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Best Olympic DVD coverage and amazing!!!!!,
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This review is from: London 2012 Olympic Games [DVD] (DVD)Having got this today (the release day) along with the Paralympic dvd London 2012 Paralympic Games [DVD] i must say i am very happy with the purchase. the opening ceremony can be watched with BBC Commentary (Huw Edwards etc) or Danny Boyle and Frank Cottrell ( director and writer). Both are worth listening to, especially the latter. also with the option of no commentary and just the stadium sound in 5.1. the day highlights are extremely well done and each day has an introduction from sue barker and each day contains the best sports of the day, including all 29 of GB's wins.
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!!!!!!
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2012 16:39:28 GMT
Mr. Luke E. Walker says:
Does it include some of the fantastic montages that the BBC made? There is one particular one that I hope is on there which is the one which shows clips of the torch relay, people winning and losing out on medals. It ends with Jessica Ennis crying on the podium with her medal and 'Manhatta' by the cinematic orchestra is playing in the background.
Posted on 3 Nov 2012 09:17:11 GMT
Susan Withers says:
can you tell me if the DVD contains Charlotte Dujardin winning gold medal routine in dressage (the horse that dances to 007 and dam busters etc. My mum has never seen it and still says she wishes she had, So I though a good present if it was on there.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 08:54:29 GMT
Josh S says:
yes it does it's on disc three about 50 minutes in. it shows all 3 of Britians hopes and the other European who took silver. however it only includes about 15 seconds of the beginning of the routine and then 15 seconds at the end, including dujardin. this is annoying as it was a good routine. if you want it in full http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTOpW8GqNV
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012 21:35:00 GMT
Josh S says:
Yes it does have some montages at the end including some new ones. the one your looking for i am not too sure if it is included however
Posted on 10 Nov 2012 10:11:49 GMT
Thanks for an informative review and unlike some others you at least waited until the DVDs were released before you reviewed them!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 21:56:27 GMT
Anne B says:
Thank you so much for this link - I would not have known where to go to watch the whole event.
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 17:27:49 GMT
I was going to buy this DVD from Amazon but in view of their tax dodging antics together with their fellow American cohorts Starbucks, I have gone elsewhere and will continue to do so until they show some decency and corporate responsibility towards the country where they generate millions of pounds annually, or is it billions.
Shame on you Amazon.
Les Byrtus UK taxpayer.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012 11:53:08 GMT
Mr. B. Stevens says:
Posted on 29 Dec 2012 12:45:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Dec 2012 12:46:13 GMT
A. J. Sturgess says:
So - I CAN turn off the appallingly condescending and irritating commentary by Huw Edwards and his team of like-minded wafflers for the opening ceremony - but not the closing ceremony? If that right?
Also, the 'stadium only soundtrack' - is that OK?
I've been looking forwards to this DVD, but won't bother unless I can cut out Edwards. He was irritating beyond belief and would ruin enjoyment for me. Thank heavens someone uploaded a commentary-free film on Youtube.
Posted on 31 Dec 2012 20:40:41 GMT
karen weston says:
will this dvd play on american format dvd's?? and does it have the whole opening and closing ceremonies???