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Streif: One Hell of a Downhill

post #1 of 23
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I didn't see any threads about it so here it is. What was released in Europe last year has finally been licensed for the rest of the world in their English version. You can rent it on Amazon or on iTunes.

 

I don't think it is the best movie but it is a good one time watch. Sadly, a lot of the foreign languages spoken are dubbed. There are many scenes where it is subtitled but only to keep a certain mood. 

 

Give it a looksy if you haven't!

 

http://www.streif-movie.com/

 

post #2 of 23
The best part 1:30 biggrin.gif
post #3 of 23
Only been there in summer but standing at the start gate looking at the very short distance to the Mausfalle is pretty intimidating. Standing beside the Mausfalle is even more so - it's a crazy drop. They have a little exhibition with quotes from winners in which most of them pretty much admit they were out of control/ their minds by the Steilhang.

Had a ride in Daron Rahlves ( the gondola)

All in all makes Beaver Creek look like the bunny hill though.
post #4 of 23
Hmmm, on second thoughts, in order to get to 1:29 - 1:30, one would need to make it through 1:15 first! o.O

The camera angle makes it look really scary... and cameras usually have tedency to make everywhere look rather flat!
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by SkiOnSnowflakes View Post

Hmmm, on second thoughts, in order to get to 1:29 - 1:30, one would need to make it through 1:15 first! o.O

The camera angle makes it look really scary... and cameras usually have tedency to make everywhere look rather flat!


How do they get those trees to grow sideways like that?

post #6 of 23

I rented this on Amazon the other night though Sibhusky noticed that it is no longer available. I enjoyed it but it could have been better. The inevitable crash portion went on too long, to the point where it was gratuitous. The sticks and feather guy they kept cutting to during the final race scene--I kept thinking no, they aren't really going to go there, are they? But they went there. And I'm not sure that they really explained how difficult it is. Doug Lewis has done a better job of that on the tv broadcast with a sharpie and a course map. 

post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Christy319 View Post
 

I rented this on Amazon the other night though Sibhusky noticed that it is no longer available. I enjoyed it but it could have been better. The inevitable crash portion went on too long, to the point where it was gratuitous. The sticks and feather guy they kept cutting to during the final race scene--I kept thinking no, they aren't really going to go there, are they? But they went there. And I'm not sure that they really explained how difficult it is. Doug Lewis has done a better job of that on the tv broadcast with a sharpie and a course map. 

 

I felt the same way.

 

It was fun to watch but could have been so much better.

 

The end of the crash segment was a good spot. But it felt like that theme should have been the very end. Didier Cuche had similar comments too.

 

I'll be honest, I only bought it on iTunes to hopefully boost some other movies to be made about ski racing.

post #8 of 23

The New England Ski Museum is offering a DVD entitled :The Thin Line."  It is about big time downhill racing and focuses on the Hahnenkamm downhill.  It is really good with a lot of commentary from the racers and scenes that really capture the essence of downhill.

post #9 of 23

It hasn't appeared as a rental through Amazon again, but you can buy it for $20-something, which isn't terrible. Tickets to see it here were $20 each.

post #10 of 23
It'll appear here as a fundraiser in March. If it's back on Amazon sooner, fine, otherwise I'll wait.
post #11 of 23
It's back up for rent or purchase on Amazon.
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Not sure I'll ever see the movie (seems hard to find a DVD in English), but it makes a great poster in my sports-themed basement. This is about 3' x 5' so pretty large.

post #13 of 23
The download has English subtitles where needed.
post #14 of 23
We saw it this fall in a theater. Not perfect but we enjoyed it.
post #15 of 23

Full HD and SD downloads available on Vimeo if anybody doesn't want to buy the DVD.

post #16 of 23
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That is good that is is getting onto more platforms and sites. Anyone know the reason why it was temporarily removed from Amazon before the resurge?

post #17 of 23

Watched tonight on Amazon streaming, really enjoyed it, but ... that last run, at the very end, just before the credits ... I wanna see THAT!    ;-)

post #18 of 23
Just booked hotel in Kitz town center for 2018 race week. Can't wait.

If anyone has been there for the races and has advice (on race, tix, restaurants, nightlife, etc) I would love to hear it.

Thanks.
post #19 of 23
Hope you'll post a trip report! Have stood at the top of the start in summer, but cannot imagine the scene in town during a race week!

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Great pics.  Staying exactly in town where your second photo is - can see the hotel in your photo.  Jan 2018 can't get here fast enough.

post #21 of 23

Yeah Moose32  hope you post a trip report of your Kitzbuhel experience.

 

I have never been to Austria, so couldn't tell you anything about it.  Always wanted to go though.

 

You Lucky Dog, ah Lucky  Moose You!!

post #22 of 23

Will try to post a trip report.  It is not a trip to ski however - will have to do that on my usual stops in MT, WI, CH, etc.

 

This trip will be to watch the 3 races on Fri, Sat, Sun. and any other activities that may accompany the viewing. 

 

 

:ski

 

:beercheer:

post #23 of 23

Kitzbuhel's Hansi Hinterseer - Ski-Twist 2013

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBLxzv17zc8

 

That's it.

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