The Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas was buzzing on Wednesday night as red carpet hosts Sal Masekela and Richie Schley welcomed big-name guests, including the film's stars, Darren Berrecloth and Andreu Lacondeguy, and Red Bull athletes Travis Rice and Steve Fisher.
The launch of the groundbreaking mountain bike movie drew a crowd of nearly 1,800 fans, while more than 100,000 online viewers watched via the live stream on www.redbull.com/wherethetrailends.
“We’ve made a lot of films through the years. This one was a long time coming,” said Darren Berrecloth. “It was definitely a big push – we had to deal with a lot of stuff - hiking, camping, not being able to have a shower. It was a big ordeal, a tough gig. We’ve always tried to push the envelope and we really had to dig deep as riders on this one.”
The culmination of three years of travel to the farthest reaches of the globe - including Argentina, China, Nepal, British Columbia and Utah - Where The Trail Ends follows professional mountain bikers Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurt Sorge, James Doerfling, Andreu Lacondeguy and another half dozen of the world’s top freeriders in an extraordinary chronicle of exploration, chaos and culture, set amongst some of the globe’s most harrowing and remote natural landscapes.
Freeride Entertainment’s crews created the project’s remarkably compelling tone, footage and narrative using the most advanced filmmaking and sound equipment ever used in the outdoor adventure sport genre. An array of transportation tools including jet boats, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, as well as the riders themselves, helped provide a variety of unique perspectives for the audience.
The Blu-ray version is mastered in 7.1 surround sound using Dolby TrueHD, providing fans the most compelling viewing experience possible.
For diehard fans, a limited-edition Where The Trail Ends journal utilizing the best print and design techniques will be available while supplies last. The journal combines stunning photography with illustrations and stories from the road, providing incredible insight into the making of the film. Each journal comes in a hand-dyed bag and contains a few additional surprises. Only 3,000 hand-numbered copies will be produced and each includes a DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes copy of the film.
- To buy Where The Trail Ends on DVD, Blu-ray and the limited-edition journal, visit www.wherethetrailends.com
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