Paramount, The Truman Show and Star Trek: TMP - Special Longer Version need proper releases

JoshZ

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Have there been fans of ghost and Flashdance clamoring for and demanding a new restoration of those two movies so that they can repurchase it? It seems like that's what Star Trek fans have been doing for 10 years now
The truth is that Trekkies clamor for a lot of things they want, but when the times comes to put some money down and pay for it, that's when they suddenly vanish into the ether.
 
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Director's Edition is actually long OOP so I'm fairly confident that Paramount stands to make little to no gain as far as physical goes.
 

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For years, the Star Trek franchise was split between Paramount, which controlled the theatrical features and generally treated them poorly, and CBS, which controlled the multiple TV series and valued the property more. The recent re-merger of Paramount and CBS was intended to rectify that and bring everything back under one roof. With the resurgence of Star Trek on the CBS All Access platform, the company is giving a lot more attention to the franchise now than it has in ages. I imagine that cleaning up and remastering all the theatrical features (for streaming purposes, if nothing else) was probably in the cards as a post-merger task, but that got screwed up by COVID.
I totally agree. Paramount has neglected Star Trek since 1968 (third season of the TOS).
 

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I watch all or part of the director's cut on a regular basis and I always have to shake my head how poor the print they used was.
 
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On this day in Star Trek history:

I just saw on Trekmovie that August 7th 1978 was the first day of filming of Star Trek The Motion Picture. They filmed Kirk’s first time stepping onto the bridge.
 

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I watch all or part of the director's cut on a regular basis and I always have to shake my head how poor the print they used was.
May the time I believe Robert Wise ask them to remaster the print as well. But it’s paramount Jake......
 

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