In this special director’s cut of Everest, audiences will revisit the inspirational and harrowing ascent of the world’s tallest mountain with a team of four international climbers who find hope, beauty, and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Digitally remastered in 16k resolution and with never-before-seen footage, this special edition will allow a new generation to experience this critically acclaimed film. When Everest was first released in 1998, it was the largest and fastest rollout ever for a large-format film. In December 1998, Everest earned the number one spot on Variety’s box office list for “limited releases,” and placed on the “Top 50 films of 1998” list by USA Today. It shattered all previous attendance records and went on to become the highest grossing giant-screen documentary of all time. Everest: The Director’s Cut will be released in IMAX® and giant screen theaters in February 2021.
“What the large-format IMAX screen was made for: a breathtaking climb to the top of Mount Everest that reveals the world’s highest mountain in all of its awesome, perilous grandeur.” “A.”
“…combines real-life tragedy and derring-do with eye-popping scenery for an effect that’s as dramatic as it is fascinating and spectacular...Somber yet exciting and beautiful, this dazzling doc is sure to be a favorite…”
“Everest... is not only a visually glorious and absorbing film and a story of hope and hubris; it is also an amazing feat of filmmaking.” - New York Times
“Everest... is a thrilling account of athleticism and courage. The eight-story-high clarity of the IMAX screen is as close as most people will want to get to the sport of mountaineering. Without the expense, exertion, pain and risk, Everest is the next best thing to being there.”
"…a powerful, absorbing adventure..."
Plain and simple, Everest takes movie-making to new heights—in every sense of the phrase. It’s not only the best IMAX film to date, it features some of the most spectacular, breathtaking photography on record. Indeed, the thrill-a-minute scenario makes Everest a must see for all.
Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films with major funding from the National Science Foundation
Sponsored in part by the Everest Film Network
Presented by Polartec
Narrated by Liam Neeson
Featuring the music of George Harrison, including “Here Comes The Sun”
Director’s Cut release date: February 2021
Original Release date: 1998
Runtime: 40 minutes
Format: filmed in 15 perforation/70 mm