Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Moon Race - The History of the Apollo Vol 2 Houston We Have a Problem - Apollo 12-Soyuz|
· In Volume 2 we take up the history of Apollo with the voyage of Apollo 12, followed by the jinxed mission of Apollo 13, the last lunar mission of Apollo 17, and the Apollo-Soyuz link-up, all in stunningly detailed ci... more »
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Finally, something worth buying at a low price...
Patrick Selitrenny | Switzerland a.k.a. Helvetia Felix | 10/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The second incarnation of this 2 parter is far better than its first part.
It offers far sharper images, better material altogether and decent sound. What about that?
For someone who does not want to dish up about 60 dollars per Mission, just as in the case of the Spacecraft Collection DVDs (although they all come in at least 3 to 6 DVDs each and are crammed to the rim with information), this is a viable option to get the most interesting Lunar Missions after Apollo 11, on July 20, 1969.
Although called "Huston, We Have a Problem", the Apollo 13 mission is only part of this collection, and not predominant. Every Mission, from Apollo 12 to Apollo 17, receive a concise, but very informative treatment in a 30 minute documentary each, amounting to a slightly over three hour DVD exploration of our satellite.
This indeed, for a product of this sort and at such a price, is money well spent.
I gave it four stars not for its contents, but rather because very little effort was made to improve some of the quality of the image which at times, is very, very grainy, resulting in a spotted screen.
Even for footage that is over thirty years old, this is not a good reason to release it as it was.
Today's techniques are so sophisticated that you could correct any signal and any disturbances occurring at the time the images were taken and transform them into updated and clean versions of the very same.
But instead, the Company producing these DVDs does not seem to have either the means, nor the interest in doing so.
In short, if you are interested in a bunch of historic images of the period "as they were", also to get the original experience of the time, then this is a product for you.
Instead, if you are looking for sharp, clean and digitally enhanced images of the very same, then you must take a step back and look elsewhere.
Just good for those who do not want to spend the rest of their lives studying space missions, or are at a very first approach to it.
In any case, and for this price a good buy, but I still have some problems recommending it...
Up to you to decide... sorry."