Destination Moon

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Destination Moon
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1950 - Best Special Effects: George Pal

Entertainment Reviews:

Ultimate DVD - 07/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] visually astounding piece....A classic piece of Sci-Fi cinema."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Industrialist John Archer, former Army general Tom Powers and research scientist Warner Anderson collaborate on a manned rocketship with an atomic engine, convinced that the nation that militarily controls the Moon controls the Earth as well. But as their work crews construct the spaceship "Luna" in the Mojave Desert, insidious foreign-inspired propaganda turns the tide of public opinion against them. Realizing that the project's enemies can use the law to halt the launch, Archer, Powers, Anderson and electronics technician Dick Wesson decide to make a hasty pre-dawn liftoff in the untested rocket - Destination Moon!

Product Description:

A science-based fantasy about the first successful trip to the moon. After years of scientific endeavors, a ship ascends into the heavens. Once free of Earth's atmosphere, the astronauts contend with the dangers of equipment failure and the joys of zero gravity. But tension mounts when the men discover once on the moon, they may not be able to leave again.

Description by Image Entertainment:

Destination Moon was the first major science fiction film produced in the United States and lifted the genre from the realm of the fantastic to the world of the believable. Co-scripted by Robert Heinlein from his novel "Rocketship Galileo," "Destination Moon's" suspenseful plot relates the saga of man's first voyage to the moon amid a series of scientific cliffhangers. It also marked producer George Pal's initial association with the genre. Later, Pal would produce some of Hollywood's most popular sci-fi films, including "War of the Worlds," "When Worlds Collide" and "The Time Machine." Breathtakingly photographed in vivid Technicolor, "Destination Moon" remains a science fiction landmark.

Plot Synopsis:

A science-based fantasy about the first successful trip to the moon. After years of scientific endeavors, a ship ascends into the heavens. Once free of Earth's atmosphere, the astronauts contend with the dangers of equipment failure and the joys of zero gravity. But tension mounts when the men discover once on the moon, they may not be able to leave again.

Plot Keywords:

Science-Fiction | Space Exploration | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • A privately-funded lunar expedition goes awry when the crew lacks sufficient fuel for the return trip. Based on "Rocketship Galileo," by pulp science-fiction novelist Robert Heinlein, and an award-winning early technicolor achievement, this film also brought producer George Pal into the genre that would later become synonymous with his name.

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  • Sales Rank: 90,081
  • UPC: 014381875423
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