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Eric Valli's Tibetan drama Himalaya comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fabulous job of capturing the film's superb location cinematography. The Tibetan soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director in which he relates the struggles he had shooting the film, a nearly half-hour making-of documentary, an ...
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Eric Valli's Tibetan drama Himalaya comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fabulous job of capturing the film's superb location cinematography. The Tibetan soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director in which he relates the struggles he had shooting the film, a nearly half-hour making-of documentary, an electronic press kit, and the original theatrical trailer. This is an excellent DVD from Kino.
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Special Features

5.1 Surround Sound; Director's audio commentary; 26-minute "Making Of" documentary; "Himalaya" electronic press kit; Original theatrical trailer; Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • UPC: 738329023522
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Thilen Lhondup Tinle
Gurgon Kyap Karma
Lhakpa Tsamchoe Pema
Karma Wangiel Pasang
Karma Tensing Nyama Lama Norbu
Labrang Tundup
Jampa Kalsang Tamang
Dorjee Tsering
Technical Credits
Eric Valli Director, Screenwriter
Nathalie Azoulai Screenwriter
Christophe Barratier Producer
Bruno Coulais Score Composer
Mick Csaky Associate Producer
Olivier Dazat Screenwriter
Jean de Tregomain Executive Producer
Danièle Delorme Associate Producer
Louis Gardel Screenwriter
Eric Guichard Cinematographer
Denis Guilhem Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Claude Guillebaud Screenwriter
Jean-Marc Henchoz Associate Producer
Jerome Krowicki Art Director
Jean Labadie Associate Producer
Denis Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Paul Meurisse Cinematographer
Jacques Perrin Producer, Screenwriter
Yves Robert Associate Producer
Bernard Le Roux Sound/Sound Designer
Neer Bikram Shah Associate Producer
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Credits [3:27]
2. Return of the Caravan [6:46]
3. The Funeral [9:10]
4. Who Will Take Our Yaks? [6:08]
5. An Estranged Son [6:30]
6. Karma and Pema [1:36]
7. Karma's Caravan [8:29]
8. Tinle's Caravan [7:42]
9. Endless Valley [6:21]
10. Success Is the Only Way [7:28]
11. The Demon's Path [10:02]
12. The Divination [7:39]
13. In the Snowstorm [5:59]
14. Karma Alone [7:07]
15. It's Up to You Now [5:01]
16. The Gods Are Triumphant [4:04]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Feature
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Making Of
      Electronic Presskit
         TV Promo Trailer
         Yaks on a Cliff
         Karma Leads a Caravan
         Tinle and Norbou
         Karma Wangiel on the Set
      Soundtrack Options
         5.1 Surround Soundtrack
         Audio Commentary by Eric Valli and Debra Kellner
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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Review title: Treacherous Terrain. *Intense. * Dramatic. *Suspen

    Review title: Treacherous Terrain. *Intense. * Dramatic. *Suspenseful.
    *Engaging. *Gripping. *Succeed & survive or fail & sure death
    will come to the protagonists. *Viewers learn the importance of true
    leadership. *And learn how pride can impact decisions. Allows viewers to
    observe how pride guides decisions, and viewers receive some insight
    about respecting other people. **Has many tension-filled moments in this
    DVD. Some questions to consider: leadership - what type of leadership
    will viewers observe? And how does it impact the story's outcome.
    **Great DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    Moving, emotional, real. Great music for a true story. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Makes you want to go to Tibet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breathtaking Cinematography!

    An awesome film! A simple story told very well makes for a masterpiece of a film. The short film that tells how Himalaya was made gives a greater appreciation to this work of art.

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