Journey through the Decades

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The septuagenarian swami of ski slope cinema, Warren Miller has been turning out a feature-length film nearly every year since 1949, and he now counts more than 40 productions on his peerless resume. The Miller style involves a combination of breathtaking footage, contemporary music, folksy ski bum humor, and loosey-goosey story lines that are really more about the skiing than anything else, all narrated by the filmmaker. The Journey Through the Decades box set picks up its title...
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Special Features

Each film features on-screen links (just press enter) to bonus footage from 50 years of Warren Miller ski films, including featurettes on the Birth of Extreme, Big Wrecks, Jimmy Huega, Alternative Sports, The Godfather of Snowboarding and Challenged Athletes
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The septuagenarian swami of ski slope cinema, Warren Miller has been turning out a feature-length film nearly every year since 1949, and he now counts more than 40 productions on his peerless resume. The Miller style involves a combination of breathtaking footage, contemporary music, folksy ski bum humor, and loosey-goosey story lines that are really more about the skiing than anything else, all narrated by the filmmaker. The Journey Through the Decades box set picks up its title from the most recent production, Journey (2003), a film shot on exotic slopes in Chile, Canada, France, and the USA that does nothing to diminish Miller's status as the skier with the best job in the world. With its prominent snowboarding sequences, Journey contrasts starkly with this set's oldest film, Ski à la Carte from 1978. This visit to the dawn of freestyle skiing combines with fashions of the day and some kaleidoscopic visual effects to provide a '70s flashback that's both awe-inspiring and cringe-inducing. Fashions are only marginally muted by the time we get to Steep & Deep, an '86 travelogue concentrating on high-country slopes. As skiers helicopter in to challenge mountain peaks or shoot off cliffs just above cinematographer Don Brolin's perfectly placed camera -- only to touch down gracefully in knee-high powder -- one can't help but marvel at these extreme-sports pioneers. By the time of 1995's Endless Winter, Miller had passed the producing and directing responsibilities on to his son, Kurt Miler, and Peter Speek, although he has continued to write and deliver the narration. One can second-guess Miller's decision to draw titular comparisons to Bruce Brown's surf classic Endless Summer, but one can't argue that the footage is any less spectacular. With wild downhill runs from Austria, Argentina, Bolivia, Japan, Alaska, and various U.S. mountain locales, Endless Winter is an epic snow-fest sure to whet any fan's appetite for an assault on the slopes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 826663973990
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Mixed Media Set
  • Time: 6:15:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,411

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warren Miller Primary Artist
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Menu

Side #1 -- Journey
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
      Opening
      Portillo, Chile
      Heavenly
      Aspen Highlands
      Chamonix, France
      Backcountry Snowboarding
      Yellowstone Club
      Ride & Rail Exhibition, Breckenridge
      Points North, Cordova, Alaska
      Morocco
      Copper Mountain
      Bella Coola, B.C.
      The Jib School
      Valbruna, Italy
      The Canyons
      Helena, Montana
      Girdwood & Winterlake Lodge
      Verbier, Switzerland
      Craig Kelly Tribute
      Closing
   Audio Set Up
      2.0 Stereo
      5.1 Surround
   Special Features
      Athlete Profiles
         Barrett Christy
         Ben Dolenc
         Jessica Sobolowski
         Rob Kingwill
         Seth Morrison
         Glen Plake
         Play All
      Journey Through the Decades
         Aspen - Back in the Day
         You Can Ski There?
         Winter Olympians
         The Godfather of Snowboarding
         Play All
   Shout! Factory
Side #2 -- Endless Winter
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
      Opening
      Wiegele's
      Heavenly
      Stowe
      Whistler
      Austria
      Bolivia
      Jackson Hole
      Vail
      Big Air
      Aspen
      Burton Japan
      Lake Louise
      Keystone Coors
      Argentina
      Blackcomb
      Dirt Ski
      Valdez, Alaska
      Closing
   Special Features
      Southern Hemisphere
      Spills
      Weird Sports
      Ski Kids
      Winterstick
      Play All
   Shout! Factory
Side #3 -- Steep & Deep
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
      Opening
      Sun Valley
      New England
      Sugar Bowl
      Vail
      Brianhead
      Jimmy Huega
      Europe
      British Columbia
      New Zealand
      Out West
      Gong Show
      Japan
      Vail/Racing
      Jackson Hole/Ski Jump
      Closing
   Special Features
      Birth of Extreme
      Jimmy Huega Story
      Quad-Quad
      Big Wrecks
      Play All
   Shout! Factory
Side #4 -- Ski a la Carte
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
      Opening
      Colorado Ski Scene
      Sun Valley
      Mammoth
      Greece
      Squaw Valley
      Wiegele's
      Snow Valley
      Ski Flying
      Israel
      Sugarbush
      Kirkwood
      France
      Return to A-Basin/Closing
   Special Features
      Challenged Athletes
      Outlaw Air
      Alternative Sports
      Vail Ski Patrol
      Play All
   Shout! Factory
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