Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Based on the book "Between a rock and a hard place" by Aron Ralston.
Special features: Feature commentary with Danny Boyle, Christian Colson and Simon Beaufoy [optional audio feature]; Deleted scenes (34 min.); Sneak peeks [previews] (3 min.).
Directors of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak ; editor, Jon Harris ; original music, A.R. Rahman ; production designer, Suttirat Larbab ; costume designer, Suttirat Larbarb.
James Franco (Aron Ralston), Amber Tamblyn (Megan), Kate Mara (Kristi), Clémence Poésy (Rana), Kate Burton (Aron's Mom), Lizzy Caplan (Sonja), Treat Williams (Aron's Dad).
In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. Mr. Ralston's ordeal was a struggle for survival and a profound existential crisis. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he is going is part of the point: real freedom means getting a clean break from civilization and the burdens of family, friends, and other responsibilities. Finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue, which forces him to ruminate about his family, his ex-girlfriend, and the hereafter. As a trained engineer and a skilled--albeit somewhat careless--outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem. After struggling for more than five days, he makes an immanently logical decision about its solution.
DVD format, region 1; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
In English, dubbed Spanish, or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French, or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, James Franco; 8 BAFTA Award nominations; 3 Independent Spirit Award nominations.