The Nipwitz Brain Massage box set arrived on my doorstep a couple of weeks ago and it's a thing of beauty. The DVD/Blu-Ray discs sit neatly alongside a full length coffee table photo book and a premium quality merino wool beanie.
I could wax lyrical about the production quality and the frankly ridiculous skiing in the movie itself for days. Suffice to say that nobody has ever seen any of the spots hit before, plenty of the tricks have never been done and the film is a thing of beauty. It's one of those rare movies that takes you to the locations and makes you empathize with the people featured. It's a film about another world, about travel and about the people encountered but without the cringy voiceovers and alongside some truly mental skiing.
Now the movie itself is available free online, and the box set is expensive, so it needs to be something truly special to justify the cost. But the fact is that it is something special. You get what you pay for, a piece of skiing history.