Rent Apollo 13 (1995)

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Synopsis:
The mission, manned by astronauts Lovell (Tom Hanks), Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and Haise (Bill Paxton), starts out as a routine space flight which generates little media interest. But all that changes when an oxygen tank explosion cripples the ship and prompts the famous line, 'Houston, we have a problem'. Now Lovell and his crew have to struggle to keep going, while at Mission Control their colleagues Kranz (Ed Harris) and Mattingly (Gary Sinise) do everything they can to bring them home.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Brian Grazer, Lorne Orleans
Writers:
Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger, William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert
Others:
Dan Hanley, Mike Hill, David Macmillan, Robert Legato, William Broyles, James Horner, Michael Kanfer, Jr., Dean Cundey, Matt Sweeney, Scott Millan, Leslie Ekker, Michael Corenblith, Rick Dior, Steve Pederson, Merideth Boswell
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1996 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

1996 BAFTA Best Production Design

1996 Oscar Best Editing

1996 Oscar Best Sound

BBFC:
Release Date:
11/04/2005
Run Time:
135 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 3.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature commentary with director Ron Howard
  • Feature commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell
  • The lost moon: The triumph of Apollo 13
  • Conquering space: The moon and beyond
  • Lucky 13: The astronauts' story
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature and the following special features:
- Feature commentary with director Ron Howard
- Feature commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special features:
- The lost moon: The triumph of Apollo 13
- Theatrical Trailer
- Conquering space: The moon and beyond
- Lucky 13: The astronauts' story
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/06/2010
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
Czech DTS 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 5.1, Hungarian DTS 5.1, Italian DTS 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Bulgarian, Castillian, Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
  • Feature Commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell
  • Lost Moon: The Triumph Of Apollo 13
  • Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond
  • Lucky 13: The Astronauts' Story
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/10/2017
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
English DTS:X, French DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (3) of Apollo 13

A triumph of historical accuracy. - Apollo 13 review by Stan Doori

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04/11/2019

What a great film! I've seen the several times and enjoy it as much each time. All crew members and ground staff are amazing actors and it is so believable. Thoroughly recommended. Also of interest are the extras.

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Heroic and true! - Apollo 13 review by HM

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08/02/2021

Brilliant film! An amazing true story; human interest, courage, disaster movie for real! Actual life events are always more interesting that fiction; mountaineer movies about actual climbs for example are always more captivating. In 5.1 the rocket take off is a cracker, it fills the room and makes you realise how dangerous it is to be sat on a giant bomb.

Direction is well paced and the story convincing, nothing needs to be exaggerated and is one of the most gripping disaster stories ever told. See it and marvel!

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Fantastic - Apollo 13 review by GI

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05/08/2021

A fantastic, tense and thoroughly entertaining drama based on the real event that captured the attention of the world in 1970. This tells the tale of the ill fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon, which took place at a time when public interest in the missions was waning and there was increased criticism of the money being spent on the US space program. If you've never seen this film or are unfamiliar with what happened then this will be a real exciting treat. The cleverness of this film is that if you've seen it and know the outcome it remains a real thrill ride. Tom Hanks plays astronaut Jim Lovell, an experienced man who had been on three former space missions and was assigned to command Apollo 13 and his first trip to the moon. With his fellow crew members of Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) they are unprepared when a routine check on board results in a small explosion and the ship crippled. The film follows the attempts by the ground crew led by the flight director (Ed Harris) and an astronaut, grounded with suspected measles, (Gary Sinise) to safely get them home. This is a superbly well told story, a tale of courage, ingenuity and devotion. It has some excellent visuals and intermixes archive footage with the action to create a very realistic reconstruction of the events. Hanks as usual nails the dedicated professional and family man who carries the weight of command with calmness and skill. A wonderful film and great family viewing. If you have children who know nothing about this event then this film will educate as well as be a treat.

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