Qty:1
  • Was: $14.99
  • You Save: $5.00 (33%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Blast! DVD has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Artisan Owl
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Complete set in very good condition in retail case with all artwork. Eligible for Fast and Free Super Saving Shipping!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Blast! DVD

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jun 28, 2011)
"Please retry"
1
$9.99
$8.28 $1.00
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

BLAST! is a spectacular and suspenseful story of space exploration. Five-time Emmy® winner Paul Devlin (SlamNation, Power Trip) follows his brother Mark Devlin, Ph.D., to five continents, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to launch a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon. They hope to look back in time to reveal a hidden universe of never-before-seen starburst galaxies. From catastrophic failure to transcendent triumph, their adventure exposes the surprising real life of scientists.

DVD Features: Additional Scenes including Werner Herzog visits BLAST ; Theatrical Trailers

Product Details

  • Actors: Mark Devlin, Ph.D.
  • Directors: Paul Devlin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P9FALG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,102 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Blast! details the six years of frustrating steps finally leading to the launch of a NASA astronomy balloon over Antarctica. (The balloon itself was meant to collect a picture of the universe in the submillimeter band, a wavelength unobtainable from earth's surface). The story follows failed launches and recoveries, equipment problems, and some of the personal interactions of the scientists. It's modern, it's fun, and it makes science "cool" without being "Hollywoodized". Excellent and highly recommended for showing to a high or middle school science class. Makes science look exciting, and very human.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
An Engaging Documentary About Space And Scientific Discovery Amidst A Gripping Arctic Adventure, May 29, 2011
By K. Harris "Film aficionado" (StudioCityGuy33 at Yahoo dot com) - See all my reviews
(TOP 50 REVIEWER) (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
Edit Review
Delete Review
This review is from: Blast! DVD (DVD)
Ready to study astrophysics? How about searching the past to unlock the secrets of the universe? If you're feeling adventurous and want to get your scientific groove on--"BLAST!" just might be the answer to your need. This engaging documentary, about one unusual aspect of space exploration, attempts to answer huge questions but keeps its concepts fairly straightforward for the casual viewer. In other words, anyone can enjoy "BLAST!" as an entertainment even if they fall short of the designation of scientific genius. BLAST is an acronym for Balloon-Borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope and the film chronicles an elite team of scientists and grad students who design, build, and launch just such a device. Basically, a telescope on a space balloon--the unit is designed to gauge images and data from distant galaxies in an attempt to understand their formations and origins. Don't worry, I won't attempt any more technical explanation.

More than anything, the film is a testament to perseverance and is somewhat of an underdog story. The film covers two flights, both incidences rife with tension and unexpected drama. The dedicated team is a relatively meager bunch constructing complicated machinery on the fly by hand. It is surprisingly fascinating to see these enormous and extremely complex pieces of machinery being built from the ground up--almost like a garage craft project.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Blast! DVD
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Blast! DVD


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video


Look for Similar Items by Category