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Star Trek: Original Series Season One - 11/20/07 MSRP $217.99


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#1 of 594 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted July 25 2007 - 11:16 PM

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For fans of the original Star Trek series, CBS Home Entertainment and
Paramount Home Entertainment announced the upcoming release of STAR TREK:
The Original Series in a 10-disc HD DVD/DVD combo disc set. The completely
remastered edition goes where no fan has gone before with pristine HD audio
and video, and exclusive HD DVD interactive features including
picture-in-picture video commentaries and an in-depth tour of the starship
Enterprise. The combo disc format offers a high definition version on one
side for playback on any HD DVD player, and a standard DVD version on the
other side for playback on any DVD player. This historic boxed set goes on
sale in time for the holidays on November 20, 2007 for the suggested retail
price of $217.99.

Hate to say it, but this format continues to do everything it can to kill itself off.
$200 srp? I think Star trek fans will easily make do with the eps already on their tivos until a much cheaper Bd version is released in 6 months...and then watch all those ST nerds migrate to high def.

You know, I really think that any format that has studios this foolish and greedy supporting it, needs to fail. Violently.

#2 of 594 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 25 2007 - 11:53 PM

Well, $200 is cheaper than I thought it would be. It is Trek after all so they expect us to pay through the nose.
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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:00 AM

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Hate to say it, but this format continues to do everything it can to kill itself off.
$200 srp?
This is only 11.00 dollars more than the SD complete series release and breaks down to only 66.00 per season. I do not see that as out of line pricing, not when one season on programs like Lost will be retailing for 125.00. As I do the own the original, I will pick this one up.
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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:05 AM

if this is the whole series, I'll retract my criticism and agree its not a bad price.
I was under the assumption
1) that the cgi redos were still unfinished
2) that the whole series would take considerably more than 10 discs.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:06 AM

Is this only Season 1 or the complete series (all 3) ? That quote is rather unclear on what this is.
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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:10 AM

Unfortunately, I think it's only season 1. If it were season 1-3, then this price would be fine.
I must say, I didn't expect this set to be over $150.00. I really think charging $200.00 for one season is going to be a hard sell. I mean this set has TWICE the msrp of Heroes!

I really thought a combo only reason for this set would give HD-DVD a much needed sales boost with one sku --but now I'm not so sure.
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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:17 AM

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I really think charging $200.00 for one season is going to be a hard sell.

It's actually closer to $220

and yes. It is only the first season
full press release

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Press Release:



HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment invite you to experience STAR TREK: The Original Series as never before when the legendary first season arrives for the first time ever in a 10-disc HD DVD/DVD combo disc set on November 20, 2007. Meticulously remastered from the original camera negative specifically for this high-definition release, each classic episode is presented in pristine condition with state-of-the-art digital visual effects. 1960s special effects have been replaced with 21st century computer-generated imagery to give new depth and atmosphere to various elements including the main title sequence, the galaxy shots frequently seen from the Enterprise's bridge, the battle scenes, planets and alien ships, some of the matte paintings used as backdrops for new worlds, as well as the Enterprise and other Starships, which have been replaced with state-of-the-art CGI-created ships. The new computer-generated Enterprise is based on the exact measurements of the original model, which now rests in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The refurbished episodes also feature higher quality sound for the famous opening theme. The original score by Emmy® Award-winning composer Alexander Courage has been re-recorded in state-of-the-art digital stereo audio with an orchestra and a female singer belting out the famous vocals. A digitally remastered version of William Shatner's classic original recording of the 38-word "Space, the final frontier…” monologue continues to open each episode.

In addition, the extraordinary set features true HD audio and exclusive HD DVD interactive features produced by New Wave Entertainment. Interactive menus and a "Starfleet Access” interface will allow viewers to activate icons which provide such features as Picture in Picture video commentaries and an interactive tour of the starship Enterprise. Both the standard definition and high definition presentations also include rare on-set home movie footage, an inside perspective on what it took to transport Trek into the 21st century and much more. Housed in a futuristic clear case, the STAR TREK: The Original Series HD DVD/DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $217.99.

STAR TREK: The Original Series is a 10-disc collection presented in the original aspect ratio (1.33:1) screen. The standard definition presentation includes Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, LAS Mono and French Mono as well as English, LAS and French subtitles. The HD DVD presentation features English Dolby True HD and LAS Mono with English and LAS subtitles. The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated G in Canada.

