Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], 2012.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Blu-ray; 1080p High Definition ; DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital ; requires blu-ray player..
Includes English and dubbed French soundtracks, with optional subtiltes in English (SDH) or French.
Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Lindsay Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Nigel Davenport, Brad Davis, Peter Egan, Sir John Gielgio, Ian Holm Patrick Magee.
Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; music, Vangelis Papathanassiou ; producer, David Puttnam ; director, Hugh Hudson ; original screenplay, Colin Welland.
Originally released as a British motion picture in 1981.
Special features: 4 documentaries ; director's interview ; commentary ; deleted scenes ; screen tests.
Academy Awards, 1982: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score.
MPAA rating: PG.
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee.
Accompanying CD. Soundtrack sampler: Titles -- Abraham's theme -- Eric's theme -- Jerusalem.