Reviews and Problems with North Face (aka: Nordwand)
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North Face (Blu-ray)
14 July 2013
Excerpt: During the run-up to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, the Nazi propaganda machine sought to exploit any opportunity to promote German physical supremacy. Mountaineering, long a sport of German supremacy, offered such an opportunity. The Eiger, a 13,000 foot mountain in the Swiss Alps, was the ultimate goal for German mountaineers.
Conclusion: In 1936, German climbers Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser began a push to summit the Eiger via its perilous North Face. The drama of this expedition is captured in North Face , finally available on Blu-ray in the United States, and the film is both technically and dramatically impressive. The scenes atop Eiger are utterly convincing, and North Face is an effective man vs. nature thriller. . What Do You Think?
Summary: The 1936 Olympics in Berlin are remembered largely for two disparate elements. First, they were meant to showcase the resurgence of German national pride and Hitler's achievements as well as the Nazi ethic. Second, they produced an unlikely hero in Jesse Owens, the African American sprinter and track and field athlete whose triumphs as the most successful Gold Medalist that year completely upended Hitler's planned scenario of a games proving so-called Aryan superiority.
Excerpt: With the Nazis looking to assert themselves on the world stage in the lead-up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, it became newly appealing for the Germans to conquer the infamous Eiger mountain face, alternately called “the last great problem of the Alps” or, more bluntly, “the Murder Wall.
Summary: A terrific film about the power of human spirit, Philipp Stölzl's "North Face" (2008) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Metrodome Video. The film is yet to be released theatrically in North America and a Blu-ray release is not currently announced. Fortunately, the Blu-ray disc herein reviewed is Region-Free.
Excerpt: Det finns vissa saker jag aldrig skulle frivilligt göra. Att hoppa ur en fungerande flygplan eller att skida ner för en pist med överhängande lavinfara är no, no. Att smycka kroppen med scarification och att plastikoperera mig för höga nöjets skull tillhör också dessa icke föredragna aktiviteter oavsett vad nära och kära tycker, för att inte tala om främlingars åsikter.