DVD, VOD, Digital Release: The Landing

Digital, VOD, and DVD Release Date: Oct. 2, 2018
Studio: Random Media

Presented as a documentary, The Landing’s fascinating story ostensibly revisits the 1973 story of Apollo 18, more than 25 years after the mission’s controversial “catastrophe” that left two American astronauts dead and which marked the end of the U.S. moon missions.

Don Hannah is Apollo 18’s sole survivor in The Landing.

The film—a look-back on the events of that year–is the product of filmmakers David and Mark Dodson who created it first as a short and, years later, developed it into a full-length feature, with the benefit of having the same actors recreating their roles. It features in-depth interviews released for the 25th anniversary of Apollo 18, presenting candid accounts from Apollo 18’s lone surviving astronaut, Bo Cunningham (portrayed by Don Hannah), in addition to commentary from the loved ones of his perished crewmates, Ed Lovett and Al Borden. Some of the interviews were conducted 20 years ago and had been restricted from the public because of the years of litigation surrounding the failed mission.

A faux doc that questions history in today’s world of ‘fake news,’ the film blends perceived fact, and fiction, demonstrating just how easy it is to be fooled.   It follows the feasible disaster and subsequent 20+ years of legal wrangling, as investigators take a disorienting look into what could easily be real… or is it? 

Co-written, produced and directed by David Dodson and Mark Dodson, The Landing made waves throughout the 2017 film festival circuit, perplexing audiences and dividing opinions on what is fact, what is fiction and whether there exists something in the middle.  Its accolades include winning the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, amongst others.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.