|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.|
"Visionary is not too strong a word for executive producer Tom Hanks' epic... TV Guide
"An extraordinary piece of filmmaking... Variety
Love this Series4/27/2008
I really enjoyed this series when it premiered on HBO. I have been looking to purchase this for some time but could not find a decent price. Then along comes Buy.com to the rescue. Thanks for a great price and a quick shipment.
easily one the best mini series i ve ever seen...includes the story of the "right stuff" in the first cd....kudos to tom hanks and co.
A great historical mega-movie12/10/2007
I remember watching this on HBO back in the day and I loved it. I was always upset if I missed an episode... but now I have the signature edition for $20! What a deal! The acting is excellent and it is amazing to watch how our country tackled one of the most ambitious projects in human history. I especially enjoy it because I wasn't around back then :)
The story presentation is very compelling and even more incredible because it is based on true events. Two technical issues with the discs. Disc 1 may have mastering issues with the DTS sound tracks as I had problems with lip sync. I'm on disc 4 now and I haven't noticed a problem on any other disc. Originally this series was shot in 4:3. This wide screen presentation actually contains less of the original as it was reframed. However, having said that it is a very good transfer and I am really enjoying it.
Totally in keeping with the quality of "Appolo 13," Tom Hanks and company hit another out of the park. Awesome series!!
Out of this world !8/13/2007
With Tom Hanks and Ron Howard as producers, how could you go wrong? Well made HBO series about man's quest to reach the moon. Fine acting and believable sets make you feel like you're going along for the ride. Stories take you into the sub-plots surrounding the Gemini and Apollo missions, in a behind the scenes look at what really took place. If you enjoyed "The Right Stuff", seeing this should be your next mission.
A must own!!8/10/2007
This is a fantastic series that fills in many details about the Apollo program that most of us do not know about. We need more of these types of mini series that document the American spirit and how we can accomplish anything if we put our minds to it. I originally purchased Band of Brothers which is the second min-series that Tom Hanks produced for HBO. From the Earth to the Moon is of the same caliber so I recommend owning both of these and watching them frequently.
Loved this series!6/29/2007
I loved this series when it first aired on HBO, and I'm glad to finally own it on dvd. I love all things space related, and this was almost a documentary on the Apollo space missions, it seemed that accurate to me. Anyway, I highly recommend this series to anyone who even has slight interest in the early NASA space missions.
I hadn't seen this series since it was first aired so I'd forgotten just how good it is. It provides a real sense of what the early days of the Apollo program were like. There are lots of great performances here and the special effects are excellent. At times exciting, funny, and sad, it's one of the best mini-series I've seen.
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.
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.