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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvds -

APOLLO 13: 15th AN­NIVER­SARY EDI­TION (Uni­ver­sal, cert PG, Blu-ray £19.99)

WHAT bet­ter way to com­mem­o­rate the 40th an­niver­sary of the space mis­sion that went dra­mat­i­cally wrong, and the 1995 dou­ble Os­car win­ning film about it, than to re­lease Apollo 13 with the su­pe­rior pic­ture and sound of Blu-ray? The re­sult is bril­liant and you’ll thrill again to the rou­tine mis­sion that be­came a nail-bit­ing bat­tle for life af­ter space­craft com­man­der Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) re­ported: “Hous­ton, we have a prob­lem.” Stranded 205,000 miles from home with on­board sys­tems fail­ing, a risky “sling shot” around the dark side of the moon was the only way to go for Lovell, Jack Swigert (Kevin Ba­con) and Fred Haise (Bill Pax­ton), while mis­sion con­trol tried ev­ery trick in an un­writ­ten book to res­cue them. The Blu-ray comes with oo­dles of tasty ex­tras.

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