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Ben
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posted 05-23-2007 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per a post over on the UnmannedSpaceflight.com forums, Roving Mars looks to finally be released on DVD this July. It was supposed to have been out last summer or Fall but never was. Amazon now has a DVD cover up, which it did not a couple of weeks ago.

Amazon.com: Roving Mars on DVD

NY Times Movie Guide: Roving Mars

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Philip
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posted 07-13-2007 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/review.php?ID=28829

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-13-2007 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the studio release, via HobbySpace.com:
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Roving Mars
The Visually Stunning IMAX Documentary Lands on DVD and Blu-ray Disc July 31st including the "Mars and Beyond" Bonus Feature

Experience Mars like never before when the visually stunning IMAX documentary, Roving Mars, sets down on DVD and Blu-ray Disc July 31st from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Perfect for science and space enthusiasts, plus anyone looking for an entirely unique experience, Roving Mars is accompanied by bonus features on a galactic scale, including "Mars and Beyond".

Originally presented on IMAX screens in 2006, Roving Mars received excellent reviews for its captivating account of the 2003 Mars Rover mission in which two robots—named Spirit and Opportunity—were sent to explore the red planet. The documentary begins with the development of the machines by a team of dedicated scientists and chronicles the project through to the stunning images of Mars sent back from the unmanned explorers.

Stellar DVD and Blu-ray Disc bonus features include "Mars and Beyond". Hosted by Walt Disney, this 1957 television special is a look into the scientific knowledge about space from that era. Also included is "Mars: Past, Present & Future", a new feature developed for this release which includes personal reflections on Mars from the filmmakers, JPL Rover team members and students from the "Imagine Mars" program.

Roving Mars won the 2007 Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project and is directed by award winning veteran documentarian George Butler, who is also responsible for 1977’s "Pumping Iron" and "The Endurance" (2000).

DVD and Blu-ray Disc Bonus Features

  • "Mars and Beyond"
    Walt Disney hosts this 1957 television special about planetary exploration and scientific
    knowledge

  • "Mars: Past, Present & Future"
    Personal reflections on Mars from the filmmakers, JPL Rover team members and students
    from the "Imagine Mars" program.
Roving Mars DVD and Blu-ray Disc is priced at $29.99 US and $37.99 CAN.
  • Street Date: July 31, 2007
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99 US / $37.99 CAN (DVD and Blu-ray Disc)
  • Feature run time: 40 minutes
  • Rated: "G"
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen: 16x9, 1.78:1 (DVD and Blu-ray Disc) and Full Screen: 4x3, 1.33:1 (DVD only)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish

1202 Alarm
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posted 07-30-2007 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it Zone free? Zone 1 is for the USA, Zone 2 is for Europe.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-30-2007 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Amazon, it is Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).

tegwilym
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posted 08-01-2007 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wrote a review of the DVD for my sister's movie review site.

Tom

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-03-2007 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roving Mars has been added to Apple's iTunes store for $12.99 (iTunes required for the link to work).

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