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Chronicling the exciting early years of the United States' race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space, The Right Stuff begins as America is pondering its future and looking to the skies. And intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager (Shepard) and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program are the ones the country looks to. Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training, heroism and of sudden fame for which there is no training.

Supplements:

The Journey and the Mission: Scene-Specific Commentaries with Director/Screenwriter Philip Kaufman, Cast and Crew Members

Additional Scenes

John Glenn: American Hero (1988 PBS Documentary)

Realizing the Right Stuff

T-20 Years and Counting

The Real Men with the Right Stuff

Theatrical Trailer

Premium 40-Page DigiBook Packaging


Disc 1: Film (BD50)

Disc 2: Bonus.

Dolby TrueHD.







.....AT LAST!!!!!
 

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Originally Posted by nathanddrews  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23540586


Such a great movie. Don't mess it up!

Agreed.


At least it's Warner, so there's a chance it will be good. If it were Universal, well... you already know.
 

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FINALLY they're getting around to this release?

Sheesh, talk about taking their sweet a$$ time....
 

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That is a good looking Digibook. Instant purchase.
 

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Originally Posted by oink  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23544229

FINALLY they're getting around to this release?

Sheesh, talk about taking their sweet a$$ time....

Yeah really.


Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.
 

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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23544726


Yeah really.


Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.
Yeah, I noticed that too.

There are tons of stuff still not on shelves.
 

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You'd think that any movie with Oscar wins or nominations would be first out the door. Or in order of net profit. Releases seem to defy all logic.
 

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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23544726


Yeah really.


Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.

Work is being done to release many catalog titles, but it's a slow and painful process because it takes time to transfer and re-master films that haven't been touched in over a decade. DVD catalog releases were largely reliant upon VHS/laserdisc masters for years and Blu-Ray was reliant on HD masters done in the 90's if they were lucky. WB and other studios are working around the clock to get catalog titles ready for Blu and 4K, with many receiving 4K scans that will later be re-visted for 4K mastering.
 

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I love that the film makers took a tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek approach to this subject. It plays more like a dramedy and actually works! A real classic gem.
 

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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23548420


I love that the film makers took a tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek approach to this subject. It plays more like a dramedy and actually works! A real classic gem.
I seem to remember that Walter Cronkite hated the film, apparently because it took a less-than-reverent attitude towards the whole endeavor, including its portrayal of the news media in particular.
 

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Originally Posted by RobertR  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23548834


I seem to remember that Walter Cronkite hated the film, apparently because it took a less-than-reverent attitude towards the whole endeavor, including its portrayal of the news media in particular.

That was the point of the whole thing, and one of its triumphs, that it pulled back the layer of media gloss and mythologizing to reveal the real men and women behind the space program, which only makes what they did all the more heroic.
 

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Originally Posted by batutta  /t/1482198/the-right-stuff-30th-anniversary-edition-nov-5th-2013#post_23549044


That was the point of the whole thing, and one of its triumphs, that it pulled back the layer of media gloss and mythologizing to reveal the real men and women behind the space program, which only makes what they did all the more heroic.
Exactly.
 

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Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.

My sense is that catalog releases have increased dramatically in the past couple of years. It's a trend I'm delighted with.
 

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This is great news! The Right Stuff is one my all time favorites. Bill Conti's score is fantastic and Levon Helm was the perfect choice to provide the ending narration.
 

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I shall buy this! But only when a non-digibook release exists, which will probably take six months to a year. I can't stand digibook releases. Maybe WalMart will have a non-digibook exclusive.
 
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