After premiering on Paramount+ earlier this year, the 4K Ultra HD remaster of the Director’s Cut is out Star Trek: The Movie is finally coming to disc. Alongside a Blu-Ray disc with tons of extras, the 4K Ultra HD remaster of the first star trek The film will also be distributed as part of three packages, one containing all six films with the original crew.
Directed by Robert Wise based on a screenplay by Harold Livingston, Star Trek: The Movie was first released in cinemas in 1979. The overwhelming success of the film allowed it star trek jumping from television to cinemas and ensuring that the crew of the USS Enterprise would carry on where no human had gone in many years. In 2001, Wise oversaw a director’s cut version of the film, which was released on DVD with remastered sound and vision. The restoration was taken over by David C Fein, Mike Matesinoand Daren R. Dochtermanall of whom had previously worked with director Robert Wise.
In addition to the new restoration of the beloved film, the latest release also includes a Blu-ray disc packed with special features new and old from Paramount Home Entertainment. The package already has everything a Trekkie could hope for, but the 4K Ultra HD from Star Trek: The Movie will also be part of two new bundle offerings. First, the limited edition collector’s set The complete adventure, comes with not only the new Director’s Cut, but also the Theatrical Cut and a special longer cut, all in 4K Ultra HD. additionally Star Trek: The Original Movie Collection brings all six films from the original crew to 4K Ultra HD. Both Star Trek V: The Last Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country make their 4K Ultra HD debut for this collection.
Commentary on disc releases for 4K Ultra HD by Star Trek: The MovieFine said:
“The Director’s Edition on 4k Ultra HD offers a much more intimate, engaging and powerful experience thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. In developing The Complete Adventure, we appreciated that many people who first learned about the film through the full-frame release of the “Special Longer Version” missed it. I am delighted that it will now be available in 4k Ultra HD in widescreen for the first time. After so many years, it is deeply rewarding to finally deliver Robert Wise’s definitive Director’s Edition to fans at home.”
All editions of the 4K Ultra HD from Star Trek: The Movie will be released on September 6th. Check out all the details of the special edition extras below.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition 4K Ultra HD
Ultra HD disc bonus features
- Audio Commentary with David C. Fein, Mike Matessino and Daren R. Dochterman—NEW!
- Audio commentary by Robert Wise, Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Jerry Goldsmith and Stephen Collins
- Text commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda
Blu-ray Disc™ bonus features
- The Human Adventure—A brand new 8-part documentary about the making of the Director’s Edition—NEW!
- Preparing the Future – How the Remastering Began
- A Wise Choice – The moving story of Robert Wise
- Refitting the Enterprise – How Enterprise design shaped future Federation starships
- Sounding Off – Discover new sound dimensions in Dolby Atmos
- V’ger – The conception and recreation of an iconic alien antagonist
- Return to Tomorrow – Reaching an already high bar with new CGI effects
- A Big Theme – Behind the iconic, influential musical score that shaped the future of the franchise
- The Grand Vision – The legacy and evolving reputation of this classic film
- Deleted ScenesNEW!
- impact tests—NEW!
- Costume Tests—NEW!
- computer display graphics—NEW!
- Additional legacy bonus content
Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition — The complete adventure 4K Ultra HD
This limited edition collector’s set includes all of the above plus an additional 4K Ultra HD disc containing:
- The theatrical version
- The very first widescreen presentation of the Special Longer Version of Star Trek: The Movieoriginally created for television in 1983
The set is presented in luxurious packaging along with exclusive collector’s items including reproductions of original promotional material, a behind-the-scenes booklet, stickers and more.
Star Trek: The Original Movie Collection
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
- Additional Blu-ray with bonus content
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Theatrical Version) – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
- Including Director’s Cut
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
- Star Trek IV: The Journey Home – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier – Ultra HD and Blu-ray
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – Ultra HD & Blu-ray
- Including Director’s Cut
You can watch the 4K recovery trailer from Star Trek: The Movie below and you can take the physical edition home on September 6th. You can also celebrate the “Summer of Sweet Revenge” with the 40th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.