Subcategories

Almost Ablaze (2014)

Posted By: vivid23
Almost Ablaze (2014)

Almost Ablaze (2014)
Bluray-rip 1080p | 1920x1080 | MKV/x264 @ 7498 Kbps | 77mn | Audio: English AC3 224 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 4.24 GB
Genre: Documentary

For the first time in nearly two decades of putting out an annual ski film, TGR’s lead segment belongs to a woman. But not only does Angel Collinson break into the boys club in Almost Ablaze, which premiered Saturday at a sold-out outdoor showing in Teton Village, Wyoming, she damn near tears down the walls. Collinson, the 24-year-old skier who grew up sharing a room with her brother, Johnny, in her parents’ employee housing unit at Snowbird, Utah, delivers a performance that undoubtedly seals her place as one of the best big mountain female skiers in the world.

But as good as Collinson’s performance was, it did not quite steal the show. Which says a lot about TGR’s latest film. For many years, viewers could count on TGR to follow a tried-and-true formula: heavy skiing, heavy music, athlete voiceovers, and little humor packaged into a sharply edited cinematic tour de ski porn. The films often left you breathless and amazed, but with little connection to the skiing most people do in their own lives.

Almost Ablaze maintains a very TGR feel. There’s extraordinary skiing in extraordinary places, as well as the obligatory (but still great) close-up pow shots in Jackson Hole and lots of helicopters. But this movie is much more fun and relatable than previous films. Angel’s genuine skiing spirit translates well to film, while her brother skis a filthy couloir in La Grave before spinning a three in the runout, and then throwing a backflip for good measure, just for the sheer enjoyment of it. Ian McIntosh—who is back after missing most of the last two years to injury—is often in the background providing commentary, whooping and hollering over the crackle of the radio. This is the veteran who can’t contain his own excitement at watching his friends rip. It’s Mac’s reminder to everyone that skiing, above all else, is the greatest thing in the world.

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 17mn
Bit rate : 7 498 Kbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.151
Stream size : 4.03 GiB (95%)
Writing library : x264 core 130 r2273 b3065e6
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Color primaries : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 1h 17mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 224 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 123 MiB (3%)
Language : English

Menu
00:00:00.000 : Chapter 1
00:02:59.114 : Chapter 2
00:04:37.087 : Chapter 3
00:08:49.756 : Chapter 4
00:12:06.870 : Chapter 5
00:16:16.328 : Chapter 6
00:20:29.831 : Chapter 7
00:28:20.593 : Chapter 8
00:33:44.666 : Chapter 9
00:37:37.733 : Chapter 10
00:41:12.030 : Chapter 11
00:46:15.959 : Chapter 12
00:53:28.558 : Chapter 13
01:01:18.277 : Chapter 14
01:06:37.554 : Chapter 15
01:11:38.605 : Chapter 16


Almost Ablaze (2014)