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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:00

Universal makes it official: Todd Douglas Miller’s large format Apollo 11 doc hits Blu-ray on 5/14

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We mentioned this title a few days ago, but now we can officially confirm that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Neon will be releasing Todd Douglas Miller’s acclaimed large format documentary, Apollo 11, on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on May 14th.

From the studio’s press release:

“Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future ” [Read on here...]

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All three versions will include a pair of extras: The Apollo 11: Discovering the 65 mm featurette and the film’s theatrical trailer. The aspect ratio is the correct 2.20:1 as seen in theaters and the audio will be Dolby Digital 5.1. There are currently no plans for Universal to release the film in physical 4K Ultra HD. (I would suggest, however, that if sales of the Blu-ray are strong, that could change in the future.)

Here’s a look at the final cover artwork for the Blu-ray release, which is currently available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking here or on the art below (SRP $34.98, but Amazon currently has it for 40% off or just $20.86—it’s worth every penny)...

Apollo 11 (Blu-ray Disc)

If you haven’t seen the film yet, it really is a marvel. I would even say it’s a masterpiece. You can read my review of the IMAX experience here, and rest assured I’ll review the Blu-ray as soon as it’s available.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned...

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