From the Earth To the Moon

Directed By: Tom Hanks

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This series of 12 mini-movies by HBO Pictures is by far the best recreation of the early USA space program. The series covers a little of the Mercury program, much of Gemini, but centers around the story behind the astronauts and crew of the Apollo missions. Viewers are witness to Alan Shepard's first 15 minute sub-orbital flight through to Sen. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt and Eugene Cernan's final steps upon the surface of the moon. You will also experience how the design and engineering staff overcame many difficulties in the endevour to place a human safely upon the moon. The dramatic elements of the story I cannot comment on, but for the most part, the facts within the series are supreme. This is a great example of well thought-out movie making and I highly recommend for all but the very young. I also recommend watching "The Right Stuff" just before watching this series to help give some background on the astronauts, and inserting "Apollo 13" after the story of Pete Conrad and Alan Bean of Apollo 12, as the filmmakers (and stars) felt this story had already been well told. Otherwise, enjoy! I am.

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I watched the miniseries when it was on TV and I couldn't take my eyes off it. This all happened while I was growing up and while I remembered some of it, it was fascinating to see the inside story. This is a series I will watch over and over again.

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Incredible!

by Brad H on 8/26/2005

This series of 12 mini-movies by HBO Pictures is by far the best recreation of the early USA space program. The series covers a little of the Mercury program, much of Gemini, but centers around the story behind the astronauts and crew of the Apollo missions. Viewers are witness to Alan Shepard's first 15 minute sub-orbital flight through to Sen. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt and Eugene Cernan's final steps upon the surface of the moon. You will also experience how the design and engineering staff overcame many difficulties in the endevour to place a human safely upon the moon. The dramatic elements of the story I cannot comment on, but for the most part, the facts within the series are supreme. This is a great example of well thought-out movie making and I highly recommend for all but the very young. I also recommend watching "The Right Stuff" just before watching this series to help give some background on the astronauts, and inserting "Apollo 13" after the story of Pete Conrad and Alan Bean of Apollo 12, as the filmmakers (and stars) felt this story had already been well told. Otherwise, enjoy! I am. Read More

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Magnificent!

by CLS9 on 1/25/2007

I watched the miniseries when it was on TV and I couldn't take my eyes off it. This all happened while I was growing up and while I remembered some of it, it was fascinating to see the inside story. This is a series I will watch over and over again. Read More

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Product Overview

Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned expeditions into space, to the defining moment of the space program - putting a man on the moon. "One small step for man... one giant leap for mankind." Powerfully told as never before though the unforgettable performances of Cary Elwes, Sally Field, Chris Isaak and many more, these are the stories of the men, women and children who lived, breathed and manufactured from the power of human will one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind.

Specifications

Studio HBO
SKU 40719938
UPC 026359885327
UPC 14 00026359885327
Format DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Rating NR
Keywords
NASA
Space Exploration
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Beginning with President Kennedy's speech before Congress on May 25, 1961 extolling the virtues of reaching the moon by the end of the decade, the celebrated series created by Tom Hanks and HBO details the project that first put man on the moon. All twelve episodes appear here on six tapes and 3 DVD's. Received 17 Emmy nominations.
Reviews
USA Today "...This comprehensive 1961-72 epic even finesses a fresh take on Apollo 13..." 11/20/1998 p.4E
Directors
Tom Hanks
Cast & Crew
Al Franken - Actor
Cary Elwes - Actor
Chris Isaak - Actor
Kevin Pollak - Actor
Peter Scolari - Actor
Sally Field - Actor
Tom Hanks, et. al. - Director
Tom Hanks, et. al. - Producer
Tom Hanks, et. al. - Writer
Tony Goldwyn - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 98853
UPC 00026359885327
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 720 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Awards
Emmy (1998) Tom Hanks, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Miniseries
Features
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Tom Shales, Washington Post Too important and too entertaining to be ignored...
TV Guide Visionary is not too strong a word for executive producer Tom Hanks' epic...
Variety An extraordinary piece of filmmaking...
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