Apollo 13 takes off in high definition

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Universal Home Entertainment is readying Apollo 13 for take-off on Blu-Ray Disc in April.

It had been less than a year since man first walked on the moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13 was just another “routine” space flight- until these words pierced the immense void of space: “Houston, we have a problem.” Ron Howard directs Academy Award winner Ton Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris in a riveting suspense-thriller from Imagine Entertainment.
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time-and the odds- to bring them home.

It’s a breathtaking adventure that tells a story of courage, faith and ingenuity that is all the more remarkable because it is true!

The new 15th Anniversary Edition of the film will feature a 1080p high definition transfer with a DTS 5.1 HD Master audio track. As extras the release will include a Commentary Track by director Ron Howard, as well as a second Commentary Track by Jim and Marilyn Lovell.

Also included ar the Featurettes ”Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13,” “Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond” and ”Lucky 13: The Astronaut’s Story”. The release will be rounded out by Universal’s My Scenes BD Lve feature and pocket BLU.

“Apollo 13” will be ready to launch on April 13 for $26.98.


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