July 13, 2005
Blast Off with ‘Space Station’ from IMAX
Burbank, Calif. -- Prepare to launch 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience a remarkable out-of-this-world adventure with the popular IMAXÃ® film Space Station, the first-ever cinematic journey to the famed International Space Station (ISS).
As astoundingly beautiful as it is technically dazzling, this extraordinary film, narrated by Academy AwardÃ®-winner Tom Cruise, is the closest most people will ever come to real space exploration.
One of the most popular IMAXÃ® films ever (over $57 Million U.S. Box Office), Space Station treats audiences like real astronauts from blast-off to life inside the ISS.
Made with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Space Station is the story of the unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space "“ a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars.
The film is highlighted by the challenges, setbacks and triumphs of this groundbreaking engineering feat"¦and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on Earth.
Space Station follows two separate space shuttles that leave from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth.
Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their space-walking crewmates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space.
"After a very impressive run at IMAXÃ® theaters around the country, we are excited to release the ultimate space movie experience, Space Station, for fans to enjoy at home," said Christine Martinez, WHV Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing.
"This DVD gives audiences an experience like none other by offering incredible extra features that take the viewer to the next level. Bonus features include an exclusive guided tour through the ISS from the astronauts who lived and worked there, interviews with the astronauts explaining how this movie was made in space, never-before-seen photos, and more. Space Station is the perfect film for anyone who wants a first hand look at what it is like to travel into space."
The Space Station DVD extra content includes:
"¢ Featurette: Adventures in Space "“ The Process of Moviemaking
"¢ Director/Astronaut Commentary
"¢ Two Audio Visual Astronaut Guided Tours Of The ISS
"¢ Photo Gallery (including never-before-seen photos)
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