- Actors: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell (II), Rosalind Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street, Luke Keltie
- Directors: Rob Sitch
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Warner
- DVD Release Date: 12 Nov. 2001
- Run Time: 101 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005BJCB
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,963 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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DVD Special Features:
NASA archive footage.
Sam Neill interview (UK exclusive).
The Dish on The Dish featurette.
Cast and crew biographies.
Key dates in early human space flight.
Apollo 11 diary.
"The hidden dish".
Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired.
When released in 2000, The Dish achieved the highest opening gross in its native Australia, a testament to the country's pride in its home-grown movies. Concentrating on that legendary day in July 1969 when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon The Dish looks at the small but crucial role of the Parkes satellite receiver, without which the world would never have seen the historic landing. Sam Neill is the pipe-smoking "Dish Master" Cliff, whose team includes Dish mover "Mitch", distractedly love-struck electronics nerd Glenn and NASA representative Al.
The Dish could have played the plot premise as a documentary or with a dramatic edge, but chooses instead to present the story at a leisurely comedic pace which oozes charm. The excited little community offers a snapshot of a fondly remembered past full of the idealism of the 1960s. Populated by warm-hearted souls, it's easy to forgive the town band welcoming a US Ambassador with the "Hawaii 5-0" theme instead of the National Anthem. The Dish may not have the sense of danger of Apollo 13, or the dazzling FX of something like Armageddon, but it does have rounded, enjoyable characterisation and a truthful, warming atmosphere, making it easily one of the most enjoyable films inspired by the "space race". --Paul TonksSee all Product description
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But I forced them to watch it anyway. Result: absolute delight.
We hooted out loud with laughter on many occasions ("and I must remind you that this astronaut and this spacecraft are NOT to scale" - the astronaut in question was about three times bigger than the ship!) and the rest of the time we were smiling broadly. Ealing comedy comes to Australia, with a cast of endearing characters, beautiful and detailed writing, and a simple story told with great craft and skill. You'll love it.
Not a world-shattering film, but a near-perfect little jewel of a movie. Why does something as good as this not get the marketing push of, say, Men in Black.
By the way, the DVD special features are good, and the inclusion of a large amount of NASA film footage is superb, including Apollo 11 launch images that I'd never seen before, such as the sequence shot from the ground of Saturn 5 first stage being jettisoned, followed by the second stage firing, and the release of the giant O-ring adapter and escape rocket, all at 40 miles up. Absolutely riveting for all us baby boomers who were around in 69, and their space obsessed kids.
The DVD extras also includes original footage of the moon landings which (for someone born after 1969) was very interesting.
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