Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Capricorn One: Special Edition of Little Red Lies

Based on a screenplay by Peter Hyams and first appearing in movie theaters in 1978, a special edition of the film Capricorn One has been released on DVD. Starring Elliot Gould, James Brolin, O. J. Simpson, and Hal Holbrook, this is a great film about how NASA fakes the first spaceflight to Mars to protect its space program from budget cuts.

Beyond the original film, the new DVD contains some other interesting features:

Audio commentary by Peter Hyams, who explains how he got the idea for the storyline and “how he feels seeing O. J. on film after more recent events.”

A newly-produced piece, Flights of Fancy: The Politics and Paranoia of Capricorn One, which sets the film in the context of America’s conspiratorial paranoia of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

To learn more about the new Capricorn One: Special Edition DVD, read a review at The Digital Bits, which has a cool picture of the mission patch cast members wear in the film.

Apparently, Hyams is remaking the original 1978 film. It's scheduled to reach theaters sometime in 2010.

Meanwhile, if you're interested in novelizations of the film, see our blog post from March 4, 2008.

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