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Amazon lowered "Star Trek: The Original Series - First Season [HD DVD]" sale price!


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#1 of 8 Phil Iturralde

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Posted September 20 2007 - 09:24 AM

FLASH: Amazon lowered their sale price "Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete First Season [HD DVD]" (List Price: $198.99) = $129.95

For those Charter PRIME Members (joined 2006), the 10% OFF ($116.95) is also active. Posted Image Posted Image

Those that already Pre-ordered - make sure you got the price adjustment!

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#2 of 8 Qui-Gon John

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Posted September 20 2007 - 09:28 AM

Are these gonna be the episodes that were redone for effects, etc.?

If so, will they also be released on SD-DVD?

#3 of 8 Chris S

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Posted September 20 2007 - 10:20 AM

I wasn't going to pick up the Star Trek HD DVD releases because there was just too much other great stuff out there for a better value, but for $117 I might be changing my mind. Posted Image
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#4 of 8 Phil Iturralde

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Posted September 20 2007 - 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Qui-Gon John
Are these gonna be the episodes that were redone for effects, etc.?

If so, will they also be released on SD-DVD?

Looks like it will be an HD DVD/DVD combo only disc set. (No separate SD DVD set)

Here's Star Trek Official Press Release:

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07.26.2007
Star Trek Remastered on HD DVD (UPDATED 8.30.07)


STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES
TRANSPORTS INTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT'S NEW FRONTIER
WITH THE LAUNCH OF SEASON ONE ON HD DVD/DVD COMBO DISC SET
Out of this World 10-Disc Set Featuring Fully Remastered Episodes, Exclusive HD DVD Interactive Features and Rare On-Set Home Movie Footage Arrives on November 20, 2007

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:
.... - Where No Man Has Gone Before
.... - The Menagerie, Part 1
.... - The Menagerie, Part 2
.... - Balance of Terror
.... - The Galileo Seven
.... - Space Seed
.... - Errand of Mercy

- Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
.... - 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
.... - 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
.... - 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

HD DVD offers up to six times the picture resolution of standard DVD, with brighter, sharper and more vivid images and color. HD DVD also offers incredible audio with support for Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby True HD.

Two HD DVD featurettes that looks really special ...

1) - Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
.... - 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.

2) - Interactive Enterprise Tour
.... - Viewers will explore the Enterprise interior and exterior in detail as they pilot their own shuttlecraft in this spectacular 3D simulated feature.

Check out the really cool "Preview of Star Trek HD DVD - Season One (Video) " - left column @ Star Trek website (linked above).

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#5 of 8 Qui-Gon John

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Posted September 20 2007 - 02:16 PM

So does that mean these same disks will play on a regular SD Player?

#6 of 8 Chris S

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Posted September 22 2007 - 08:34 AM

Yes, one side of the disc is a regular DVD and they other is HD DVD.
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#7 of 8 Dan Keefe

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Posted September 23 2007 - 10:03 PM

I'm willing to bet it drops below a hundred bucks before Christmas...maybe black friday

#8 of 8 Radioman970

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Posted September 23 2007 - 11:40 PM

^^^
I see much logic in that statement.

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