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5.0 out of 5 stars Worthey Upgrade, 14 July 2010
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This review is from: Apollo 13 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Once again , my review is about the Blu-Ray and not the film its self..
I was a little duboius at fist as this film has allot of old NASA film stock cut into the film and mixing that with moden filmstock would give obvoius drawbacks when creating a perfect 1080 P picture that runs smoothly.
That said , I ate my words because this transfur is indeed close to perfection..
The resolution has been sharpend to a tee and the the colour looks vibrant catching the time period of the 1960's Eastman colour used in almost all moives and polaroids of that time.
The space effects now look sharper and REAL , with deeper backs and moon shots better than any genuine image taken through-out the late 1960's and early 70's.
Allot of work has gone into improoving the final print and it works.
The sound also is crisp with the now standard DTS HD master , then given the 5.1 domestic finshing to set your frontroom wall shaking during "blast off"..!

But for me the detail in costume and prop's always gives me the most pleasure , the fabrics weave can be seen in the sweaters ,and even the time can be clearly seen on all of the lovely OMEGA watch's worn by the crew and NASA staff.
I great movie improoved to a FANTASTIC movie , worth the money and the 1080 treatmant !!
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2010 00:31:37 BDT
Kriston Rolf says:
Sorry Mrs Mandalas but the reason the film looks so good is no old Nasa film stock was used in Apollo13, all the effects were created for the film from scratch. Still a Fantastic film though.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2010 23:18:36 GMT
Denton says:
Yes...mmm...genuine film stock?

Did you really believe they launched a second Saturn V with a camera crew onboard to film the L.E.M and main capsule. If they had, Apollo 13's story would have been more of an anecdote...

Q) Remember when the Apollo 13's oxygen tank ruptured and devistated half the onboard systems?

A) Oh yeah, lucky there was a film crew following them in a second craft or they'd have been in a right pickle.

I agree with Kriston though. This film is damn near perfection. It's def in my top 5

Posted on 4 Jan 2011 08:08:33 GMT
Danny Boy says:
Not so, when the film was released, much was made of the fact that NO NASA footage was used; of course, in practice, only launch and landing would have been available for use. The impressive CGI is actually wrong in one major respect; the swing arms on the launch tower all move in unison at liftoff in a real Saturn V launch. This can clearly be seen in the actual footage, and would have been known by moonwalker David Scott who acted as a consultant; one presumes the sequence was left inaccurate for dramatic effect, and it still looks awesome. The plurals of prop and watch use no apostrophe, by the way!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2013 13:28:12 BDT
No class says:
Danny boy - Pretentious? Moi?
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