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posted 12-08-2004 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you don't yet have a copy of Apollo 13 on DVD, you may want to wait until March 29, when the Apollo 13: Anniversary Edition will be released; but it sounds like that may be the only reason you'd want to shell out money for this two-disc set, which apparently disappointingly only combines the original one-disc special edition with a second disc containing the shorter IMAX cut of the film. Maybe more features will be announced later.

That said, if you don't yet have this movie on DVD, you're really missing out -- the Jim and Marilyn Lovell commentary by itself is worth the price.


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posted 12-08-2004 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Lovells' commentary is on the current DVD, good at that, but I won't be buying this new version as it only has the IMAX version on the second disc; not worth waiting for unless you can play DVD movies on your canopy roof to your ultra-large telescope's dome.

I recently got Kevin Bacon to sign the DVD, cd soundtrack, and the book about the making of the movie, which Mr. Lovell had signed earlier.


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posted 12-22-2004 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DVDAnswers has added a picture of the case for the new set.


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posted 01-26-2005 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The artwork for the case of the anniversary edition has been changed.

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posted 03-22-2005 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official website for the Apollo 13 Anniversary Edition DVD can be found here.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment Announces 'Apollo 13 Anniversary Edition' DVD

2-Disc DVD Edition Includes 'Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience' Version and New Bonus Features Commemorating 35th Anniversary of the Historic Space Mission and 10th Anniversary of the Film's Release Available March 29, 2005

In 1970, the world held its breath in stunned and rapt silence as a crippled space capsule made a life-or-death race to return safely to Earth. In commemoration of the historic mission that riveted millions to the fate of three courageous astronauts and the NASA Mission Control staff that worked tirelessly to save their lives, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the 2-Disc "Apollo 13 Anniversary Edition" DVD on March 29, 2005. Directed by Ron Howard, produced by Brian Grazer and starring Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Sinise, the DVD includes "Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience" version and features two never-before-seen bonus extras: "Lucky 13: The Astronaut's Story" which recounts the events of the mission and "Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond," a fascinating look back at the past 45 years in the history of the space program. The DVD is priced at $22.98 suggested retail.

A timeless and inspiring true story of faith, determination and ingenuity, "Apollo 13" was hailed by Roger Ebert as, "A powerful story, one of the year's best." The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture, and was honored for Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

Bonus Features

The 2-Disc "Apollo 13 Anniversary Edition" DVD includes the following bonus features:

Disc One:

  • "Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13" -- The making of the film including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
  • Feature Commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
Disc Two:
  • "Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience" Version -- Re-edited for the giant screen by director Ron Howard and Academy Award(R)-winning editor Dan Hanley
  • Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond -- A recap of the last 45 years in space
  • Lucky 13: The Astronauts' Story -- Recounting the events of the mission

Less than a year after the world marveled at man's first moon walk -- and only three years after the deadly Apollo 1 fire -- the American public thought of the April 1970 Apollo 13 moon mission as just another "routine" space flight. But soon, four words from Spacecraft Commander Jim Lovell would change all that: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded 205,000 miles from home in a crippled spacecraft, Lovell, and two other astronauts, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, fought a desperate battle to survive while Mission Control's heroic ground crew raced against time -- and long odds -- to bring them home. Academy Award(R)-winner Ron Howard directs Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and Kathleen Quinlan in a riveting account of this breathtaking real-life adventure.

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