Signature Collection
Apollo 13

THX LaserDisc Digital Sound CX Encoded *
Dolby Surround
Run Time: 140 min
4 Sides
Chapter Stops
Catalog No: 42679
Suggested List Price: $99.98
Issued: July 16, 1996
Signature Collection Special Edition Features
Presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original 35 millimeter anamorphic theatrical prints
Audio commentary by director Ron Howard on Left Analog Channel.
Audio commentary by Jim & Marilyn Lovell on Right Analog Channel.
The Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13, an original documentary featuring new interviews with Ron Howard, Jim & Marilyn Lovell, Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, members of the film crew and many of the actual Apollo 13 Mission Control team.
Extensive exploration of the special effects explained by Digital Domain's Rob Legato and lead composer Mark Forker.
Comparison of the film's key sequences with the original NASA footage.
Bill Paxton's home movies of going to space school and flying in the "vomit comet."
Behind-the-scenes footage.
The original theatrical trailer.
Special bonus: James Horner's original musical score isolated on the analog audio tracks of the documentary on side four.
* CX Encoding is only applicable on supplemental material
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 voice of space: "Houston, we have a problem."

Stranded 205,000 miles from earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring them home.

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