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    Hyoheki DVD

    Hyoheki

    Yasuzo Masumura (1958)

    Uozo and his friend Kosaku plan to climb a mountain. A few days before they are due to start, Kosaku confesses that he has had a fling with a married woman, with whom he is now madly in love, but she has just dumped him. The rope breaks during the climb, killing Kosaku. Was the rope faulty, or did Kosaku plan to kill himself? The rope manufacturer pressures Uozo towards the suicide theory, but Uozo stands firm. Who will back down?

    Japan / 97 min

    Hyoheki

    Yasuzo Masumura

    • 1958
    • Japan
    • 97 min
    Uozo and his friend Kosaku plan to climb a mountain. A few days before they are due to start, Kosaku confesses that he has had a fling with a married woman, with whom he is now madly in love, but she has just dumped him. The rope breaks during the climb, killing Kosaku. Was the rope faulty, or did Kosaku plan to kill himself? The rope manufacturer pressures Uozo towards the suicide theory, but Uozo stands firm. Who will back down?

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  • Drama / Comedy

    Da lacht Tirol DVD

    Da lacht Tirol

    Lothar Brandler (1967)

    There’s excitement in a small mountain village in the Tyrol: The mountain climbers Margit Sollerer and Wolf Pretorius, who’ve already conquered so many difficult peaks, have arrived to climb the 'Pillar'. Especially difficult about the 'Pillar' is an extreme overhang, which even Hias Holleis’ sons Toni and Franz haven’t been able to climb. Since Hias wants to prevent his village becoming the laughing stock of Tyrol -which no doubt will be the case if the strangers are able to climb what the locals can’t- he dares both his sons to try the climb again.

    Germany / 79 min

    Da lacht Tirol

    Lothar Brandler

    • 1967
    • Germany
    • 79 min
    There’s excitement in a small mountain village in the Tyrol: The mountain climbers Margit Sollerer and Wolf Pretorius, who’ve already conquered so many difficult peaks, have arrived to climb the 'Pillar'. Especially difficult about the 'Pillar' is an extreme overhang, which even Hias Holleis’ sons Toni and Franz haven’t been able to climb. Since Hias wants to prevent his village becoming the laughing stock of Tyrol -which no doubt will be the case if the strangers are able to climb what the locals can’t- he dares both his sons to try the climb again.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Tsurugidake - Ten no ki Vod

    Tsurugidake - Ten no ki

    Daisaku Kimura (2009)

    On the 13th of July 1907, a government survey party reached the summit of Tsurugi, a mountain as sharp-edged and rugged as its name suggests. It turned out that they were not the first to visit what they had assumed to be an untrodden peak. In fact, the mountain had been climbed long before, as the surveyors realised when they discovered on the summit a spearhead and the tip of a priest’s staff that proved to be centuries old.

    Japan / 139 min

    Tsurugidake - Ten no ki

    Daisaku Kimura

    • 2009
    • Japan
    • 139 min
    On the 13th of July 1907, a government survey party reached the summit of Tsurugi, a mountain as sharp-edged and rugged as its name suggests. It turned out that they were not the first to visit what they had assumed to be an untrodden peak. In fact, the mountain had been climbed long before, as the surveyors realised when they discovered on the summit a spearhead and the tip of a priest’s staff that proved to be centuries old.

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  • Drama / Teen Drama

    Take it to the limit DVD

    Take it to the limit

    Sam Kieth (2000)

    A troubled teen (Leo Fitzpatrick) has been sent to his Uncle's wilderness home to be straightened out. But he only gets into more trouble when a pretty local girl (Gretel Roenfeldt) entices him into joining a group of death-defying rock climbers who force him to Take It To The Limit!

    USA / 79 min

    Take it to the limit

    Sam Kieth

    • 2000
    • USA
    • 79 min
    A troubled teen (Leo Fitzpatrick) has been sent to his Uncle's wilderness home to be straightened out. But he only gets into more trouble when a pretty local girl (Gretel Roenfeldt) entices him into joining a group of death-defying rock climbers who force him to Take It To The Limit!

