Eight Below details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs, Wendy Crewson|
|Directors:||Bruce Hendricks, Frank Marshall|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Children, Family|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Disney Movies on Demand, For Kids|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, English, French, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This Antarctic adventure starring Paul Walker takes a look at the relationship between man and dog...
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superbBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 02 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this film is superb. the story begins at an Antarctic research station, where we are introduced to Jerry played by Paul Walker, who is a dog sledder-guide and the best friend of eight irresistible sled dogs, led by trusty Old Jack and loyal Maya.
The staff must evacuate the research station, because a dangerous storm is coming.
the crunch comes however, when they do not have room in the plane for the dogs, but promise to come back and get them as soon as possible.
Although Jerry wants to stay with the dogs, his boss won't let him, telling him that his frostbite is just too bad.
The dogs are eventually left on their own to fend for themselves, but chained up, in this frozen underworld, whilst Jerry returns to the USA, unable to shake his guilt over leaving the dogs.
the film then alternates between showing the dogs' struggles to survive alone, and Jerry's efforts to rescue them.
the dogs struggle to survive on their own, in the most inhospitable of conditions. Freeing themselves from their chains, is just the first of many obstacles the dogs face.
As you can imagine, finding food and staying warm are also extremely difficult - and they face some external threats, as well.
it is actually based on a true story, where Jerry frantically tries to raise money, so that he can return to Antarctica to save them.
Jerry is faced with the blind indifference, of the base commanders, and even his friends, are disinterested in the dogs' fate.
No one is the slightest bit interested in taking a risk, and returning to pick them up.
It was shot in Canada, Norway and Greenland, and the photography is superb.
well worth renting out, to see the outcome of this fantastic film.
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Dogs adventureBy PeterChris (26 reviews) , 27 Sep 2013Brilliant movie about friendship between man and a dogs. Movie about Antarctic expedition when a dogs safe people lives, due a storm people left a dogs behind and the later on come back for them. One of the very good movies.
dog deliciousBy Daveie (5 reviews) , 20 Sep 2013Very nicely thought of because it was so heart warming and i nearly cried! come on why dont you try it! .
Based on a True Story - Unmissable Family FilmBy Zydor (268 reviews) from Headley Down , 08 Sep 2013This is based on a true story that occurred with some Japanese explorers in the Antarctic, in 1957. Its a fabulous film for all the Family, with absolutely Stunning photography, and superb camera shots of the Dogs. Its a masterpiece, a tale of Sled Dogs struggling for survival against the odds - will they or wont they survive? Superb movie with stunning photography and based on a true story - doesn't get much better - its a great film for all the family.
Eight belowBy a customer , 27 Jul 2013Superb mixture of adventure, scenery, wildlife and nail-biting emotional experiences. Beautifully shot. One of the best films I have seen in a long time. Also, if you like dogs, then this is a good one for you.
Brilliant Tear jerker!By a customer , 23 Jul 2013I totally loved this film! The dogs are amazing in this family film! I think Paul walker plays his character well and you can see he has a real love of dogs! Brilliant!
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