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Title First descent : the story of the snowboarding revolution / Universal Pictures and MD Films ; in association with Embassy Row, LivePlanet, Davie-Brown Entertainment present a Transition Productions film ; written by Kevin Harrison ; produced and directed by Kemp Curley and Kevin Harrison.

Published Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]


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Physical description 1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Credits Director of photography, Scott Duncan ; edited by Kemp Curley ; music by Mark Mothersbaugh.
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
Contents Barely ridden/Main titles -- Four generations -- Risking their lives -- Strange breed -- Like a drug -- Early days -- "They might have guns" -- Overcoming fear -- Mainstream -- Films & videos -- Next level -- Global phenomenon -- Pushing the limits -- Snow & surf -- Olympic sport -- Changed perspective -- Super gnarly -- Finding the line -- Hell of a ride -- End titles.
Notes Special features: AK and beyond [featurette] (22 min.); Top of the world: Wescam featurette (6 min.); A thousand words [slideshow] (5 min.); Big-mountain riding [featurette] (6 min.); Extended snowboarding action [featurette] (5 min.); Deleted scenes (6 min.).
Performers Narrated by Henry Rollins; with Terje Haakonsen, Hannah Teter, Shawn Farmer, Shaun White, Nick Perata, Dave Seoane, Chuck Barfoot, Jake Burton, Tom Sims, Mike Ranquet, Tony Hawk, Brian Iguchi, Todd Richards, Tina Basich, Bjorn Leines, Pat O'Donnell, Chris Roach, Jamie Lynn, Sal Masekela, Travis Rice, Mike Basich, Jim Rippey, Danny Kass.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG13, strong language and a momentary drug reference.
Summary During one winter, five of the best professional snowboarders from throughout the sport's history made an expedition to the backcountry of Alaska. Their goal: to conquer some of the most challenging and rarely ridden mountains on the planet. Also explores the rapid evolution of snowboarding from an underground American movement to a full-fledged global phenomenon and Olympic sport.
System notes DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Language notes In English with optional subtitles in English SDH, Español, or Fran̨cais; closed-captioned.
Other author Harrison, Kevin.
Curley, Kemp.
Rollins, Henry, 1961-
White, Shaun, 1986-
Teter, Hannah.
Håkonsen, Terje, 1974-
Perata, Nick.
Farmer, Shawn.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
MD Films.
Embassy Row (Firm)
LivePlanet (Firm)
Davie-Brown Entertainment.
Transition Productions.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Subject Snowboarding.
Winter sports.
Extreme sports.
Skis and skiing -- Alaska.
Documentary films.
Sports video.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Variant Title Story of the snowboarding revolution.
Standard Number 025192844928
ISBN 1417069945
Publisher Number 28449 Universal Studios Home Entertainment