Apollo 18 Comes Home for Christmas

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A funny thing about Apollo 18. Every time we tried to see it in the theatre, something happened to prevent us from going. Attempt 1: On vacation. Attempt 2: Not feeling well. Attempt 3: Massive West Coast blackout. Okay already. We get the hint! Well, at least we’ll be able to catch it on Blu-ray and DVD.

From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the “terrifying” (Fred Topel, CraveOnline.com) and “chilling” (Hunter Daniels, Collider.com) sci-fi thriller, APOLLO 18. In the same vein as such blockbusters as The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, the film unearths alleged lost Department of Defense footage to construct a riveting story of the events that unfolded during this covert mission to the moon. Full of tension and suspense, APOLLO 18 blasts into stores on December 27, 2011 with an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and $29.98 for the DVD.

The APOLLO 18 Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include an audio commentary with director Gonzalo López-Gallego and editor Patrick Lussier, deleted and alternate scenes, alternate endings, among other bonus features to be confirmed. Note: Special features are subject to change.

Officially, Apollo 17 — launched December 17th, 1972 — was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage that the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

To stay up-to-date, visit the Apollo 18 Facebook page.

Apollo 18 Comes Home for Christmas

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  • theGoldenSimatar

    From a Film Student perspective: Budget from what I read was about $5million and I gotta give the filmmakers props for getting quite a bit of production value for so little money.

    As a viewer: It was okay, probably would have been served better as an hour long film in an anthology series. Even so, there was some moments of suspense and I dig Cold War conspiracy stuff. How the footage became ‘found’ though….yeah that didn’t seem to be worked out at all.

    Even so…when it hits the discount rack…I might pick it up.