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The Right Stuff: Special Edition
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In the middle of the 20th century, America pondered its future — and looked to the skies. Based on Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff is the tale of how that future began, a thrilling epic of intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program. Philip Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training and heroism; and of sudden fame for which there is no training. Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid and Fred Ward are among the perfect cast of this winner of 4 Academy Awards that in a pristine 20th-anniversary digital transfer remains the stuff of must-see entertainment. Let's light this candle, flyboys!
Audio Commentary — Scene-specific Commentaries: Participation by Director Philip Kaufman, Producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel; and cast members Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, and Barbara Hershey. (TRT 25:00)
Deleted Scenes - - Bonus Footage: Never-before-seen additional scenes: Trudy's Dream, Chimp and Center Fuse, Milkshake Connecting, Second Convolution, Specimen Request, Glen Gets Out of Center fuse, Astronauts Walk Down Hall, Gus and Trudy at Motel, Dayroom Liaison Man Speech, Blood/Mission Control, New Congress Lift, NASA Man "Socks," Trudy Wakes. (TRT est. 15:00)
Documentaries - - Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries: Interviews with the creative talent and filmmakers including Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Quaid. Interviews with three of the Mercury Seven astronauts: Commander Scott Carpenter, Colonel Gordon Cooper, and Captain Walter Schirra. Thomas Wolfe, author, narrates the introduction, and General Chuck Yeager is also interviewed (TRT: 50:00)
Interactive Menus - Interactive Timeline To Space
Table of Contents
Disc 1. Feature film — Disc 2. Special features.
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