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Apollo 13 (2-Disc Anniversary Edition) (Widescreen)


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  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris
  • Directors: Ron Howard
  • Format: NTSC, Dolby, Subtitled, Anamorphic, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0783219695
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,946 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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By Larry Houghten on July 14 2014
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By doltdolt on June 7 2014
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I love the movie but I did not love the picture quality. The picture was grainny and very annoying, but when you get into the movie you forget about it for a while.I would think they would have an excellent blu ray copy of this movie ....come on now it is one of hanks best movies ever!!
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Watch it because it a great "Film" on every level.
Editing is crucial.
This is when we knew that Ron Howard had "The Right Stuff" as a Director.
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By Tiberiuscan on May 30 2013
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The fact that it's true makes it all the more compelling. A nicely done bio-pic with great performances. Remember the original events.
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Have always enjoyed this film; have VHS copy, but can no longer play in my new dvd player Acting is good, and it's a piece of hstory.
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By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 6 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Are you old enough to remember the space race and the first time an American set foot on the Moon? The Apollo 11 crew achieved that feat in July, 1969 and were followed by Apollo 12 in November, 1969. Apollo 13 attempted the trip in 1970, but an accident early in the mission prevented the landing. Instead, the mission became one of survival. Would the three astronauts make it back to Earth?

Jim Lovell (Hanks), Fred Haise (Paxton) and Ken Mattingly (Sinise) were set to make the trip, but Mattingly was replaced by Jack Swigert (Bacon), because it was feared that Mattingly might develop the measles on the trip. Gene Kranz (Harris) was in charge of Mission Control on the ground.

I remember the broadcasts of the Apollo 11 trip, but the American public were not particularly interested in seeing live footage by the time the Apollo 13 mission took place. We see the crew filming each other for TV, but they don't know that the pictures aren't being shown live. That all changed the moment the accident occurred. Instead of being a boring event, lives were suddenly at stake. TV crews scrambled to cover the unfolding events.

Hanks, Harris, Paxton, Sinise and Bacon are at their best in Apollo 13. We see the importance of trusting in the overall ability of the team, both in space and back in Houston. Director Ron Howard does a good job of showing how events aboard the ship affected things on the ground. The accident gave both teams several problems to overcome and it wouldn't have happened if either team had failed to contribute.

It's hard to imagine three men sitting in a confined space holding our attention for over two hours, but that's exactly what happens.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. Abbott on March 6 2009
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I watched the TV movie, and relived the drama of when it actually happened! I've always been a "space cadet", and have tried to watch every Space Mission. Problem is, it doesn't seem such a big deal any more, even with the Challenger explosion that took 7 lives. It annoys me that I cannot see every lift-off and landing, because it isn't generally made known any more.
The night the Apollo 13 epic happened I tried to stay awake, so I could see if the men made it back, but being the mother of 5 young children, I had to give up and go to bed, but they made it back safely.
This is indeed a collector's edition, and I am proud to have it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Mikels on Dec 31 2003
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Talk about rolling snake eyes. To begin with, your mission is numbered "thirteen." Then the pilot you've trained with is grounded prior to lift-off because he's allegedly been exposed to the measles; he's replaced by a young buck still wet behind the ears. Once you're within spitting distance of the surface of the Moon an oxygen tank explodes. Obviously, it takes oxygen to breathe, so now what? Shut down everything in the command module, of course, shiver in the lunar module, and hope the gravitational tug from the Moon will slingshot you back home.
And I thought I had my bad days.
Yet the problems mentioned above merely scratch the surface of the true trials and tribulations of APOLLO 13. Director Ron Howard recreates this gripping, compelling story, right down to beehive hairdo's and computers the size of Mt. Rushmore. The drama, the sense of urgency--on the part of the astronauts, and the NASA staff in Houston frantically trying to save them--is so powerful and vivid I felt I was watching the actual event itself. To magically weave the viewer into the story is a crowning achievement for any filmmaker, and here, Howard succeeds like a wizard waving a wand.
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Sinise headline a stellar cast in a grim race-against-time that had the entire world transfixed in April of 1970. I remember being glued to the TV watching Walter Cronkite broadcast around the clock to give us the latest developments of the Apollo 13 story; I remember the relief and joy I felt when that banged-up capsule was retrieved from the ocean. To relive the triumph--and near-tragedy--of this event is an awesome experience, and APOLLO 13 is awesome, indeed.
--D. Mikels
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