Bonus features on the HD DVD side are as follows:

* Starfleet Access – On-screen graphical interface allows viewers to access Picture in Picture video commentaries, comparisons of re-mastered vs. original effects, encyclopedic information (science, life forms, technology), episode trivia and more on the following episodes:
o Where No Man Has Gone Before
o The Menagerie, Part 1
o The Menagerie, Part 2
o Balance of Terror
o The Galileo Seven
o Space Seed
o Errand of Mercy
* Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
o From new visual effects to sound, this documentary provides an in-depth exploration of the remastering of classic Star Trek episodes.
* Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
o Join crew member and "extra-extraordinaire” Billy Blackburn as he shares his own behind-the-scenes home movie footage of life on the set of Star Trek.
* Interactive Enterprise Tour
o Viewers will explore the Enterprise interior and exterior in detail as they pilot their own shuttlecraft in this spectacular 3D simulated feature.
* Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online” MMO Game Preview

Bonus features on the standard DVD side are as follows:

* Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
* The Birth of a Timeless Legacy
* Reflections on Spock
* Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner
* To Boldly Go…Season One
* Sci-Fi Visionaries
* Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
* Kiss & Tell: Romance in the 24th Century
* Trek Connections
* Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
* Episode Preview Trailers
* Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online” MMO Game Preview


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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:29 AM

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yes. It is only the first season
full press release

The specs sound awesome. True HD for each episode & IME! Nonetheless, Paramount must reconsider the price of this set. Hell, consumers don't want to spend this for the HD players themselves, so they certainly don't want to spend this amount for one season of Trek.

How many copies does Paramount seriously expect to move at this price?
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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:30 AM

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Unfortunately, I think it's only season 1. If it were season 1-3, then this price would be fine.
I must say, I didn't expect this set to be over $150.00. I really think charging $200.00 for one season is going to be a hard sell. I mean this set has TWICE the msrp of Heroes!

I really thought a combo only reason for this set would give HD-DVD a much needed sales boost with one sku --but now I'm not so sure.


I agree. We may see the MSRP change on this one before it gets to the release date.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:38 AM

My main motivation for being an early adopter in SD was the thought of ST TOS. This is a definte no-buy for me....this price is a deal breaker and for the record...I have HD and will have BD within the next 2/3 weeks, so I dont care what format this shows up in. No chance of a sale here
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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:46 AM

even though by all accounts Blu-ray is more expensive to produce, I'm betting when this set shows up on Bd (in 6 months to a year), it will have a price tag about $50-70 less.

I had hoped to continue to support this format as much as possible, but I don't support a license to gouge, which is basically all the combo capability is being used for.
A shame, as used properly it could have seriously propelled this format to parity with it's far more advantaged competition.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 01:03 AM

Wow. There is so much coming out, but if this is coming to BD later, and I don't have to pay the "Combo Tax" I'll wait.
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Posted July 26 2007 - 01:15 AM

And still no blooper reel.

If they cut the SD side out and drop the price, I'll get it. If not, I'll wait for the cheaper BR version.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 01:54 AM

No sale for the same reasons as everyone else. $200 for ONE season of a 40 year old TV show? When I can watch the episodes (albeit edited) for free on TV and I have the uncut originals on regular DVD? Yeah, Paramount has more than one screw loose. I'd love to see the people who are going to shell out that amount of money for this set...combo discs to boot.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 02:31 AM

I'll wait for the eventual double-dip when they include the original cuts in HD. Till then I can survive with the SD-set. Posted Image
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Posted July 26 2007 - 02:51 AM

dvdactive says the MSRP is $217.99. Even better! Posted Image

http://www.dvdactive....l-series3.html

Also, am I correct in assuming that the HD DVD side includes the version with the newly remastered special effects while the SD side is the original broadcast versions only?
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Posted July 26 2007 - 03:03 AM

The Bill Gates guys can buy this. I know being a combo release makes it more expensive, but still! I will get the regular new DVDs, or better the BD when it comes out. I have enough to buy this winter anyway.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 03:18 AM

One season for $200+? Yikes.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 04:19 AM

I knew the reaction would be like this!Posted Image

I am looking forward to it. I think the extras sound really good, especially Billy Blackburn's home movies footage. And you get the HD version of TOS uncut.

Though now I have to decide which format to buy into, buy HD-DVD now or wait for the BD release a few months down the line. I am a little surprised Paramount didn't move the BD release date up to coincide with the HD release.

As for cost, I think it falls in line to what I was expecting, a bit on the high side. Perhaps some retailers will discount it on week of release. Look at it this way, I paid about $400 for the first season of TOS on laserdisc when it was 2 eps per disc.

PS- Forgot to mention, I don't see any mention of the original untouched optical effects versions of these episodes available as part of this set. That could upset some. But I can see that the reason for this set is that it is the HD version in every respect. But it would have been cool to see.

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Posted July 26 2007 - 05:48 AM

Nelson, the picture-in-picture commentaries may be the reason Blu-Ray is delayed, since I think that falls under IME, which requires BDJava. For the same reason Batman Begins and The Matrix Trilogy are on HD-DVD but not Blu-Ray is, I believe, the same for Star Trek: TOS. That could also explain why there isn't even a date set for the Blu-Ray release yet.

The $199 price tag has to be a result of the combo discs, which to my knowledge, nobody even wants. I believe the Blu-Ray versions will be cheaper. My only real disappointment is the fact that it doesn't seem like ALL the bonus features from the DVD Season Sets have been ported over. With 10 discs to work with, that's a bit of a shame. It would be nice to everything in this one set.


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