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HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Star Trek



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#1 of 59 OFFLINE   PatWahlquist

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Posted November 13 2009 - 07:01 AM


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#2 of 59 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted November 13 2009 - 07:14 AM

Sounds like a good disc. Looking forward to it!

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Posted November 13 2009 - 07:36 AM

This is at the top of my Christmas list - unfortunately that means I have to wait until then to see it.  The wait is KILLING me!

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Posted November 13 2009 - 08:53 AM

I wonder if this will sell much? 

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#5 of 59 OFFLINE   Timothy E

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Posted November 13 2009 - 09:08 AM

Great review, Pat!  You provide a great summary of the plot without providing spoilers which I know must have been a challenge. Although I enjoyed this film, I did not enjoy it so much as did many of my friends.  The changes to Star Trek canon did not bother me so much as I thought elements of the plot were fairly contrived.  In spite of my negative impressions, I think it is a great film and Pat's review is right on the money.

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Posted November 13 2009 - 02:50 PM

 Yes, right on the money, Pat. Great review. Great movie. JJ & Co. can do no wrong. Seeing this at my local IMAX theater was the best movie going experience I've had since Jurassic Park. Can't wait to own it on Blu.

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Posted November 13 2009 - 07:19 PM



Originally Posted by Southpaw 

 Yes, right on the money, Pat. Great review. Great movie. JJ & Co. can do no wrong.
You must not have seen Cloverfield then.

As for Star Trek, I'll be picking this up come Tuesday. Such an amazing film in all aspects.


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#8 of 59 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted November 13 2009 - 07:47 PM

Beauty review Pat! I cannot wait to get this home to watch.
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#9 of 59 OFFLINE   Southpaw

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Posted November 14 2009 - 12:40 AM



Originally Posted by Ron-P 




You must not have seen Cloverfield then.

As for Star Trek, I'll be picking this up come Tuesday. Such an amazing film in all aspects.
 
Yup, saw it and loved it.
Although JJ & Co. had less to do with Cloverfield then say, MI 3, Star Trek, Lost, etc.

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Posted November 14 2009 - 11:07 AM

I absolutely loved this film when I saw it at the local IMAX theatre.  I will definitely buy this one on release day.  Now I just have to decide whether to get the Future Shop steelbook or the Best Buy Canada Enterprise model version......or both! 

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Posted November 14 2009 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for the review. Star Trek might just be my favourite film of the year, looking forward to picking up the Blu from my local HMV monday.

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Posted November 15 2009 - 08:01 AM

I watched it for the first time today and it blew me away. I never saw anything of Star Trek, but I was surprised that I already knew quite a lot of the characters. It does help that this crew is the best known one of the Enterprise. The picture was great, but the amount of lense flares was just too much. I actually like those, even though they're an imperfection, but put them in every shot and they become annoying. But they did help sell the CG shots. Those looked absolutely amazing.
The sound must've made my neighbors quite upset as well. The finale, for instance
 with the black hole and the Enterprise blasting their way out of it
made my subwoofer do things I didn't think were possible. Dialog might have been mixed a tad low, but then there's no alternative than to turn up the volume. And I didn't really mind that.
The extras are nice and comprehensive too. About the deleted scenes, I though that some of those should have been let in. The birth of Spock, for example, is a great little scene that would've made the movie about both Kirk and Spock even more. Other things would just have clarified certain details, like Kirk using the green girl to cheat for the test. The director says that you don't need to see how he cheats, but as the audience you wouldn't even know how he could cheat a simulator. So a bit of clarity would've improved it. The Klingon prison would be very cool too. Those costumes are great and it explores Nero a bit more, while he comes off a bit more bland than he would've been, I think. Just opinions, of course.
But nonetheless it's a great movie, and a great Blu-ray too.

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#13 of 59 OFFLINE   Ed Faver

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Posted November 15 2009 - 09:51 AM

Got my shipping notice from Amazon yesterday. I can't wait to get my hands on this, both for the feature and the extras!


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Posted November 15 2009 - 10:22 AM

Ed - You got your notice already? I thought I would have received mine by now but my order isn't even in "shipping soon" status yet. Last week, they sent Up on Friday before release and I got it on Tuesday. They guaranteed release date delivery on Star Trek as well but unless they send it overnight, that guarantee won't mean much.

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Posted November 15 2009 - 10:49 AM

Me too - with Amazon Prime, it promises that it will be delivered on release day. I feel a sick day coming on Tuesday :)

Originally Posted by Ed Faver 

Got my shipping notice from Amazon yesterday. I can't wait to get my hands on this, both for the feature and the extras!
 


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Posted November 15 2009 - 01:10 PM

Targets Blu-ray comes with a model of the Enterprise. Best Buy's comes with 4 Starfleet badges. Not sure where to go, I want all the goodies.

I'd normally get mine from Amazon but not this time, no goodies with their Blu-ray.


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Posted November 15 2009 - 01:49 PM

The badges are a great collector's piece IMO, I pre-ordered that set for $22 or so. But Target has such a good price on their Enterprise toy that holds the discs in the saucer, I'm thinking about picking it up as well. That said, I have no doubt the ship-case will be of the poorest build and quality. 

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Posted November 17 2009 - 02:02 AM



Originally Posted by Joseph J.D [url=/forum/thread/294886/htf-blu-ray-review-star-trek#post_3628270]
My exact dilemma!



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Posted November 17 2009 - 02:56 AM

 I'm a little amazed by the amount of promotion this DVD/Blu Ray release is getting. A first almost for Star Trek home media. I remember in the early days of TOS Star Trek films coming to VHS and LD and the TV ads. The new ads are really promoting the new film's DVD/BD release, calling it the blockbuster film of the year. It's just not normal to see Star Trek do so well! The massive success of the new film of course makes this a huge seller for the holiday season. Nice to see this happening to Star Trek. It can only help re-ignite interest in the whole franchise for the casual fan.

I'm torn for the Best Buy gift set or just 3 disc BD set. The extra $16 for the badges isn't too bad. I'll be at Best Buy shortly to catch the doorbuster pricing.

Will the mainstream success of Star Trek spoil it?


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Posted November 17 2009 - 03:16 AM



Originally Posted by Lou Sytsma 




My exact dilemma!


 
Yeah, I had that problem deciding too but I ended up getting the FS steelbook. I just wish they could somehow incorporate that info on the back (that is easy to remove) inside somehow. I don't mean to be anal or anything but that info is perhaps useful to someone who just wants to read a brief synopsis of the movie. I love the steelcase though, very simple and elegant. Since I already have the TOS on dvd I had no plans of purchasing them on bluray but guess what! The price was excellent and I just couldn't resist so I picked up Seasons 1 & 2. I'm still debating on the movies since I have them all on dvd.






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