London 2012 Olympic Games [DVD]
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'We lit the flame, and we lit up the world' Lord Coe
It was the Olympic Games we will never forget; an extraordinary event in Britain’s history with intense drama, sporting brilliance and heart-wrenching emotion. Capturing the key moments of the Games, including a specially-edited version of the entire Opening Ceremony from Director Danny Boyle, over seven hours of sporting highlights and the full Closing Ceremony, these day-by-day highlights relive the triumphs, moving stories and memories that will live on forever.
Experience once again the magnificent performances from outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis. Marvel at the many amazing achievements, including Mo Farah’s double gold, Oscar Pistorius’ Olympic Games debut and Nicola Adams’ gold in the boxing ring. Relive Team GB’s 29 gold medal triumphs and recapture the moments which made these Olympic Games so special; from the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ to judo’s Gemma Gibbons’ tearful dedication and the pure emotion of swimmer Chad le Clos’ father.
5 DISC BOX SET INCLUDES:
The Opening Ceremony: Part One
The Opening Ceremony: Part Two
Sporting Highlights (Days 1 – 6)
- Team GB’s first medal from Lizzie Armitstead
- The first gold from rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning
- The imperious time trial by Bradley Wiggins
- Michael Phelps’ record 19th Olympic medal
- Clare Balding’s emotional interview with Bert le Clos
Important Note: There is some very brief picture break-up in a few scenes on this disc, caused during the recording of the live events. The scenes were not able to be fixed and it was felt that to remove the shots would have impaired the coverage more than by retaining them.
Sporting Highlights (Days 7 – 10)
- Katherine Grainger’s long awaited gold
- Victoria Pendleton wins stunning gold
- Andy Murray’s emotional victory
- Ben Ainslie wins historic 4th gold
- Beth Tweddle wins bronze on the bars
- Usain Bolt successfully defends his 100m Olympic title
- The electric atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ when Ennis, Farah and Rutherford all win gold
Sporting Highlights (Days 11 – 16)
- The Brownlee brothers’ triathlon glory
- Usain Bolt completes his historic Olympic treble
- Hoy’s record 6th gold medal
- Nicola Adams punches her way to the first women’s boxing gold
- The incredible tension at Greenwich Park for Team GB’s dressage victory
- The world record-breaking US sprint relay
- Tom Daley celebrates a sensational bronze
- Sam Murray secures the 65th and final medal for Team GB.
Exclusive Opening Ceremony Extras:
Isles of Wonder Deconstructed
The Thames is “liquid history”. Discover how the visual effects team created a thrilling animated journey up the river from its source, to the Olympic stadium itself - passing sights real and imaginary.
The sound of the shipping forecast and billowing blue sheets transform our meadow into “an isle of wonder”, to the stirring sound of Elgar’s Nimrod, as played by the London Symphony Orchestra’s On Track project.
Frank Turner in the Green and Pleasant Land
Frank Turner’s acoustic songs performed in the stadium perfectly captured the atmosphere of a long summer evening.
Thanks Tim Projection House
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The London 2012 Olympic Games ended in style with a celebration of music and sporting achievement, created by Kim Gavin. It marked the end of an amazing chapter in London’s life and featured an array of British artists from the last 50 years including Eric Idle, The Kinks, The Spice Girls and Jessie J.
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The extras such as nimrod and isle of wonder deconstructed are interesting but they aren't that long, (2-3 mins each) and two out of the 4 opening ceremony special features are just pre-cereomony stuff.
the closing ceremony is well done and edited. you can only watch it with BBC commentary though. you can't turn it off, which may be annoying for those of you who want to strangle the commentators when they speak over stuff you want to hear. Of course there are subtitles for highlights and both ceremony's for all options.
The only down side for me is the DVD Menu title screen looks like it's been made from something like iDVD. which makes the finished product look slightly lazy. which is a shame because the content is fantastic.
All in all this is a amazing buy for any olympic fanatic, sport fan, or for the person who just wants to treasure the memory of our olympic games in 2012. and i'm sure this dvd will be shown to the generations to come to relive the memory. Must buy DVD!!!!!!
Throw in the fact that the content of the discs contains some of the most inspiring and heart-warming scenes that have ever been filmed on these shores and I challenge you to find a better bargain out there!
I received this set for my Birthday and have to say it is even better than I expected. All the glorious moments of the summer presented together in a chronological format and also including the outstanding opening & closing ceremonies and interviews with the amazing athletes themselves.
I don't think you can put a price on a product that makes you feel Proud to be British but the BBC have set theirs at £22 and it is an absolute bargain for over 15 hours of triumph, heart-break and heart-warming inpiration.
It is almost impossible for words to do justice to these amazing games, the inspiring atheletes and the unbelivable atmospheres that went into creating the best Olympics i have ever witnessed.
A true gold-medal offering from the BBC who have certainly gone a long way to answering some of the criticisms it has received over its sporting coverage in the past few years.
Generations will be inspired for decades to come...
They managed to edit all the games footage into a pretty decent product here, and I really enjoyed reliving the summer.
My only criticism is that they showed Oscar Pistorius's historic first round 400m, but failed to show the semi final where Kirani James swapped bib numbers with him. For me, this was an emotional and meaningful moment that attracted a lot of attention and respect. Shame they didn't include it. However I know I can see that on Youtube still!
The footage of the Opening Ceremony came out better than when I watched it live. You could see more of the pixels with better aerial shots and continuity.
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I always trust in BBC. I saw this event on RTVE in HD and what a pity to have to hear the comments. This a show. Yes a show, must see without comments. Read morePublished 16 days ago by fernando grund
Bought this product for a second time as a gift for a relative. I enjoyed my copy so much, I knew they would. And at a bargain price!Published 20 days ago by Gary D
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