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Official: 'Star Trek' on Blu-ray

Bravestime
02-16-2009, 06:56 PM
I wrote about the rumors in late January, but CBS/Paramount has made it official: 'Star Trek' is coming to Blu-ray in several different forms (per The Digital Bits).

The Blu-ray version of the first season of 'Star Trek' will arrive April 28. Not only will we be getting the remastered versions with the re-done special effects, but we'll also have the option of watching the episodes in their original form. You can also choose between 7.1 DTS-MA audio or the original mono tracks. Most of the extras from the HD DVD/DVD combo set will be duplicated, though some featurettes and text commentaries from the earlier DVD version won't.

The $118 MSRP may seem high, but it doesn't seem so bad when you realize the HD DVD/DVD combo set MSRP'ed at $218. I even remember being happy paying "only" $100 at Suncoast for the standard DVD set of Season One.

On May 12, the movies -- at least TMP through VI -- arrive on Blu for $104.99. Due to the new effects for the "director's cut" of TMP not being rendered at high-definition resolution, only the theatrical cut is included. Likewise, the theatrical cut of 'Wrath of Khan' returns to home video for the first time since VHS. All but the first have their original commentaries ported over, so you'll hear Leonard Nimoy, Nick Meyer, William Shatner and others tell their tales, but you'll also get new commentary tracks from a variety of Trek-related staffers such as Ron Moore, Manny Coto and the Okudas. Each movie also gets several retrospective featurettes, all in high definition, as well as many of the featurettes included on the DVD special editions.

For those looking to save a buck, Paramount is also releasing 'Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy' for $48.99. As I guessed in my original post, the set packages the three movies that deal with Spock's death and rebirth, II through IV (aka "'Khan' through the whales"). These lose much of the supplements and the original commentaries.



Link: http://blogs.indystar.com/geek/2009/02/official_star_t.html

Lee Stewart
02-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Remember this?

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x66/LeeAStewart/31EBT3TBD0L__AA280_.jpg

:lol:

bruceames
02-16-2009, 10:10 PM
Most of the extras from the HD DVD/DVD combo set will be duplicated, though some featurettes and text commentaries from the earlier DVD version won't

What does he mean by this? Does he change the subject from the HD DVD version to the original DVD version in this sentence?

brenner
02-16-2009, 10:33 PM
Remember this?

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x66/LeeAStewart/31EBT3TBD0L__AA280_.jpg

:lol:

And I have one still in the box.

emacs
02-16-2009, 10:43 PM
What does he mean by this?

most of the features available on the Blu-ray edition have been published before in a different format.

PFC5
02-16-2009, 10:46 PM
I have TOS season one already on HD DVD so i will not be buying that. I will likely buy the movies though once they drop the prices to reasonable levels. $48.99 for the first movie alone? :eek:

I like these movies but i will pass until they price for more than the dedicated Trekkie fans who will pay just about anything to get them and Paramount knows this with the $48.99 MSRP on the first one.

bruceames
02-16-2009, 11:58 PM
most of the features available on the Blu-ray edition have been published before in a different format.

I know that, but grammatically the sentence doesn't make sense if you read it carefully. Never mind though, no biggie.

bruceames
02-16-2009, 11:59 PM
And I have one still in the box.

Works like a charm. :thumbsup:

MikeRox
02-17-2009, 02:49 AM
I have TOS season one already on HD DVD so i will not be buying that. I will likely buy the movies though once they drop the prices to reasonable levels. $48.99 for the first movie alone? :eek:

I like these movies but i will pass until they price for more than the dedicated Trekkie fans who will pay just about anything to get them and Paramount knows this with the $48.99 MSRP on the first one.

Where does it say $48.99 for the first movie? That $48.99 box set is for 2, 3 and 4 I believe.

Nikopol
02-17-2009, 03:37 AM
I wonder how many of the usual suspects of missing favorites will have been released by year's end.

Star Trek I - VI - confirmed
Indy Trilogy - rumored for Q4
LotR - FotR - rumored for Q4
SW - one day closer each day... :lol: :p

MikeRox
02-17-2009, 05:26 AM
I wonder how many of the usual suspects of missing favorites will have been released by year's end.

Star Trek I - VI - confirmed
Indy Trilogy - rumored for Q4
LotR - FotR - rumored for Q4
SW - one day closer each day... :lol: :p

Each day that passes where Johnny English isn't availible on Blu-ray, is a day closer to Blu-rays inevitible early doom.

