For All Mankind- Out now on The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

 

In July 1969, the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President Kennedy’s challenge of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” No one who witnessed the lunar landing will ever forget it. Al Reinert’s documentary  FOR ALL MANKIND is the story of the twenty-four men who travelled to the moon, told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences. Fifty years later, it remains the most radical, visually dazzling work of cinema yet made about this earth-shaking event.

FOR ALL MANKIND is available on The Criterion Collection Blu-ray and includes special edition director approved features including:

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinert (with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack)

Audio commentary featuring Reinert and Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon

An Accidental Gift: The Making of “FOR ALL MANKIND” a new documentary featuring interviews with Reinert, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, and NASA archive specialists Don Pickard, Mike Gentry, Morris Williams, and Chuck Welch

On Camera, a collection of excerpted on-screen interviews with fifteen of the Apollo astronauts

New video programme about Bean’s artwork, accompanied by a gallery of his paintings

NASA audio highlights and lift-off footage

Optional on-screen identification of astronauts and mission control specialists

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert

Available from Amazon.co.uk

Out now on The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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