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When we were kings / a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a Grammercy Pictures release ; a DAS Films presentation ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast.

Edition:
Special edition.
Publication:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
Series:
Criterion collection; 998.
Criterion collection ; 998.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 17 cm x 70 cm folded to 17 cm x 12 cm).
4 3/4 in.
polychrome monochrome
color black and white
stamping
Subjects:
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016.
Foreman, George, 1949-
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Boxing matches -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Sports films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Audio 5.1 surround.
digital
optical
stereo
5.1 Dolby Digital
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Summary:
In 1974, Leon Gast traveled to Africa to film Zaire 74; a music festival planned to accompany the Rumble in the Jungle, Muhammad Ali₂s heavyweight championship fight against George Foreman. This documentary captures the charismatic boxer training for one of the toughest bouts of his career.
Participant:
Featuring Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown, B.B. King, Mobuto Sese Seko, Spike Lee, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Thomas Hauser.
Credits:
Cinematography, Maryse Alberti, Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Young ; editors, Leon Gast, Taylor Hackford, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Keith Robinson.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio).
Special features: new, restored 4K digital transfer; "Soul Power", a 2008 documentary about the Zaïre 74 music festival directed by Jefrey Kusama-Hinte; new interview with producer David Sonenberg; interview from 1997 with director Leon Gast; original theatrical trailer; essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh (on insert).
Contributor:
Gast, Leon, film director, film producer, editor of moving image work.
Sonenberg, David, film producer.
Hackford, Taylor, 1944- film producer. editor of moving image work.
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016, on-screen participant.
Foreman, George, 1949- on-screen participant.
Das Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Contains:
Soul power.
ISBN:
9781681436517
1681436515
OCLC:
1113940820
Publisher Number:
715515235914
CC3079DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC3079D The Criterion Collection
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