Wednesday, October 25, 2006

"What It Takes"

An e-mail from Peter Han, Director, "What It Takes"

“Hello - You recently signed up for updates on "What It Takes", the documentary about 4 elite triathletes and their quest for the Ironman world championships. We just opened up Web site sales, and you can order the DVD now for immediate shipment at Whether for yourself or as a holiday gift to the triathlete in your life, order away!“As a special incentive, the first 10,000 customers will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Oakley sunglasses, and t-shirt autographed by Peter Reid! The movie will debut in Kona, Hawaii, this Thursday with 2000 people at the carbo-load dinner before the Ironman Hawaii championship race. Following that, we'll stage a limited run of theater showings in select cities (starting with Chicago this weekend, Oct 20-21). Check for more information.

“In case you've forgotten, "What It Takes" is the documentary starring four elite Ironman triathletes – Peter Reid, Heather Fuhr, Lori Bowden, and Luke Bell – who together have won 6 world championships and dozens of major races. Viewers go behind the scenes in the quest for the 2005 world championship in Kona , Hawaii . Running at 97 minutes long, the movie includes footage of the athletes training, racing, and resting, and also opening up in extensive interviews to share their thoughts and feelings. The audience learns much about the sport of triathlon and the duel for athletic supremacy, but also about the very human issues which confront four athletes in an up-and-down, unpredictable year.

“The movie was shot at 24 frames per second on a Panasonic SDX-900, and is presented in 16:9 widescreen format. Its rich cinematic feel and sweeping visual imagery from places around the globe – including Australia , Canada , Dubai , and numerous locations in the United States , including Hawaii – combine with compelling storylines to produce a story about four athletes, four human beings, and one dream, the Ironman world championship.

“Thanks for your interest!”

Peter HanDirector, "What It Takes"

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