sport [4:11]
16. Changed Perspective [3:17]
17. Super Gnarly [1:40]
18. Finding the Line [8:30]
19. Hell of a Ride [4:23]
20. End Titles [4:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- First Descent
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   Scenes
   Languages
      Spoken Language
         English
      Subtitles
         English
         Español
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   Bonus Materials
      AK And Beyond
      Top of the World: Wescam Featurette
      A Thousand Words
      Big-Mountain Riding
      Extended Snowboarding Action
      Deleted Scenes
         Bar Scene
         Weather Scene
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