First of all the DVD is fantastic – hours and hours of material. Everything you could possibly want to know about Apollo 11 and the moon landing – flight plans NASA’s archive footage.. the whole bamboozle. Plus the now standard commentaries (I didn’t have the DVD long enough to check these out), cast and crew biogs, and a few interviews for good measure.
The film itself is great. It’s a sweet and gentle movie, about a bunch of radio astronomers who become part of the NASA team maintaining contact with Apollo 11. Sam Neill gives a superb performance, although my favorite sub-plot was between Janine (Eliza Szonert – from Neighbours apparantly) and Glenn (Tom Long). I really enjoyed it, and would consider buying the DVD for the historical/educational value alone.