On Sept. 20, 2011, Olive Films released the 1973 documentary film Visions of Eight, another vintage goodie Olive has mined from the Paramount Pictures vault. This release marks the film’s debut on in any digital format, though it was once released on VHS years back. The DVD carries a list price of $24.95.
The documentary is about the 1972 Munich Olympics from eight of the world’s then-leading directors: Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Kon Ichikawa (The Makioka Sisters), Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde), John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy), Claude Lelouch, Mai Zetterling, Juri Ozerov and Michael Pfleghar.
Visions of Eight strives to get as close to the Olympics and its participants as it possibly can. And it does that job quite well as it captures the pain, joy, triumph and struggle to reach the pinnacle in mankind’s most exacting competition.
The film features original music by Henry Mancini (Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
Buy or Rent Visions of Eight