- Actors: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris
- Directors: Ron Howard
- Writers: Al Reinert, Jeffrey Kluger, Jim Lovell, William Broyles Jr.
- Producers: Aldric La'auli Porter, Brian Grazer, Lorne Orleans
- Format: DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: Universal Music Group
- Release Date: Sept. 15 2003
- Run Time: 140 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 249 customer reviews
- ASIN: 0783230710
Apollo 13 (Widescreen) [Import]
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NASA's worst nightmare turned into one of the space agency's most heroic moments in 1970, when the Apollo 13 crew was forced to hobble home in a disabled capsule after an explosion seriously damaged the moon-bound spacecraft. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton play (respectively) astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise in director Ron Howard's intense, painstakingly authentic docudrama. The Apollo 13 crew and Houston-based mission controllers race against time and heavy odds to return the damaged spacecraft safely to Earth from a distance of 205,500 miles. Using state-of-the-art special effects and ingenious filmmaking techniques, Howard and his stellar cast and crew build nail-biting tension while maintaining close fidelity to the facts. The result is a fitting tribute to the Apollo 13 mission and one of the biggest box-office hits of 1995. --Jeff Shannon
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Although released circa 1995, the scenes involving models, optical effects and/or animation are crisp and do typically do not reveal any matte lines etc- which does happen with much older movies that composite scenes with multiple elements.
Good sound quality. Highly recommended.
The special features are fantastic and in my opinion, worth the price of the Blu-ray, on their own.
The remastered film that we see on this Blu-ray, is a real improvement. This is a must have for history and drama fans alike.
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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