100 Years of Olympic Films

Edition no. 900

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Tokyo OlympiadThe Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient GreeceThe Olympic Games in Paris 1924The White StadiumThe IX Olympiad in AmsterdamThe Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928Youth of the WorldOlympia Part One: Festival of the NationsOlympia Part Two: Festival of BeautyFight Without HateXIVth Olympiad: The Glory of SportThe VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952Where the World MeetsGold and GloryMemories of the Olympic Summer of 1952White VertigoOlympic Games, 1956The Melbourne Rendez-vousAlain MimounThe Horse in FocusPeople, Hopes, MedalsThe Grand OlympicsIX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964Sensation of the Century13 Days in FranceSnows of GrenobleThe Olympics in MexicoSapporo Winter OlympicsVisions of EightWhite RockGames of the XXI OlympiadOlympic SpiritO Sport, You Are Peace!A Turning Point16 Days of GloryCalgary ’88: 16 Days of GlorySeoul 1988Hand in HandBeyond All BarriersOne Light, One WorldMarathonLillehammer ’94: 16 Days of GloryAtlanta’s Olympic GloryNagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and GloryOlympic GlorySydney 2000: Stories of Olympic GlorySalt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan’s Stories of Olympic GloryBud Greenspan’s Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic GloryBud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic GloryThe Everlasting FlameBud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic GloryFirst
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International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee
Directed by: Caroline Rowland, Gu Jun, Milos Forman, Tony Maylam, Kon Ichikawa, Jacques Ertaud, Kieth Merrill, Masahiro Shinoda, Jean-Claude Labrecque, Yuri Ozerov, Lee Ji-won, Joe Jay Jalbert, Carlos Saura, Im Kwon-taek, Lee Kwang-soo, Claude Lelouch, Kim Takai, Bud Greenspan, Drummond Challis, Alberto Isaac, André Michel, Castleton Knight, Theo Hörmann, Hannu Leminen, Leni Riefenstahl, Herbert Brieger, Adrian Wood, Jean de Rovera, Arnold Fanck, Wilhelm Prager, Giorgio Ferroni, Tancred Ibsen, Louis Gueguen, Romolo Marcellini, Heribert Meisel, René Lucot, Peter Whitchurch, Carl Junghans, Jean-Jacques Languepin, François Reichenbach, R. Douglas Copsey, Othmar Gurtner, Tony Maylam, Kon Ichikawa, Nancy Beffa, Jean Beaudin, Claude Lelouch, Marcel Carrière, Yuri Ozerov, Georges Dufaux, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling
Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, this one-of-a-kind collection assembles, for the first time, a century’s worth of Olympic films—the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee. These documentaries cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”: Jesse Owens shattering sprinting world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean Claude-Killy dominating the slopes of Grenoble in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the first-ever women’s marathon on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984. In addition to the work of Bud Greenspan, the man behind an impressive ten Olympic features, this stirring collective chronicle of triumph and defeat includes such landmarks of the documentary form as Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia and Kon Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad, along with lesser-known but captivating contributions by major directors like Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Miloš Forman. It also serves as a fascinating window onto the formal development of cinema itself, as well as the technological progress that has enabled the viewer, over the years, to get ever closer to the action. Traversing continents and decades, and reflecting as well the social, cultural, and political changes that have shaped our recent history, this remarkable marathon of films offers nothing less than a panorama of a hundred years of human endeavor.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.37:1 , 1.66:1 (Anamorphic) , 1.78:1 (Anamorphic) , 1.85:1 (Anamorphic) , 2.35:1 (Anamorphic) , 2.39:1 (Anamorphic) , 1.35:1
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , French 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Spanish 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Japanese 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Italian 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Russian 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Swedish 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , German 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Finnish 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Korean 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Norwegian 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , English 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo , Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo , Korean 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo , Musical Score 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo , English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround , French 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround , Mandarin 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 43 Discs |  DVD-9

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Supplements

  • A lavishly illustrated, 216-page hardcover book, featuring notes on the films by cinema historian Peter Cowie; a foreword by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee; a short history of the restoration project by restoration producer Adrian Wood; and hundreds of photographs from a century of Olympic Games

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Tokyo Olympiad
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The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912
The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924
The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece
The Olympic Games in Paris 1924
The White Stadium
The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam
The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928
Youth of the World
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty
Fight Without Hate
XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport
The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952
Where the World Meets
Gold and Glory
Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952
White Vertigo
Olympic Games, 1956
The Melbourne Rendez-vous
Alain Mimoun
The Horse in Focus
People, Hopes, Medals
The Grand Olympics
IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964
Sensation of the Century
13 Days in France
Snows of Grenoble
The Olympics in Mexico
Sapporo Winter Olympics
Visions of Eight
White Rock
Games of the XXI Olympiad
Olympic Spirit
O Sport, You Are Peace!
A Turning Point
16 Days of Glory
Calgary ’88: 16 Days of Glory
Seoul 1988
Hand in Hand
Beyond All Barriers
One Light, One World
Marathon
Lillehammer ’94: 16 Days of Glory
Atlanta’s Olympic Glory
Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory
Olympic Glory
Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory
Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan’s Stories of Olympic Glory
Bud Greenspan’s Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory
Bud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory
The Everlasting Flame
Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory
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