Gymnastics Documentary


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This limited edition 2-disc set features the complete original version of OLYMPIA, presented for the first time on DVD. Part 1: (Festival of the Nations) -Disc 1Riefenstahl shot a documentary that celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. Includes Jesse Owen's sprint races at the 1936 Olympic games and Adolf Hitler looking on in amazement as Owens wins an unprecedented four Gold Medals. Part 2: (Festival of Beauty) -Disc 2Riefenstahl captures the grace of the athletes during field hockey, soccer, bicycling, equestrian, aquatic and gymnastic events. Highlights are the Pentathlon and the Decathlon, which was won by American Glenn Morris; it ends with the triumphant conclusion of the games. Special Features: Two disc limited edition containing over 5 hours of material including JUGEND DER WELT ( Youth of The World ) Official Documentary of the 1936 Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen DIE KAMERA FAHRT MIT ( The Camera Goes Along ) 1936 Documentary by Bavaria-Filmkunst featuring footage from Leni Rifenstahl s films OLYMPIA and TRIUMPH OF THE WILL. Deleted Scenes, Biography, Still Gallery, German and English languages with ON/OFF English subtitles, Dolby 2.0 audio, Essay. System Requirements: Running Time: 204 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE