Tokyo Olympiad Film Still

Tokyo Olympiad

Kon Ichikawa

 
Tokyo Olympiad (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • Japan
  • 1965
  • 170 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #155

A spectacle of magnificent proportions, Kon Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad ranks among the greatest documents of sport ever committed to film. Utilizing glorious widescreen cinematography, Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a catalogue of extraordinary observations that range from the expansive to the intimate. The glory, despair, passion, and suffering of Olympic competition are rendered with lyricism and technical mastery, culminating in an inspiring testament to the beauty of the human body and the strength of the human spirit.

Disc Features

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

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

Tokyo Olympiad

By George Plimpton July 29, 2002

Some years ago I saw Visions of Eight, David Wolper’s documentary about the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. Wolper had an interesting concept. He would persuade eight prominent film directors of . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Tokyo Olympiad

By George Plimpton July 29, 2002

Some years ago I saw Visions of Eight, David Wolper’s documentary about the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. Wolper had an interesting concept. He would persuade eight prominent film directors of . . . Read more »