Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Inspired by a true story and the hit Japanese film NANKYOKU MONOGATARI Frank Marshall&39;s (ALIVE CONGO) EIGHT BELOW captures a rugged world of ice snow and threatening weather that few will ever experience in person As a guide for a National Science Foundation Research Base in Antarctica Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is perfectly content to spend his time exploring the wilderness with his sled dogs and goofing around with his best buddy cartographer Charlie Cooper (Jason Biggs) Then UCLA geologist Davis McLaren (Bruce Greenwood) arrives at the camp with plans for a risky expedition treacherous ice fields make his target destination accessible only by dog sled so late in the season Soon Shepard McLaren and the sled dogs Maya Max Old Jack Buck Shorty Dewey Shadow and Truman are on their way in search of McLaren&39;s prize a meteorite from Mercury Unfortunately an approaching storm forces Shepard and McLaren to return to base early The return trip proves life-threatening but the dogs pull through saving both Shepard and McLaren from certain death The storm also forces the scientists to leave the research centre earlier than planned and there&39;s no room on board bush pilot Katie&39;s (Moon Bloodgood) plane for the dogs With the promise that someone will return for them immediately Shepard leaves his beloved dogs behind Soon however it becomes apparent that the weather has made a return trip impossible Can the dogs survive in the Antarctic wilderness on their own or will Shepard get back in time to save them? The dogs emerge as the most intriguing characters in the story each exhibiting a distinct personality and fierce loyalty The other major player is the wilderness itself a beautiful mysterious world that is rarely depicted on film
Adventure starring Paul Walker. In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd (Walker) has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Driven by unwavering bonds of friendship, enormous belief in one another, and tremendous courage, Jerry and the dogs make an incredible journey to reunite.
Average Rating for Eight Below  - 4 out of 5
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Eight Below dorothy law
This is an amazing film.The human cast is believable,especially Paul Walker.The canine cast will make your heart melt as you watch their antics in the battle for survival.
I first watched this at the cinema after which I bought my own copy and I have just bought another copy as gift.
There is nothing to find fault with in this movie .Its beautifully filmed ,well acted and fun as well as heart stopping in some bits!
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