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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.
Why Is In the Shadow of the Moon Rated PG?
In the Shadow of the Moon is rated PG for mild language, brief violent images and incidental smoking.
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This interesting documentary holds profound messages and glimpses of history for young viewers, with few content concerns. Mild expletives and terms of deity are infrequently uttered during interviews, some secondary people are seen smoking in archival footage, and scenes show spacecraft exploding and crashing. Descriptions of astronauts in peril are heard, along with a discussion of the Apollo 1 disaster, which took the life of three astronauts.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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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.