Fresh Off The 2004/2005 Theatrical Run, The Newest And Most Gonzo Warren Miller Film! From daring first descents to hilarious misadventures, Impact has it all and more in simply the biggest and best skiing and snowboardin... more »g footage shot from around the world! And the action is set to an explosive soundtrack featuring music from Coldplay, The Vines, The Dandy Warhols, Jane?s Addiction, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and much more! Watch as Jeremy Nobis (aka "Psycho Nobi") tackles the classic steeps of Chamonix, France. See gold-medalist snowboarder Kelly Clark log major air time heli-boarding in Blue River, Canada. Check out sexy skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Charlotte Moats and Jenn Berg float through deep powder after a megastorm in Utah. And much, much more! Impact is the inspirational blockbuster of the season. It just wouldn?t be winter without it. SPECIAL FEATURES: Featurette ? Behind the Scenes in Bulgaria. Deleted Scenes Video Fireplace 5.1 Surround Sound« less
"This was the "last" movie that Warren Miller was officially a part of. And if you seriously count him as a part of this movie it just barely counts. He sold his company to his son Kurt a few years ago and then his son turned around and sold the company to Time-Warner. Warren Miller hated the direction the new commercialized films were going and his contract with the company ended with this film- and him doing as little as possible to be a part of it.
If you see endless product placements, self-serving arrogant skiiers talking about themselves (instead of actually skiing), and a lack of the charm and humor of the old Warren Miller movies you'll know why-- they are being churned out annually by a large corporation only interested in the bottom line.
I went and saw "Higher Ground" in the theatres and it was even more of a disappointment than "Impact". It was the last Warren Miller movie I will see in the theatres. As a lifetime fan it was a sad day.
This movie is average at best. If you want to see some quality ski films that embody what skiiers really believe and not some corporation trying to sell sponsorships (granola bars, Jeeps and cell phones) check out Terminal Gravity Research (TGR) or Matchstick Productions."
Not his best...
Ken Holmes | Albuquerque, NM | 12/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was very excited to receive IMPACT in the mail from Netflix, but was disappointed in Miller's latest effort. After such gems as COLD FUSION and STORM, this film didn't quite live up to the sequences of his previous films. The Chamonix sequence was excellent, as was the sequence of snowboard jumping at Mammoth, but the film didn't have as much of Miller's dry humor or 1950s ski nostalgia, and I missed the obligatory base jump sequence, such as the spectacular winged suit jump from the top of the Eiger (in STORM, I believe). The soundtrack was not as stellar and varied as before. I simply was not as wowed as I was by his previous films. I hope this year's HIGHER GROUND returns to his more exciting, better shot films."
Warren Miller at his very best!
HOOTAS | Augusta, ME | 08/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was lucky enough to catch a screening of Impact in Buffalo back in January and I must say it was incredible. Not only was the cinematography good, the soundtrack was extremely strong. From the opening shots of Cordova, Alaska, to the extreme steeps of Chamonix, France, Warren will keep you on the edge of your seat.
This DvD is definitely worth the buy just to watch it over and over again!"
Ken Holmes | 08/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I an a huge Warren Miller fan and I must say that Impact is one of his best films. I recieved a pre-release copy of the dvd and I have watched it over 30 times. Impact is not someting you should go without!"
Impact, and You...
Mckinley Gould | Klamath Falls OR, | 06/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Warren Miller has long been one of my faviorite photographer's and nairators. Impact has his usual amounts of humor, and catchy lines. However, Think i have been spoiled by his previous movie Journey. Journey is the best of the warren miller movies to date in my opinion. The music in impact was fairly bland. Very Worth buying and adding to your collection by all means. However i'd buy journey first. As the line goes thou "your worst day on the mountian, is still better than your best day at work." So any chance i get to watch skiing action in june is time well spent.