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16th February 2009 22:16:00
Posted by James Gray

Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection (US BD) in May

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Boldly going where no Blu-ray has gone before, it has been officially confirmed that Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise are being beamed onto the HD format to tie in with the release of the new film. Indeed, it's going to be a bumper year for Trekkies, with both The Original Series and The Original Series Movies coming to the format. Details of the former release are here.

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection on US Blu-ray Disc on 12th May 2009. The six films have been digitally remastered in high definition with new 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio and will be presented in their original theatrical versions only, with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan having been particularly scrubbed up for its HD debut in a manner, according to TrekMovie, similar to that of Paramount's recent The Godfather release. The vast majority of extras from the SD two-disc releases of the films will be present, with the exception of the commentary and three featurettes from the Director's Cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the original text commentaries for all six films, although the latter seem to have been replaced with the "Library Computer" option, which will present you with trivia at any point in the film you wish.

In addition to the films, there's a seventh disc included called The Captain's Table. This will be a 70 minute round-table chat presented by Whoopi Goldberg in which William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes will talk "candidly" about their time on Star Trek. Quite what the latter two are doing on a set devoted to The Original Series is open to debate, but there you go.

Full details follow...

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 & 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

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)
  • Captain’s Log
  • Terraforming and the Prime Directive
  • Space Docks and Birds of Prey
  • Speaking Klingon
  • Klingon and Vulcan Costumes
  • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: 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 and 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

Bonus Disc: Star Trek: The Captains’ Summit (New - HD)

The films will be presented 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French and Spanish audio and English, English SDH, French, Spanish & Portuguese subtitles, and will retail at $104.99. They will be packaged in amaray thin packs with a slipcase.

In addition, on the same day Star Trek: The Motion Picture Trilogy will also be released on both DVD ($28.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc ($48.99 SRP). This will contain the second, third and fourth films only, with Blu-ray Disc content the same as above (these 3 films in particular feature French DD2.0 Surround and Spanish Mono audio). The DVD edition will only feature the 'new' extras and includes the remastered films presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 EX Surround, French DD2.0 Surround, Portuguese and Spanish Mono, and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The extras on the DVD set are outlined below...

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto
  • James Horner: Composing Genesis
  • Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics
  • A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban
  • Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
  • Industrial Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek
  • Spock: The Early Years
  • Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame
  • Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
  • Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments
  • The Three-Picture Saga
  • Star Trek for a Cause
  • Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe

The Digital Bits has also heard report that a set featuring the four Next Generation movies is also in the works for later in the year. Region Coding for both TOS movie sets is unconfirmed at the moment, but this is Paramount, so the likelihood of them being all regions is very high.