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Celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Star Trek Franchise

with the Debut of the First Four Films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™



Newly Remastered Films will also be Available Individually on Blu-ray™
Along with a Limited-Edition Blu-ray Steelbook of the Complete Original Television Series




New Releases Arrive September 7, 2021



Just in time to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the September 8, 1966 airing of the very first Star Trek episode, Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment will debut the following new releases for every fan’s collection on September 7, 2021:



STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 4 MOVIES 4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY COLLECTION

For the first time ever, experience the original four Star Trek films in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Newly remastered from original elements for optimal picture quality, each film is presented with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10.* This exceptional collection includes four Ultra HD discs, as well as four remastered Blu-ray discs with hours of previously released bonus content. Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (both the theatrical and director’s cut), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home are presented on both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs, along with access to digital copies of the theatrical version of each film. A detailed list of the disc contents follows:


Star Trek: The Motion Picture 4K Ultra HD
  • Isolated score in Dolby 2.0—NEW!
  • Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture Blu-ray
    • Isolated score in Dolby 2.0—NEW!
    • Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman
    • Library Computer (HD)
    • Production
    • The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture (HD)
    • The Star Trek Universe
    • Special Star Trek Reunion (HD)
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 001: The Mystery Behind V’ger
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Storyboards
    • Trailers (HD)
    • TV Spots
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 4K Ultra HD

  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer (Director's Cut and Theatrical Version)
  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (Theatrical Version)

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Blu-ray
    • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer (Director's Cut and Theatrical Version)
    • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (Theatrical Version)
    • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda (Director’s Cut)
    • Library Computer (HD)
    • Production
    • Captain’s Log
    • Designing Khan
    • Original Interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and Ricardo Montalbán
    • Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • James Horner: Composing Genesis (HD)
    • The Star Trek Universe
    • Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics (HD)
    • A Novel Approach
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 002: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI (HD)
    • Farewell
    • A Tribute to Ricardo Montalbán (HD)
    • Storyboards
    • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

      Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 4K Ultra HD
      • Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis
      • Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor

        Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Blu-ray
        • Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis
        • Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
        • Library Computer (HD)
        • Production
        • Captain’s Log
        • Terraforming and the Prime Directive
        • Industry Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek
        • Spock: The Early Years (HD)
        • The Star Trek Universe
        • Space Docks and Birds of Prey
        • Speaking Klingon
        • Klingon and Vulcan Costumes
        • Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (HD)
        • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer
        • Photo Gallery
        • Production
        • The Movie
        • Storyboards
        • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

          Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 4K Ultra HD
          • · Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
          • · Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

            Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Blu-ray
            • · Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
            • · Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
            • · Library Computer (HD)
            • · Production
              • Future’s Past: A Look Back
              • On Location
              • Dailies Deconstruction
              • Below-the-Line: Sound Design
              • Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments (HD)
            • The Star Trek Universe
              • Time Travel: The Art of the Possible
              • The Language of Whales
              • A Vulcan Primer
              • Kirk’s Women
              • The Three-Picture Saga (HD)
              • Star Trek for a Cause (HD)
              • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 004: The Whale Probe (HD)
            • Visual Effects
              • From Outer Space to the Ocean
              • The Bird of Prey
            • Original Interviews
              • Leonard Nimoy
              • William Shatner
              • DeForest Kelley
            • Tributes
              • Roddenberry Scrapbook
              • Featured Artist: Mark Lenard
            • Production Gallery
            • Storyboards
            • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
  • STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 4 MOVIES ON BLU-RAY
    Each of the original four Star Trek films will also be available individually on Blu-ray with the bonus content detailed above. Newly remastered versions of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (both the theatrical and director’s cut), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home are presented in high definition along with digital copies of the theatrical version of each film.

    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES STEELBOOK
    For the first time ever, the iconic Star Trek: The Original Series will be released on Blu-ray in highly collectible Steelbook packaging. Featuring every episode in brilliant high definition, along with over nine hours of previously released special features, including cast and crew interviews, commentaries, documentaries and archival materials, the 20-disc set will be packaged in three stunning Steelbooks, all housed inside an eye-catching slipcase commemorating the 55 years of Star Trek.

    FATHOM EVENTS

    In addition, in celebration of the 55th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home back to select cinemas for a special two-day event on August 19 and 22. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
    STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE Synopsis
    The U.S.S. Enterprise boldly debuted on the big screen with the cast of the original Star Trek series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command. This is the original theatrical cut of the acclaimed adventure and features Jerry Goldsmith’s rousing iconic overture.
    STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Synopsis
    Including both the original theatrical and director’s cuts, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the most celebrated and essential chapters in Star Trek lore. On routine training maneuvers, Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned that this may be the last space mission of his career. But an adversary from the past has returned with a vengeance. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalbán)—brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth—has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen the top-secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk… with the threat of a universal Armageddon.

    STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK Synopsis
    Admiral Kirk's defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. Then a surprise visit by Spock's father provides a startling revelation: McCoy is harboring Spock's living essence. Kirk attempts to steal the U.S.S. Enterprise and defy Starfleet's Genesis planet quarantine to search for his friend, but the Klingons are planning a deadly rendezvous.

    STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME Synopsis
    When a mysterious alien power threatens the atmosphere of Earth in the 23rd century, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco to save mankind. Exploring this strange new world, they encounter punk rock, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything in the far reaches of the galaxy.
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    About Paramount Home Entertainment
    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

    About CBS Home Entertainment
    CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Networks. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.


    STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE U.S. Rating: Not Rated
    STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN U.S. Rating: PG
    STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK U.S. Rating: PG
    STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME U.S. Rating: PG

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They are doing the best they can. Would you rather they release fewer sooner, or make us wait years to get them all at the same time?
I don’t see the sense in releasing an incomplete collection- they should release these as individual titles.
 

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I don’t see the sense in releasing an incomplete collection- they should release these as individual titles.

Yes, agreed. However, the trend — especially from studios like Paramount — is to release boxed sets as they are aware fans will pay more to get the one or two films they really want out of that collection.
 

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Yes, agreed. However, the trend — especially from studios like Paramount — is to release boxed sets as they are aware fans will pay more to get the one or two films they really want out of that collection.
Then they screwed that up. Nobody wants the theatrical cut of I and VI is one of the most popular films in the franchise.
 

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Then they screwed that up. Nobody wants the theatrical cut of I and VI is one of the most popular films in the franchise.

It makes no sense. However, the only two rational explanations that come to mind is either one, the people running Paramount have absolutely no idea of what they have and what they are doing, or, they are trying to optimize sales by forcing people to purchase an entire set for the few titles they want.

And then to make matters worse, they announce on the same day that they are working on the Director’s Cut of the first film which initially seems like it will be locked into their streaming service. Why couldn’t Paramount have waited to release any Star Trek film on 4k until the DC was ready and then put it out as a complete set?

Most everyone we knew at all the studios that we had the utmost faith in doing the right thing with their library are all gone. I have no idea who is running the show at any particular studio. Paramount has made some wonky decisions with their PRESENTS lineup which by all counts, should be the cream of their library. Now this with Star Trek. At the moment, it really seems like this is a matter of studio executives not having a clue about the titles in their library — something that has been mentioned here several times in the past.
 

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The four movie set appears to hit a price point that the studio thinks fans will pay without devaluing the cost of the work by charging too little per title while not serving as too high a cost to entry by including so many titles that the price is higher than people would pay. There are also widespread replication capacity issues, a slowdown in restoration/remastering work due to the pandemic, and a deadline the studio wanted to hit in time for the Trek anniversary in September.

Regarding the TMP director’s cut, that will cost money to redo, much more than just remastering the theatrical versions of all the other films. Paramount hesitated for years because they did not think the revenue generated from physical media sales would be enough to recoup that investment, which is frankly not an unreasonable assumption. Instead, the director’s cut is being financed by Paramount+ and will premiere there first before coming to disc, akin to a new film premiering in a theater before coming to disc, or HBO Max paying for the Snyder Cut version of Justice League.

I applaud Paramount for looking outside the box and finding creative ways to make this project viable. If the new Trek shows hadn’t been such a draw for P+, this probably would never have happened.
 

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Would love to see a Steelbook version of this set like they did with the Indy box.
 

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Guess I'll probably just wait then...

It's good that they at least simultaneously announced that a fully restored TMP DC is coming before too long...

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Guess I'll probably just wait then...

It's good that they at least simultaneously announced that a fully restored TMP DC is coming before too long...

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I am not buying any of these 4k releases as presently offered.

First and foremost, it's incomplete. With the DC eventually seeing a 4k release, I would rather wait till then.

I have all the Star Trek films on digital. Most all will be upgraded to 4k. KAHN has been in 4k for at least two years now.

There is just no hurry to buy a set that seems...rushed. No doubt there will be better offerings of these 4k titles by the time the DC makes it to disc --- and I do think that the Paramount+ exclusive window will be short and allow that disc release to happen given the costs involved in the restoration.
 

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I’m with Josh - I applaud Paramount for doing this. They’re finally responding to what the fans want, and they’re putting them out in whatever manner they feel they can make a profit from. I will support this release and the inevitable ones to follow.
 

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I am not buying any of these 4k releases as presently offered.

First and foremost, it's incomplete. With the DC eventually seeing a 4k release, I would rather wait till then.

I have all the Star Trek films on digital. Most all will be upgraded to 4k. KAHN has been in 4k for at least two years now.

There is just no hurry to buy a set that seems...rushed. No doubt there will be better offerings of these 4k titles by the time the DC makes it to disc --- and I do think that the Paramount+ exclusive window will be short and allow that disc release to happen given the costs involved in the restoration.

Just keep in mind that if too many people do this, the message Paramount will get is “there’s no interest in remastered versions of the film on disc, therefore we will not continue with these releases.”

Paramount went on a limb doing this, the thing we’ve all wanted since the original Blu-rays underwhelmed in 2009. I don’t care how many installments they split it into. I’m glad they’re finally doing it after a decade of concern that it wasn’t financially feasible to do it.
 

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