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Chariots Of Fire - 2 disc Special Edition [DVD]

4.3 out of 5 stars 224 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell, Ian Holm
  • Directors: Hugh Hudson
  • Producers: David Puttnam
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 11 April 2005
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007G9JTA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,119 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Hugh Hudson directs this nostalgic tribute to Cambridge University athletes Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, recounting the events of the 1924 Olympics. Abrahams (Ben Cross) is a Jew who experiences racial prejudice at Cambridge, while Liddell (Ian Charleson) is a Scot who runs for the glory of God. The two become rivals on the track, and both are chosen to represent Britain at the Paris Olympics. However, a problem arises when Lidell learns that he is expected to compete on the Sabbath; something that goes directly against his religious beliefs. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design, and received a further three nominations.

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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 synthesized 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

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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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