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News: I never saw The Right Stuff. I know, it's one of those films I kept meaning to see, but never had the energy, mainly because of that running time (3 hrs 13 mins). Well, now that's all going to change. It's like I was waiting for the 30th anniversary, I just didn't know it yet. Here are all of the details on the special edition Blu-ray. _____
Portion of the news release:
Burbank, Calif., July 18, 2013 -- The Right Stuff -- director Philip Kaufman’s (Unbearable Lightness of Being) inspiring, epic motion picture about the birth of the U.S. space program that won four Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing (1983) marks its 30th anniversary with a Blu-ray debut November 5. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release the iconic film in a premium 40 page Blu-ray book ($27.98 SRP), which includes rare photos, production notes and other material.
The Right Stuff 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Book will boast Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96k upsampling to deliver a full-range high-definition surround sound experience with remarkable clarity, detail and spaciousness. Dolby TrueHD delivers an out-of-this-world sound experience that will transport listeners right into the middle of the on-screen action when watching the film.
Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward and Jeff Goldblum head the stellar ensemble cast of The Right Stuff, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book chronicling the exciting early years of the United States’ race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space. Kaufman also wrote the screenplay for the film which Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called “astonishingly entertaining and great fun.”
The Blu-ray has more than three hours of vintage bonus features that include: · The Journey and the Mission - Scene Specific Commentary · John Glenn: American Hero [1998 PBS Documentary] · Realizing the Right Stuff · T-20 Years and Counting · The Real Men with The Right Stuff
Synopsis The Right Stuff chronicles NASA’s early efforts to put a man in space and win a crucial public relations and morale building victory over the Soviet Union, who were first to successfully launch a satellite (Sputnik) and the first to put a man in orbit around the earth. The film juxtaposes the daring feats of test pilots such as Chuck Yeager (Shepard), who shows he has “the right stuff” by breaking the sound barrier, with the accomplishments of the Mercury 7 astronauts and their wives who struggle to maintain a brave front at home.