Best dvd for space Nasa footage?

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  1. Kristoffer

    Kristoffer Second Unit

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    Hey I was wondering what the best dvd is for footage of the space station and of space missions by nasa in general is?
    What has the best PQ ?
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    Hands down, no contest, For All Mankind. It's a film made up almost entirely of NASA space footage shot by astronauts on the Apollo missions, and even has some more clips of takeoffs in the supplements.

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  3. Mark_Wilson

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    I'd suggest the Space Craft Films series. Fox is now distributing some of them. They include all the archive footage for each mission. Great sets.

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  4. Kristoffer

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    Cool I will check both out!
    But I was thinking if there is something newer with anamorphic picture?
     
  5. Jon Robertson

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    I very much doubt there exists anything other than 16mm footage of the original missions, and I can't imagine it'll be anything other than 1.33:1 (aside from cropping it, of course), so the possibility of an anamorphic picture doesn't really apply.
     
  6. Mark_Wilson

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    Spacecraft Films doesn't have their entire catalog online anymore. Probably because of their distribution deal with Fox. Try looking for them at dvdempire.com or even Amazon.com. They have quite a few titles.
     
  7. David Von Pein

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    As Mark has said (above), you can't buy several of the SpacecraftFilms DVDs direct from their site any longer (for whatever unknown reason that might be)...but some can be found elsewhere.

    This is an excellent program (Columbia's last completed flight). [​IMG]

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  8. David Von Pein

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    This one's kind of short on running time...but a dandy look at the April 12, 1981, maiden Shuttle launch.

    Cheapest here.

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  11. Bill J

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    The IMAX Space Collection is pretty nice. You get:
    Hail Columbia!
    Mission to Mir
    The Dream Is Alive
    Destiny in Space
    Blue Planet

    All are available individually too I believe.
     
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  13. David Von Pein

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    Be aware -- if you're interested in the "Mighty Saturns" series of programs. The first set (Saturn I/IB) has all the Saturn I/IB launches...but all in dead silence. No audio on nearly all of the footage on the 3 discs. I was disappointed by the lack of thundering launch sequences.

    Plus: much of the NASA footage on that set is in super slo-mo. Not good IMO. I was wondering, while watching, if the darn thing was EVER gonna clear that tower. [​IMG]

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    Earthlight: Special Edition

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    I have this and it is pretty awesome.

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  15. BrianShort

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    I've seen both For All Mankind and Earthlight. For All Mankind is amazing, I highly recommend it. It's actually something I should buy. I wasn't as enthused with Earthlight. If I remember correctly, it's basically a lot of views of the earth from space, set to classical music. I got a bit tired of watching it after awhile, even though the images are very beautiful and the music is good too. I guess I found it a bit repetitive.

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    For sheer entertainment value I'd recommend From Earth To The Moon - excellent series.[​IMG]
     
  17. Keith M.

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    For All Mankind is a great documentary, but the picture quality is awful...
     

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