Al Reinert’s documentary film For All Mankind (1989) has been restored in 4k and will release to Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 26, 2022. The film documents NASA’s Apollo program and the succesfull landing of humans on the Moon first in 1968 with five additional landings through 1972. The soundtrack was composed by Brian Eno.
On Blu-ray For All Mankind is presented in the original 1.33:1 format with an alternate 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio. The 4k Blu-ray features Dolby Vision HDR for expanded color range. The audio is provided in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.
Synopsis: 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 participated in the Apollo mission to land on the moon—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 is still the most radical, visually dazzling work of cinema that has been made about this earthshaking event.
For All Mankind on 4k Blu-ray/Blu-ray is list priced $49.95. Buy on Amazon
4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- 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
- 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
- PLUS: Essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert