The year is 2271 and an unknown alien phenomenon of unprecedented
size and power is hurtling towards earth. It is up to legendary
Admiral James T Kirk to take his rightful place at the helm
of the Enterprise to save our planet...
has finally provided a special edition Trek movie DVD
with enough features to make it worth while purchasing. I
heard a rumour some months ago (from an extremely reliable
source) that Paramount are going to be re-releasing the Star
Trek movie DVDs but this time with a variety of extras.
This is bound to annoy those who have already stumped up a
small fortune in order to own the movies on DVD already.
box set sees the movie presented in widescreen with a 5.1
Dolby Digital soundtrack. With the main feature on disc one
there is a group commentary from the director, composer, special
effects supervisor and Steven Collins (who played Decker).
There is also a text commentary by Michael Okuda who was one
of the authors of the Star Trek Encyclopaedia.
two is packed with a number of extras including four documentaries,
five additional scenes and 11 deleted scenes. The other extras
are just trailers, TV commercials and ads for the new Trek
truth this is a pretty good release and the £25 asking price
is not too steep. However the extras that are really any good
could surely have been squeezed onto the one disc. There are
plenty of other discs out there which manages to cram on much
more content onto a single disc and it will leave many fans
feeling a little cheated.
said that, this is still a great release and well worth purchasing.
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