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Chariots of Fire (30th Anniversary Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [1981] [Region Free]

4.3 out of 5 stars 224 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm
  • Directors: Hugh Hudson
  • Producers: David Puttnam
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish, German, Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 July 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007NFPN5M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,910 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Winner of four Academy Awards® (including Best Picture), this internationally acclaimed motion picture recounts the poignant true story of two British sprinters vying for gold in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a driven athlete of Jewish ancestry, runs to overcome prejudice and to achieve personal fame; his rival, Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Scottish missionary, competes for the glory of God. An inspirational story of spirit and strength in the face of enormous odds, the film combines the finest elements of athletic competition and human drama to create a compelling and timeless cinematic classic.

Special Features:

  • Limited edition contains a CD sampler with four tracks from the soundtrack: • Titles (Theme Song) • Abraham’s Theme • Eric’s Theme • Jerusalem
  • Paris 1924: Birth of the Modern Games (new to Blu-ray)
  • David Puttnam: A Cinematic Champion (new to Blu-ray)
  • Hugh Hudson: Journey to the Gold (new to Blu-ray)
  • Commentary by director Hugh Hudson
  • Composer's Isolated score
  • Wings on their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire 
  • Chariots of Fire: A Reunion
  • Reliving the Sprint
  • Filming the Opening Shot
  • Screen tests
  • Additional scenes
  • Theatrical trailer

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The come-from-behind winner of the 1981 Oscar for Best Picture, Chariots of Fire either strikes you as either a cold exercise in mechanical manipulation or as a tale of true determination and inspiration. The heroes are an unlikely pair of young athletes who ran for Great Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympics: devout Protestant Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a divinity student whose running makes him feel closer to God, and Jewish Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a highly competitive Cambridge student who has to surmount the institutional hurdles of class prejudice and anti-Semitism. There's delicious support from Ian Holm (as Abrahams's coach) and John Gielgud and Lindsay Anderson as a couple of Cambridge fogies. Vangelis's soaring synthesised score, which seemed to be everywhere in the early 1980s, also won an Oscar. Chariots of Fire was the debut film of British television commercial director Hugh Hudson (Greystoke) and was produced by David Puttnam. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A very beautiful film. It is very interesting to see how were the Olympic Games in comparison to the money greedy and pharmaceutical greedy games of our days. Excellent actors. As for the music of Vangelis, she is divine. Highly reccommend it.
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I know the movie but had forgotten about it. Anyway searching through the DVD's on Amazon I found it. Seeing the movie brought back some happy memories of those days. Both my husband and I enjoyed viewing it and shall put it in our collection for more viewing..
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Super film, the one to pull out of the box when there's 'nothing on the tele'!
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A good story about a man who stuck to his beliefs and didn't waiver when pressurised to run on a Sunday when it was against his wishes.
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perfect!
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excellent
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Took me back to Colin Welland telling the Oscars that the British are coming! Excellent stuff.
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Excellent
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