In another event that is sure to have people thinking “thank god for technology,” the latest crop of ski movie releases are starting to make their way onto iTunes. While being able to download these flicks would be a welcomed amongst the ski community even if they were sold at the same price as their DVD or Blu-Ray counterparts, digital copies are also dirt cheap. When you compare the cost of an HD download to a DVD you can generally expect to save nearly 20 bucks for each film with most HD downloads selling for $8.99.
In fact, the only reason you wouldn’t gobble these files off iTunes is if you simply cannot wait for them to be added to the online catalog and need to be the first in your ski town to watch the latest ski porn. However, producers have gotten wise to this, and have begun offering digital copies for purchase a mere couple of weeks, if not days, after hard copies ship out.
Check out the run down of movies now available on iTunes right now:
iTunes: Teton Gravity “Light the Wick”
Light The Wick, a 16mm and HD ski film, is about sparking the flame and watching the world’s best athletes blast off. Follow the crew as they discover the previously unskied big mountain playground of Petersburg, AK, find the best snow Croatia has seen in fifty years, ski deep pillows in undiscovered Italy, hit full throttle riding in British Columbia, and experience epic free-riding at Ripley Creek and North Cascades Heli. The cast includes Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Kye Petersen, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Dylan Hood, Sammy Carlson, Dash Longe, Rachael Burks, Callum Pettit, Wiley Miller, Erik Roner, Cody Townsend, Todd Ligare, Chris Benchetler, Shroder Baker, Daron Rahlves, Byron Wells, John Spriggs and friends.
iTunes: Poor Boyz Productions “Revolver”
Revolver, the 2010 film from Poor Boyz Productions, presented by Salomon focuses on the progression and the factors that have coincided with many great advancements of the sport of skiing. (Over the last decade skiing has exploded into what we know it is today. But skiing has had many trying moments long before the end of the 20th century.) This season Poor Boyz Productions plans to showcase today’s raw talents of skiing in a high action, retrospective, yet progressive look at what things are pushing the sport today.
iTunes: Matchstick Productions “The Way I See It”
Skiing has arrived. MSP Films takes you inside the action with “THE WAY I SEE IT,” featuring several unique perspectives on the progression that took place during the winter of 2010. The winner of Powder Magazine’s 2009 “Movie of the Year” brings you the best athletes on the planet sharing their points of view on what it means to be a skier and backing up their positions with hard-charging action. The MSP team traveled the globe in search of what makes this sport so special… the adventure, the passion, the camaraderie, and the fun. “THE WAY I SEE IT” showcases the greatest deep powder, steep lines, and massive park features from British Columbia, Japan, Alaska, Colorado, Switzerland, Idaho, Washington, and many other locations worldwide.
iTunes: Meathead Films “Work It Out”
From record-breaking 5 foot blizzards in Washington DC to 10 inches of rain in New England, Meathead Films spent the winter of 2010 scouring the East Coast on the hunt for epic days. No matter the weather or personal fatigue, the crew was forced to roll with the punches and just work it out.
Tag along as the Meathead’s relentless search takes them to the craggy White Mountains backcountry, urban alleyways of Maine, custom park jumps in New Jersey, and even to the Far East of Hokkaido, Japan on their first ever overseas voyage. Filmed in High Definition, 16mm, and Super 8mm film, “Work It Out” showcases the unwavering determination it takes to be an Eastern skier.
Coming Soon to iTunes:
Nov. 15 – Level 1 Productions “Eye Trip”
Nov. 23 – Inspired Media Concepts “Like a Lion”