Eight Below

Eight Below

DVD - 2006
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An American geologist flies to Antarctica to participate in a project at the United States Research Base. Once there, he teams up with arctic guide Jerry Shepard and his best friend, Cooper. The scientist soon discovers that Shepard also has eight other valuable friends -- a pack of sled dogs he's worked with for years, who have rescued him from a number of tight spots. As the three men explore a frozen mountain region, an unexpected accident coupled with a massive storm front forces them to fly to safety, leaving the dogs behind. Shepard is determined to rescue his canine friends, but he has to wait until the weather will allow him to travel back to the mountain. Now, the dogs must struggle against the elements to survive as they attempt to make their way back home.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Fullscreen edition
ISBN: 9780788870040
0788870041
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
Apr 10, 2017

This is a 2006 American adventure drama directed by Frank Marshall.
The 1958 ill-fated Japanese expedition to Antarctica inspired the 1983 hit film "Antarctica", of which this film is a remake.
The film adapts the events of the 1958 incident, moved forward to 1993.
In the 1958 event, fifteen Sakhalin Husky sled dogs were abandoned when the expedition team was unable to return to the base.
When the team returned a year later, two dogs were still alive.
Another seven were still chained up and dead, five were unaccounted for, and one died just outside Showa Station.
Although the adaptation is quite different from the original, this drama turns out to be an engaging adventure for both the dogs and the humans.

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Scott N Kurland
Feb 01, 2017

I saw this in the theater and cried so hard the little boy in the row behind me put his hand on my shoulder. In my defense I did have three huskies at the time. I walked in expecting something on the order of Snow Dogs; oops.

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DougMac
Jan 29, 2016

Excellent movie for those over the age of 10. Some of the brutal scenes may be a bit too much for very young viewers, but older children will enjoy it along with the grandparents.

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ncs1961
May 21, 2015

Interesting & scenic. Not a cute dog story. Please shelter young kids from cruel reality of humans in the antartic - let'm be babies a bit longer.

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Seattlegal2004
Jul 21, 2014

Awesome movie! Even better that it's based on real events. It may not necessarily be appropriate for young children but what an ending. Paul Walker was great in the movie.

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jennab4
Jan 21, 2013

I gave this movie 2 stars, not because it was a bad movie, but due to the fact that it was awful to watch.

My 5 year old cried so much that we had to fast forward to the end of the movie so that she could see that some of the dogs ended up rescued.

I was appallled that this is based on a true story, and that no one would save a bunch of dogs chained outside in the freezing cold.

Although the real story is even more horrific.

fieldhockey21 Jul 17, 2012

Great movie for the whole family. It's amazing to think that this was a true story, considering what the dogs went through and how "Jerry" saved them. I really recommend it!!

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reacherfanchild
Jun 20, 2012

awesome movie right from the start

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sinatra
Mar 05, 2012

This is a good film. An example of how extradordinary dogs are. You will go through a range of emotions as you see what the dogs have to go through to survive. Antartica vs man and dog.What an adventure!

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xoxoleena
Feb 12, 2011

I swear, this is the most amaaaazing movie EVERR! I love it to deathh! It was soo cute and funny, and Paul Walker is just so WHOAH :D <3

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May 21, 2015

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jennab4 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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Dec 29, 2011

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SCL_WorldLanguages
Jan 02, 2013

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

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