'Games of the XXX Olympiad: Gymnastics'
(Various / DVD / NR / 2012 / NBC)
Overview: 'Games of the XXX Olympiad: Gymnastics' showcases all of the drama and excitement from the individual and team competitions for both men and women. Individual all-around gold medalists Kohei Uchimura of Japan and Gabby Douglas of the USA are also featured along with Team USA capturing the gold medal in the women’s team competition.
DVD Verdict: As you all know by now, The Olympics in England was great for the Americans. Well, in truth, I enjoy any Olympics where America gets to beat up on most-every other country in co-ordinated outfits!
And as we also now know, this was the year of McKayla Maroney. I know that we’re supposed to care about Gabby Douglas’s adversity or Jordyn Wieber doing something. But, this was the year where America got to learn that McKayla had what it takes to stand taller than them both. I love her unhappy smirk too when it came to giving out the medals, but sadly that facial expression is not included here!
Anyway, the DVD comes with a Featurette about both US teams, the A/V quality is strong and comes complete with a clean standard definition transfer. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
'Games of the XXX Olympiad Gymnastics: Going For The Gold' additional performances include:
- Krisztian Berki Men's Pommel Horse
- Deng Linlin Women's Balance Beam
- Feng Zhe Men's Parallel Bars
- Aliya Mustafina Women's Uneven Bars
- Louis Smith Men's Pommel Horse
- Yang Hak Seon Men's Vault
- Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti Men's Rings
- Epke Zonderland Men's Horizontal Bar