For All Mankind For All Mankind

For All Mankind

Al Reinert

 
For All Mankind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1989
  • 79 minutes
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #54

In July 1969, the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President Kennedy’s challenge of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” No one who witnessed the lunar landing will ever forget it. Al Reinert’s documentary For All Mankind is the story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon, told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences. Forty years after the first moon landing, it remains the most radical, visually dazzling work of cinema yet made about this earthshaking event.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinert, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Reinert and Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon
  • An Accidental Gift: The Making of “For All Mankind,” a new documentary featuring interviews with Reinert, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, and NASA archive specialists
  • On Camera, a collection of excerpted on-screen interviews with fifteen of the Apollo astronauts
  • New video program about Bean’s artwork, accompanied by a gallery of his paintings
  • NASA audio highlights and liftoff footage
  • Optional on-screen identification of astronauts and mission control specialists
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

For All Mankind: A Trip to the Moon

By Al ReinertJuly 14, 2009

The decade-long Apollo program was the largest and most expensive undertaking in the history . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Backyard Wonders

By Al ReinertJuly 08, 2009

I’ll never forget that first step on the moon. I was at the home of a high school classmate . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: For All Mankind

July 20, 2009

Today’s the day, the fortieth anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moon landing, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

For All Mankind: A Trip to the Moon

By Al ReinertJuly 14, 2009

The decade-long Apollo program was the largest and most expensive undertaking in the history . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


For All Mankind: Fantastic Voyage

By Terrence RaffertyJuly 14, 2009

Tough title to live up to. The lofty three-word phrase Al Reinert chose for his 1989 . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Backyard Wonders

By Al ReinertJuly 08, 2009

I’ll never forget that first step on the moon. I was at the home of a high school classmate . . . Read more »


Clippings

MOON TONES

June 30, 2009

With the fortieth anniversary of the first lunar landing nearly upon us (which we’re . . . Read more »


News

Blast Off

May 31, 2009

This summer marks the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission, and nostalgia for . . . Read more »