Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage Personal Care Cook Kindle Music Deals Store Cycling Tools minions
Race to Space Americas G... has been added to your Cart
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Race to Space  Americas Greate
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Race to Space Americas Greate


Price: CDN$ 9.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
7 new from CDN$ 5.31 3 used from CDN$ 37.15
Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student

Today Only: "Are You Being Served? The Complete Collection" for $49.99
For one day only: Are You Being Served? The Complete Collection is at a one day special price. Offer valid on August 30, 2015, applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.ca, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.ca site. Learn more.


Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: eOne Films
  • Release Date: Jan. 24 2012
  • ASIN: B005X7H9RW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,300 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description

After� World� War� II� drew� to� a� close,� a� new conflict� began.�� The� Cold� War� between� the Soviet� Union� and� the� United� States� spurred an� engineering� and� scientific� competition known� as� the� "Space� Race."� From� beginning
to� end,� the� American� publics� attention� was captivated, and the various developments by the� Soviet� and� U.S.� space� programs� were heavily covered in the national media.�� Renowned� documentarian� and� filmmaker David� L.� Wolper� introduced� American television� audiences� to� the� very� first� report about� the� Soviet� and� American� space� race (The� Race� for� Space)� which� later� earned� an Oscar nomination.� �


This� groundbreaking� television� event,� along with� 2� subsequent� documentary� features, capture� the� worldwide� phenomenon� of space

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 10 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
a recommendable set of space documentaries March 4 2012
By Col William Russell (ret) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Being a baby boomer, I fondly remember the various David Wolper documentaries, especially "Biography" and space ones such as these. They're well done on all levels and the film material used here is, no doubt, the best that could be found. The picture may not be as sharp as some might prefer but the contents are more than worth it. Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good value for a decent space doc collection Sept. 24 2014
By A. Genard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The Space Race has seen a plethora of material released to home video over the years. Even though I have already owned much of the video here for quite a while, I still pulled the trigger when I came across this at a local bargain outlet for $3.99. This recent offering from Mill Creek features some fairly rare material that hasn't seen the light of day in decades. While none of this has much new information they are still pretty good and have some respectable transfers for a budget release based largely on newsreel grade footage. I'll try to detail what's on the discs since the information is vague even on Mill Creek's website.

DISC ONE

This disc contains the 3 David Wolper television documentaries that were apparently licensed directly from The Wolper Organization. All of them were very well researched and the first two feature the talents of 60 Minutes legend Mike Wallace as well as noted film composer Elmer Bernstein.

THE RACE FOR SPACE (1959/B&W/52 min.) - Covers the developments in rocketry from it's early beginnings with Robert Goddard up to the first satellite launches. Includes some great coverage on Werner Von Braun and the German rocket team who became highly sought out by the US and Russia at the end of the war. Was nominated for the 1960 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and aside from some groan-inducing scripted interview segments it pretty much lives up to that billing.

PROJECT: MAN IN SPACE (1963/B&W/51 min.) - This one details the training & preparations and reviews the then-recent history of manned spaceflight for both the Soviet Union and America. Some of the Soviet training footage (real or staged, who knows) is exceedingly rare and I found it fascinating.

RACE FOR THE MOON (1964/B&W/53 min.) - Project Apollo and it's progress up to 1964 is reported on. This was made before Project Gemini was even in it's flight phase; as such it has some great coverage on very early Apollo hardware and methodologies. Unfortunately, many of the interview subjects are "heads of department" types and senators arguing over funding so a fair portion of the program is spent on political posturing. Has some insightful comments from astronauts Rusty Schweickart who later flew on Apollo 9 and Ed White who went on to be the first American to walk in space and tragically die in the Apollo 1 fire.

DISC TWO

JOURNEY TO THE MOON: THE APOLLO 11 STORY (2009/B&W/COLOR/44 min.) - The only newer program in this collection, it's a pretty tepid paint-by-the-numbers documentary on Apollo 11. I suppose it's OK but many others have done a much better job. If you are familiar with the type of cheaply-made newer docs that feature a bland narrator which often show up on Mill Creek and other budget label collections, well this is in that same vein.

The remaining programs are a sampling of the NASA-produced [usually mission-specific] documentaries that have long been in the public domain and have appeared on countless DVD releases. They have a long history of abysmal image and sound quality but these ones are amongst the better transfers out there. The best collection of these films I've come across is a set of VHS put out in the 80s by Easton Press called "America's Achievements in Space". They are worth tracking down if you find this stuff interesting.

TIME OF APOLLO (1975/COLOR/29 min.) - Labeled as "Apollo 11: Time of Apollo" but really an overview of the entire program.

APOLLO 12: PINPOINT FOR SCIENCE (1970/COLOR/28 min.) - Kind of a rarity, it's hardly ever featured on DVD releases.

APOLLO 13: "HOUSTON, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM" (1970/COLOR/28 min.) - Very common, the version here is in great quality.

APOLLO 17: ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS (1973/COLOR/28 min.) - Again, it's pretty common but decent quality here.

FLY ME TO THE MOON AND BACK (1966/COLOR/29 min.) - Super rare doc looks at the complex physics of going to the moon.

JFK SPEECH AT RICE UNIVERSITY (1962/COLOR/21 min.) - JFK's "We choose to go to the moon" speech in it's entirety.

SLIDESHOW: APOLLO 11

SLIDESHOW: THE UNIVERSE

At the usual low price point for Mill Creek releases, this one is worth it. Instead of a total rehash they managed to dig up some different material and they should be commended for that effort. There's enough material here that even the most hardcore space nerd is likely to learn something new or see something different.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Great Gift for a Rocketry Buff! Jan. 14 2013
By Kelly R Hartle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My husband watches everything he can on the space program, but he didn't have this, & it's interesting to see the actual footage and learn the background.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Definitely worth it Dec 18 2013
By Rebecca B. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My daughter had an essay assignment on the Space Race. We live very close to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, so we went to their museum store to see what they might have. They didn't have this in, but recommended it. Even though it was done before the moon-landing, its still a good production. The interviews however, are blatantly orchestrated and read apparently from a prompter, but the information on people and events is engaging. The film footage adds nicely.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
OK July 17 2014
By Diane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Somewhat boring the way it was made. Lost interest although I am a space enthusiast.

Look for similar items by category


Feedback