BFI to Release Restored 'The Epic of Everest' on Blu-ray
Posted August 28, 2013 04:56 PM by Webmaster
The British Film Institute has revealed that it plans to release a Dual Format Edition of J.B.L. Noel's recently restored The Epic of Everest (1924). The preliminary release date set by the studio is January 20th.
The new restoration, which was supported by The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity, will also open in select theaters across the United Kingdom on October 18th.
Silent documentary following the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition during which mountaineers Andrew Irvine and George Mallory met their untimely deaths. The expedition marked the third attempt to make the first ascent of the mountain. It remains under debate whether Irvine and Mallory made it to the summit but they were last seen 800 feet from the top before they disappeared. Mallory's body was discovered in 1999 but Irvine's has never been found. The film was recorded by Captain J.B.L. Noel and captures the progress of the expedition. With a newly commissioned score composed, orchestrated and conducted by Simon Fisher Turner (The Great White Silence) featuring a haunting combination of electronic music, found sounds, western and Nepalese instruments and vocals.