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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Werner Herzog's "Encounters at the End of the World"

Critically-Acclaimed Documentary On Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def Now
Extensive Bonus Features Include Audio Commentary and Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

"A realm not merely of drama but of mystery and enchantment and imaginative power"
- Entertainment Weekly

"A poem of oddness and beauty" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Not only a beautiful film, but also one of the director’s most sensitive" - Cineaste

CHATSWORTH, CALIF. (August 18, 2008) – From the Alaskan wilderness (Grizzly Man) to the Amazon (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) to the Laotian jungle (Rescue Dawn), award-winning director Werner Herzog has roamed the earth in search of fascinating landscapes and to focus his camera on the extraordinary people who inhabit them. With Encounters at the End of the World, Herzog literally traveled to the end of the earth (Antarctica) for the critically-acclaimed documentary debuting on Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def November 18 from Image Entertainment. He interviews the quirky and idiosyncratic people who make their daily lives in the icy South Pole, from physicists to plumbers, biologists to bus drivers, and captures their fascinating stories on film.

Encounters at the End of the World, which debuted with the strongest theatrical opening weekend for a documentary this year, comes loaded with bonus features, including audio commentary with Director Werner Herzog, Producer Henry Kaiser and Cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger; and the featurettes Under the Ice, Over the Ice, Dive Locker Interview: Werner Herzog Talks with Rob Robbins and Henry Kaiser, South Pole Exorcism and Seals and Men, and Jonathan Demme Interviews Werner Herzog. Encounters at the End of the World will be available for $27.98 SRP on Two-Disc DVD and $35.98 on Blu-ray™.

SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Antarctica – like you’ve never experienced it. You’ve seen the extraordinary marine life, the retreating glaciers and, of course, the penguins, but leave it to award-winning iconoclastic filmmaker Werner Herzog to be the first to explore the South Pole’s most fascinating inhabitants ... humans. In this one-of-a-kind documentary, Herzog turns his camera on a group of remarkable individuals, "professional dreamers" who work, play and struggle to survive in a harsh landscape of mesmerizing, otherworldly beauty – perhaps the last frontier on earth.

Encounters at the End of the World, directed by Werner Herzog, was executive produced by Phil Fairclough, David S. Harding, Julian Hobbs, Andrea Meditch and Erik Nelson; and produced by Henry Kaiser.

DVD: $27.98
Blu-ray™: $35.98
Street Date: November 18, 2008
Order Date: October 21, 2008
Running Time: Approximately 101 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Rating: G
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
DVD Catalog #: ENC5068DVD
DVD UPC Code: 014381506822
Blu-ray™ Catalog # ENC5081BD
Blu-ray™ UPC Code: 014381508154

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