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Steep (2007)

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Steep traces the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the daredevils of today.

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Mark Obenhaus

Writer:

Mark Obenhaus

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Credited cast:
Ingrid Backstrom Ingrid Backstrom ... Herself
Anselme Baud Anselme Baud ... Himself
Bill Briggs Bill Briggs ... Himself
Doug Coombs ... Himself
Chris Davenport Chris Davenport ... Himself
Stefano De Benedetti Stefano De Benedetti ... Himself
Peter Krause ... Narrator (voice)
Shane McConkey Shane McConkey ... Himself
Andrew McLean Andrew McLean ... Himself
Seth Morrison ... Himself
Eric Pehota ... Himself
Glen Plake Glen Plake ... Himself
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Steep traces the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the daredevils of today.

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Without risk...there is no adventure.

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated PG for extreme sports action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (UK) See more »

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Sta oria See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$30,735, 23 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,840, 6 April 2008
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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You're better off seeing Riding Giants...
27 January 2008 | by idlenoiseSee all my reviews

Riding Giants, Stacy Peralta's brilliant documentary about the history of big wave surfing is a prominent member of my DVD collection. It was perfect to me: gave a real sense of what the period was like when big wave surfing started, gave great intros into the sport's personalities and the spots that have featured in its development, and was just brilliantly shot.

Steep seems fragmented by comparison. Maybe this is just because I don't know the history of extreme skiing to the same degree as surfing, but the people involved seemed humorless, uninteresting, and lamely philosophical (I can't count the number of times "ultimate extreme" was uttered). It went through a bit of the history, but a lot of it seemed really overly dramatized and taken out of context--it was hard to understand how the various innovations strung together and gave no real insight into the people involved, because they themselves were so helpless to explain everything (both because of the intensity of their experiences and their pseudo-philosophical nonsense).

It's much better to let the footage do the talking for such things and the footage was indeed beautiful and for the most part palm-sweat-inducing, but I was left thinking that I would have rather just rented an extreme skiing documentary.

I don't know, if you're really into extreme skiing, you'll probably enjoy it, but if you are looking for an adrenaline-fueled visual feast, stick to riding giants or other extreme skiing docs (most of which are incredible to watch).


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