Chariots of Fire (Blu-ray)

Starring: Ben Cross & Ian Charleson Director: Hugh Hudson  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Chariots of Fire (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: 4 Documentaries: Paris, 1924: Birth of the Modern Games; David Puttnam, A Cinematic Champion; Wings on Their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire and Chariots of Fire: A Reunion
    • Interview with Director Hugh Hudson
    • Commentary by Director Hugh Hudson
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Screen Tests
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Composition by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1981 - Best Costume Design
Academy Awards 1981 - Best Original Score: Vangelis
Academy Awards 1981 - Best Original Screenplay: Colin Welland
Academy Awards 1981 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 04/08/1981
"...Strong script values and top-notch performances....The casting is pin point..."
New York Times - 09/25/1984
"...Unashamedly rousing, invigorating....Splendidly performed..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2001
"...There are some excellent character turns from the likes of John Gielgud and Lindsay Anderson..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/04/2005
"[C]ompelling....An extraordinary study of individualism and class conflict..."

Plot Synopsis:

This Academy Award-winning film, based on a true story, follows the rivalry between two long-distance runners competing for Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games.

Plot Keywords:

Achievers | Adventure | Buddies | Essential Cinema | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Rivalry | Theatrical Release | True Story

Production Notes:

  • CHARIOTS OF FIRE was the official British entry in the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.
  • The film is the directorial debut for Hugh Hudson.
  • The film also features one of the first film roles of Ben Cross.
  • CHARIOTS OF FIRE was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture, Best (Original) Screenplay and Best Original Score.

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