Beijing welcomed the world to the Games of the 29th Olympiad on August 8 with a spectacular Opening Ceremony. After a torch relay that brought the Olympic flame to five continents, the final torchbearer lit the Cauldron at the National Stadium to signal the start of the Games. Fourteen thousand performers offered the 91,000 people in the National Stadium, popularly known as the 'Bird's Nest,' a history lesson in China's contribution to world civilization. This is the complete ceremony from HD on 2 DVDs (not HD DVD or Blu Ray) and DVDs will work in all players. No case or artwork.