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Title When we were kings [videorecording] / a DASFilms presentation ; a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    796.8309 Ali,M WHE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sheet (17 cm x 70 cm folded to 17 cm x 12 cm).
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
polychrome monochrome rdacc
color black and white
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
surround rdacpc
Dolby 5.0 rdaspc
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Documentary films lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 998
Criterion collection ; 998.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby 5.0 surround.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Note Title and credits from screen.
Performer Featuring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown, B.B. King, Mobutu 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.
Note Originally released as a documentary film in 1996.
Accompanying sheet includes an essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "In 1974, Leon Gast traveled to Africa to film Zaire 74, a music festival planned to accompany an unprecedented sports spectacle: the Rumble in the Jungle, in which late-career underdog Muhammad Ali would contend with the younger powerhouse George Foreman for the boxing heavyweight championship title--'a fight between two blacks in a black nation, organized by blacks,' as a Kinshasa billboard put it. When the main event was delayed, extending Ali's stay in Africa, Gast wound up amassing a treasure trove of footage, observing the wildly charismatic athlete training for one of the toughest bouts of his career while basking in his role as black America's proud ambassador to postcolonial Africa. Two decades in the making, When We Were Kings features interviews with Norman Mailer and George Plimpton that illustrate the sensational impact of the fight, rounding out an Academy Award-winning portrait of Ali that captures his charm, grace and defiance"--Container.
Contents Features : "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 ; trailer ; an essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh.
Subject Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016.
Foreman, George, 1949-
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Boxing matches -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Sports films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author 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.
Alberti, Maryse, director of photography.
Goldsmith, Paul, director of photography.
Keating, Kevin, 1944- director of photography.
Maysles, Albert, director of photography.
Young, Roderick, director of photography.
Levy-Hinte, Jeff, editor of moving image work.
Robinson, Keith, (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016, on-screen participant.
Foreman, George, 1949- on-screen participant.
King, Don, 1931- on-screen participant.
Brown, James, 1933-2006, on-screen participant.
King, B. B., on-screen participant.
Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997, on-screen participant.
Lee, Spike, on-screen participant.
Mailer, Norman, on-screen participant.
Plimpton, George, on-screen participant.
Hauser, Thomas, on-screen participant.
Das Films, production company.
Zaire '74 (1974 : Kinshasa, Congo)
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of work: When we were kings (Motion picture)
Container of work: Soul power (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681436517
Standard No. 715515235914
Music No. CC3079DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC3079D The Criterion Collection

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