All the rave from the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend has been how impeccable the new Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One Blu-ray looks, which is coming out on July 24, 2012 (with a current price tag of $78.86 on Amazon). That is most likely why Amazon is pushing this Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Blu-ray Collection this week, which is good news for us.
From now until July 21, 2012, for $39.99 – 60% off its $99.99 MSRP – you can get your hands on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country all on Blu-ray. That is SIX solid films in high definition in one excellently priced collection!
Not only does the set include these six films, but it is also stuffed with extras. Here’s the official list from Amazon:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Audio commentary: Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman
Featurettes (HD): “The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture,” “Special Star Trek Reunion,” “Starfleet Academy: The Mystery Behind V’ger”
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Audio commentaries: director Nicholas Meyer / Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto
Featurettes (HD): “James Horner: Composing Genesis,” “A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban,” “Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics,” “Starfleet Academy: The Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI”
Featurettes (SD): “Captain’s Log,” “Designing Khan,” “Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “The Star Trek Universe: A Novel Approach”
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Audio commentaries: Director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis / Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
Featurettes (HD): “Industrial Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek,” “Spock: The Early Years and Star Trek,” “Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame”
Featurettes (SD): “Captain’s Log,” “Space Docks and Birds of Prey,” “Speaking Klingon,” “Klingon and Vulcan Costumes,” “Terraforming and the Prime Directive,” “Starfleet Academy: The Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer”
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Audio commentaries: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy / Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
Featurettes (HD): “Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments,” “The Three-Picture Saga,” “Star Trek for a Cause,” “Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe”
Featurettes (SD): “Time Travel: The Art of the Possible,” “The Language of Whales,” “A Vulcan Primer, Kirk’s Women,” “Future’s Past: A Look Back,” “On Location,” “Dailies Deconstruction,” “Below-the-Line: Sound Design,” “From Outer Space to the Ocean,” “The Bird of Prey,” “Roddenberry Scrapbook,” “Featured Artist: Mark Lenard”
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Audio commentaries: William Shatner and Liz Shatner / Michael & Denise Okuda and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman
Featurettes (HD): “Star Trek Honors NASA,” “Hollywood Walk of Fame: James Doohan,” “Starfleet Academy: Nimbus III”
Featurettes (SD): “Herman Zimmerman: A Tribute,” “Original Interview: William Shatner,” “Cosmic Thoughts,” “That Klingon Couple,” “A Green Future?,” “Harve Bennett’s Pitch to the Sales Team,” “The Journey: A Behind-the-Scenes Documentary,” “Makeup Tests,” “Pre-Visualization Models,” “Rock Man in the Raw,” “Star Trek V Press Conference”
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Audio commentaries: Director Nicholas Meyer and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn / Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr
Featurettes (HD): “Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman,” “To Be or Not to Be: Klingons,” “Shakespeare and Starfleet Academy: Praxis”
Featurettes (SD): “Conversations with Nicholas Meyer,” “Klingons: Conjuring the Legend,” “Federation Operatives,” “Penny’s Toy Box,” “Together Again,” “The Perils of Peacemaking,” “DeForest Kelley: A Tribute,” “Original Cast Interviews”
6-Part Documentary (SD): “Stories from Star Trek VI”
HD Exclusive Content:
Library Computer Access
Star Trek IQ (BD-Live)
This collection contains 685 minutes of footage spread over 7 Blu-ray discs. The collection currently has a 4-star rating with 315 customer votes tallied on Amazon, and the next best Amazon Marketplace deal is a new copy of the set for $48.65 plus $2.98 shipping and handling.
This deal is set to expire on July 21, 2012.
Star Trek enthusiasts might also find it noteworthy that the Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Blu-ray Collection is only $35.95 right now. Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection includes Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis, plus a load of special features. There’s no telling how long this price will last, but at less than $10 a film, it definitely seems worth a look, at least.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.