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It’s official: The Star Trek: TMP – Director’s Edition, Star Trek V, Star Trek VI & a Six-Movie Collection are coming to 4K Ultra HD on 9/6!

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Fully Restored Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture Arrives on 4K Ultra HD and in Six-Movie Collection

Own the Definitive Vision of Director Robert Wise September 6, 2022 with Extensive New Bonus Content

Original Six Big-Screen Adventures Also Arrive on 4K Ultra HD September 6 in Time for Star Trek Day

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Set a course for the final frontier as the newly restored Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition arrives September 6, 2022 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a bonus Blu-ray Disc filled with new and legacy special features from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will also be released in a Limited-Edition Collector’s Set entitled The Complete Adventure, which includes the new Director’s Edition, the theatrical cut, and a special longer cut all on 4K Ultra HD along with special features on Blu-ray. In addition, Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection will arrive on September 6 with all six big-screen adventures featuring the original series crew on 4K Ultra HD. [Read on here...]

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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 visual 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.

“The Director’s Edition on 4k Ultra HD delivers an experience that is far more intimate, engaging, and powerful thanks to the hard work of everyone involved,” said Fein. “In building The Complete Adventure, we appreciated that many people who were first introduced to the film through the full frame release of the Special Longer Version have missed it. I’m excited that it will now be available for the first time in widescreen 4k Ultra HD. After so many years, it’s deeply rewarding to finally deliver Robert Wise’s definitive Director’s Edition for fans to enjoy at home.”

Following is an overview of the new product offerings:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition 4K Ultra HD

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. [Editors Note: This is a 2-disc set with the TMPDE in 4K and a Blu-ray of bonus features. A separate Blu-ray SKU is also available here, with the TMPDE in Blu-ray and the same BD bonus disc.] Also includes access to a Digital copy of the film and the following new and legacy bonus content:

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
  • Isolated Score*

*Per producer David C. Fein.

Blu-ray Disc bonus features

  • The Human Adventure – An all-new 8-part documentary detailing how the Director’s Edition came to life—NEW!
    • Preparing the Future – How the remastering began
    • A Wise Choice – The storied history of Robert Wise
    • Refitting the Enterprise – How the Enterprise design shaped future federation starships
    • Sounding Off – Exploring new dimensions of sound in Dolby Atmos
    • V’ger – The conception and restoration of an iconic alien antagonist
    • Return to Tomorrow – Reaching an already high bar with new CGI effects
    • A Grand Theme – Behind the iconic, influential music score that shaped the franchise’s future
    • 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: The Complete Adventure 4K Ultra HD

This 3-disc Limited-Edition Collector’s Set includes all of the above, plus an additional 4K Ultra HD disc containing:

  • The Theatrical Cut
  • The first-ever widescreen presentation of the Special Longer Version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, originally created for broadcast television in 1983

[Editor’s Note: The Theatrical Cut and Special Longer Version are included in 4K on the same Ultra HD disc via seamless branching. There is one fixed shot in the Special Longer Version, and the original “unfixed” shot is included separately as an extra on that disc.]

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.

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 Digital copies of each of the six films, as well as 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Includes Director’s Cut

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

In addition, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will return to select theaters on September 4th, 5th and 8th. Tickets for this special engagement presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Paramount Pictures can be purchased at www.fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices.

==END==

It should be noted that the 4K Ultra HD and remastered Blu-ray editions of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home are the exact same discs that were released last year. See our announcement of that release here from 7/7/21, which details the special features included on each. (You can also read our in-depth review of The Original 4-Movie Collection 4K Ultra HD box set here).

Note that the previously-released Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Theatrical Cut is ONLY included in the new Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition – The Complete Adventure Limited Edition package and in the Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection box set. It is NOT included in the single film SKU of The Director’s Edition in 4K Ultra HD or Blu-ray, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Though it wasn’t included in today’s press release, we’ve asked Paramount about the special features that are being included on Star Trek V and Star Trek VI in 4K Ultra HD (and remastered Blu-ray), and we’ve now got those details for you here as follows...

STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (4K ULTRA HD)

  • Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner
  • Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and Daren Dochterman

STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (BLU-RAY DISC)

  • Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner
  • Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and Daren Dochterman
  • Library Computer (HD)
  • Production
    • Harve Bennett’s Pitch to Sales Team
    • The Journey: A Behind-The-Scenes Documentary
    • Makeup Tests
    • Pre-Visualization Models
    • Rockman in the Raw
    • Star Trek V Press Conference
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Herman Zimmerman: A Tribute
    • Original Interview: William Shatner
    • Cosmic Thoughts
    • That Klingon Couple
    • A Green Future?
    • Star Trek Honors NASA (HD)
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame: James Doohan (HD)
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 005: Nimbus III (HD)
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Mount Rushmore
    • Insults
    • Behold Paradise
    • Spock’s Pain
  • Production Gallery
  • Storyboards (HD)
    • Sha ka ree
    • The Face of God
    • Escape
  • Theatrical Trailer 1 (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer 2 (HD)
  • TV Spots
    • Vacation Is Over
    • Renegade
    • Challenge of Rebellion
    • Brothers
    • Beyond
    • Adventure
    • Warp Speed Now
  • The Gag Reel

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (THEATRICAL CUT & DIRECTOR’S CUT – 4K ULTRA HD)

  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn*
  • Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr*

*Audio Commentaries apply to Theatrical Cut ONLY.

STAR TREK V: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (THEATRICAL CUT & DIRECTOR’S CUT – BLU-RAY DISC)

  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn*
  • Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr*
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda (co-authors of The Star Trek Encyclopedia)*
  • Library Computer (HD)
  • 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
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Conversations with Nicholas Meyer
    • Klingons: Conjuring the Legend
    • Federation Operatives
    • Penny’s Toy Box
    • Together Again
    • Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman (HD)
    • To Be or Not to Be: Klingons and Shakespeare (HD)
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 006: Praxis (HD)
  • Farewell
    • DeForest Kelley: A Tribute
  • Original Interviews
    • William Shatner
    • Leonard Nimoy
    • DeForest Kelley
    • James Doohan
    • Nichelle Nichols
    • George Takei
    • Walter Koenig
    • Iman
  • Production Gallery
  • Storyboards
    • Praxis
    • Assassins
    • Rura Penthe
    • Leaving Spacedock (Omitted)
  • Promotional Material
    • Teaser Trailer (HD)
    • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
    • 1991 Convention Presentation by Nicholas Meyer

*Audio Commentaries apply to Theatrical Cut ONLY. Text Commentary applies to Director’s Cut ONLY.

Here’s a look at the final cover artwork for the 4K Ultra HD singles of each film (SRP $29.99 each, but Amazon has them for $25.99). Amazon links are all now live…

Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition (4K Ultra HD) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (4K Ultra HD) Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (4K Ultra HD)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (4K Ultra HD) Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (4K Ultra HD) Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (4K Ultra HD)

Here’s a look at the cover art for The Original 6-Movie Collection 4K Ultra HD box set (SRP $125.99)…

Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection box set (4K Ultra HD)

And here’s a look at the cover art for the Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition: The Complete Adventure Limited Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD box set (SRP $109.99, Amazon price $97.99)…

Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition - The Complete Adventures box set (4K Ultra HD)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition - The Complete Adventures box set (4K Ultra HD)

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