Blu-ray Release: The Other Side of the Mountain, Parts 1 & 2

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 23, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

From 1975, the drama The Other Side of the Mountain is the inspirational true story of Olympic hopeful Jill Kinmont (Marilyn Hassett, The Bell Jar). Kinmont, an up-and-coming world-class skier, faces her greatest challenge when she is left paralyzed from the neck down after a tragic accident during a pre-Olympic competition in the 1950s. Beau Bridges (Norma Rae) and Dabney Coleman (9 to 5) co-star in this critically acclaimed story of human courage and a champion determined to find the other side of the mountain.

The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978) continues to tell the true story of Kinmont, who will not stop reaching for the stars even after she is handicapped in a skiing accident. The courageous Jill Kinmont (Hassett again) returns to her childhood home where she fights off the memories of her ill-fated past and is reintroduced to the power of love by a sensitive trucker (Timothy Bottoms, The Paper Chase). Their unusual courtship and marriage is a true love story for everyone who believes in happy endings.

Both films are directed by Larry Peerce (The Incident), based on the book A Long Way Up by E.G. Valens.

The Blu-ray includes a commentary track by Peerce and a few theatrical trailers.

Buy or Rent The Other Side of the Mountain, Parts 1 & 2

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.