The Tokyo Olympiad

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Kon Ichikawa's superb Tokyo Olympiad comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The film has never looked this good on home video before. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film historian Peter Cowie, an interview with the director, liner notes, and a complete list of the winners in every event. This is yet another in a ...
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Kon Ichikawa's superb Tokyo Olympiad comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The film has never looked this good on home video before. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film historian Peter Cowie, an interview with the director, liner notes, and a complete list of the winners in every event. This is yet another in a superb series of releases from Criterion.
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Special Features

New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie; Liner notes by sports writer George Plimpton; Complete list of winners in all events; Cymposium on Tokyo Olimpiad, excerpted from the Cinematheque Ontario book Kon Ichikawa; New and improved English subtitle translation; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
Kon Ichikawa's record of the 1964 Summer Games isn't as self-consciously poetic as the gold medalist of Olympic documentaries, Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia, nor as historically significant as One Day in September, the harrowing account of the off-the-field tragedy at the 1972 Games in Munich. But this dogged record of dozens of events contains plenty of lovely imagery and makes wonderful use of the medium, especially in its attention to sound, as in the volleyball contests, punctuated by grunts, groans, and thuds as bodies crash onto the floor. What's historically important about Tokyo Olympiad as a film is that it's the last of its breed. No documentary since has tried to cover so much territory, and wall-to-wall TV coverage of the Games and instant video compilations have rendered this genre of theatrical film a dinosaur. At its original length and in its widescreen format, Tokyo Olympiad is an impressive achievement that can be compared favorably to any sports documentary, save Riefenstahl's masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2002
  • UPC: 037429166420
  • Original Release: 1965
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 2:50:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Natto Wada
Shuntaro Tanikawa
Kon Ichikawa
Technical Credits
Kon Ichikawa Director, Screenwriter
Toshiro Mayuzumi Score Composer
Kazuo Miyagawa Cinematographer
Shuntaro Tanikawa Screenwriter
Natto Wada Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Preparation/History
2. Plympic Torch
3. Athletes' Arrival
4. Opening Ceremony
5. Cauldron Lighting
6. Men's 100m
7. Men's High Jump
8. Men's Shot Put
9. Women's Shot Put
10. Pole Vault
11. Hammer Throw
12. Men's 10,000m
13. Spectators and Spectacle
14. Women's 800m
15. Men's 4×100m Relay
16. Men's Long Jump
17. Women's 80m Hurdles
18. Gymnastics
19. Ahamed Isa
20. Dining Room
21. Men's 100m Freestyle
22. Women's 100m Backstroke
23. Men's Freestyle Relay
24. Women's 100m Freestyle
25. Weightlifting
26. Wrestling
27. Boxing
28. Fencing
29. Judo
30. Shooting
31. Individual Road Race (Cycling)
32. Event Montage
33. Women's Vollyball
34. Boating
35. Men's 50km Walk
36. Pentathlon
37. Marathon Begins
38. Marathon Continues
39. Closing Ceremony
40. End Credits
41. Color Bars
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Commentary
      On
      Off
   Subtitles
      On
      Off
   Ichikawa Interview
      Play
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