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Still shot from the movie: Encounters at the End of the World.

Encounters at the End of the World

Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to the South Pole -- not to study penguins or Antarctic aquatic life-- but to document the people who are attracted to living their lives at the southern most end of the world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 101
Theater Release:
Video Release: 18 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: G
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Antarctica’s most famous residents are the stars of the documentary March of the Penguins. This continent is also the setting for Eight Below, a fictional story about some sled dogs who get stranded at the pole over the winter.

Home Video Extra Features

Explore the South Pole like never before with this 2-disc DVD release of Encounters at the End of the Earth. Some of the bonus extras are: an audio commentary with director Werner Herzog, producer Henry Kaiser and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger, and theatrical trailers. Featurettes include Under the Ice, Over the Ice, Dive Locker Interview (Werner Herzog talks with Rob Robbins and Henry Kaiser), South Pole Exorcism, Jonathan Demme Interviews Werner Herzog and Seals & Men. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Surround, with subtitles in English and Spanish.


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