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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
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Category Keywords: Achievers Action Adventure Disaster Family (General) Nostalgic Recommended Rescue Space Exploration Suspense Theatrical Release Thriller True Story
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|Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Apollo 13 blasts off onto Blu-ray Hi-Def with exclusive bonus features. Produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer and directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, Apollo 13 stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris in the inspiring and riveting story of the real-life space flight that gripped a nation and changed the world.|
"...easily Howard's best film. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...one hell of a ride. Richard Corliss, Time
"...a powerful story, one of the year's best films... Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Editor's NoteA vividly rendered dramatization of Apollo 13's true-life brush with disaster on the way to the Moon in 1971. This mesmerizing film combines computer graphics, archive footage and seamless special effects to recreate the adrenalized odyssey of Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert who battled astronomical odds to make it back to Earth. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor--Ed Harris, and Best Supporting Actress--Kathleen Quinlan. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Film Editing.
Apollo 13 (15th Anniversary Edition) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/12/2010 1:55 PM
|There is just something about outer space. It has captured the human consciousness in an amazing way, and although our repeated trips to space seem to garner less and less attention, the notion of actually taking a trip to space remains a wondrous fantasy for many. Perhaps no film in recent memory has helped us conceive of the real life excitement and danger of travelling to space than Ron Howard's 1995 epic, Apollo 13. Based on a true story, and the non-fiction book by astronaut Jim Lovell who lived the story, Apollo 13 finds Tom Hanks playing the role of Lovell. It was Lovell who was in command of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Frank Lovell - Cameo|
|Todd Hallowell - Executive Producer|
|Aldric La'Auli Porter - Associate Producer|
|Michael Bostick - Associate Producer|
|Dan Hanley - Editor|
|Rita Ryack - Costume Designer|
|Bruce Miller - Art Director|
|Mike Hill - Editor|
|Brian Grazer - Producer|
|Al Reinert - Screenwriter|
|Michael Corenblith - Production Designer|
|James Horner - Composer|
|William Broyles Jr. - Screenwriter|
|Dean Cundey - Director of Photography|
|Ron Howard - Director|
Plot SummaryThe true story of the near-disastrous Apollo 13 mission. On April 11, 1970, gung-ho astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and last-minute, less experienced replacement Jack Swigert blast-off towards the moon. But while in space, an oxygen tank explodes, putting the trio in peril: they quickly lose oxygen, run out of power, and get exposed to dangerously high amounts of carbon dioxide. Unbeknownst to them, there are more problems to come, including emotional friction when Jack is (wrongly) blamed for the explosion. Intensifying the situation is the fact that these mishaps catch the scientists and technicians at Mission Control by surprise, and they're not sure how to remedy the situation. Everyone must work together to come up with the right answer -- if the astronauts are to survive...
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