Synopses & Reviews
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.