Star Trek: The Motion Picture film Product Information
|Category||Horror DVDs, Adventure Movies, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Videos, G-Rated, Aliens, Space Exploration, Space Opera, Star Trek|
|Starring||William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Stephen Collins, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Majel Barrett, DeForest Kelley, Persis Khambatta, Walter Koenig|
|Executive Producer||Gene Roddenberry|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture movie was released Apr 10, 2007 by the Paramount Home Entertainment studio. An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. Star Trek: The Motion Picture DVD for sale The only starship in range is the U.S.S. Enterprise--still in drydock after a major overhaul. Star Trek: The Motion Picture movie As Captain Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, the legendary Admiral James T. Star Trek: The Motion Picture video Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the intruder. ...See Full Description
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture review The urge of directors to tinker with projects long past has become increasingly common in the past 10 years, sometimes to good effect (James Cameron; Blade Runner; Superman) and sometimes to bad (Star Wars). Star Trek: The Motion Picture DVD for sale Yet few directors have the experience and CV of an old master like Robert Wise, so I put my doubts aside and put ST:TMP into my DVD player and sat back, banishing thoughts of the ponderous, elusive, even pontificating original edit. Star Trek: The Motion Picture movie It helps that we know that Wise started as an editor on Citizen Kane, and that the existing cut was not his, control being relinquished to the studio because of time constraints. This is a much better movie: tightened, focused and improved. The positives are preserved: the joy of the crew's reunion, the crackerjack sci-fi scenario, the majesty of V'ger, but most of the bad has been culled. Performance, character and pace are crystallised, giving the film an emotional investment previously absent, in fact bringing it nearer in tone to the Trek apotheosis, Wrath of Khan. Jerry Goldsmith's score has always been a joy and sounds glorious here, the audio mix being superior to recent remasters like Superman. The biggest and most welcome surprise is the new visual effects - a great deal of painstaking work (detailed in the bountiful extras disc) has gone into making the computer fit seamlessly into the picture. They look and feel like great late 70s model work, sitting perfectly next to the slightly cleaned up matte shots of the original effects. They aren't flashy, they provide Wise with the tools to realise his original vision. The only cheesy thing? Bad idea to update the titles... but, then, they are out of the way in about 2 minutes flat! A triumph and a genuine Director's Edition, bringing this up about 5 places in the best Trek movies chart. Great.
By richpmatt (London)
||Major Improvement Over Previous Versions|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture video For many years Star Trek: The Motion Picture was the one film of the franchise I was almost embarrassed to enjoy. Star Trek: The Motion Picture film It was always a decent movie, but it was slow, the editing was sketchy, and the sound wasn't exactly up to par, even for a film from 1979. I liked it as a fan of Star Trek, but not as a fan of movies. This new version, the Director's Edition is leaps and bounds above both the original theatrical realease and the extended VHS version which included material from the television airing. The print is clean and vibrant, the new sound mix is fantastic and the new special effects scenes are awesome. The editing has been tightened and overall it's a good/very good film now, not just decent one. I can finally see it for what it is (in my opinion): a perfect bridge between the original series and the following feature films, which all ended up superior to this first one. The Motion Picture is now a movie I can (and will) recommend to my friends. Cheers to Paramount, Robert Wise, and anyone else who worked to get this version produced and made available. The special features are pretty cool, too!
By icthy_man (Howard, CO)
||Best DVD ever!|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture review If you remember any or all of the VHS tapes of this DVD then only one word for it is "Awesome." This DVD is the best one of the other eight. This director's cut is the Star Trek movie of all time. The new digial effects are great. This one is a must have for any Star Trek fan.
By soltic (Battle Creek, MI, USA )
||The First at last !!|
A must for any Star Trek fan. This version has been improved beyond bounds in both picture and sound quality. The crew all look so young it's hard to believe.
By a reviewer (Mt.Gambier, S.A., AUSTRALIA)
||The Motion Picture Moves as Never Before|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture has always been an underrated film, but the new DVD truly shines for all to see. And the special features detailing the production of the old and new versions are a great treat. They should cause many to view the film with new respect. This Star Trek is the most cerebral and visually elegant of the films and is just about the only one that genuinely feels like a theatrical film instead of a glorified TV movie. Another excellent aspect of this particular Trek outing is its music score, composed by the eminent Jerry Goldsmith. Frankly, there is no excuse for the Academy not bestowing the Oscar upon him for this monumental work. Though somewhat flawed, ST:TMP represents Gene Roddenberry's honest attempt at his own version of a 2001: A Space Odyssey-styled mythical piece. All in all a valiant attempt and I, for one, applaud the efforts of Mr. Roddenberry and his team.
By STALAG17 (Colorado Springs, CO, USA)
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||2113518|
|Studio||Paramount Home Entertainment|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||Apr 10, 2007|
|Running Time||136 Minutes|
|Additional Info||Closed Captioned; Widescreen; Additional Footage; Box Set; Bio/Filmographies; Soundtrack English; Director's Comments; Dolby Digital 5.1 Re; Behind The Scenes|
|Movie Details||Color; Dolby Surround AC-3 Sound; Surround Sound; Digital Sound; Stereo Sound; Director's Cut; Letter Boxed; Closed Captioned; Widescreen; Additional Footage; Box Set; Bio/Filmographies; Soundtrack English; Director's Comments; Dolby Digital 5.1 Re; Behind The Scenes; Sensormatic|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture DVD Features
Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
Letterbox - 1.85
English 5.1 Surround - English
English Dolby Surround - English
Additional Release Material:
Audio Commentary: Robert Wise - Director, Douglas Trumbull - Special Photographic Effects Director, John Dykstra - Special Photographic Effects Supervisor, Jerry Goldsmith - Music Composer, Stephen Collins - Star
Text Commentary - Michael Okuda - Co-Author - THE STAR TREK ENCYCLOPEDIA
Additional Release Material:
Additional Scenes (5)
Deleted Scenes (11)
1. Original Theatrical (3)
2. Television Promotional Spot - STAR TREK: Enterprise
3. Television Spots (8)
1. PHASE II: THE LOST ENTERPRISE (13 mins.)
2. A BOLD NEW ENTERPRISE (30 mins.)
3. REDIRECTING THE FUTURE (14 mins.)