London 2012 Olympic Games Blu Ray|
It was the Olympic Games we'll never forget and this Official London 2012 release will ensure we relive every golden memory. Featuring over nine hours of footage, it marks some of the best of the BBC's Olympic coverage including the amazing successes from Team GB, and the key moments from the rest of the games. In addition to this it will also include, highlights from Danny Boyle's unforgettable opening ceremony and the musical extravaganza of the closing ceremony.from£7.49 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free blu-ray player in order to play &39;We lit the flame and we lit up the world&39; Lord Coe It was the Olympic Games we will never forget; an extraordinary event in Britain&39;s history with intense drama sporting brilliance and heart-wrenching emotion Capturing the key moments of the Games including a specially-edited version of the entire Opening Ceremony from Director Danny Boyle over seven hours of sporting highlights and the full Closing Ceremony these day-by-day highlights relive the triumphs moving stories and memories that will live on forever Experience once again the magnificent performances from outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt Michael Phelps Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis Marvel at the many amazing achievements including Mo Farah&39;s double gold Oscar Pistorius&39; Olympic Games debut and Nicola Adams&39; gold in the boxing ring Relive Team GB&39;s 29 gold medal triumphs and recapture the moments which made these Olympic Games so special; from the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium on &39;Super Saturday&39; to judo&39;s Gemma Gibbons&39; tearful dedication and the pure emotion of swimmer Chad le Clos&39; father DISC 1 - The Opening Ceremony Part One The spectacular Opening Ceremony was an unforgettable start to the London 2012 Olympic Games In this exclusive director&39;s cut by Danny Boyle we relive the entire ceremony in all its splendour This is also accompanied by a fascinating audio commentary by Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce where they reveal for the first time in detail how they orchestrated this spectacular event providing a unique insight into the journey through British history DISC 2 - The Opening Ceremony Part Two Sporting Highlights (Days 1 - 6) Including Team GB&39;s first medal from Lizzie Armitstead The first gold from rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning The imperious time trial by Bradley Wiggins Michael Phelps&39; record 19th Olympic medal Clare Balding&39;s emotional interview with Bert le Clos DISC 3 - Sporting Highlights (Days 7 - 10) Including Katherine Grainger&39;s long awaited gold Victoria Pendleton wins stunning gold Andy Murray&39;s emotional victory Ben Ainslie wins historic 4th gold Beth Tweddle wins bronze on the bars Usain Bolt successfully defends his 100m Olympic title The electric atmosphere in the stadium on &39;Super Saturday&39; when Ennis Farah and Rutherford all win gold DISC 4 - Sporting Highlights (Days 11 - 16) Including The Brownlee brothers&39; triathlon glory Usain Bolt completes his historic Olympic treble Hoy&39;s record 6th gold medal Nicola Adams punches her way to the first women&39;s boxing gold The incredible tension at Greenwich Park for Team GB&39;s dressage victory The world record-breaking US sprint relay Tom Daley celebrates a sensational bronze Sam Murray secures the 65th and final medal for Team GB DISC 5 - Closing Ceremony The London 2012 Olympic Games ended in style with a celebration of music and sporting achievement created by Kim Gavin It marked the end of an amazing chapter in London&39;s life and featured an array of British artists from the last 50 years including Eric Idle The Kinks The Spice Girls and Jessie J Certificate Exempt from Classification Year 2012 Languages English Subtitles English for the hearing impaired Closed Captions Yes
A five-volume set looking back at the London 2012 Olympic Games, featuring all the key moments in what was to become an historically unforgettable event. The set includes a specially-edited version of Director Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony, as well as day-by-day highlights of the sporting successes from all the main venues, including the Velodrome, 'Super Saturday', and the Aquatic Centre, and the full Closing Ceremony.
Average Rating for London 2012 Olympic Games [Blu-ray] - 5 out of 5
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London 2012 Olympic Games [Blu-ray]Jim Cavaz
If there's one thing that we, here in the UK, will remember for years to come, it is the London 2012 Olympic Games. We will remember it as a time of triumph, a time of achievement, and a time when we came together as a country and did something right.
This five-disc box set is an absolutely fantastic release to relive our successes, and to retain our moments of glory for posterity, to show our coming grandchildren how high we rose to the occasion.
Beginning with the Opening Ceremony, the Games start with an unforgettable celebration of British history from the early days through to the Industrial Revolution, right up to modern day, with some of the best-known artists taking centre-stage throughout the night's events. We are also treated to a fascinating commentary with director Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, who go into great detail about how they devised and organised such a magnificent ceremony, which was thankfully largely kept secret until the live broadcast itself.
Included in the Opening Ceremony, of course, is the brilliant short film, Happy and Glorious, featuring none other than Daniel Craig as 007 and the Queen, herself. And we see once more the great Kenneth Branagh's involvement in the opening, performing lines from Shakespeare's The Tempest, as the world-renowned Brunel.
The next three discs are a tour de force of sporting greatness. Across over two weeks, we have success after success, medal after medal, victory after victory.
Lizzie Armitstead takes the first gold medal for Team GB. The unstoppable American, Michael Phelps, breaks records with his 19th medal in his Olympic career. Andy Murray surprises the world to take Gold in the tennis final.
Usain Bolt, on the other hand, surprises no one when he retains his Olympic Golds in the Men's 100m and 200m sprints, and goes on to break the world record with his fellow countrymen in the 4x100m relay.
And in the final days leading up to the end of the Games, Nicola Adams takes home the first ever Women's Boxing Gold Medal in the Olympics, which is an achievement that is truly remarkable.
All these terrific milestones, and many more, are captured beautifully here on Blu-ray, and the feeling they re-ignite whilst watching them in stunning High-Definition cannot quite be described. It makes one feel patriotic, that much is for sure, no matter where your allegiance lies.
And after all the fantastic victories and graceful defeats from the best competitors around the globe, it all finally comes to an end with a magnificent Closing Ceremony, in which we all come together once more - as a country and as an international community - and celebrate the end of these tremendous Games.
We head towards the end with Boris Johnson handing over the Olympic flag to Eduardo Paes, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a vibrant taste of the celebrations we can look forward to in four years' time, entitled, 'Embrace', finishing with a beautiful display of fireworks.
And finally, it is The Who that see our Olympic Games through to the end, with a classic medley of some of their greatest hits, including Baba O'Riley and My Generation. A fitting tribute to what has been one of the most exceptional sporting events our country, and our world, has ever seen.
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