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2010 Winter Olympics (2010)

Shaun White , Apolo Ohno , NBC Winter Olympics  |  NR |  DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Shaun White, Apolo Ohno, Johnny Weir, Lindsey Vonn
  • Directors: NBC Winter Olympics
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Team Marketing
  • DVD Release Date: April 13, 2010
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0036FVPRS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,311 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "2010 Winter Olympics" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Highlights of NBCs coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver, Canada. The ride begins with the opening ceremonies and sweeps you through the most exciting winter Olympics ever with behind the scenes and up close and personal stories that shaped the two week winter games. 240 minutes, including behind-the-scenes footage. Bonus features, too.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Cliff Notes" To the Vancouver Olympics June 6, 2010
I cannot begin to express my deep disappointment in this DVD, and with NBC for producing it. Yes, as another reviewer mentioned, all the major players are here- for about 15 seconds each. Most of the winning performances are truncated to the last few seconds. There are few reaction shots. There are no interviews with athletes or experts. There isn't any of the special coverage shown during the games. Even the chapter page is amateurish: showing only a listing of the days whose "highlights" you can watch in that segment. This is the "Cliff Notes" version. Save your money.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Olympics- More or Less May 9, 2010
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For the Olympic fan, all the major players are here : Lindsey Vonn, Apolo Ohno, Bode Miller, Shaun White, Evan Lysacek, Hannah Teter, and other individual performances and highlights from both hockey gold medal games and the gold metal runs in bobsled among other things. There's even a condensed version of the opening and closing ceremonies Still I can't help but feeling for $24.95 there could've been something more. There are no interviews with athletes and none of those really cool packages NBC produced during the Olympics that helped the viewer familiarize themselves with Vancouver. The lack of interviews baffle me though because NBC through their actual on-air coverage and the Today Show interviewed virtually every major U.S. star. (I think they even interviewed Lindsey Vonn's mom at one point.) For $24.95, I expect to see athletes reacting after their victories or defeats. However, if your looking for something to capture the spirit and emotion of the Olympics, this might be for you at a lower price.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to find events, and some events ignored August 6, 2010
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It is difficult to find specific events in this DVD -- partly because the Main Menu is organized by Olympics Day 1, Day 2, and so on; and partly because some events simply aren't there. Kim Yu-Na, for instance, is on the screen for only a few seconds. So don't look here for her world record-setting performances (or any other figure skating performances, come to think of it). If you know what day the event you are looking for took place, that would help. But there's still no guarantee that it would be included.

It seems that this DVD is meant for casual viewing. If you would like some sports rumbling on your TV, and you aren't particular about what, then this might be for you. It does include highlights of the opening and closing ceremonies, and of performances by Lindsay Vaugn, Shaun White, and Apollo Ohno. But they are just highlights, and you have to take them as you find them -- that is, IF you find them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ugh. Almost worthless. January 30, 2014
I lived abroad during these Olympics so didn't get to see them at the time, and wanted to catch up on all the big names and stories before Sochi. Bought this a while ago (unfortunately at full price) and just watched it. Overall a really lame assortment of events and so much wasted time. I realize there's only so much space on one DVD, but... there was too much of the opening and closing ceremonies (did we really need to see every single second of Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams at the expense of actual sporting events?), way too much of some boring woman sitting in front of a fireplace talking, way too many fancy graphics to introduce segments, and very little actual content. Each day's coverage begins with a hyper-fast jumble of the day's big stories. (Big stories, by the way, pretty much mean "Americans you've heard of winning numerous medals" except for a few special interest items.) If one of those stories was deemed worthy, then they show the winning run of the actual event. First of all, that means redundancy, which, again, so much wasted time. Second of all, it means, hello, spoilers. If you've just told me Lindsey Vonn or whoever wins a gold and shown her crossing the finish line, that takes all the excitement out of watching it again, duh. And third, the segments they chose... just... what were they thinking? Example: I know this was a big Olympics for Apolo Ohno, but do we need to see every. single. one. of his short track races? Especially at the cost of NO figure skating? Seriously, none. Not so much as one short program. Not even Evan Lysacek's program, which beat out Evgeni Plushenko against all odds. Talk about a big story. Take out the 6 slow-motion replays of Ohno pushing a competitor on the short track and you could've squeezed in Evan's medal-winning skate. Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shameful January 14, 2011
In my opinion, this dvd did not contain any worth while figure skating coverage. My five year old was in TEARS because we could only find five second clips of actual skating. To make matters worse, there doesn't seem to be anyway to access the actual skating events, even if one is willing to pay for it. Nor does the Olympic website itself have videos of the events. I could understand if we were searching the week of the Olympics, or even that month. However, it's been close to a year. SHAME ON YOU NBC. The Olympics are not yours.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed November 23, 2011
I purchased this video for the highlights from the opening ceremonies. I'm very disappointed in the clips that are included. I thought it would be a fun overveiw of Canada to use in my social studies class. The artistic journey through Canada has been edited so that most of Canada is missing. If you are interested in the opening ceremonies this is not the video for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Get the Canadian CTV Box Set Instead!
Because NBC is just a crash course on how NOT to run a TV sports business!
Published 19 days ago by Jose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love watching the skills and talents.
Published 1 month ago by Rose L
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Graziela
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived on time and met all of my expectations.
Published 2 months ago by DisneyFan
2.0 out of 5 stars Decent
Typical NBC fashion presentation, covering only a small portion of the games, and predominantly their own athletes. Read more
Published 20 months ago by kyle mooney
2.0 out of 5 stars When it says "Highlights", It really does mean just small snippets
I had read several other reviews for this dvd and was left unsure about it's content. Since it was cheap enough, I bought it anyway and I'll hold onto it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Manda Campbell
3.0 out of 5 stars kd.lang?
I was wondering: could someone who has seen this tell me; does this dvd contain k.d. lang singing "Hallelujah"? Read more
Published on December 7, 2011 by apap
5.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT FOR AMERICANS
To the Americans reviewing this product, this is the CTV coverage of the 2010 Olymics. CTV is NOT NBC. You are watching a CANADIAN product. Read more
Published on January 3, 2011 by Max Beauchamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Vancouver Winter Olypmics DVD
Hi - love the DVD. Opening and closing ceremony highlights were great. Brought it all back. Loved seeing Canada. It went thru the highlights day by day. Read more
Published on October 21, 2010 by Cathy
1.0 out of 5 stars Olympic dvd
Too little of the the major events that I was interested in, and too much of the little events
Published on August 14, 2010 by austenut
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2010 Winter Olympics DVD
I actually reviewed the DVD and the only thing that's on there is highlights of the Olympic Events themselves + open/closing ceremonies (condensed) and recap packages of figure skating and the success of the Canadians at the Olympics. They didn't even include any athlete interviews, which is odd... Read More
May 10, 2010 by Michael Griswold |  See all 3 posts
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