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Apollo 13

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Apollo 13


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It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, 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 the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time -- and the odds -- to bring the men home.
Title: Apollo 13
[dvd]
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal,, [2005], c1995.
Edition: 2-disc anniversary ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 140 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Disc 2: IMAX version of "Apollo 13" (116 min.; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation)) ; "Conquering space: the Moon and beyond" ; "Lucky 13: the astronaut's story."
Special features: Disc 1: "Lost Moon: the triumph of Apollo 13" ; feature commentary with director Ron Howard ; feature commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell ; production notes ; theatrical trailer.
Based on the book Lost moon by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger.
DVD release of the 1995 motion picture.
Contents: Disc 1. Anniversary edition; (anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1) ; Lost moon: the triumph of Apollo 13, the making of Apollo 13 ; feature commentary with director Ron Howard ; feature commentary with Jim & Marilyn Lovell ; production notes ; theatrical trailer
Disc 2. The IMAX experience version; (anamorphic widescreen 1.66:1) ; Conquering space: the moon and beyond ; Luck 13: the astronauts' story.
Summary: It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, 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 the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time -- and the odds -- to bring the men home.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for language, peril, and emotional intensity.
Local Note: 1 8 18 34
Alternate Title: Apollo thirteen [dvd].
ISBN: 9780783219691
0783219695
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  • auntof3sjb rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I saw htis movie for the first time the other night! Fabulous! This doesn't even COMPARE to Gravity! MUCH more exciting than that horrible film! More action and it kept you on the edge of your seat! Bravo Tom!

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One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

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  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module upon which the Command Module depended. The crew encountered a great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and failure of the carbon dioxide removal system. What will happen to the astronauts? Even if you know for sure that the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970, you will be certainly fascinated and thrilled again through the struggles the crew and the staff on ground have experienced.

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A good gripping realistic film.

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Classic movie with lots history, exiting and thrilling.

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A mix of beautifully mixed emotions to create this masterpiece.

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I mix of emotions that create a beautifully laid out masterpiece.

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Hanks: "Houston we have a problem".

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