Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tony Palmer's Film Of The Space Movie|
Director: Tony Palmer
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Documentary
Made in 1979 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the moon landing. NASA and The United States National Archive made all the footage available for the very first time including unseen film of the lunar landscape, life on ... more »
A Missed Opportunity
Timothy C. Ratajczak | Baltimore, Maryland United States | 06/06/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I want to make it clear that my rating expresses my dissatisfaction with the quality of the DVD and not the movie itself, which is actually quite good. The transfer, while enhanced for 16x9, looks like a straight videotape or laserdisc transfer and not a remastering from original sources. The sound is a complete disaster. I suspect a lot of people will be buying this for the Mike Oldfield soundtrack, which contains some music not available anywhere else. It is pitifully reproduced here in low-fi sound quality that does justice to neither the film nor the composer.
For a real "out of this world" film experience of the US Space Program, I heartily recommend Al Reinert's "For All Mankind". Yes, it is an expensive DVD, but the picture and sound quality are superb.
I waited a long time for this movie to become available on DVD, and I'm disappointed. The movie and the music deserved better. Overall, a missed opportunity.
The Space Movie
Roger D. Davis | South Carolina, USA | 01/23/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It was good to finally get a DVD version of one of my old VHS tapes; however,quality of video is no better than,maybe not even as good,as the old VHS version. DVD is obviously a transfer from VHS,not a digital remastering of the original NASA films."