COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$38.99
Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$189.99
Little House on the Prairie: Season Three (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Hercules 3D (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Man of Steel Limited Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
$24.99
To Love Ru Darkness: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.49
Freezing: Anime Classics Season 1 (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figure Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$14.99
From The New World: Collection 2 (Blu-ray)
$43.08
Marvel Bundle (Blu-ray)
$64.99
Los Angeles Kings: 2014 Stanley Cup Champions (Blu-ray)
$18.99
X-Men and the Wolverine Collection (Blu-ray)
$29.99
The Legend of Billie Jean (Blu-ray)
$5.19
God's Not Dead (Blu-ray)
$17.29
24: Live Another Day (Blu-ray)
$39.99
The Swimmer (Blu-ray)
$20.08
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (Blu-ray)
$30.98
The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray)
$9.99
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Blu-ray)
$22.99


Chariots of Fire Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted March 30, 2012 07:25 AM by Josh Katz

Warner Bros.This summer, Warner Home Entertainment will bring Chariots of Fire to Blu-ray. Director Hugh Hudson's sports drama stars Ben Cross (Star Trek) and Ian Charleson (Gandhi) as two British sprinters competing in the 1924 Olympics.

From Warner's official synopsis:

"Eric (Charleson), a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold (Cross), the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society."

A critical and commercial success, Chariots of Fire received seven nominations at the 1982 Academy Awards Ceremony and eventually went on to win four Oscars, including:
  • Best Picture: David Puttnam
  • Best Original Score: Vangelis
  • Best Original Screenplay: Colin Welland
  • Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero
In addition, the film won the BAFTA for Best Film as well as the Best Supporting Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for Ian Holm's performance.

Update: While the Blu-ray's technical specifications are still unknown, the disc contains a number of bonus supplements, such as:
  • Commentary by Hugh Hudson
  • Four behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • - Wings on their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire
    - Chariots of Fire: A Reunion
    - Sprint Around the Quad
    - Famous Opening Shot
  • Three all-new featurettes produced for the Blu-ray:
  • - Paris, 1924: Birth of the Modern Olympics
    - David Puttnam: A Cinematic Champion
    - Hugh Hudson: Journey to the Gold
  • Deleted scenes
  • Screen tests
The digibook package also comes with a CD sampler that includes the following tracks from Vangelis' score:
  1. "Titles"
  2. "Abraham's Theme"
  3. "Eric's Theme"
  4. "Jerusalem"
Chariots of Fire streets on July 10th.





Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (15 comments)



Guydowood
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
as soon as I read the headline, the theme music cued in my mind...........

spf781
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Awesome! First day purchase for me.

Top reviewer
Pirate King
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have been waiting a long time for this one. First day purchase for me too.

LloydChristmas
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Another movie, another digibook... Day one!

Top reviewer
Top contributor
dobyblue
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I really didn't enjoy this movie when I first saw it on TV or VHS but I was also VERY young the last time I saw it, and I mean I was probably 12 or 13.

Does this one deserve another shot 25+ years later? I love the soundtrack, particularly the full length 20+ minute "Chariots of Fire" which most people incorrectly think "Titles" is.

SpartanIre
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
@dobyblue: Yes. It is amazing that the movies I did not care for as a child are a completely different viewing experience as a learned adult...

Top contributor
repete66211
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
@dobyblue: I was in the same boat so I watched it again recently. It's a somewhat interesting story but I was still pretty bored with it. (And I'm a fan of British period dramas.)

Sky_Captain85
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The film that defeated Raiders of the Lost Ark for best picture.
reidw
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Just before the Olympics too! Good way to cash in.

A beautiful, lyrical, thoughtful and nostalgic film with a haunting score but I remember it as using very soft focus and a somewhat drab colour palette. I wonder if it will be pleasing on Blu-ray?

Top reviewer
wvl
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Great music by Vangelis.
Felipenor
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Great news. Digibook!

Top contributor
varmintx
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Another beloved title that I somehow skipped on DVD; another blu-ray I'm going to have to buy.

trystero
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Excellent news. Let's hope the new Blu-ray features the correct cut: wasn't the later (two-disc) Warner DVD missing a brief shot of Jackson Scholz (Brad Davis)? I remember there being some slight difference in the cut between that release and the earlier single-DVD edition.

I'll be picking this up on release date.

Top contributor
RBBrittain
  Mar 30, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The CD soundtrack sampler and the three new-to-BD features are also on the UK edition, coming out from Fox nearly a month earlier (June 18). Don't know yet if it'll be region-free or locked.

Mr. Joshua
  Apr 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Why don't they just put an isolated score track on there? Dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum dum. Dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum dum... Oh yeah!


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Scanners
2. Sabotage
3. Insomnia
4. The Legend of Billie Jean
5. Ginger Snaps
6. Under the Skin
7. The Essential Jacques Demy
8. Transcendence
9. Lucy
10. The LEGO Movie
11. Heaven Is for Real
12. X-Men: Days of Future Past
13. A Hard Day's Night
14. My Week with Marilyn
15. Maleficent

Trending in Theaters
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Under the Skin
3. Lucy
4. The Purge: Anarchy
5. The LEGO Movie
6. Sabotage
7. Hercules
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. Sex Tape
11. 22 Jump Street
12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13. 300: Rise of an Empire
14. Transcendence
15. Maleficent

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase On...
2.  Batman: The Complete Series
3.  Divergent
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  The LEGO Movie
6.  Noah
7.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
8.  Heaven Is for Real
9.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
10.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Batman: The Complete Series
2.  Divergent
3.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
4.  Noah
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  Godzilla 3D
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
10.  Godzilla
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
2.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
3.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
4.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
$38.99, Save 61%
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
6.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
$14.99, Save 75%
7.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$9.99, Save 63%
8.  Les MisÚrables
$6.99, Save 70%
9.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
10.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes
$9.00, Save 74%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Dark Knight Trilogy

 United States


$99.97 $38.99





Batman: The Complete Series

 United States


$269.97 $189.99





Little House on the Prairie: Season Three

 United States


$24.99 $24.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices