With the Olympics kicking off today, we’ve got a line-up of sports inspired Blu-rays to get you fired up for the culmination of the summer of sport. This weekend’s Blu-rays are almost guaranteed to motivate and inspire you to get out there and beat your personal best.
This 1981 classic, new to Blu-ray, tells the story of two British athletes, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, and their unlikely success in the 1924 Paris Olympics. A moving story of personal and national triumph which won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film at the BAFTAs – this carefully transferred 1080p version brings Liddell and Abrahams’ stories to life in your living room with an award winning supporting performance from Ian Holm and excellent acting from Ben Cross and Ian Charleston.
This timely new high-definition release also includes three brand-new, Blu-ray exclusive featurettes in addition to four behind-the-scenes features.
Get motivated with this fantastic rags-to-riches tale of an aspiring Philadelphia boxer, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), who hits it big after being given a once in a lifetime heavyweight title. Rocky: The Undisputed Collection takes us on a six film journey from the 1977 Best Picture Oscar winning original to 2006’s Rocky Balboa – telling the full story of an unlikely champion and his family.
This boxed-set will show you why the Rocky series has become such a well-loved part of cinema history.
If you feel inspired by the athletes taking part in the games, you might also want to try Run, Fat Boy, Run. In this sporting comedy, Dennis (Simon Pegg) sets out to win back the woman of his dreams in the only way he can – by getting off the sofa and running a marathon. This strong big screen directorial debut from David Schwimmer, with an instantly recognisable cast (Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria and Dylan Moran) sets the pace for an enjoyable hour and forty minutes of comedy.
With a number high-definition special features, this is definitely one to get you in the sporting mood.