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RE: [space-modelers] X-15 (The Movie, DVD!!)

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  • Craig McKibbin
    Hi All, I just checked amazon.com and they have it for $13.46. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000YEEWQ/qid=1078124260/
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 29, 2004
      Hi All,

      I just checked amazon.com and they have it for $13.46.
      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000YEEWQ/qid=1078124260/
      /ref=pd_ka_1/104-2057920-1593536?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846

      It didn't get very high ratings because of problems with the aspect
      ratios of the film they used. The following is a quote from one of the
      reviewers.

      "The aspect ratio issue addressed by other reviewers is genuine: stock
      NASA and USAF footage was massively used in this picture, but as this
      was shot in the standard aspect ratio of 1,37:1, it had to be stretched
      horizontally to match the 2,35:1 Panavision framing used for the rest of
      the movie. Hence the annoying distorsion that makes all aircraft look
      like some giant inadvertenly stamped his foot on them. Unfortunately,
      this is a flaw inherent to the movie itself, and the DVD is not to
      blame. The basic mistake was to shoot in widescreen a movie that relied
      so heavily on 'external' footage."

      I haven't ever seen the movie so I can't comment on the quality or this
      problem.

      Craig McKibbin






      -----Original Message-----
      From: SLUF01 [mailto:Sluf01@...]
      Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 7:40 PM
      To: space-modelers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [space-modelers] X-15 (The Movie, DVD!!)

      Warm up the DVD player gang.. Remember "X-15" With Charles Bronson,
      James Gregory and Mary Tyler Moore back in the early 60's?? Well,
      the DVD is now out from MGM Entertainment.. Running time: 1 hr 47
      minutes.. BTW if you make it to the Pima Air Museum at Tucson AZ.,
      you will find the star of this movie on display at the Challenger
      Space Learning Center dressed up as a A-2 version w/drop
      tanks.. "Happy Viewing"!!





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    • Bruce P.
      So, are you saying Pima took the X-15 mock-up (That Ladd Studios restored) and changed it to the A2 config? Hmmmm, I say Hmmmm . Thanks, Bruce P.
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 1, 2004
        So, are you saying Pima took the X-15 mock-up (That Ladd Studios restored)
        and changed it to the A2 config? Hmmmm, I say "Hmmmm".

        Thanks,
        Bruce P.

        --- In space-modelers@yahoogroups.com, "SLUF01" <Sluf01@y...> wrote:
        > Warm up the DVD player gang.. Remember "X-15" With Charles Bronson,
        > James Gregory and Mary Tyler Moore back in the early 60's?? Well,
        > the DVD is now out from MGM Entertainment.. Running time: 1 hr 47
        > minutes.. BTW if you make it to the Pima Air Museum at Tucson AZ.,
        > you will find the star of this movie on display at the Challenger
        > Space Learning Center dressed up as a A-2 version w/drop
        > tanks.. "Happy Viewing"!!
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