3D Blu-ray Review Star Trek Into Darkness 3D Blu-Ray Review

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  1. schan1269

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    I'm double dipping. For Gits and Shiggles, I'm picking up the German version anyway...just in case is it IMAX in 2D. If not, I'm sure I can Ebay it for what I'm paying.

    Picked up the Target exclusive 2D yesterday. The three Targets close to me all had tons of them. They were selling, but they had tons. One store(Merrillville) had 6 "cardboard stands" sitting all over the store on release day. Yesterday they were down to 2. But the movie section of the store probably still had 40% left. The other two stores I only went to once(mainly shopping all their summer outdoor clearance) and they had 2-3 cardboard stands each and the movie section had plenty.

    But yeah, the "Target cover 2D" version they probable had stocked 2-1 over the normal cover on release day(at the one Target). Yesterday the Target cover was less than 10% of stock.
     
  2. Nelson Au

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    Schan, the Trekcore website is doing a great job at sorting out the extras. The German version has been definitely determined it is not the full IMAX version unfortunately. That's great new your Target stores have lots of copies of the exclusive version. I live in a large metro area and am surprised I had to go to another store to find a copy.
     
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    Nelson,
    You will be pleased to know that based on what Mike Frezon wrote above (post #34), I have just obtained my copy. I'm really looking forward to seeing this film soon.

    Mike,

    Thank you again for clarifying the picture for me. Much appreciated. :)
     
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    After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. :)
     
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    Terrific film. One of the best. Hope you enjoy it. I think you will.
     
  6. Nelson Au

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    Enjoy! Did you see it in the theaters?
     
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    Good one Gary! :)
     
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    Wow. Gary out-nerded me. I had to look it up. :blink:
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    Gary,

    Well, I am hoping that I cogitate that possibility for only a short time. ;)

    Tino,Thanks. I hope I do as well.

    Nelson,

    No, I didn't see it in the theater. This is the first Trek film I have not seen in the theater. But I had every intention of picking the film up once it was on DVD.
     
  11. Nelson Au

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    Scott, I'll be interested in your impression of the film then!
     
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    Me too.
     
  13. Nelson Au

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    And I didn't mean to leave out Mike, since he didn't see it in the theater either. It will be interesting to see what Mike thought of it. Are you a big TOS fan Mike? Or Abrams Trek fan?
     
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    Not "big." I'd say casual fan of the TOS and the original crew motion pictures and the first Abrams film. ("Casual" because I've never dressed in costume for a convention or needed Bill Shatner to tell me to "get a life!" :D )

    I missed out on the Next Generation and all the other iterations in the franchise. I'll be pretty surprised if I don't walk away from this newest film happy.
     
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    Mike,

    Wait a minute. I thought that we were supposed to dress up in a Trek costume when posting on HTF? No?By the way, I want to thank everyone else in this thread as well for all of the information regarding the various releases of the film. And those images of the covers that Mike posted were just what I needed to get the edition that I wanted.
     
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    So I broke down and bought this @ BestBuy and downloaded the 30 mins of extras from CinemaNow, which are not bad. I still think this is poor treatment of the franchise, as the first film got a BD full of extras. I still enjoyed the film, though.
     
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    And, no surprise....I was happy.

    I really enjoyed it--from start to finish. I work with a guy who is a TOS fan and who hasn't seen STID either. I told him, "if you're a fan of TOS, don't go into this thinking you're going to get much new...because its as if the plotline is cribbed from every story they ever told in TOS. And they even included a lot of references to various TOS stories."

    But that's just what a casual fan like me wants from a film like this. I go into a film like this hoping that it is TOS...but done with the sensibilities and with the technology of five decades later. Were there a few "touches" I would have left out--that seemed superfluous or could have been done differently--sure. But as a whole, I'm not going to complain. It was too much fun and too well done for that. This is also classic ensemble work with a handful of cast getting the meat of the labors but the supporting cast still being just as important even though they've got so much less to do.

    I swear I think casting Chris Pine as William Shatner's James T. Kirk is one of the smartest parts of this entire reboot. To me, it's eerie how much he comes off as Shatner's Kirk.

    The visuals and sound were explosive! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: When that ship crash lands at the end...WOW!

    It was a non-stop, kick-ass ride all the way through. The only thing that disappoints me is that I failed to see it in the theater...because it probably would have been even that more immersive. And that I wasn't able to get my dad to see it before he passed away this summer. My dad didn't care much for TV fiction...but he could watch TOS episdoes over and over. I had given him the DVDs as gifts over the years. He was a HUGE Star Trek fan and I know he would have loved this treatment every bit as much as I did (probably more).
     
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    Interesting review Mike.I am a TOS fan from way back! I watched the blu ray too last weekend. So it's the third time I've seen it. I think on the whole, it's okay. I still have issues, but I understand what the screen writers were up to, with the homage to Wrath of Khan.For me, the cast on the whole is good. But I don't feel Pine quite has the gravitas to play Kirk. But I know I'm measuring him against William Shatner. He seems like a kid and doesn't have weight in his anger at Khan. He plays the emotional aspects very well, from his grief at the death of Pike to his death scene. All well done. And I'll give Abrams points in that both his Star Treks have some very good emotional scenes. And Pegg for me isn't Scotty. He is coming off as too jokey. Scotty was serious if you watch the series. I hope Spock becomes more like Spock in the next film and they explore space.
     
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    Agreed, Nelson... although I have too many issues with the story, which is nonsensical in many parts, starting with the very beginning of the movie. Technically, a well done production which I'm sure would sound good in my home theater, but I just can't sit through the story.
     
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    Disappointing to me, compared to the last one. Watched the BD twice so far. Liked it better the second time. Next time might be the clincher. Some movies are like that for me, assuming I like them enough to watch more than once...but the first ST reboot grabbed me immediately and I'm sure I'll watch it many more times than ID because it's just plain good.

    Agree with Nelson: as much as I like Simon Pegg, I really don't like his take on Scotty. Not compared to TOS Scotty, but compared to *any* Scotty at all lol. Comparing to TOS Scotty, Pegg's came across as incompetent and wimpy. I was annoyed. Doesn't happen a lot when watching A/V confection...

    Not generally an Abrams fan. Said I wouldn't buy this for that reason, but for $13 I said "last time"...there'll probably be another. He has surprised me before. Maybe these "reboots" will have the odd-number episodes as the good ones for a change...
     

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