Kon Ichikawa

Tokyo Olympiad

Tokyo Olympiad

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.

Film Info

  • Kon Ichikawa
  • Japan
  • 1965
  • 170 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
  • Spine #155

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 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

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Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 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

Tokyo Olympiad
Credits
Director
Kon Ichikawa
Music
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Producer
Suketaru Taguchi
Editing
Tatsuji Nakashizu
Art direction
Yusaku Kamekura
Sound
Ichirô Hoshi
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa
Cinematography
Shigeo Murata
Cinematography
Shigeichi Nagano
Cinematography
Kenji Nakamura
Cinematography
Tadashi Tanaka

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