DVD in USA
Format (Prod# XPD)
of Glory is the English transliteration of the Hungarian movie name
Szabadság Szerelem, which actually translates to "Freedom
Romance" or "Love of Liberty". It is an epic movie along the lines of Dr.
Zsivago, but about the Hungarian Revolution instead of the Russian one.
Children of Glory takes place in Budapest and
at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of 1956. This 123-minute
Cold War drama is about common people thrust into history and heroism. With
stunning realism and adherence to the facts, this epic has citizen soldiers
falling in love even as they battle Soviet tanks that were destroying their
homeland. The action culminates in the famous Olympic water polo match in
Melbourne where the Hungarian team played the Soviet team in what has been
described as the bloodiest water polo match in history.
If you are a Hungarian, or a descendant of a
Hungarian, this is your heritage. It will make you cry and it will make you
proud. For more info, check the official movie
website and the
about the movie.
Why does the
DVD look Korean?
Because it is printed in Korea, and here is why. When
the Szabadság Szerelem (Children of Glory) debuted in Hungary
during the 50-year commemoration of the 1956 Revolution, it was greeted with
such acclaim, local and international, that foreign versions were demanded.
First came Europe and soon thereafter some of Asia. Then everything stopped. We
have heard conflicting stories of what halted distribution. Some say the
Producer, Andrew Vajna, lost interest with the tragic death of his son near the
release of the movie. Some say rights to the movie became clouded since it was
supposedly produced with public funds.
All we know is that distribution stopped before
reaching the USA, and our efforts to restart that have met nothing but silence.
The problem is that English language version was produced for Great Britain and
conforms to the PAL European DVD format which will not play in American DVDs,
only some of our PCs.
As it turns out, Korea subscribes to the NTSC DVD
format, which is the same as that used in the USA, and they were on the list of
countries receiving distribution rights before the movie managers went silent
about continuing into the USA.
The Korean version has Korean language
writing on the DVD jacket, but the movie dialog is in Hungarian and the English
subtitles on their DVD are authentic and professionally done. By simply
switching the subtitles from Korean to English, you can enjoy this breathtaking
movie in your American DVD player.
These are not pirated copies or illegal. These were
produced legally in Korea and sold in the USA. If at any point in the future
the owners to the rights of the Children of Glory movie begin distribution in
the USA, you will see only their DVDs on this website, or a link to them.
Our mission is simple. We want every Hungarian in the
USA to see this magnificent epic of that moment in history when our little
nation changed the world.