Is it LOL I thought it was filmed onto 35mm Super35 and then framed for the 2.35:1 scope format! I must have seen this projected at least 14 times maybe tad under 20 for agreement sakes. I can somehow remember seeing soft grain but that didn't distract my attention.
I saw Apollo 13 in three different cinema auditoriums first and many times at ABC Westover road Bournemouth screen 1 via conventional optical twin track played though the Dolby CP-200 which sounded fantastic throughout. Once at tower park UCI screen 5 which one of the two largest screens dts sound was average there was no sub bass installed believe it or not, at around that time, clear sound perception was heard easily front and centre I was positioned smack dead on the centre channel and the wild stereo image was sonic, I noticed myself looking over to the lefts and rights and very little for the split-stereo surrounds due to poor alignment I guess?
Going back to the ABC once in screen 3 downstairs and after months playing even though I had just brought the THX laserdisc and with seeing it once on the last showing projected and then going home on warm summer opening the window and playing Apollo 13 while the rest of the community where watching scummy British TV.
I must have a least four different versions of the film now and I sold my first THX laserdisc edition years ago, why I don't know never again shall I make that mistake. I brought the THX laserdisc signature edition a year or so after I brought the first one, a year or two later I brought the dts THX laserdisc version which still gets played now then! The first edition region 2 DVD looks wonderful the second edition region 2 version looks like Universal as dropped acid and is tripping out because this version doesn't fool me for one second.
Note the bottom so called special not edition the text has been modified with this naff text for anamorphic lovers thanks a lot, I feel robbed raped and cheated by a respectful movie company, oh well better luck next time Universal.
And now there's the so called HD-DVD version thou I don't own this version I'm willing to bet 1p this is the same version as the special edition version they can KEEP IT!