Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Must See New DVD Releases -- Apollo 18


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Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 7, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But two years later, in December of 1974, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.
My Thoughts:

Are you a fan of the Blair Witch Project or NASA/Space mission movies?  If you answered, "Yes" to either of these, then you will definitely want to check out Apollo 18, from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  Shot with similar close up and captivating home movie type feel, Apollo 18 documents a true, rarely talked about space mission, captured on film by the astronauts who took part in this secret mission to the moon.  My husband and I watched this movie with my parents this past weekend, and couldn't stop talking about how good this movie was.  I had read other reviews prior to viewing this movie from other bloggers and critics, who claimed the Apollo 18 was mediocre, or hard to get into.  But, not a big space/sci-fi fan, I really liked the movie.  I especially liked the close up footage the astronauts shot, documenting their secret mission to the moon.  At times the footage was a little scary, being in black and white and shot at tense times by the astronauts, but it made for great viewing and kept us all engaged from start to finish.  It was hard to get up to get a drink, as you didn't want to miss a second of the film.  I am so glad I didn't listen to the other critics and saw this movie for myself.  It was enjoyable and one that I would watch again.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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