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Hillary: Everest and Beyond DVD

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Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, this intriguing drama portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of ... More
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Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, this intriguing drama portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time.

Hillary Starring Andrew Munro (The Kick) as Sir Edmund Hillary; Dean O'Gorman (The Hobbit) as Hillary's long-time climbing companion and friend, George Lowe; and Amy Usherwood (Shortland Street) as Ed's wife, Lady Louise Hillary, Hillary is an intriguing drama about the man who conquered more than just Mount Everest.

Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. By stepping where no man had before, with climbing partner Tenzing Norgay, Hillary claimed a victory for New Zealand and made a name for himself around the world.

Writer Tom Scott draws the detailed story from his personal conversations with Hillary himself, which took place before Hillary's 2008 death. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, Hillary portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time.

Production Company: Great Southern Television, NZ On Air's Platinum Fund, Television New Zealand
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-PG
Actors: Amy Usherwood, Andrew Munro, Dean O'Gorman
Writers: Tom Scott
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 262 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Eileen S.
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5.0 star rating
12/19/23
Truly Wonderful Program
Review by Eileen S. on 12/19/23 review stating Truly Wonderful Program
Beautiful program brings to life the touching, awe-inspiring story of how shy, humble New Zealand bee keeper Edmund Hillary came to conquer Mount Everest and the South Pole. With stellar performances, writing, and cinematography. A real gem.

2.5 out of 4 stars

"Hillary is a handsomely-crafted production that features a magnificent recreation of the Everest ascent and a subtle lead performance by Andrew Munro." - Video Librarian


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Eileen S. reviewed Hillary: Everest and Beyond DVD
5 star rating
Truly Wonderful Program
Review by Eileen S. review stating Truly Wonderful Program
Beautiful program brings to life the touching, awe-inspiring story of how shy, humble New Zealand bee keeper Edmund Hillary came to conquer Mount Everest and the South Pole. With stellar performances, writing, and cinematography. A real gem.

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