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No fooling: Trek: TOS/TNG BD “mega-packs” are coming, plus Trek II, Force Awakens Tuesday & more

April 1, 2016 - 10:46 am   |   by
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We’ve got just a quick update for you all on this silliest of all days...

No fooling here though: Star Trek.com has just revealed that CBS is releasing Star Trek: The Original Series – The Complete Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Complete Series Blu-ray “Mega Packs” in June (SRP $99.99 and $208.99, respectively). Unfortunately, as we indicated in our previous article on the subject a couple weeks ago, these are simply repackages of the previously released single-season Blu-ray sets. It doesn’t appear that there will be any new content. (Note that there will also be a DVD repackage of the TNG set for SRP $144.99.) This is, at least, an opportunity to purchase the series on Blu-ray at a somewhat reduced price. You can see the cover artwork for both BD sets below (we’ll add the Amazon links as soon as they’re available)...  [Read on here…]

Star Trek TV Blu-ray Mega Packs

Since CBS has already disbanded their Star Trek remastering team, however, don’t expect that sales of these sets will make DS9: Remastered more likely. That starship has, unfortunately, already sailed.

Also today, Video ETA is suggesting that Paramount’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut (which we first revealed in our story here at The Bits a couple weeks ago) will arrive on Blu-ray on 6/7 (SRP $21.99). See this link. Do keep in mind that the release hasn’t yet been officially announced by the studio. Thanks to Bits reader Tim H. for the heads-up.

Finally today, since this is April Fool’s Day, here’s something cute: Fox has changed the Amazon.com  product shots on all SKUs of their forthcoming home video release of Deadpool to... well... you can see it above left there (and on Amazon here). I bet a lot of people would actually consider buying Deadpool on VHS just for the joke value of it!

Speaking of Fox (and this is no joke), we’ve confirmed that the studio will be releasing its forthcoming Eddie the Eagle on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray day and date with regular Blu-ray and DVD (street date TBA).

Don’t forget that Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens streets on Blu-ray on Tuesday, and it’s available Digitally today. Be sure to check out our in-depth review of the Blu-ray right here at The Bits – it’s worth it! (And click on the artwork below to pre-order your copy)...

forceawakens-bluray-combo

All right, y’all have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday! Peace out...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)

 

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