Blu-ray Release: The Mountain

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films


The Mountain movie scene

Spencer Tracy does a bit of cliffhanging in The Mountain.

Spencer Tracy (Adam’s Rib) and Robert Wagner (TV’s It Takes a Thief) star in the 1956 action-adventure film The Mountain, directed by Edward Dmytryk (Where Love Has Gone).

Tracy plays retired mountain climber and guide Zachary Wheeler, who reluctantly helps his younger brother Chris (Wagner) scale a treacherous mountain slope to reach the site of a recent plane crush. Zach isn’t all that into it — Chris wants reach the plane so he can loot it — but he’s willing to put his feelings aside to help his inexperienced bro.

After reaching the crash site, the men discover a lone survivor (Anna Kashfi), a lady who Zach really digs. Unfortunately, that puts a bit of a dent into Chris’ plans to abandon her and make off with the goods.

Olive Films released a DVD edition of this minor classic in April 2011, mastered from a 35mm archive print, and it looked gorgeous. We’re thinking the Blu-ray edition of this Technicolor film will look even snazzier!

There are no bonus features on the Blu-ray.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.