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Apollo 13

Originally intending to land on the lunar surface, Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) are forced to scrap their flight plan when an explosion destroys part of their vessel. This movie is based on the true events of the Apollo 13 Moon Mission. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 29 Jun 1995
Video Release: 13 Apr 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Home Video Extra Features

Apollo 13—15th Anniversary Edition

Release Date: April 13, 2010
Apollo 13 releases on Blu-ray in a 15th Anniversary Edition. This 2-disc package offers:
- Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13
- Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond
- Lucky 13: The Astronaut’s Story
- My Scenes
- Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
- Feature Commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell
- Pocket BLU U Control
-  BD Live
- Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS 5.1 Surround (Castilian Spanish), DTS 5.1 Surround (Latin Spanish), DTS 5.1 Surround (French European), DTS 5.1 Surround (Italian), DTS 5.1 Surround (Hungarian), DTS 5.1 Surround (Czech)
- Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek,
-Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)

Apollo 13 Anniversary Edition

DVD Release: March 29, 2005

Thirty-five years ago, people around the globe were glued to their TV screens as they followed the plight of three stranded astronauts. Space and movie buffs alike will be equally riveted to The 10th Anniversary Edition of Apollo 13, a two-disc set featuring the original theatrical release (140 minutes) and the IMAX version (116 minutes) of the movie. For the science hounds, the package includes two documentaries, Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond, and Lucky 13: The Astronauts’ Story, as well as a commentary track by Jim Lovell and his wife Marilyn. The filmmaker types will appreciate a making-of special called, Lost Moon: The triumph of Apollo 13, production notes, trailers and director Ron Howard’s annotations. (You’ll even learn Jim Lovell has a cameo role in the movie!) The audio is available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in Spanish and French.

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