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3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film - lousy DVD, 3 Oct 2001
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This review is from: Chariots Of Fire [1981] [DVD] (DVD)
EDIT - This refers to the original DVD release - not current releases - and was written in 2001.

Probably one of my favourite films of all time and the film deserves 6 stars!! The cast, acting, filming and music are all superb. Of course there is a lot of 'poetic license' in the content but it captures the spirit of the age beautifully. I must have seen it dozens of times but a tear still comes to the eye when Sam hears the national anthem following Abrahams' victory in the 100 yards dash final and also when Eric breaks the world record in the 400 yards final, a discipline he didn't specialise in.

An interesting fact (not mentioned in the film) is that Harold Abrahams also set the British long jump record which stood for 30 years !!

I already had it on VHS where the sound quality was somewhat iffy (even in a NICAM player) so I splashed out on the DVD. The sound quality if anything is even worse. You have to crank up the volume to hear the dialogue to the point where there is an annoyingly audible hiss, and then the music deafens you when it comes in.

As has been stated before there are no extras (apart from subtitles)
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Initial post: 30 Jul 2012 06:32:10 BDT
Ole Bjrsvik says:
It's absolutely fascinating to see the same review (from 2001?) telling how bad the DVD is, regardless whether it is a DVD or a blu-ray, and without regards to whether the product was produced years after the review. And being told that there is no extra material, whether it is a one or two disc version.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2012 12:14:04 BDT
Carol Haynes says:
I wrote that review - which was accurate at the time. It isn't my fault that Amazon lump all reviews together for films - irrespective of media or release date. You can see from the review date that there have been new releases since that date.
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