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    Unique ID Code: 0000117520
    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 24/6/2009 19:13
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    The Invincibles: 1974 British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa

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    An extraordinary moment in the world of sport and politics
    Certificate: E
    Running Time: 94
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Content Type: TV Series

    In 1974 the South African apartheid regime was under worldwide condemnation; in defiance of a developing international policy to isolate South Africa, the British and Irish Lions rugby team controversially accepted the invitation to tour the country and play a test series against their ancient rivals, the Springboks.

    The resulting series was one of the most violent in Lions history; yet those 22 matches produced remarkable rugby, including many memorable tries. The Lions enjoyed unparalleled success and with some of the greatest players ever to grace the game, they went unbeaten, going down in rugby legend as 'The Invincibles'.

    This film, which includes unique personal footage from the players, is both a thrilling celebration of a remarkable rugby team and a poignant reminder of the scale of change in South Africa since that landmark tour. Interviews include personal insights from the following:

    Willie-John McBride, Gareth Edwards, JJ Williams, JPR Williams, Fran Cotton, Roger Uttley, Fergus Slattery, Makhenkesi Stofile ( Minister of Sport RSA) and Peter Hain MP.

    Special Features:
    Ten bonus interviews with the players

    Video Tracks:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English

    Directed By:
    Mark J Kaplan

    Bill Paterson
    Willie-John McBride
    Roger Uttley
    Ian McGeechan
    Fran Cotton
    Fergus Slattery
    Syd Millar
    Hannes Marais
    JJ Williams
    JPR Williams
    Max Blaise
    Peter Hain
    John Taylor
    Peter Whipp
    Ian McCallum
    Pieter de Villiers
    Makhenkesi Stofile

    Director of Photography:
    Richard Blanshard
    Matthys Mokke

    David Mowbray

    Justyn Jones

    Executive Producer:
    James Mitchell
    Andre Singer
    Martin Turner

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