The Olympics Movies on DVD
This stirring chronicle of the U.S. hockey team's quest for the gold medal during the 1980 Winter Olympics offers interviews, super footage and an uplifting patriotic spirit. Thrill as Jim Craig, Mike Eruozine and coach Herb Brooks lead the underdog U.S. over a Russian squad with such greats as Vladislav Tretiak and Boris Mihailov to the finals against Finland. 60 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, Spanish mono. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
In the midst of an atmosphere soaked with virulent racism, Olympic athlete Jesse Owens took home an astonishing four gold medals during the 1936 games in Berlin. This "American Experience" program revisits that historic achievement, offering an overview of how Adolf Hitler saw the staging of the games as an opportunity to achieve political advantage, as well as how Owens' remarkable triumph turned into a bittersweet homecoming. 60 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH).
What was your favorite moment of the 2012 Olympics? You might just find it here, in this official compilation of highlights from the London games! Celebrate the spirit of global unity and thrilling competition with this program that includes the record-breaking triumph of swimmer Michael Phelps; the dash that secured Usain Bolt's place as the world's fastest man; gold medal winners of beach volleyball; the "Fierce Five" of women's gymnastics; and much more. 122 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Each final event in the women's gymnastics competition is featured in this commemorative Olympic highlights program. Celebrate the excitement of the London games by reviewing Aly Raisman's triumphant floor exercise routine; see McKayla Maroney earn a silver medal on the vault; watch Gabby Douglas take her third gold medal; and much more. 80 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage.
While capturing Olympic gold for the USSR's basketball squad in 1988, Lithuanian "dream team" stars Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis assisted their homeland in obtaining sporting glories of its own once liberated from the iron grip of the Soviet empire. This documentary profiles the saga of these two men as they, with some financial support from The Grateful Dead, led Lithuania's basketball team to victory in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; interview.
Commemorate the return to Athens for the 2004 Summer Olympics with this compelling documentary that uses detailed re-recreations of the ancient Greek games and breathtaking highlight footage from modern competitions to illustrate the changes that have occurred over the centuries and the traditions that have remained intact. 110 min.
The award-winning documentary offers a unique view of the 1972 Munich Olympics, as eight noted directors (Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Juri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, and Mai Zetterling) turn their cameras on the world's greatest athletic spectacle, the rigorous training that the competitors undergo, and the need to excel that drives them. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.