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5.0 out of 5 stars
A very good film and DVD buy it!, 7 April 2008
Having already purchased `From the Earth to the Moon', `Apollo 13' and been captivated by `A Man on the Moon' by Andrew Chaikin I was wondering if `In The Shadow Of The Moon' would push all the right buttons and ring all the right bells.
All I can say therefore about this very good film is that every button and bell was activated.
The interviews are great, the star of these being Michael Collins whose sharp sense of humour travels throughout the film and its special features. Al Bean and Charlie Duke were also great characters. After you have read Chaikin's chapter on Apollo Twelve it is especially pleasing to see the individuals he described in it. Charlie Duke's commentary is interspersed with much of the mission control film footage when he was CapCom (Capsule Communications) for Apollo Eleven which I found to be very good.
The other astronauts such as Aldrin, Scott, and Young all come over so well that you realise how good their portrayals were in `From the Earth to the Moon' and how accurate were the descriptions that Chaikin had written in `A Man on the Moon'
There is very little to be negative towards this DVD, The extras are very good and it is an ideal purchase for any person interested in the Apollo program one of those rare DVDs you can watch again and again