Apollo 13: Collector`s Edition (US)
Houston, we have a problem
Running Time: 140 mins
Retail Price: $34.99
Content Type: Movie
It had been less than a year since man first walked on the moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight- until these words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Ron Howard directs Academy Award winner Ton Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris in a riveting suspense-thriller from Imagine Entertainment.
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.
It’s a breathtaking adventure that tells a story of courage, faith and ingenuity that is all the more remarkable because it is true!
Jim & Marilyn Lowell
Triumph of Apollo 13
Cast & Filmakers` Bios
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
William Broyles Jr.
Michael J. Hill
Daniel P. Hanley
Aldric La`Auli Porter
Your Opinions and Comments
The picture and sound quality are as good as I`ve seen (and heard) from any DVD. As most people already know the acting from Tom Hanks et al is also spot on.
The documentary (making of) extra is also superb and runs to around 1 hour, with real NASA and news footage of Apollo 13. It also contains inerviews with 2 of the astronauts, the flight director and people who really went through it.
If you were thinking of buying this disc, I can thoroughly recommend it.
On the disk there are no extras to speak of ,but what you do get is pure sound.
It has to be the best sounding dvd for effects I have heard so far.
So if you are not bothered about once view extras and more interested in a home cinema experience
The Region I DTS version is for you.
The down side is you need to have a DTS amp.