Al Reinert

For All Mankind

For All Mankind

In July 1969, the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President John F. 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. Twenty years later, Al Reinert constructed a documentary that imparts the unforgettable story of the twenty-four astronauts who traveled to the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo program—told in their words and in their voices, using the images they captured. With its awe-inspiring, otherworldly footage and a haunting atmospheric soundtrack by Brian Eno, For All Mankind stirs us with a profound sense of compassion for the “pale blue dot” that is our home, and it remains the most radical, visually dazzling work of cinema that has been made about this earthshaking event.

Film Info

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

Special Features

  • 4K UHD and Blu-ray: New 4K digital restorations of the original 1.33:1 framing and the alternate 1.85:1 theatrical presentation, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack; DVD: high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinert
  • In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary featuring director Al Reinert and Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan, the last person to set foot on the moon
  • An Accidental Gift: The Making of “For All Mankind,” a documentary featuring interviews with Reinert, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, and NASA archive specialists
  • Selection of excerpted interviews with fifteen of the Apollo astronauts
  • 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
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert

New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • 4K UHD and Blu-ray: New 4K digital restorations of the original 1.33:1 framing and the alternate 1.85:1 theatrical presentation, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack; DVD: high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinert
  • In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary featuring director Al Reinert and Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan, the last person to set foot on the moon
  • An Accidental Gift: The Making of “For All Mankind,” a documentary featuring interviews with Reinert, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, and NASA archive specialists
  • Selection of excerpted interviews with fifteen of the Apollo astronauts
  • 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
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert

New cover by Eric Skillman

For All Mankind
Cast
Virgil I. Grissom
Apollo 1
Edward H. White II
Roger B. Chaffee
Walter H. Schirra
Apollo 7
Donn F. Eisele
R. Walter Cunningham
Frank Borman
Apollo 8
James A. Lovell Jr.
William Anders
James A. McDivitt
Apollo 9
David R. Scott
Russell L. Schweickart
Thomas P. Stafford
Apollo 10
John W. Young
Eugene A. Cernan
Neil A. Armstrong
Apollo 11
Michael Collins
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Charles Conrad Jr.
Apollo 12
Richard F. Gordon Jr.
Alan L. Bean
John L. Swigert Jr.
Apollo 13
Fred W. Haise Jr.
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Apollo 14
Stuart A. Roosa
Edgar D. Mitchell
Alfred M. Worden
Apollo 15
James B. Irwin
T. Kenneth Mattingly II
Apollo 16
Charles M. Duke Jr.
Ronald E. Evans
Apollo 17
Harrison H. Schmitt
Credits
Director
Al Reinert
Producer
Al Reinert
Betsy Broyles Breier
Coproducer and technical director
David Leitner
Executive producers
Fred Miller
Ben Young Mason
Editor
Susan Korda
Associate producer
Jonathan Turell
Original music
Brian Eno
Daniel Lanois
Roger Eno
John Paul Jones
Harold Budd
Misha Mahlin
Lydia Theremin
Postproduction coordinators
Kathryn Pasternak
Maria Palazzola
Additional editors
Goran Milutinovic
Eric Jenkins
Chuck Weiss
Sound engineer
Alexander Markowski
Sound editors
Bill Wistrom
Jon Johnson
George Nemzer
Barbara Issak
Miguel Rivera
Onboard music carried by the astronauts performed by
Frank Sinatra
Merle Haggard and the Strangers
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos

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