Following the international success of The Planets -An HD Odyssey, the Houston Symphony and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Duncan Copp have again joined forces to produce a stunning sequel: The Earth - An HD Odyssey. Set to the timeless music of Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, performed by the Houston Symphony and music director Andres Orozco-Estrada, striking high definition imagery of our planet, many never reproduced in a film production before, reveals our world in unprecedented detail and exquisite beauty.
As a prelude, John Adam' Short Ride in a Fast Machine sets the tempo as we take an exhilarating trip into orbit on board the Space Shuttle. The piece, married together with breathtaking NASA film footage, gives a thrilling sense of what it's like to ride into space.
Bonus Features: Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle: an absorbing and spectacular behind the scenes documentary providing a unique insight into a Space Shuttle launch from the perspective of the engineers; containing over 40 minutes of mesmerizing high speed film footage.
The Earth Gallery: Learn more about the fascinating images used in the production.