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A “Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 7th via Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment. The 4K set will include the first four films in the original “Star Trek” film franchise remastered in 4K. Those of course are “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979), “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982), “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984), and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986). It should certainly be noted that the second film (“The Wrath of Khan”) will come with both the theatrical cut and the director’s cut.
Tech specs for each film on 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range. It is known that this set will be spanning across an 8-disc set and that it will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with each film’s Blu-ray Disc counterpart (pictured below) as well as a digital copy of each. UPDATE #1: Audio will be presented in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 lossless surround sound for each film, and the first film will get a Dolby 2.0 isolated score sound mix.
These four films all starred a primary cast (crew) of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols. The films were directed by Robert Wise, Nicholas Meyer, and Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy actually directed the last two.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. UPDATE #2: Also, individually released remastered versions of each of the four films on Blu-ray Disc will be released on the same date, September 21st. I’ve included each of the four of those below, before the official announcement, after the break. You can now find “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” remastered, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (Director’s Cut) remastered, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” remastered, and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” remastered on Blu-ray Disc individually available for preorder over at Amazon. [NOTE: Amazon Commissions Earned]. Each release will include bonus materials and a digital copy of the film.
And, again, because this set is covering four films the bonus materials run rather lengthy and include lots of previously released extras. So, you can find all that listed below in the official announcement from StarTrek’s website as well as directly via Paramount.
The 2019 animated film “To Your Last Death” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 6th via Quiver Films. The film, directed by Jason Axinn, features the voice talents of Morena Baccarin, William Shatner, Ray Wise, Dani Lennon, and Bill Moseley. It’s certainly worth noting that the film has been well received so far judging from ratings on IMDb and critics’ reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. You can now find the preorder listing for the Blu-ray available over at Amazon. Bonus materials, over four hours in length and set to be included via a digital redemption code, are listed below.
- Audio commentary with director Jason Axinn
- A Zoom panel with Axinn, star Dani Lennon and others
- An interview with star William Shatner
- Interviews and behind the scenes with stars Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Bill Moseley, Dani Lennon and Florence Hartigan
- A behind the scenes reel
- Comic-Con panels
- An animation demo with lead animator Mohammad Ali Sharifpour
- Unused artwork and animation
- Crowdfunding highlights
- Featurettes on the development of the film
- and more.
Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for this film on YouTube.
The 1982 TV series “Police Squad!“ starring Leslie Nielsen as “The Complete Series“ appears to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 14th, via Paramount, according to retailers. The show was followed by the popular “The Naked Gun” trilogy of films throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. The series, created by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker, co-starred Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Peter Lupus, Ed Williams, William Duell, Florence Henderson, and William Shatner. The show lasted just one season and ran for a total of six episodes, which will undoubtedly all be contained on this release. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been specified. In fact, the release itself hasn’t even yet been officially announced by Paramount. Technically, at this point, it should be considered pretty much a “rumor” with something to back it up. So, stay tuned for later verification and/or update regarding this release. Lastly, for now, it is worth noting that the Blu-ray Disc is available for preorder over at Amazon.