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spacekiddo
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posted 04-20-2011 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacekiddo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In 2000, I purchased a VHS movie from Discovery Channel, titled "In Search of Liberty Bell 7." This tells the story of the salvation of the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule back in 1999.

Since I don't have a video player anymore, I inquired at Discovery Channel if this movie was ever re-released on DVD. Unfortunately it wasn't... Do any of you own this movie on DVD?

fredtrav
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posted 04-20-2011 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can take it to a camera store or video shop and see if they can move it to DVD. Have done this with some of my VHS tapes.

Lasv3
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posted 04-20-2011 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exactly, this works perfectly, I did this myself with the Liberty Bell VHS. Of course the quality is VHS, but still more than acceptable, only if you invested in digital remastering. However, here it would be very expensive and not worth of the money involved.

Blackarrow
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posted 04-20-2011 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lasv3:
Of course the quality is VHS, but still more than acceptable...
Bear in mind that a good quality VHS recording transferred to DVD can be upscaled when viewed on a Bluray player, giving a better quality than the original VHS.

Dietrich
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posted 04-20-2011 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dietrich   Click Here to Email Dietrich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have copied my S-VHS recording of the transmission of the film on German TV in 2005 (ZDF "Wo ist Liberty Bell 7", 42 minutes) onto DVD-format. S-VHS is better than VHS and is comparable to Hi-8. I am ready to trade a DVD to everyone contacting me.

The film is also available on YouTube "In Search of Liberty Bell 7."

Lasv3
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posted 04-21-2011 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ZDF (German TV) movie can't be the original Discovery Channel one as this is nearly 100 minutes long. It is either another one or the original heavily cut.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-10-2011 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this documentary from 1999 titled "In Search of Liberty Bell 7," has appeared on DVD?

I saw this nice documentary on YouTube.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Greggy_D
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posted 06-10-2011 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not officially.

But as others have mentioned above, I did transfer my VHS copy to DVD. I have a VHS player that also has a DVD recorder built right in. Worked like a charm.

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-10-2011 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was officially released in DVD format (along with another 30 odd volumes dedicated to space exploration) in AU / NZ. Part of the "exploring space" set released by the IMP company. They're now (company) deleted but you can find them regularly listed on ebay.com.au

Search for "exploring space dvd" and you'll see some of the current listings on offer.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-12-2011 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike, it's pity there is no DVD coming on the market. Maybe Discovery Channel will do it in the future?

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-12-2011 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
Thanks Mike, it's pity there is no DVD coming on the market. Maybe Discovery Channel will do it in the future?

I'd hope so I'll keep searching for one for you. It's not just the DVD either ... there's an accompanying hardcover / booklet that came with each release in the collection. Couldn't recommend these highly enough and there are some absolute gems amongst the volumes.

Mike Dixon
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posted 09-14-2011 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, one of these LB7 DVDs along with the other 32 DVD volumes covering everything imaginable) has come up on eBay Australia.

The titles are:

  • Exodus Earth: Colonising the galaxy
  • Black Sky: The race for space
  • Understanding the Universe
  • On Jupiter: King of the planets
  • The Search for Alien Planets
  • It Came From Outer Space
  • Hubble: Secrets from space
  • Revealing Mars
  • Fireballs from Space
  • Savage Sun
  • Unfolding Universe
  • Passport to Pluto
  • Columbia : Sixteen days
  • He Conquered Space (von Braun)
  • Comet Collision
  • Destination Mars
  • What Went Right
  • Blue Planet: Alone in space
  • Planet Storm
  • Alien Planet
  • Spacewalkers
  • UFOs: Reason to believe
  • Return to Flight (STS 26)
  • 100 Greatest Discoveries: Astronomy
  • Ultimate Space Machines
  • 95 Worlds and Counting
  • Space Colonies: Living among the stars
  • Solar Empire: Heavens above
  • How the Earth was Born
  • Inside the Space Station
  • The Search for Liberty Bell 7
  • What Shall We Do With the Moon?
  • Black Holes
  • Space: The Final Junkyard
  • Moscow: We have a problem
  • Cosmodrome
If someone wants these (and I guess the entire set wouldn't go for more than $50 based upon recent sales) then here's your chance.

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