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Old 06-18-01, 08:07 PM
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No one seems to have a review of this early movie. Even though its a flipper, it IS Anamorphic.

Anyone?
Old 06-18-01, 10:28 PM
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the quality is good, but it looks kind of dated compared to more modern movies. (it's definitely not from the earth to the moon). I'd probably rent it, unless you're a huge fan of the history of the space program.
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This is a fantastic movie if you're interested in the early history of the space race. It won a couple of academy awards, I believe (in fact, I believe it won best picture the year it came out). For such an early release, I was amazed when I popped the disc in and found out it was anamorphic!! Unfortunately, because it's such a long movie and double-layered DVDs weren't out by the time this movie was released it is a flipper disc.

The performances by everyone in this movie are great and the story, while a little drawn-out, is captivating. It's also very funny at times. This is a DVD definitely worth owning.
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This is indeed a film for NASA freaks. I watched this movie as a prelude to "From the Earth to the Moon", and it makes an excellent companion piece to that miniseries. Recommended.
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Old 06-23-01, 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by mandalore15:
I watched this movie as a prelude to "From the Earth to the Moon"

That must have been a loooong day of DVD watching!
Old 06-24-01, 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by mandalore15
This is indeed a film for NASA freaks. I watched this movie as a prelude to "From the Earth to the Moon", and it makes an excellent companion piece to that miniseries. Recommended.
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I couldn't agree more. The Right Stuff is a wonderful film that goes very well with From the Earth to the Moon. Add Apollo 13 to that list and it rounds it out.

I love watching the FTETTM episode on Apollo 13 and then watching the movie Apollo 13


Old 06-26-01, 09:17 AM
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The Right Stuff is one of the most underrated classics of all time. Living in Ireland I have the Region 2 version of the movie and really couldn't be happier with the presentation - a nice anamorphic transfer along with an excellent 5.1 soundtrack. Granted the disc is a flipper but considering the film is 3 hours in length this is no big deal. A good job from Warner's, the disc comes highly recommended.
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I think Shaggy summed things up well. One thing nobody mentioned is that this movie gives a little credit to the few who really went to great lengths so that the many could benefit. I liked the fact that these men were given credit and feel that for that reason alone it is worth giving respect enough to give it a watch.
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Isn't there an SE in the works?

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