Senior HTF Member
- Feb 7, 2001
Oh, I don't know... the article seems to indicate possible revival - assuming all goes as planned.
IF it were the 40th anniversary AND another Trek film were due out this year, you bet your Starfleet-issue boots it would happen (or would atleast stand a very good chance), but alas... I guess one out of two and 2 fingers crossed will have to do..Osato, thanks for the link to the Digital Bits retro piece. Its great to see Bill continue to lobby for The Motion Picture remastering. The year is not over yet!
It was disappointing to read this:Osato, thanks for the link to the Digital Bits retro piece. Its great to see Bill continue to lobby for The Motion Picture remastering. The year is not over yet!
Don’t forget about the audio commentary for tmp directors cut that was only released through Star Trek.com as well: http://trekcore.com/blog/2014/02/st...-north-star-and-star-trek-the-motion-picture/
Well I hope they at least do the next-best (or better?) thing and release a box set this year of all the TOS-crew films remastered in 4k UHD. That would be a fitting celebration of the 40th anniversary of TOS crew's debut on the big screen!It was disappointing to read this:
Unfortunately, the Director’s Edition cannot currently be released in HD or 4K without another extensive remastering effort. This is because while the original film elements still exist, the Director’s Edition VFX and post production was only completed in SD resolution to save money. And I’m sorry to say that Paramount currently has no plans to do this in 2019 for the film’s 40th Anniversary, which is a real shame and a damn travesty.
Agreed!!When you think abt it, Paramount was not just shortsighted in their decision to forego having the Directors edition done in HD, but in so doing also failed (thus far) to preserve the work of a highly-respected director who's intention/ hope was for this version to eventually supersede the previous versions. Anyway, I certainly hope Paramount continues to invest in preservation of their classics, incl. the Trek film series. (I realise TMP itself barely falls within the "classic era" [commonly and generally defined as films made before 1980] not that this means the studio can nor shld get away with not treating it and/or its sequels with the full respect + protection they deserve..)