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Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition – The Complete Adventure is coming to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray!

It’s time to take us out, and set a course for the final frontier as the newly restored and Limited-Edition Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition – The Complete Adventure arrives on 5 September on 4K Ultra HD (Order here: https://amzn.to/3P52Mkz) and Blu-ray, order that one here: https://amzn.to/3yIGqQu!

This 5-disc set includes the new Director’s Edition, the theatrical cut, and a special longer cut all on 4K UHD along with the newly remastered director’s cut on Blu-ray, the previously released theatrical cut on Blu-ray and special features on Blu-ray.  The set is presented in deluxe packaging along with exclusive collectibles, including reproductions of original promotional material, a booklet with behind-the-scenes images, stickers, and more…. it looks lovely really.

Originally released in 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture became the fourth highest grossing movie of the year and earned three Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Music, Original Score.  The film successfully launched the Star Trek franchise beyond the original television series, despite having been rushed to theaters with incomplete special effects and forced editing choices.  

In 2001, director Robert Wise revisited the film to refine the edit and enhance the visual effects.  His updated vision was released on DVD in standard definition and embraced by fans but has never been available in higher definition until now.  Meticulously assembled and restored by producer David C. Fein with Post Production Supervisor, Mike Matessino, both of whom originally collaborated with Wise, the film has been prepared for presentation in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) and a new powerful and immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack.  Fein and Matessino assembled a team of special effects experts, led by returning visual effects supervisor Daren R. Dochterman, and utilized the extensive resources in the Paramount Archives to recreate the effects not just in HD, but in Ultra HD.  After more than six months of painstaking work, the updated movie looks and sounds better than ever while staying true to Wise’s original intention.

Also, in addition, Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection will arrive on September 5 with all six big-screen adventures featuring the original series crew on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray, here’s a look at what you can expect:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition—The Complete Adventure 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray
This Limited-Edition Collector’s Set includes all of the special features listed below, plus an additional 4K Ultra HD disc with the theatrical cut and a special longer cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was originally created for broadcast television in 1983. It also includes the previously released theatrical cut on Blu-ray™ The set is presented in deluxe packaging along with exclusive collectibles, including reproductions of original promotional material, a booklet with behind-the-scenes images, stickers, and more.

4K Ultra HD Disc bonus features
• Audio Commentary with David C. Fein, Mike Matessino, and Daren R. Dochterman—NEW!
• Audio Commentary by Robert Wise, Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Jerry Goldsmith, and Stephen Collins
• Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda


Blu-ray Disc bonus features
•    The Human Adventure—An all-new 8-part documentary detailing how the Director’s Edition came to life—NEW!
o    Preparing the Future – How the remastering began
o    A Wise Choice – The storied history of Robert Wise
o    Refitting the Enterprise – How the Enterprise design shaped future federation starships
o    Sounding Off – Exploring new dimensions of sound in Dolby Atmos
o    V’ger – The conception and restoration of an iconic alien antagonist
o    Return to Tomorrow – Reaching an already high bar with new CGI effects
o    A Grand Theme – Behind the iconic, influential music score that shaped the franchise’s future
o    The Grand Vision – The legacy and evolving reputation of this classic movie
•    Deleted Scenes—NEW!
•    Effects Tests—NEW!
•    Costume Tests—NEW!
•    Computer Display Graphics—NEW!
•    Additional legacy bonus content
Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™
The newly restored, definitive version of the first big-screen adventure is presented in 4K Ultra HD™ with Dolby Vision™ and HDR-10, as well as Dolby Atmos® and Blu-ray™.  It also includes access to the new and legacy bonus content listed above.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition Blu-ray™
The newly restored, definitive version of the first big-screen adventure is presented in Blu-ray™.  It includes access to the Blu-ray bonus content listed above.

Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection

This comprehensive 15-disc collection includes the first six big-screen adventures featuring the original series crew in 4K Ultra HD™ with Dolby Vision and HDR-10. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition also includes Dolby Atmos).  Both Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country are making their 4K Ultra HD™ debuts.  The set also includes access to hours of new and legacy bonus content.  Below is a breakdown of disc contents:
•    Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
o    Additional Blu-ray with bonus content
•    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Theatrical Cut) – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
•    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
o    Includes Director’s Cut
•    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – Ultra HD & Blu-ray 
•    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
•    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier – Ultra HD & Blu-ray 
•    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
o    Includes Director’s Cut  

All six of the feature films listed above will also be available individually on 4K Ultra HD or Blu-ray.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise boldly debuted on the big screen with the cast of the original Star Trek series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan.  Meticulously restored and remastered, with enhanced visual effects and state-of-the-art sound, this definitive vision of director Robert Wise has been optimized for a new generation of fans. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Admiral James T. Kirk (Shatner) returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command and confront an alien spacecraft of enormous power heading toward Earth.

To celebrate the 4K release of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – DIRECTOR’S EDITION the film will be shown in cinemas in the UK from 19th August 2022

In addition, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (DIRECTOR’S CUT) will be shown in cinemas from 2nd September 2022

Star Trek: The Motion Picture arrives on 5 September, order yours now: https://amzn.to/3P52Mkz

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