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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Osato, Aug 17, 2001.
Will this be announced today? 8/17/01.
Don't hold your breath...
I'm prepared to live up to my threat if it's not announced by Martin's own timeline
Got my corner staked out to sulk in and pout.
Hey, maybe next week...
[Edited last by Joel Fontenot on August 17, 2001 at 09:37 AM]
This has to be my most anticipated DVD.
I don't know how much longer I can hold out.
"The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven..."
Me neither! Although, I'm kinda glad it didn't happen in the last week. It would have been buried under the Shrek announcement, the Wonka petition, the Pearl Harbor announcement, and the Cats and Dogs petition, among other things.
Could the delay of the official announcement for this DVD be a glorious portent that Paramount has decided to give ST:TMP-TDE the limited theatrical run it so richly deserves? NAH!!!
Yeah, maybe if they uprezzed the new stuff it could be released theatrically in October, to replace our disappointment over not getting 2001 A Space Odyssey that month, as Warner had promised earlier.
According to ST:TMP-TDE visual effects supervisor Daren Dochterman all of the new CGI for the film was rendered at full cinematic resolution. I present for your viewing pleasure his post to AICN:
I just saw an announcement on www.widescreenreview.com saying that the movie will be released on November 06th as
a 2-disc SE from Paramount Home Entertainment.
This is a link to the article :
Thanks for the wonderful link, Quint! However, I am still waiting for the official announcement of the release date from Mr. Blythe and Paramount.
My corner is cleared,
I can go home a happy man.
I believe the link has been pulled now???? Hmm.
What's going on???
For those who may be interested, Paramount gave us the go-ahead to repost the DVD announcement.
I look forward to this release, but I much rather have preferred a Star Trek II: WoK special edition. To me, the second installment was the real defining film of what ST has evolved to today.
I disagree. The Motion Picture is the only film in the Star Trek franchise that has the feel of a big sweeping cinematic motion picture. This feels like a real film on the level of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is special as it's the first film and an attempt to do a real intellegent treatment of the Star Trek world.
It's main flaws are there to see now on laserdisc and VHS. I am very sure Mr. Wise and the crew that worked on the DVD redux have fixed the hastily prepared print we are all familiar with. I think it will be a real treat on November 6th.
I grant you that Star Trek 2 does deserve a treatment of equal effort. I hope it does happen soon. It's a film that is very enjoyable and captures the flavor of the original series the first film currently misses. I hope the Star Trek-The Motion Picture reinserts footage that also captures that spirit.
TMP cannot hold a candle to II. II was and still is one of the best science fiction films of all time. Personally, I think it's much better than 2001, which I simply feel is overrated. Sorry, I just feel that way.
This does not mean I do not look forward to seeing what has been done to improve the rushed TMP. I will pre-order this puppy for sure.
This is fantastic news! You can also read about this disc at the official site . I know what I'll be doing on election day!
Thank you Sharpline Arts, Paramount and especially Robert Wise!
"Conspiracy theorists don't live on the same flat Earth as the rest of us." -- astronomer Stephen Maran
I think I'm gonna wet my drawers.
Nelson, I agree with you. The first Star Trek had that "larger than life" feel to me. I saw it with my dad (a Star Trek fan) back in '79 at the theater. One thing that was really great about the movie is that it was a great re-introduction to the Star Trek franchise for people that had been watching the series for years. Sure it was drawn out and very slow moving in some scenes, but to see the newer technology combined with the familiar faces was really cool.
Recently, we sneaked into the Klingon's engine and replaced dilithium crystals with new Folger's Crystals.
[Edited last by Scott Strang on August 18, 2001 at 03:43 AM]