London 2012 Olympic Games (Blu-ray Boxset)

Catalogue Number: 273-7589

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London 2012 Olympic Games (Blu-ray Boxset)

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Released: 29/10/12

  • 5 Disc Boxset
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Synopsis

'We lit the flame, and we lit up the world' Lord Coe

It was the Olympic Games we will never forget; an extraordinary event in Britain’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’s double gold, Oscar Pistorius’ Olympic Games debut and Nicola Adams’ gold in the boxing ring. Relive Team GB’s 29 gold medal triumphs and recapture the moments which made these Olympic Games so special; from the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ to judo’s Gemma Gibbons’ tearful dedication and the pure emotion of swimmer Chad le Clos’ father.

5 DISC BOX SET INCLUDES:

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’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’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’ record 19th Olympic medal

Clare Balding’s emotional interview with Bert le Clos

DISC 3

Sporting Highlights (Days 7 – 10) Including:

Katherine Grainger’s long awaited gold

Victoria Pendleton wins stunning gold

Andy Murray’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 ‘Super Saturday’ when Ennis, Farah and Rutherford all win gold

DISC 4

Sporting Highlights (Days 11 – 16) Including:

The Brownlee brothers’ triathlon glory

Usain Bolt completes his historic Olympic treble

Hoy’s record 6th gold medal

Nicola Adams punches her way to the first women’s boxing gold

The incredible tension at Greenwich Park for Team GB’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.

Exclusive Opening Ceremony Extras

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’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.

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Cast & Crew

Featured
Annie Lennox
Pet Shop Boys
One Direction
Kenneth Branagh
George Michael
The Spice Girls
Emeli Sande
Director
Danny Boyle
Kim Gavin

Key Information

Classification
TBC
UV Copy Included
N
Type
Blu-ray
Studio
2 Entertain Video
Number Of Discs
5
Production
TV
Boxset
Y
Region
2, b
Genre
Sports

Variant

Type
Blu-ray

Features

Special Features
Previously Unseen Footage From The Event As Selected By Danny Boyle, Plus Opening Ceremony Audio Commentary, A Rendition Of Edward Elgar'S 'Nimrod' By The London Symphony Orchestra'S, On Track Programme, Highlights From The Pre-Ceremony Performance By Sin
Language
English
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