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Berg ruft Vod

    Der Berg ruft

    Luis Trenker (1938)

    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. There is another version of the film titled The Challenge, shot the same year in English.

    Germany / 95 min

    Der Berg ruft

    Luis Trenker

    • 1938
    • Germany
    • 95 min
    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. There is another version of the film titled The Challenge, shot the same year in English.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der heilige Berg DVD

    Der heilige Berg

    Arnold Fanck (1926)

    Two friends fall in love with the dancer Diotima. While climbing in the mountains, they got into a fight and the younger man falls over a ledge. The older it can just hold still, but no longer pull. A snow storm draws on, and the older friend sees a hallucination and Diotima in a world of ice in front of an altar occur. He wants to go on it, but it actually crashes and his friend to death. Organised by Diotima rescue team comes too late.

    Germany / 106 min

    Der heilige Berg

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1926
    • Germany
    • 106 min
    Two friends fall in love with the dancer Diotima. While climbing in the mountains, they got into a fight and the younger man falls over a ledge. The older it can just hold still, but no longer pull. A snow storm draws on, and the older friend sees a hallucination and Diotima in a world of ice in front of an altar occur. He wants to go on it, but it actually crashes and his friend to death. Organised by Diotima rescue team comes too late.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Storm over Tibet DVD

    Storm over Tibet

    Andrew Marton (1952)

    During World War II, David Simms pilots supplies between India and China over the Himalaya Mountains. One day he's forced to miss a flight and is replaced by his friend, Bill March. March's plane is lost en route and Simms feels guilty. Back in America he meets March's widow, Elaine. They marry and then both travel to Tibet to learn more about March's fate and about a mysterious Tibetan mask which has come into their possession. Remake of the film ‘Der dämon des Himalaya’.

    USA / 87 min

    Storm over Tibet

    Andrew Marton

    • 1952
    • USA
    • 87 min
    During World War II, David Simms pilots supplies between India and China over the Himalaya Mountains. One day he's forced to miss a flight and is replaced by his friend, Bill March. March's plane is lost en route and Simms feels guilty. Back in America he meets March's widow, Elaine. They marry and then both travel to Tibet to learn more about March's fate and about a mysterious Tibetan mask which has come into their possession. Remake of the film ‘Der dämon des Himalaya’.

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  • Drama / Comedy

    Der grosse Sprung DVD

    Der grosse Sprung

    Arnold Fanck (1927)

    Gita is a young Italian woman who lives in a small town in the Dolomites. Gita is not only pretty and intelligent, she is also an intrepid climber. Not even Toni, a young villager who wants it, can follow her. A millionaire businessman arrives to the town to spend a vacation. He immediately falls in love with her. To seduce her, he will have to compete with Toni by climbing needles and participating in a crazy and funny ski race in which he will have to use all kinds of inventions and tricks to win.

    Germany / 112 min

    Der grosse Sprung

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1927
    • Germany
    • 112 min
    Gita is a young Italian woman who lives in a small town in the Dolomites. Gita is not only pretty and intelligent, she is also an intrepid climber. Not even Toni, a young villager who wants it, can follow her. A millionaire businessman arrives to the town to spend a vacation. He immediately falls in love with her. To seduce her, he will have to compete with Toni by climbing needles and participating in a crazy and funny ski race in which he will have to use all kinds of inventions and tricks to win.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Das blaue licht DVD

    Das blaue licht

    Leni Riefenstahl (1932)

    Junta is hated by the people in the village where she lives, especially by the women, who suspect her of being a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. Many young men of the village have died trying to follow her. She is driven out of town, and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, and he betrays it.

