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 are not just for ChristmasBy a customer , 04 Nov 2011I really enjoyed this film. Even though I told myself, the dogs are only acting and they are in no danger, I was still emotional.
The film is superb. The human actors did well too
Dog loverBy Louie75 (2 reviews) , 20 Sep 2011A good film, dogs were fantastic but i will say that i just didn't feel the desperation of the need to get back to his dogsrom Paul's character...lip service but for me lacked emotion....that said my sister cried like a baby through most of the movie? I love a true story and i own a Malumute, so in that sense it was worth the watch
Worth a watchBy Tinkerbell64 (58 reviews) , 18 Sep 2011An excellent movie, as when it's based on a true story it adds that much more to the viewing.
A family movie, that will have you both smiling and crying at the same time.
Enjoyable, sad and uplifting.
lovely disneyBy amzie (25 reviews) from york , 10 Sep 2011Lovely good old disney film for the kids although i found it quite weepy at points, and for the people who gave it negative reviews for lack of death and realisticness well just remember it is a disney kids film, not some horror story
Snowy storyBy a customer , 17 Aug 2011This story is amazing for the incredible survival of the dogs in such terrible weather conditions. The fight that Walker has to return to the dogs to save them was very frustraing. He believed in their survival so much.
Lovely story whether you are an animal lover or not - a human ( and dog) interest story.