page created: 9/28/98
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Here's a list of the
extras you'll find on the 3 program DVDs of From
the Earth to the Moon:
HBO First Look featurette
A special effects featurette
13 different TV spots
A virtual tour of the solar system
3D models of the space ships
A time-line of the missions
The history of the Moon
The 4th disc will be a special DVD-Rom which will feature Internet
links, trivia and games, including:
The Rom side of the Moon
HBO's Docking Station
The Future of Space Travel
Out of this Solar System
Kennedy's speech (full version)
Panoramic QuickTime VR
Complete Internet access from Earthlink/Sprint
Here's a look at HBO's upcoming DVD release of
From the Earth to the Moon.
The set will be released on November 10th, and will include 4 dual
layered discs. 3 of the discs contain 4 episodes each, and a 4th
disc will contain DVD-Rom content, including trivia, games, TV spots
and Internet links. There will also be some 2 hours of "behind-the-scenes"
material. The whole package is contained in a special, collector's
case (single disc Snapper cases will be available for rental
This press release appeared on Twice
today, issued from HBO Home Video regarding their upcoming DVD
HBO Announces Major DVD Exclusive
July 28, 1998
By Greg Tarr
HBO Home Video announced that the Emmy Nominated original
television series From The Earth To The
Moon will be released exclusively in the open DVD format
in a first-of-its-kind, four-disc DVD set scheduled for a November
10 street date.
HBO also recently started taking orders on two VHS versions of its
original animated movie Spawn II,
and revealed it will offer an "uncut" version of the
program in open DVD format in November.
HBO said its From The Earth To The Moon
DVD package will include all 12 hour-long episodes covering the
history of the U.S. space programs race for the moon.
The shows will be offered on three dual-layer, double-sided discs.
The fourth disc will include DVD-ROM compatible content including
special features on the making of the series, interviews with stars
and film makers, and Internet links to Web sites that carry content
relevant to the series and the Apollo program.
The movie portion of the set is to be presented in the 4:3 aspect
ratio, since the program was originally shot for television
broadcasts. No wide-screen versions will be available. However, HBO
executives said the sound track will include 5.1-channel Dolby
Digital surround sound.
The four-disc set will carry a $119.98 suggested retail price, and
the order date, through HBOs video software distributor Warner
Home Video, is currently slated for October 13.
HBO executives said they plan to heavily promote the unusual DVD
package, with ads in such leading consumer magazines as
and Entertainment Weekly.
Executives also hinted they are "working on a significant
promotion with a consumer product" but because a strategic
partnership was still being finalized, details were not disclosed.
The series was produced and directed by Oscar-winning actor Tom
Hanks, and included a cast of some of Hollywoods most
respected actors. The series recently received 17 Emmy nominations
and was selected the Television Critics Associations show of
Meanwhile, HBO Home Video will release for sell-through on August
25, two VHS versions of Todd McFarlanes animated feature
Spawn II. The made for HBO
feature will come in an uncut version ($22.98 MSRP) and the in a
shortened PG-13 version ($14.98). The uncut version, which runs 160
minutes long, will also be available in open DVD format for a $24.98
suggested retail starting in November.
Good news! HBO has announced that they will be releasing a DVD
version of From the Earth to the Moon!
This amazing, 12-episode Tom Hanks project should be spinning in
your DVD players on November 10th. No word yet on price or how many
discs will be needed (although I would imagine a boxed set of at
least 6 discs).
You can see the announcement for yourself at the official
From the Earth to the Moon
web site. Thanks HBO!