Blu-ray 3D, DVD, Digital HD Release: Everest

Digital Release Date: Dec. 22, 2015, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 19, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.98
Studio: Universal

Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human endurance collide at the top of the world in the adventure-drama film Everest.

Jake Gyllenhaal challenges Everest

Jake Gyllenhaal challenges Everest

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, the film’s sprawling cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Josh Brolin (Labor Day), Robin Wright (TV’s House of Cards), Sam Worthington (Man on a Ledge) and Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything).

Well-received by the critics—it garnered a 72% positive at Rotten Tomatoes based on 189 published review—Everest proved to be lackluster at the domestic box office, where it rang up only $44 million in wide release to theaters in September, 2015.

Here’s a breakdown of the discs’ bonus features:


  • LEARNING TO CLIMB: THE ACTOR’S JOURNEY – Cast members and the two film consultants who helped them prepare for the shoot discuss getting ready for the arduous production.
  • A MOUNTAIN OF WORK: RECREATING EVEREST – Bringing Everest to life required the filmmakers to recreate the mountain through state-of-the-art studio work and visual effects. The teams involved talk about how they made the seemingly impossible possible.


  • RACE TO THE SUMMIT: THE MAKING OF EVEREST – The trials and tribulations of cast and crew as they journey to the foothills of Everest and beyond, battling the elements and forming deep bonds along the way.
  • ASPIRING TO AUTHENTICITY: THE REAL STORY – Recollections of the tragic events of May 10, 1996, from those who were there, as the cast and filmmakers discuss bringing this harrowing tale to life with authenticity and respect.


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About Laurence

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.