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It had been less that a year since man first walked on the moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight - until these words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Ron Howard directs Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris in a riveting suspense-thriller from Imagine Entertainment. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Hanks), Fred Haise (Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time - and odds - to bring them home. It's a breathtaking adventure that tells a story of courage, faith and ingenuity that is all the more remarkable because it is true!
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
I have seen this movie multiple times and it is still as good as the first time I saw it. Tom Hanks and the rest of the actors are fantastic and the story is riveting.Published 12 hours ago by Deadwood
Absolutely fantastic retelling of the Apollo 13 drama which captured the attention of the world. Three astronauts headed to the Moon suddenly have a catastrophic failure... Read morePublished 4 days ago by B. Illes
Very good movie; decently faithful adaptation to the real event. Tom Hanks is great as always, and Kevin Bacon is good too. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Clayton Manning
A television program in 2015 ' The Astronaut's Wives Club' is rather well done. I thought it might be like the 'Housewives' franchise, but no, it is about the real wives of the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by prisrob
This is the same great movie it always was and it was a very good price for a combo pack [DVD & Blu Ray]. Read morePublished 12 days ago by R. King
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|Apollo 13 on Blu-ray, finally||
I have a PS3 fat version. Load times were not an issue here. From the time I put the disk in, the menu was up in less then 2 min. I really liked the fact there were no forced trailers to watch. The audio is worth a purchase. Master DTS is dreamy on this movie.
Apr 16, 2010 by Michael J. Monson | See all 31 posts
NO, it cannot!
Jun 2, 2006 by Gm | See all 3 posts
|Difference Between 2 disc or widescreen collectors edition?||
I was wondering the same thing. What I did hear was that the 2 disc version has deleted scenes, ie. Tom Hanks switching seats with Kevin Bacon upon re-entry, which makes me lean toward the later edition.
Apr 13, 2011 by littleboots | See all 2 posts
|Is this worth it if you have the Collector's DVD?||Be the first to reply|