Star Trek films on Blu-Ray... what we know so far

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  1. Zack Gibbs

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    7 now. Ask again in one years time... [​IMG]
     
  2. Dave Mack

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    You are correct and we don't know yet. Darren Dochterman who did the new FX (and posts on Trekmovie.com) hasn't said anything new lately.
     
  3. Jim_K

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    TOS and the Original crew movies (I - VI) are pretty much all I want on Blu-ray. I'd also pick up First Contact but that's it for the next gen stuff.
    But it figures that no works been done on TMP, Khan and Search for Spock since those are the three I want most. [​IMG]
     
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    Thats the way i feel too Jim. My wants and yours are the same. But you know Paramount wont miss a trick, they will do the same for BD as DVD. We will get Nemesis first, and Trek II last. They always sell you worst to best. [​IMG]
     
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    They can try to sell me Nemesis and the other crappy next gen movies Rick, but I'm not going to bite. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    For grins, I checked Daren Dochterman's site in case he might have any updates. He has a forum and for Star Trek The Motion Picture, he's done a FAQ style post to answer all the common questions:
    Yes, the work is ready to go for a Hi Def transfer.
    No, he (and I assume a team) has not rendered anything in Hi Def yet.
    Yes, he'd like to do the work on the Hi Def transfer.
    No, he has not been asked yet to do it, or heard from the studio yet.
    That post is almost a year old. I hope there is news and I don't doubt it will happen. Seems the love for Star Trek The Motion Picture grows more and more amongst the fan base. [​IMG] And I'm sure the studio knows it.
     
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    While I would normally agree with you, it would appear that we have the advantage of a new Star Trek movie featuring the original crew this time around. That's the only crew I have any interest in, but, watch, Paramount will still only release the odd numbered Star Treks on BD first. [​IMG]
     
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    Prolly just an oversight on Bill's part, but he didn't mention ST VI. As long as Paramount releases them in the box AND separate, I have zero problem with this.
     
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    I'm just glad that there will be a separate box set for the original crew films.
     
  12. Nelson Au

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    What! Theatrical cut of Star Trek The Motion Picture is said to be released, not the Robert Wise rework done in 2001.
    This is good news to promote the JJ Abrams film release, so that might mean release dates near May? And good for those who wanted to have the theatrical cut in addition to the Director Cut. I see double dips though for at least TMP.
     
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    I can't believe they won't spend a little coin and get the director's cut of TMP up to HD speed. a shame.
     
  14. Nelson Au

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    Perhaps the time needed to get the Directors Cut with new CGI of TMP redone in HD will be longer then they have before May.
     
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    That's my thought as well, Nelson. We don't know when this project started or how long it would take to re-render the effects. So Paramount decides to put the theatrical cut out there (no doubt with a "never on disc" marketing campaign) in order to get the DE ready to go for Christmas to tie in with the release of the new movie on disc.
    I won't mind double dipping at all.
     
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    The new effects having been rendered in SD notwithstanding, I've always assumed that the eventual release of the director's cut on Blu-ray was a given, and have been concerned that the theatrical version would never be released. It was never released on DVD, was it? I haven't even seen the movie, so I don't prefer one cut over the other, but it's important to me that a DVD or Blu-ray release of a movie that has multiple versions actually includes the multiple versions, or at least that they're available, even if it's on separate releases. So I'm happy to see the theatrical cut of Star Trek being released on Blu-ray. I'd prefer it included the director's cut as well, but I'm still confident that we'll see the director's cut released eventually. Now I know that the theatrical version will be available as well, which I certainly wouldn't have taken for granted.
     
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    My first reaction was, "I don't like it. I don't like it one bit." On the other hand, it would be nice to have the original theatrical version on HD for posterity and if Paramount wants to take their time to redo the new FX, then I'm all for that.
     
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    My wish would have been for TMP to be given the Blade Runner treatment as others have brought up on this thread, but I am glad that the theatrical release will be available because I prefer the sound effects of the original as opposed to the redone ones for the DE.
     
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    C'mon Dave, this is Paramount we're talking about... the same penny-pinching company that created the effects in SD in the first place!
     
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    Trekmovie.com reports and clarifies the blu-ray news. All 6 Star Trek movies will be out in a box set in time for the JJ Abrams film. New masters for video and sound. Of course, this is still not officially confirmed, but sounds pretty likely.
    Still no word which cut of Star Trek 6 will be remastered, theatrical or the home video version, or the last Directors Cut.
     

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