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Spacecraft Films - Project Gemini (DVD, 2003, 3-Disc Set

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Release Year: 2003
Language: English
Region Code: DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)
UPC: 0024543084853
Format: DVD
Rating: NR
Sub-Genre: Outer Space
Genre: Educational

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Never before has there been such a comprehensive and thorough series devoted to the history of space exploration. Featuring actual video and film footage from NASA's archives, the Spacecraft Films collection is a must-have for anyone interested in technology, science, and outer space. This release focuses on Project Gemini, the innovative program that found a way to extend missions, which laid the groundwork for the subsequent space walks that changed the world forever.
Mankind's greatest adventure is remembered for the digital age. The DVD format changed the way we look at movies and especially TV series, with massive complete-season sets. That concept is spectacularly taken one-step further with Spacecraft Films' definitive collections of the Gemini and Apollo space missions, stuffing in nearly every scrap of TV transmissions and on-board footage. The three- to six-disc sets use the full functions of the DVD format; see a liftoff in six different angles (some remixed with 5.1 sound) or listen to a mixture of air-to-ground communications, official NASA narration, or post-flight debriefings, most often carefully synched to the exact moment of footage seen. Like any good research paper, every bit of footage may not be interesting, but taken as a chronicle of history, it's irreplaceable.

The two-man Gemini missions are the forgotten cousin of the space program; Mercury (The Right Stuff) and Apollo (From the Earth to the Moon) have been chronicled in popular books and film for years. This 6-hour set rights the wrong, illustrating how the ambitious program (10 missions in 1965-66) developed most of the key attributes to go to the moon (including long-duration flight, space walking, rendezvous, and docking). Every single bit of onboard camera footage is here, and yes, that includes periods of fumbling cameras and poorly lit sequences. But it also allows for some of the most gorgeous space footage ever shot, starting with Ed White's Gemini 4 spacewalk (America's first), which one can now view in its entirety. Another high point is the rendezvous of flights 6 & 7, with a soundtrack that combines the air-to-ground communications and post-flight news conferences. Each mission is broken down with footage from the spacecraft preparation, launch, on-board film, and recovery. Unlike other Spacecraft sets, there's an original documentary, an hourlong survey of Gemini written by Andrew Chaikin (author of A Man on the Moon). The documentary certainly whets one's appetite for the rest of the set, but perhaps only the true space junky will want to watch footage from two unmanned missions, a lengthy look at the archaic instrumental panel, and a flight or two that seem like a repeat of a previous mission

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UPC 0024543084853

Product Key Features
Format DVD
Genre Education/General Interest, Educational
Sub-Genre Outer Space
Region Code Region 1
Rating NR

Additional Product Features
Film Country USA
Release Date 20030819
Number of Discs 3
    • UPC 0024543084853
    • Brand 20th Century Fox
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