Nikopol
02-17-2009, 05:56 AM
Each day that passes where Johnny English isn't availible on Blu-ray, is a day closer to Blu-rays inevitible early doom.

Yeah, it's just sad to see it happen like this. If only the studios would give us what we want.

Personally i've decided not to buy a third BD player, until Top Secret! is released. Or until i forget why i didn't want to buy a third one, whichever happens first. :D

brenner
02-17-2009, 07:06 AM
Works like a charm. :thumbsup:

I was wondering if it was any good. I'm afraid my cat might break it if I left it laying around.:banghead:

genufett
02-17-2009, 09:58 AM
I have TOS season one already on HD DVD so i will not be buying that. I will likely buy the movies though once they drop the prices to reasonable levels. $48.99 for the first movie alone? :eek:

I like these movies but i will pass until they price for more than the dedicated Trekkie fans who will pay just about anything to get them and Paramount knows this with the $48.99 MSRP on the first one.I don't know where you're getting this $48.99 MSRP for the first movie from. It's $105 for all 6 TOS films, and $49 for the trilogy set. That comes out to less than $18 apiece if you get all of them, and just over $16 if you get the trilogy. Combined with the $118 season set, it looks like a steal compared to, say, the original late-90s DVD releases or the original $200 MSRP for the HD DVD season set.

ack_bak
02-17-2009, 10:12 AM
I don't know where you're getting this $48.99 MSRP for the first movie from. It's $105 for all 6 TOS films, and $49 for the trilogy set. That comes out to less than $18 apiece if you get all of them, and just over $16 if you get the trilogy. Combined with the $118 season set, it looks like a steal compared to, say, the original late-90s DVD releases or the original $200 MSRP for the HD DVD season set.

And that appears to be the MSRP. If you apply the normal 30% discount Amazon offers off of MSRP that is only $74 for the 6 movies (or roughly $12.xx apiece) and if you apply the Amazon discount to the trilogy it should cost around $35 or roughly $11.xx for apiece for the movies.

It is really hard to for me to complain about these prices, and I will wait for an even deeper sale most likely.

PFC5
02-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Where does it say $48.99 for the first movie? That $48.99 box set is for 2, 3 and 4 I believe.

Your right. I read that the price was for the Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but it was really ST: Motion Picture Trilogy. :o

I had just skimmed it so I thought they were talking about just the first one. If it is for 3 movies then that is a fair price when it is first released IMO.

PFC5
02-17-2009, 12:09 PM
I don't know where you're getting this $48.99 MSRP for the first movie from. It's $105 for all 6 TOS films, and $49 for the trilogy set. That comes out to less than $18 apiece if you get all of them, and just over $16 if you get the trilogy. Combined with the $118 season set, it looks like a steal compared to, say, the original late-90s DVD releases or the original $200 MSRP for the HD DVD season set.

See my post above this. ;)

And that appears to be the MSRP. If you apply the normal 30% discount Amazon offers off of MSRP that is only $74 for the 6 movies (or roughly $12.xx apiece) and if you apply the Amazon discount to the trilogy it should cost around $35 or roughly $11.xx for apiece for the movies.

It is really hard to for me to complain about these prices, and I will wait for an even deeper sale most likely.

Yeah the prices do seem to be pretty good and i have no complaints about them. If Amazon does discount them 30% I will be buying them myself.

Bravestime
02-17-2009, 12:39 PM
First Six Star Trek Films on Blu-ray in May

The Star Trek film franchise will boldly transport onto Blu-ray Disc when Paramount Home Entertainment releases all 11 films -- including the new J.J. Abrams reboot -- on Blu-ray by year's end.

The first six films in their original theatrical form will be available on Blu-ray starting May 12 in a lavish 7-disc box set full of new bonus features and presented in 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio and 1080p video.

Over 14 hours of bonus features span the seven discs including newly recorded commentaries, BD-J pop-up functionality and BD-Live accessibility for a Star Trek IQ trivia game.

The seventh disc is titled Star Trek: The Captains' Summit and features a 70-minute exclusive round table discussion hosted by Whoopi Goldberg in which William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes candidly discuss their time on the Star Trek set.

