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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.





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News comments (15 comments)



Guydowood
  Mar 30, 2012
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as soon as I read the headline, the theme music cued in my mind...........

spf781
  Mar 30, 2012
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Awesome! First day purchase for me.

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Pirate King
  Mar 30, 2012
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I have been waiting a long time for this one. First day purchase for me too.

LloydChristmas
  Mar 30, 2012
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Another movie, another digibook... Day one!

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dobyblue
  Mar 30, 2012
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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
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@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...

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repete66211
  Mar 30, 2012
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@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
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The film that defeated Raiders of the Lost Ark for best picture.
reidw
  Mar 30, 2012
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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?

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wvl
  Mar 30, 2012
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Great music by Vangelis.
Felipenor
  Mar 30, 2012
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Great news. Digibook!

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varmintx
  Mar 30, 2012
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Another beloved title that I somehow skipped on DVD; another blu-ray I'm going to have to buy.

trystero
  Mar 30, 2012
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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.

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RBBrittain
  Mar 30, 2012
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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
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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!


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