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

  • SKU: 3130720
  • Release Date: 02/01/2005
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

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

Synopsis


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



Customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    At last the Blu-ray

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    Moviefan
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    I saw Chariots of Fire when it was first released, then the VHS, the DVD, and now the Blu-ray. The BR quality is great - along with the audio and the special features are a nice bonus. A must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie.

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    MontanaGal
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    My kids loved this movie when they were young and would vist their grandparents' ranch. Now I can share it with my own grandkids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie.

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    MontanaGal
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    It was great to see this movie again.. It was a favorite of my kids and now my grandkids love it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be better audio

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    JIMJAM123
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    The sound was too high or too low throughout the movie so made it hard to understand in some parts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

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    CESteed
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    A good movie in a good format. It's good to be able to get old movies in blue ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent story, inspiring.

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    octwelsh
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    Great movie to inspire the whole family. Love that it is finally on Blu-ray

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable Movie

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    Alawishus
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    This is a very enjoyable movie and has a good plot and meaning.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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