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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated by Gary SInise

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5.0
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of the Four-Disc DVD include seven minutes of Highlights From The NASA Film: Four Days Of Gemini 4, two Interviews From NASA

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DIS4482DVD
(MPAA Rating): TV-PG
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(Retail Price): $49.98
(DVD Type): Four-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 258
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/30/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mary Crisp, Nick Green, Richard Dale, Dan Kendall, Julian Jones
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Join the heroic men and women who dared to rocket into the the last great frontier on a quest to reach far beyond Earth and into the dark mysteries of space in

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is a combination of archived footage (from as far back as the late 1950s) and newly shot interviews. Understandably, the picture quality fluctuates depending on the source, but even the early footage looks pretty good. There can be heavy noise/grain in the archive footage, but dirt and artifacts have been cleaned up very well. The new interviews show fantastic resolution and depth of field, and while the archived footage is limited in this regard, it is fairly sharp. Black levels are solid in both the new and old footage, and even the archived footage shows good color balance with bright, bold hues. Fleshtones appear natural in the new footage but is all over the place in the archived footage. Contrast is balanced well across the board, and shadow delineation is good. Edge enhancement isn

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