When We Were Kings

The Untold Story of the Rumble in the Jungle
(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
When We Were Kings
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A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire.
Title: When we were kings
the untold story of the rumble in the jungle
Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2005.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Widescreen and full screen versions on opposite sides of disc; aspect ratio of widescreen version: 1.85:1.
Features: interactive menus, film and cast biographies, English dolby pro logic.
Originally released in 1997 by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.
Program content: c1996, PolyGram Film Productions.
Summary: A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire.
Audience: MPAA rating PG (parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for children)
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780783271194
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.83 WHE
Statement of Responsibility: a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a DASFilms presentation ; a Gramercy Pictures release ; a David Sonenberg production ; co-produced by Keith Robinson, Vikram Jayanti ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast
Performers: Featuring Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, James Brown, B.B. King, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Spike Lee, the Crusaders, the Spinners.
System Details: DVD ; dolby digital.
Other Language: In English with optional subtitles in French and Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Boxing matches Angola Zaire (Province) Video recordings. Boxers (Sports) United States Biography Video recordings. Foreman, George, 1949- Video recordings. Ali, Muhammad, 1942- Video recordings.
Topical Term: Boxing matches
Boxers (Sports)
Publisher No: 22282
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Jul 31, 2013
  • stk22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An instant classic documentary. I would guess this was my 5th viewing. The story centers around the fabled heavyweight battle between George Foreman, a man who at the time was seen as one of the most destructive heavyweights of all time, capable of stopping big talent with his ability to cut of the ring and swing nonstop, powerful haymakers at his hapless opponents - and the legendary Muhammad Ali, a matured but still quick opponent who was a heavy underdog but had completely and utterly endeared himself to the people of Zaire. Even if you care not one bit for boxing, you will still be caught up in the drama of this award winning documentary.


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