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In the Shadow of the Moon

This documentary encapsulates the ambitions of the American space program and its nine missions to the moon. Along with archival footage there are interviews with the astronauts who had the singular privilege of being the only humans to leave footprints on another world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 18 Oct 2007
Video Release: 12 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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Home Video Extra Features

Attention all space buffs! Get ready to blast off with the DVD release of In the Shadow of the Moon. Go behind the scenes with a look at the making of this documentary and tune in to an audio commentary with director David Singleton, editor David Fairhead and archive producer Chris Riley. A collection of deleted and extended scenes offers an additional hour of stories from the astronauts and never-before-seen images from the Apollo Missions. Featurettes provide even more NASA footage, an in-depth listen to the score of with composer Philip Sheppard and an introduction by Ron Howard. Other extras include theatrical trailers and a trailer gallery. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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