July 4, 2014
Genre(s): Drama, Documentary
This New Zealand production is a fictionalized, 3-D documentary narrating Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's difficult and heroic climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, the first men to survive ascending beyond the mountain's "death zone" of 29,000 feet. They face harsh weather conditions, limited oxygen supply, Their agonizingly slow climb is a combination of archived photos, voice-overs, and reenactments of actual events, blending old and new footage. A purely factual adventure story using state-of-the-art technological innovations in film-making.