The Star Trek Original Movie Collection set will retail for $104.99. The breakdown for each disc with notations for HD extras and new extras is as follows. Of note is no mention of the director's cut for the original Star Trek Motion Picture and a new commentary by the Star Trek reboot film's scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home which may or may not indicate a connection between the two films.


Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman (New)
The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture (New- HD)
Special Star Trek Reunion (New- HD)
Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind V'ger (New- HD)
Library Computer (New - BD Exclusive)
BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. (New)
Deleted Scenes
Storyboards
Trailers (HD) & TV Spots

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer
Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (New)
James Horner: Composing Genesis (New- HD)
A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban (New- HD)
Collecting Star Trek's Movie Relics (New- HD)
Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI (New- HD)
Library Computer (New BD Exclusive)
BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. (New)
Captain's Log
Designing Khan
Original interviews with DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban
Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek I: The Wrath of Khan
The Star Trek Universe: A Novel Approach
Storyboards
Theatrical trailer (HD)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis
Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor (New)
Industrial Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek (New- HD)
Spock: The Early Years (New- HD)
Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame (New- HD)
Library Computer (New - BD Exclusive)
BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. (New)
Captain's Log
Terraforming and the Prime Directive
Space Docks and Birds of Prey
Speaking Klingon
Klingon and Vulcan Costumes
Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer
Photo Galleries
Storyboards
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (New)
Pavel Chekov's Screen Moments (New- HD)
The Three-Picture Saga (New- HD)
Star Trek for a Cause (New- HD)
Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe (New- HD)
Library Computer (New - BD Exclusive)
BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. (New)
Future's Past: A Look Back
On Location
Dailies Deconstruction
Below-the-Line: Sound Design
Time Travel: The Art of the Possible
The Language of Whales
A Vulcan Primer
Kirk's Women
From Outer Space to the Ocean
The Bird of Prey
Original interviews with Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and DeForest Kelley
Roddenberry Scrapbook
Featured Artist: Mark Lenard
Production Gallery
Storyboards
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner
Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman (New)
Star Trek Honors NASA (New- HD)
Hollywood Walk of Fame: James Doohan (New- HD)
Starfleet Academy: Nimbus III (New- HD)
Library Computer (New - BD Exclusive)
BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. (New)
Harve Bennett's Pitch to the Sales Team
The Journey: A Behind-the-Scenes Documentary
Makeup Tests
Pre-Visualization Models
Rockman in the Raw
Star Trek V press conference
Herman Zimmerman: A Tribute
Original Interview: William Shatner
Cosmic Thoughts
That Klingon Couple
A Green Future?
Deleted Scenes
Production Gallery
Storyboards
Theatrical Trailers (HD)
TV Spots

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn
Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr (New)
Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman (New- HD)
To Be Or Not To Be: Klingons and Shakespeare (New- HD)
Starfleet Academy: Praxis (New- HD)
Library Computer (New - BD Exclusive)
BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. (New)
The Perils of Peacemaking
Stories from Star Trek VI:
It Started with a Story
Prejudice
Director Nicholas Meyer
Shakespeare & General Chang
Bring it to Life
Farewell & Goodbye
Conversations with Nicholas Meyer
Klingons: Conjuring the Legend
Federation Operatives
Penny's Toy Box
Together Again
DeForest Kelley: A Tribute
Original cast interviews
Production Gallery
Storyboards
1991 Convention Presentation by Nicholas Meyer
Trailers (HD)
Bonus Disc:


Star Trek: The Captains' Summit (New - HD)
For many fans, the core Star Trek films are considered the trilogy arc between episodes II and IV. For these fans, Paramount is releasing only these films in a separate box set at less than half the price: $48.99.

All three films, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek: IV: The Voyage Home, will include all the new special features from the larger six-movie set. They will not, however, include the ported extras from the previous two-disc DVD sets that the six-movie set will.


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto
James Horner: Composing Genesis (HD)
Collecting Star Trek's Movie Relics (HD)
A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban (HD)
Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI (HD)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
Industrial Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek (HD)
Spock: The Early Years (HD)
Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame (HD)
Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer (HD)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home


Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
Pavel Chekov's Screen Moments (HD)
The Three-Picture Saga (HD)
Star Trek for a Cause (HD)
Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe (HD)
The remaining four Star Trek films centered on the Next Generation cast that includes Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis, are expected to arrive on Blu-ray Disc with the release of J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot this fall. Combined with April's release of The Original Series: Season One on Blu-ray and season two and three expected this fall, 2009 is clearly a huge year for Star Trek in high definition.

