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This 12-hour HBO miniseries created by Tom Hanks garnered 17 Emmy nominations and captivated audiences. From the early stages of the space program and Kennedy's 1961 call to reach the moon within a decade to the successes and heartbreaking failures of the race for space, the dream was kept alive by dedicated, daring professionals and a nation intent on reaching for -- and landing amid -- the stars, all while the world faced the Vietnam War.
The 2005 "Signature Edition" adds a powerful DTS track along with a remastered picture (now in widescreen). It takes many of the extra features from the original 1998 release's DVD-ROM disc and puts them onto a DVD disc including the standard making-of docs and several text segments on the solar system and timeline of space travel. This makes for easier viewing, but the new edition loses the virtual datacenter of space and NASA information that would be hard to reproduce without the ROM disc. The extra discs are mainly to hold both the DTS and 5.1 soundtracks; there are no new features. --Doug Thomas
Great mini series the actors did an excellent job of capturing the astronauts personalties. I wonder what It could/would feel like to be an explorer stepping into the unknown on... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Chris Ohara
Best space program series and compliments movies like "the right stuff" and "Apollo 13" If you're into watching in some sort of chronological way, you can... Read morePublished 3 months ago by P. Phillips
I loved this when it first aired and I love it now. Tom Hanks does a wonderful job of reminding us why the space program is amazing.Published 3 months ago by Justin McNutt
Certainly, the accomplishments of the space program make Americans very proud. But a TV mini-series devoted to the subject didn't need endless flag-waving and a soundtrack that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by classicalsteve
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Yes, we received this disc and experienced a similar problem. None of the discs will play beyond the menu.
Jun 29, 2008 by D. Vernon | See all 2 posts
|Difference Between Regular and Signature Edition||
The term Pan-and-scan is being used incorrectly in some of the comments on this topic. It appears that the series was originally shot full frame. I have seen the original edition, and it is full frame, 4:3 aspect ration, or 1.33:1. The new edition is cropped, not pan-and-scanned.
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Yes. In a minute.
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