    Germany / 85 min

    Das blaue licht

    Leni Riefenstahl

    • 1932
    • Germany
    • 85 min
    Junta is hated by the people in the village where she lives, especially by the women, who suspect her of being a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. Many young men of the village have died trying to follow her. She is driven out of town, and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, and he betrays it.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Nanga Parbat Vod

    Nanga Parbat

    Joseph Vilsmaier (2010)

    Nanga Parbat tells the true story of the brothers Reinhold and Gunther Messner, who set out to climb Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat, as part of the 1970 german expedition. Both brothers reach the top of Parbat’s by the Rupal Face, though tragically only Reinhold survives the descent. Reinhold is accused of having abandoned his brother for an excess of ambition. The film exposes the vision of the tragedy that Reinhold Messner has always defended and that the evidences seems to demonstrate: Günther, then 23, was buried by an avalanche during the descent through the Diamir Face.

    Germany / 104 min

    Nanga Parbat

    Joseph Vilsmaier

    • 2010
    • Germany
    • 104 min
    Nanga Parbat tells the true story of the brothers Reinhold and Gunther Messner, who set out to climb Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat, as part of the 1970 german expedition. Both brothers reach the top of Parbat’s by the Rupal Face, though tragically only Reinhold survives the descent. Reinhold is accused of having abandoned his brother for an excess of ambition. The film exposes the vision of the tragedy that Reinhold Messner has always defended and that the evidences seems to demonstrate: Günther, then 23, was buried by an avalanche during the descent through the Diamir Face.

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  • Drama / Action

    High ice DVD

    High ice

    Eugene S. Jones (1980)

    When two couples on a weekend mountain climb in the Pacific Northwest are caught in an avalanche, one perishes, and the three survivors become prisoners of the mountain -trapped in the cold on a tiny ledge thousands of feet from safety. Army Lt. Col. Thatcher immediately assumes command of the dangerous rescue mission, buc clashes head-on with Mac the forest ranger, and the only man who may be able to rescue the climbers. Meanwhile, the weather keeps shifting, and the slopes become sheets of ice, impenetrable from above or below.

    USA / 104 min

    High ice

    Eugene S. Jones

    • 1980
    • USA
    • 104 min
    When two couples on a weekend mountain climb in the Pacific Northwest are caught in an avalanche, one perishes, and the three survivors become prisoners of the mountain -trapped in the cold on a tiny ledge thousands of feet from safety. Army Lt. Col. Thatcher immediately assumes command of the dangerous rescue mission, buc clashes head-on with Mac the forest ranger, and the only man who may be able to rescue the climbers. Meanwhile, the weather keeps shifting, and the slopes become sheets of ice, impenetrable from above or below.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Der Dämon des Himalaya DVD

    Der Dämon des Himalaya

    Andrew Marton (1935)

    German film about a Himalayan expedition and the search for a mountain spirit, who guarded, according to the tradition of the locals, the peaks of high mountains. The long-lost and recently rediscovered and restored film is now a unique cinematic document because it is the first feature film that was shot directly in the Himalayas (up to 6400 m altitude). Hans Ertl even turned his Bell & Howell to the main summit of Sia Kangri, 7422m. Likewise, the film contains footage from India and Tibet, from a time long before the emergence of mass tourism. Some of the footage was later recycled in ‘Lost horizon’ (1937) by Frank Capra and in ‘Storm over Tibet’ (1952). 

    Germany, Switzerland / 61 min

    Der Dämon des Himalaya

    Andrew Marton

    • 1935
    • Germany, Switzerland
    • 61 min
    German film about a Himalayan expedition and the search for a mountain spirit, who guarded, according to the tradition of the locals, the peaks of high mountains. The long-lost and recently rediscovered and restored film is now a unique cinematic document because it is the first feature film that was shot directly in the Himalayas (up to 6400 m altitude). Hans Ertl even turned his Bell & Howell to the main summit of Sia Kangri, 7422m. Likewise, the film contains footage from India and Tibet, from a time long before the emergence of mass tourism. Some of the footage was later recycled in ‘Lost horizon’ (1937) by Frank Capra and in ‘Storm over Tibet’ (1952). 

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