“Few could argue when Lord Coe stated, “We lit the flame, and we lit up the World”. Watched by record TV audiences, Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony was just one of the many highlights of the historic, heart-warming and truly fantastic London 2012 Olympic Games, which united and enthralled the nation.” BBC DVD state.
Released on the 29th October, the London 2012 Olympic Games DVD collection features Danny Boyle’s re-edited version of the entire Opening Ceremony and a unique audio commentary from director Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce. This fascinating DVD extra feature offers a truly revealing and inspiring insight into the artistic direction and creative execution of one of the most watched television moments in recent history.
Over the five discs the release also offers The London 2012 Closing Ceremony in full and over seven hours of sporting highlights presented by Sue Barker and featuring the corporations’s commentary team.
“Relive all of Team GB’s electrifying medal-winning victories and watch again intense sporting action from The London 2012 Olympic Games; from the first gold medal-winning performances by rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to the imperious time trial by Bradley Wiggins. Who can forget thrilling moments such as Michael Phelps’ record 19th Olympic medal, Katherine Grainger’s long awaited gold, Andy Murray’s emotional victory, Usain Bolt’s 100m Olympic title or the amazing ‘Super Saturday’ when Ennis, Farah and Rutherford all won track and field gold medals in the space of a few glorious hours of each other.” BBC DVD State.
The London 2012 Olympic Games DVD also includes over half an hour of London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony extra features including:
Director’s Commentary from Danny Boyle
In this specially-edited version of the Opening Ceremony and in an additional feature, Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce reveal for the first time their full ambition and the creative execution behind the Opening Ceremony.
*Viewers can also opt to watch The Opening Ceremony in 5:1 sound without any additional commentary.
The London Symphony Orchestra’s Performance of Elgar’s Nimrod
The sound of the shipping forecast and billowing blue sheets create “an isle of wonder”, to the stirring sound of Elgar’s Nimrod, as played by the London Symphony Orchestra’s On Track project.
Isles of Wonder Deconstructed
Discover how the visual effects team created a thrilling animated journey up the river from its source, to the Olympic Stadium itself – passing sights real and imaginary.
Frank Turner in the Green and Pleasant Land
Frank Turner’s acoustic songs performed in the stadium perfectly captured the atmosphere of a long summer evening.
Thanks Tim Projection House
This ambitious section celebrates the amazing technology that makes us dance, helps us communicate, commute, remember, and dream and most of all fall in love.
This release will be available in the UK on DVD RRP £29.99 and Blu-ray RRP £34.99.