Tokyo Olympiad 06/20/20

The Criterion Collection

Will there even be an Olympics in our foreseeable future? ¬†Kon Ichikawa’s 1964 masterpiece is still the the most spectacular/intimate film about human athletics ever, a celebration of the human body and its abilities. An epic for people that don’t necessarily like sports, it’s less a documentary of the event than a collection of moving impressions. Who knew that sports could be so emotional? ¬†Criterion’s beautiful 4K restoration disc comes with extensive interviews with director Ichikawa. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.