Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to Sundance Winner ‘The Summit’
CHICAGO – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the Sundance Film Festival winner “The Summit”! The film tells the story of the deadliest day (Aug. 1, 2008) on the world’s most dangerous mountain when 11 climbers mysteriously perished.
“The Summit,” which is rated “R” and opens on Oct. 11, 2013 in Chicago, stars Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Marco Confortola, Niall Foley, Stefan Grossniklaus, Christo Mitzkov, Johannes Moser and Lochlainn O’Mearain from director Nick Ryan and writer Mark Monroe. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free “The Summit” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition or lower your odds!
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Here is the synopsis for “The Summit”:
Directed by Nick Ryan and written by Mark Monroe (“Chasing Ice,” “The Cove”), “The Summit” chronicles the deadliest day in modern mountain-climbing history.
K2, which is commonly known as Savage Mountain, is an extension of the northwestern Himalayan Mountain range and is located in the remote region between Pakistan and China. With an unprecedented fatality rate of one in four climbers, it has rightfully earned the title of the second most murderous mountain.
But with any high-risk sport comes the love of the challenge. In Aug. 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, which is the last stop before the summit. Forty-eight hours later, 11 had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. Like a horror movie come to life, it was as if the mountain began stealing lives one climber at a time. “The Summit” is a seamless pastiche of the climbers’ firsthand footage, after-the-fact interviews and reenactments.
It plays like an engaging narrative film as it focuses on the mystery behind one extraordinary man, Ger McDonnell, who was left behind in the death zone as his best friend searched in vain to find him. As the legend surrounding McDonnell and the 10 others grows, fearless new climbers are drawn to test themselves against the deadliest mountain on Earth.
“The Summit” premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival and was also featured at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Best Editing Award. Sundance Selects will release the film theatrically on Oct. 4, 2013 in Los Angeles and New York with a national roll-out to follow.
Image credit: Sundance Selects
This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our unique Hookup technology above. We will award 50 admit-two movie tickets based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our “The Summit” Hookup. Good luck!
Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since showings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the showing’s scheduled start time. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway. HollywoodChicago.com is not responsible for errors or omissions entered in user submissions. Comments are closed in this Hookup.