Link: http://www.thehdroom.com/news/First_Six_Star_Trek_Films_on_Blu-ray_in_May/4278

Super XP
02-17-2009, 09:43 PM
I love my HD DVD/DVD version of Season 1, I can play them anywhere in my house on my DVD player and on my HD DVD player. I also lent them out to my brother in law and he had a great time with the DVD version. This was the main factor for its high price IMO along with Paramounts Star Trek high price gouging anyway.

MikeRox
02-18-2009, 03:14 AM
I don't believe the combo disc format added any real increase in cost to products. The RRP for day and dates in Combo format was identical to the RRP of day and dates of standard HD DVD titles (and Blu-ray titles). Paramount just wanted to gouge customers and have since realised that they were greatly overvaluing their high definition box sets. Their recent Blu-ray announcements have been priced far more reasonably and I have no doubt sales as a result will be much stronger.

PFC5
02-18-2009, 02:01 PM
I agree Mike!

ClashFan
02-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Where's Season 2 of the original series? Been waiting for that one since the HD DVD of season 1 came out.

I'll get the movies and the 1st season on BD once a sweet price hits. I like the idea that both the original broadcast version and the one with the new FX are included.

Superman
02-18-2009, 06:23 PM
I love my HD DVD/DVD version of Season 1, I can play them anywhere in my house on my DVD player and on my HD DVD player. I also lent them out to my brother in law and he had a great time with the DVD version. This was the main factor for its high price IMO along with Paramounts Star Trek high price gouging anyway.
I had 2 different sets of that. Skipping and other issues with both of them.

I think the problem was because it was a combo.

Im looking forward to the Blu-ray set.

BTW—WHy do you still sound like youre tooting HD DVD's horn? HD DVD is dead. Leave it in peace. :rolleyes:

bruceames
02-18-2009, 06:51 PM
I had 2 different sets of that. Skipping and other issues with both of them.

I think the problem was because it was a combo.

Im looking forward to the Blu-ray set.

BTW—WHy do you still sound like youre tooting HD DVD's horn? HD DVD is dead. Leave it in peace. :rolleyes:

I don't see anything wrong with what he wrote. What's your problem? :rolleyes:

MikeRox
02-19-2009, 02:45 AM
Where's Season 2 of the original series?

On DVD :(

HD Goofnut
02-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Hopefully the rest of the Star Trek films will follow soon after. I really want First Contact and Nemesis, but I could care less about Generations or Insurrection because they were below par. I also would like The Next Generation (all 7 seasons) on BD.

Lee Stewart
02-19-2009, 01:52 PM
Hopefully the rest of the Star Trek films will follow soon after. I really want First Contact and Nemesis, but I could care less about Generations or Insurrection because they were below par. I also would like The Next Generation (all 7 seasons) on BD.

Don't count on them due to the issue of all the special effects being shot and edited on Beta CAM - 480i.

You saw in the announcement that the first 5 films will be the theaterical cuts and not the director cuts (as some were released previously on DVD) due to again - added material was not shot on 35mm film.

HD Goofnut
02-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Don't count on them due to the issue of all the special effects being shot and edited on Beta CAM - 480i.

You saw in the announcement that the first 5 films will be the theaterical cuts and not the director cuts (as some were released previously on DVD) due to again - added material was not shot on 35mm film.

I have the first three seaons of TNG on SD DVD and they look downright awful (extremely soft). I never saw the Director's cuts for the original Star Trek films. Anyone know if they are any better than the theatrical cuts?

F91
02-19-2009, 06:17 PM
Did the HD-DVD version have the upgraded SFX shots ?

ClashFan
02-19-2009, 07:12 PM
Did the HD-DVD version have the upgraded SFX shots ?

Yes.

MikeRox
02-20-2009, 06:20 AM
Don't count on them due to the issue of all the special effects being shot and edited on Beta CAM - 480i.

You saw in the announcement that the first 5 films will be the theaterical cuts and not the director cuts (as some were released previously on DVD) due to again - added material was not shot on 35mm film.

I think the first signs we'd ever see of TNG etc on Blu-ray, would be if they decided to "upgrade" them like they have TOS. As like you say, all the effects would need redoing.