On August 8, 2008 at 8pm, the XXIX Olympic Games kicked off in Beijing, China with a spectacular Opening Ceremony directed by choreographer Zhang Jigang and renowned filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower). The beating of drums and dazzling bursts of fireworks set the stage for an amazing display of traditional Chinese culture and performing arts as hundreds of performers in elaborate costumes danced, drummed, and performed martial arts in perfect unison for what many have called the most impressive Olympics Opening Ceremony ever. Athletes from over 200 countries around the world entered the Beijing National Stadium for the parade of nations, the order of which was determined by the stroke number of the countries' Chinese names. NBA player and local hero Yao Ming carried the flag for Team China.
Coming to DVD at lightning speed, The Opening Ceremony Of The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games records the magnificent Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, from the firework opening to the lighting of the cauldron by former Olympics gymnast Li Ning.
Product Details Languages: English, Chinese Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Aspect Ratio: PAL, Color, 4:3 Number of Discs: 2 Playable on any Europe DVD player Brand New & In Factory Sealed Box