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Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience

bigImage Ron Howard's hit 1995 film APOLLO 13 is being completely repurposed for 70mm IMAX exhibition -- the first time this has been done for a live-action 35mm feature film. (Animated 35mm classics such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Fantasia/2000" have been reformatted for the 70mm screen already, using a process developed by Disney. However, APOLLO 13: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE is the first film to be re-done using IMAX Corporation's proprietary DMR® technology.)

(Scroll down for more on IMAX's new technology, and its implications, as well as an interview with IMAX Film Prez Greg Foster.)

A star-studded cast featuring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton and Ed Harris dramatizes the precarious 1971 mission of NASA's Apollo 13 shuttle using a combination of archival footage and special effects.

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Produced by Imagine Entertainment. Director: Ron Howard. Director of Photography: Dean Cundy. Script: William Broyles, Jr., Al Reinert. Executive Producer: Todd Hallowell. Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris. Distributor: Universal Pictures. Composer: James Horner. Distributor: IMAX Corporation.


Outside Reviews:

"Review of APOLLO 13: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE" By Scott B., FilmForce

"Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience" By Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Bigger is Better" By Cathy Edsey Collins,

"Apollo 13: Up close and personal" By Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun

"Houston, we have a gem" By Jami Bernard, New York Daily News

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Will Apollo 13 Change Big Movies? By Ryan Kresser (March 2002)

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