Posted Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Boldly going where the studio has never gone before, Paramount Home Entertainment has announced two Blu-ray box sets that will bring the original 'Star Trek' motion pictures to high-def for the first time.
Landing on Earth May 12, Paramount will bundle the first six 'Star Trek' big-screen adventures on Blu-ray for the first time as the seven-disc collection 'Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection.'
The set includes the theatrical cut versions only of all six titles, which include 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture,' 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,' 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,' 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,' 'Start Trek V: The Final Frontier' and 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.'
Hoping to entice fans of the "Genesis Arc" installments of the franchise, Paramount will also box up 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,' 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock' and 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' as the lower-priced 'Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Trilogy' Blu-ray set. It will also be available May 12.
Specs and supplements of the individual titles will be identical in each collection, with the feature films each receiving a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p video and newly-remixed English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Surround audio tracks.
Supplements will mix features both new and old, with each title enjoying audio commentary, featurettes, still galleries, deleted scenes, storyboards and theatrical trailers. (For full specs on each title, see the links below.)
All titles will also come BD-Live-enabled, with the downloadable features "Library Computer" and "Star Trek IQ." Exact details on contents are TBA.
Finally, the 'Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection' will also house the bonus disc "Star Trek: The Captains' Summit," which will include a 70-minute exclusive roundtable discussion hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and featuring stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, and Jonathan Frakes discussing the series and its legacy.
Suggested retail price for the 'Original Motion Picture Collection' Blu-ray has been set at $104.99, and for the 'Original Motion Picture Trilogy,' MSRP is $48.99.
You'll find the latest specs for 'Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection' and 'Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Trilogy' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 12.
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