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Chariots of Fire [WS] [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1981]

Release Date:02/01/2005

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features

    • Digitally remastered for first time video release in widescreen format (16x9 1.85:1)
    • Commentary by director Hugh Hudson
    • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
    • English and French language tracks
    • English, French & Spanish subtitles
    • Two new documentaries "Wings on Their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire" and "Chariots of Fire: A Reunion"
    • 16 minutes of exciting additional scenes, including an alternate "Cricket in the Ballroom" sequence from the movie's European version
    • Screen tests
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned


    Chariots of Fire
    Based on a true story, Chariots of Fire is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The film crosscuts between each man's life as he trains for the competition, fueled by these very different desires. As compelling as the racing scenes are, it's really the depth of the two main characters that touches the viewer, as they forcefully drive home the theme that victory attained through devotion, commitment, integrity, and sacrifice is the most admirable feat that one can achieve. (Ian Holm was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in his role as Abrahams' coach), and this powerful film ended up with four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ben Cross
      Ben Cross - Harold Abrahams
    • Ian Charleson
      Ian Charleson - Eric Liddell
    • Nigel Havers
      Nigel Havers - Lord Andrew Lindsay
    • Nicholas Farrell
      Nicholas Farrell - Aubrey Montague
    • Ian Holm
      Ian Holm - Sam

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