DVD When We Were Kings [DVD] [] [1997] [English] [Region 1] (DVD 51669),
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When We Were Kings [DVD] [] [1997] [English] [Region 1]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Twenty-two years in the making, this documentary chronicles one of the most famous heavyweight championship bouts in history, the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974. Along with highlights of underdog Ali's stunning victory and infamous "Rope-A-Dope" tactics, the film also covers the back-story of the event and its cultural significance, with footage of Ali's goodwill tours, concert footage featuring B.B. King and James Brown, interviews with George Plimpton, Norman Mailer and Don King, and more. Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature.

    Academy Awards Best Documentary Feature 1996

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 22282

  • Credits
    Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, George Foreman, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The best documentary of the year. WHEN WE WERE KINGS offers a stunning look at the 1974 Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight in Zaire..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[An] extraordinary Oscar-nominated documentary....[A] masterpiece, a total original..." 4 out of 4 stars"
    USA Today

    "...Enormously entertaining....A total delight for every second of its running time..."

    "...A valentine to Muhammad Ali as an athlete and political figure..."
    Film Comment

    "...[Ali,] wonderfully captured in finely chosen swatches of film, was beautiful, charming, self-confident, articulate and burning with talent in his prime..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[Ali's] presence alone makes WHEN WE WERE KINGS a special event....[The film] always compels our interest..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...A time capsule....It is a new documentary of a past event, recapturing the electricity generated by Muhammad Ali in his prime..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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