|Faced with traffic in India, a wise yogi suggests: "Just GO!"|
You can pre-order the DVD now at the movie's website. It's $24.95 and includes the customary bonus features: deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage and "The Signs of India" featurette.
The DVDs ship Aug. 28. Another way to get the DVD is to donate at least $50 to the next project of filmmaker Adam Schomer and Yogi Anand Mehrotra. In September and October they will return to the mountains on Royal Enfields to film a six-part mini-series, "The Four Peaks of Freedom."
In the "The Highest Pass" a brave yogi (Anand) faces a prophecy of his death as he leads seven Americans through the Himalayas on the highest motorable road in the world.
I'm excited about it because of the role played by Royal Enfield motorcycles.
While the film's impact in theaters will be modest, this will likely become the movie that potential adventurers will watch before reserving spots on expeditions to the world's highest motorable road and beyond. They will watch it on DVD (or, eventually, on Netflix, I suppose).
The impression they will get is that, when you're going into the great beyond, Royal Enfield motorcycles are the way to get there.
Would you like the movie? The best way to find out is to watch the movie clips. It looks intriguing.
I particularly like the clip where an American (typically) suggests taking on India's traffic by "driving defensively."
"Or aggressively," the yogi responds. "Just GO!" Watching the clips you can see why this might be the best advice of all.
Here is just the first clip: