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    Unique ID Code: 0000001088
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 10/10/1999 14:53
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    Apollo 13: Collector`s Edition (US)

    9 / 10
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    Houston, we have a problem
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 140 mins
    Retail Price: $34.99
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    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!

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary:
    Ron Howard
    Jim & Marilyn Lowell
    Orignal Documentary:
    Triumph of Apollo 13
    Production Notes
    Cast & Filmakers` Bios
    Film Highlights
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Ron Howard

    Written By:

    Gary Sinise
    Bill Paxton
    Tom Hanks
    Kathleen Quinlan
    Ed Harris
    Kevin Bacon

    Casting By:
    Jane Jenkins
    Janet Hirshenson

    Soundtrack By:
    James Horner

    Music From:
    Pete Townshend

    Michael J. Hill
    Daniel P. Hanley

    Costume Designer:
    Rita Ryack

    Production Designer:
    Michael Corenblith

    Aldric La`Auli Porter
    Michael Bostick
    Louisa Velis
    Brian Grazer

    Executive Producer:
    Todd Hallowell

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    This disc is absolutely SUPERB !!

    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.
    posted by Ross Mardell on 17/10/1999 16:23
    9 / 10
    Well, I`m reviewing the non-special region 2 version here. There is no documentary, but the audio commentary tracks ( plural ) are excellent. One track features the real commander of Apollo 13 - this alone puts a sparkle into this DVD.
    posted by Roland Herrera on 17/6/2000 05:59
    8 / 10
    Review of Apollo 13 region 1 DTS version (Non collector`s edition)

    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.
    posted by Jimmysilvers on 30/6/2000 03:45
    10 / 10
    This disc is amazing. It follows the true story of Apollo 13 and Tom Hanks says the dreaded words "Houston We Have a Problem." It is a very good movie. There is a lot of special features. There is a directors commentary and a commentary by Jim Lovell. There is also production notes and the original trailer and a lot of other features. This disc is great and any fan of Tom Hanks or Ron Howard should buy it.
    posted by LFC_Lad on 4/4/2003 02:33