DVD Review: Encounters At The End Of The World

Posted in DVDs, Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 28 Aug 2009

Pleasingly travelling to Antarctica with the objective of shooting a film not about penguins, Werner Herzog’s stunning documentary Encounters At The End Of The World instead focusses on the people that inhabit this vast ice and snow mass, and their relationship with their unforgiving surroundings. The mere imagery alone would make for a beautiful picture but intertwined with interviews from everything from geologists to research divers and even volcanologists atop Mount Erebus, Herzog’s film becomes a fascinating think piece. Ironically, however, it is still a penguin that’ll stay with you long after the film, but that’s a story you’ll just have to watch the film to experience.

Film ★★★★ Extras ★★★★

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