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GAMES OF THE XXX OLYMPIAD: Highlights (2012)

Olympics , Olympics  |  NR |  DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Olympics
  • Directors: Olympics
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • 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: Gaiam - Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008A6QCMQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,017 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Capture the most dramatic and exciting moments from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Watch as athletes from around the world compete for the bronze, silver and gold medals. This DVD contains highlights from the NBC original broadcast coverage and features the greatest athletes in the world, united in the most important competition of their lifetimes.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Olympics AWFUL DVD. September 21, 2012
I have never been so disapointed with a DVD ever. This is a joke! I know it's a highlights DVD & it says that on the cover but they don't even show the best highlights! I'm so glad I saw alot of the Olympics on TV this year. This DVD is such a joke. They should make a box set like they did with the 2008 olympics. Or make a DVD of the Opening & Closing celebrations. Save your money people & just watch youtube clips!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is CRAP! September 18, 2012
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I cannot believe I bought this as a pre-release. This is the last time I ever buy something from NBC without reading a costumer review! This is the highlight, but at least NBC, the cheap jerks, could have included the whole opening and closing ceremony. The YouTube rip offs of the opening and closing ceremonies will be more interesting than this. This disc is nothing but a 122min advert for why you should buy the whole collection or the whole Olympic Games on the multi disc set. I am ticked off that NBC would do this and be so cheap about it.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NBC - No Body Cares August 17, 2012
NBC's coverage was terrible, no live coverage of opening ceremony with items cut, closing ceremony with half of it cut. Items missed during the actaul events due to adverts and many sports not even mentioned.

I for one am waiting for the BBC version
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the BBC version. October 27, 2012
By CC
The BBC release a 5 disc version on October 29, 2012. Wait for the reviews by all means but if it's a patch on their live coverage it promises to be awesome! http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Olympic-Games-Blu-ray-Region/dp/B008VSHXEE/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1351329785&sr=1-2
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the worst sports DVD ever October 1, 2012
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You don't see anything but a few minutes of the opening ceremony (so if you're hoping to see all of Mr. Bean's routine, or the dance numbers, you'll have to go to YouTube) ; you don't see anything but a few minutes of everything! Not even ONE FULLY gymnastics routine or event! Absolute waste of money. I don't usually return DVDs--too much hassle--but I'm going to return this one. Am waiting for the BBC to issue the DVD of the Olympics. That one will be worth the time. I love the Olympics and missed them this year. Still haven't seen them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money December 22, 2012
By Justin
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I ordered this as a pre-release to see the entire opening and closing ceremonies. Neither of them are even on the DVD! It is just a 5-10 minute overview of each. Definitely upset I purchased this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Olympic DVD November 17, 2012
I will never buy an NBC Olympic DVD again. It was a complete rip off. I thought it would be the same as the 2008 Olympic DVD. I was expecting the complete opening and closing ceremony's, but got bits and pieces instead. Shame on NBC for such a blatant misrepresentation in advertising this DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary games -- mediocre (at best) disk October 5, 2012
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I loved every minute of the London 2012 games, starting with the spectacular opening ceremony. I watched hours of the games each day, and found myself re-watching particularly exciting or moving moments (and there were many). I still have some of the events recorded on my DVR, three months later. In short, I became an Olympics dork, and I am not ashamed to admit it!

I hoped that this disk would provide a comprehensive (if brief), overview of the London 2012 experience, and it really didn't. The pacing was frenetic, bouncing around from one "highlight" to another. I began to feel as if I were watching a "best of" reel that had been edited by someone with a very brief attention span and way too much caffeine in his or her system. I didn't gain any insights or learn anything, but I also didn't even really feel much fond remembrance *in this disk* for an event that I absolutely loved, athletes I greatly admired, and a city I adore. Once again, I was left with the sense that NBC just didn't "get" the London Olympics, which is really a shame.

Amazon.uk has information on the BBC London 2012 disks -- 900 minutes of coverage. Now that's what I'd like to see!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My friend who I ordered it for, said this DVD great
I ordered this item for a collegue of mine, she love the olympics games! She told me how much she appreciate the DVD.
Published 7 months ago by Shaldon Anderson
2.0 out of 5 stars Highlights? Really?
This was the worst dvd that I got on the Olympics. This was even shorter than highlights. I don't know what to call it, but it was terrible. I would not recommend this to anyone. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Denise Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars 2012 olympiad
i'd like to have the opening for 2012 London Olympic games, beside that, it's nice to have this DVD, it's useful.
Published 14 months ago by T. net
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
EXCELLENT!! Short clips of the highlights without too much talking, just as it advertized.
Gives an excellent refelction of the atmosphere in London!
Published 14 months ago by Linda Criens Poublon
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice video
Bought as gift for my son and he liked to relive some of the highlights. Good movie to have for remembering the Olympics.
Published 15 months ago by Sandy Wissing
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Remember VHS? If you have an HD TV and expect quality -this is not it.
The highlights are very, very short clips of an event. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Michael S
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad we purchased this...
It had all the races that I wanted to be able to review. Good coverage of swimming events! What a wonderful investment to pull swimmers into the pool throughout a cold winter. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lisa Y
5.0 out of 5 stars Highlights is the key word
Despite reading a lot of negative comments, I bought it for my 12 year old daughter as a Christmas gift. Read more
Published 18 months ago by BTL
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Olympics!
Fast paced and comprehensive coverage of all events. Being Brtiish, would have liked more coverage of the opening ceremony.
Best Olympics ever!
Published 18 months ago by Alan Naisby
5.0 out of 5 stars Fond memories of a great Olympics
I bought this DVD so I could relive the greatest moments of the London 2012 Olympics. I visited London during the Paralympics and saw some of the Olympic venues.
Published 18 months ago by Augusta D. Eller
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