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DVD-Review: Space Cowboys

After reviewing The Dish recently, I actually wanted to start a series of space-themed reviews, but this got a bit derailed because I should have posted the predecessor The Castle first. But today, the series literally gets of the ground with Clint Eastwood’s Space Cowboys, one of the most enjoyable and unusual spaceflight movies ever made. Far from being just a simple geriatrics in space comedy, it’s actually a surprisingly good homage to the now long-gone era of the Space Shuttle with an amazing cast, a well-written script and breathtaking special-effects. Most of all, the movie is just plain fun, but far from dumb popcorn entertainment. Warner’s DVD is now over a decade old, but still nearly perfect – I reviewed this in German before, but as usual this English translation is a partly rewritten and expanded version.

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