|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies|
"Houston, we have a problem." Those words were immortalized during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970, events recreated in this epic historical drama from Ron Howard. Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) leads command module pilot Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and lunar module driver Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) on what is slated as NASA's third lunar landing mission. All goes smoothly until the craft is halfway through its mission, when an exploding oxygen tank threatens the crew's oxygen and power supplies. As the courageous astronauts face the dilemma of either suffocating or freezing to death, Mattingly and Mission Control leader Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) struggle to find a way to bring the crew back home, all the while knowing that the spacemen face probable death once the battered ship reenters the Earth's atmosphere. The film received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic critical response and a Best Picture nomination, but lost that Oscar to another (very different) historical epic, Mel Gibson's Braveheart. In 2002, the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of 116 minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen format. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi
Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert try to come back alive after an explosion aborts the April 1970 moonshot. Directed by Ron Howard. From Lovell's memoir Lost Moon.
Haise, Fred, -- 1933- -- Drama.
Swigert, John L. -- (John Leonard), -- 1931-1982 -- Drama.
Apollo 13 (Spacecraft) -- Drama.
Space vehicle accidents -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal Studios Home Entertainment,2005
|Edition||2-disc anniversary ed., widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Lost moon.
Bacon, Kevin, 1958-
Harris, Ed, 1950-
Quinlan, Kathleen, 1954-
Lovell, Jim. Lost moon.
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan.
Director of photography, Dean Cundey ; editors, Dan Hanley, Mike Hill ; music, James Horner.
MPAA rating: PG; for language, peril, and emotional intensity.
English, French or Spanish language tracks with French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995..
Based on the book Lost moon by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger.
Special features include: anniversary edition and IMAX versions of the film; "Lost moon: the making of Apollo 13" documentary; feature commentary with Ron Howard, Jim Lovell and Marilyn Lovell; production notes; theatricaltrailer; "Conquering space" documentary; "Lucky 13" documentary.
DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1, Region 1 encoding, NTSC.
2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.