Walking on the Moon

by mattdentler
June 21, 2009 12:55 PM
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The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalk is only a few weeks away (read this weekend's New York Times magazine chat with astronaut Buzz Aldrin). Meanwhile, I'm loving "Walking on the Moon" by The-Dream, featuring Kanye West. It's obviously an homage to mid-80s Michael Jackson, and it sweeps an infectious buzz, as it should. Here's the video, directed by Hype Williams:

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  • Rufus Stone | June 22, 2009 1:35 AMReply


    Moonwalk One – The Director’s Cut, a new 2 disc DVD of the 1969 documentary film never seen by the public before and originally commissioned by NASA to capture the celebrated Apollo 11 space mission of man walking on the moon went on sale today.

    The only surviving 35mm print of the original 1969 Moonwalk One has been restored to produce a fantastic 16:9 Widescreen version and original full frame 4:3 version with a new 5.1 sound mix with a full length Director's commentary and various added bonus features. Theo Kamecke (Director) recently travelled to England to make final edits to his 40 year old master piece.

    Theo Kamecke says; “They asked me to make a ‘time capsule’ of an event that I saw as a landmark in human history, and so I did. I tried to capture the mood and feelings on earth as we left it, not just the technological achievement. I wanted to make it like a tale told beside a campfire of that time when we first walked on another world.”

    Moonwalk One – The Director’s Cut is available from moonwalkone.com, amazon.co.uk and amazon.com retailing at £19.99 ($33 US Dollars) and due to the huge global demand for what is considered to be one of the most unique and authentic ‘Retro’ movie products available today, the MOONWALK ONE HOTLINE Tel: +44 (0)845 053 0323 has been set up to take phone orders too. It is expected hundreds of thousands of people from around the world will purchase the DVD in time for the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission.

    • Moonwalk One – The Director’s Cut, 2 disc DVD is on sale from moonwalkone.com and both amazon.co.uk and amazon.com retailing at £19.99 ($33 US Dollars).

    • The MOONWALK ONE HOTLINE Tel: +44 (0)845 053 0323 has been set up to take phone orders.

    • Moonwalk One - The Director's Cut, 2 disc DVD includes 16:9 widescreen version and original full frame 4:3 version with a new 5.1 surround sound mix, a full length Director's commentary and bonus features including a 30 minute documentary “Creating the time Capsule - the making of Moonwalk One”, short features “Return to Stonehenge” and “Return to Moonwalk One” and a unique opportunity to flick through Theo Kamecke's original treatment and art work for the film and his behind the scenes production stills taken at the time.

    • “Moonwalk One – The Glastonbury Cut” will be screened in the main cinema marquee ‘Pilton Palais’ to over a 1,000 people at this year’s Glastonbury Festival on Saturday 27 June at 9.30pm. The screening will be supported by a unique presentation and Q&A hosted by independent British film Producer, writer and broadcaster Dr Christopher Riley.

    • The World Premiere screening of Moonwalk One – The Directors Cut will take place on 19 July delivering the full length movie (107 mins) to an audience of 450 people at the British Film Institute.

    • The 40th Anniversary of “Man walking on the Moon” takes place on 20 July 2009.

  • Florence | June 22, 2009 1:10 AMReply

    Buzz Aldrin has just published his second children's book, LOOK TO THE STARS.