Sandra Bullock, George Clooney; additional voices by Ed Harris.
Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
DVD, region 1, dual-layer format, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
This film did not seem as visually engrossing on TV as I hoped it would. It is probably one of those films that are meant to be seen in a cinema, preferably IMAX. It's not one of those movies you should wait for on DVD. If they ever re-release it in the cinema, I think one should view it there.
I hadn't expected to be so engrossed by this film, as I thought it'd be a lot of struggle in air space. Which it was, but I was on the edge of my seat. I think the concept of being just 'out there' was scary. Gripping, I say because I felt myself gripping my couch so I wouldn't float away.