Movie Stats & Links
||Ingrid Backstrom, Bill Briggs,
Doug Coombs, Stefano De Benedetti
Sony Pictures Home Enterttainment
||Only if you want
them jumping off mountains.
||If she likes
skiing, beautiful scenery, or both.
||There's no action
in the ski lodge here.
fast-action following the skiers.
||A chuckle or two.
||I liked the dude
combining skiing and base jumping.
||"That's gonna be
the next big mountain, skier chick.
Cool Things About the DVD
||You get some
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||This movie is made
for the big screen.
||I liked the
"filming" portion and the Q&A session was alright.
If you like to ski you might know names like Bill Briggs,
Doug Coombs, Ingrid Backstrom, and Stefano De Benedetti. If
you like to ski and you donít know those names your skiing
probably sucks, at least in comparison to those named. The
DVD is "Steep," itís a documentary about skiing, but itís
not your "Weee, weíre going down the bunny slopes!" Nope,
this one is about extreme skiing, you know, the skiing where
you get to the top of the mountain by helicopter or mountain
climbing and then come back down, hoping for total
exhilaration and that you donít die.
A Movie/DVD Review
All right, maybe that first paragraph was a little
extreme, but "Steep" is a fascinating look at a bunch of
extreme skiers, how the sport evolved over the years, and
that yes, it is as dangerous as it looks. Now, I wish I had
more to say about the documentary, but for one, I donít ski,
although I do appreciate the skills needed to do what these
folks do. The other thing is that along with hearing the
stories of the skiers, "Steep" is one beautiful movie, as
you would expect of something that pretty much takes place
along virgin mountain ranges.
If you like skiing, watching "Steep" might give you
delusions of grandeur, of a new challenge, but Iím thinking
until you can conquer the black diamond slopes you might
just be better off dreaming of the challenge and live
vicariously through the lives of the skiers found here; If
you like a documentary about the beautiful scenery of snow,
ignore the skiers and enjoy the pristine nature and
destruction of the snow slopes as the dudes and dudettes
make their way down; And if you hate skiers and donít give a
damn about beautiful scenery, rent "Ski Patrol" to further
The DVD has the normal commentary stuff I didnít listen
to, but I did enjoy the section showing how parts of the
movie were shot using cable cams, you know, those cameras
that drift over the football field nowadays, and how
difficult that challenge was in itself.
If you appreciate skiing, "Steep" will be a great rental
for you, probably even 5 stars, but if youíre just the
casual person who watches skiing on TV just to see people
crash, itís probably about 2 stars. Iíll average them
together and give "Steep" 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. You can
probably know if itís for you just but the subject matter.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!