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    Unique ID Code: 0000022493
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    Added on: 15/9/2001 12:32
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    From the Earth to the Moon (US)

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    Four disc Collector`s Edition
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 639 mins
    Retail Price: $99.98
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    The critically acclaimed television series about America`s Apollo Space Program as produced by Tom Hanks, for HBO. Not only visually striking with its attention to detail, the series goes beyond the astronaut stories. Hanks appears in the very last episode.

    Powerfully told as never before, these are the stories of the men, women and children, who lived, breathed, and manufactured from the power of the human will, one of the greatest achievements in the history of man.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    30-Minute "HBO First Look" Featurette
    Special Effects Featurette
    13 TV Spots
    Virtual Tour of the Solar System
    3-D Models of the Ships
    Mission Objectives
    Kennedy`s Speech
    Time-line of the Space Missions
    History of the Moon

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Mono Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Lili Fini Zanuck
    Graham Yost
    Jon Turteltaub
    Jonathan Mostow
    Frank Marshall
    Tom Hanks
    Michael Grossman
    David Frankel
    Gary Fleder
    Sally Field
    David Carson

    Written By:

    Sam Anderson
    Jo Anderson
    Brandon Ambrose
    Tom Amandes
    Mason Adams
    Krista Adair

    Casting By:
    Meg Liberman
    Sharon Klein
    Marc Hirschfeld
    Mark Fincannon
    Lisa Mae Fincannon
    Craig Fincannon

    Soundtrack By:
    Pete Townshend
    Marc Shaiman
    Mark Mancina
    Michael Kamen
    Mark Isham
    James Newton Howard
    Brad Fiedel
    Mason Daring
    Jeff Beal

    Director of Photography:
    Gale Tattersall
    Arnold Peterson

    Wendy Smith
    Christopher Rouse
    Richard Pearson
    Laurie Grotstein
    Lisa Zeno Churgin

    Costume Designer:
    Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

    Production Designer:
    Richard Toyon

    Graham Yost
    Janace Tashjian
    Bruce Richmond
    Bridget Potter
    Terry Odem
    John P. Melfi
    Ron Howard
    Brian Grazer
    Michael Bostick
    Erik Bork

    Executive Producer:
    Tony To
    Tom Hanks


    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    What makes this one of the best programs ever to watch on your DVD:

    - Facts are real, has plenty of information about what probably is humankind`s greatest achievement. The mix of real footage and amazingly created ones add to its real life/documentary spirit. But it`s far from being a documentary, although every fact is real. It goes beyond on the narration.

    - It`s not "Americana" on its spirit. Mr. Hanks and his team deserve merits for showing this great achievement as a mankind victory instead of an "America only" feat. Congratulations!

    - Each episode is presented thru an original point of view, not the one you`d expect. This gives new life to the facts. The Apollo 13 episode, for example, shows how an anchor man from a TV network faced his drama at the same time as the astronauts. A great achievement since if it was presented the other way it would fail when compared to the movie. Actually, one complements the other.

    - Many generations have not lived the man on the moon. This is the best way to give them a small feeling of what that meant. It`s the closest an historical document can get to emotion. Anyone will learn great and funny facts from the Apollo project and its missions.

    - Episodes are very successful in passing the feeling of this great achievement. You`ll be proud of it, specially if you happened to be alive when it happened. At the end you`ll regret the fact that today we (humans/nations) spend too much time and energy with small problems that don`t take anyone anywhere.

    - On the latest episode you`ll learn that one of the century`s "greatest" men was, actually, the first pirate whose actions screwed the life of the first great filmmaker.

    - Mr. Hanks talents go far beyond acting. Congratulations!

    - Acting is amazing, direction perfect, screenplays compelling. You won`t believe this was "just" a 12 episode TV miniseries. It`s FAR better than many movies made on science fiction/space exploration genres.

    The only point where they`ve sleeped:

    - The box and its opening "book" scheme doesn`t feel it`ll be up to date when man reaches Mars.

    I`d like to remind you all that this is not a science fiction miniseries. Its focus is on the spirit, the challenge, the emotions, the technology, the men and women involved on taking the man on a voyage from the Earth to the Moon.

    At around US$ 80.00, it`s far from cheap. But worth every cent.
    posted by José Azevedo on 16/9/2001 08:08