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4K Ultra HD Review: Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection

September 7, 2021

By John Corrado

September 8th marks the 55th anniversary of when Star Trek first premiered on television screens in 1966, with Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi series launching a still-going franchise spanning TV series and movies.

In honour of the occasion, Paramount is releasing Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection on 4K Ultra HD this week, a new box set featuring the first four Star Trek films newly remastered in 4K from original elements.

The films included in the set are the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) with its iconic Jerry Goldsmith score, the fan favourite sequel Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), both directed by the late Spock actor Leonard Nimoy.

The set notable features both the theatrical and director’s cut of The Wrath of Khan, which is considered by many to be the best film in the series. In addition to the 4K Ultra HD discs which are presented with Dolby Vision and HDR-10, the set includes regular Blu-ray discs of all four films as well. The 4K and Blu-ray discs are each housed in their own plastic keep cases, both of which are slipped inside a white cardboard outer box, which features some attractive, illustrated cover art.

Bonus Features (4K Ultra HD):

The discs each feature a selection of previously released bonus features, adding up to hours of material in total. Digital copy codes for the theatrical versions of all four films are also included in the package.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

4K and Blu-ray:

• Isolated score in Dolby 2.0—NEW!

• Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman

Blu-ray Only:

• Library Computer (HD)

• Production

• The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture (HD)

• The Star Trek Universe

• Special Star Trek Reunion (HD)

• Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 001: The Mystery Behind V’ger

• Deleted Scenes

• Storyboards

• Trailers (HD)

• TV Spots

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
4K and Blu-ray:

• Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer (Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version)

• Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (Theatrical Version)

Blu-ray Only:

• Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda (Director’s Cut)

• Library Computer (HD)

• Production

• Captain’s Log

• Designing Khan

• Original Interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and Ricardo Montalbán

• Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

• James Horner: Composing Genesis (HD)

• The Star Trek Universe

• Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics (HD)

• A Novel Approach

• Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 002: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI (HD)

• Farewell

• A Tribute to Ricardo Montalbán (HD)

• Storyboards

• Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
4K and Blu-ray:

• Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis

• Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor

Blu-ray Only:

• Library Computer (HD)

• Production

• Captain’s Log

• Terraforming and the Prime Directive

• Industry Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek

• Spock: The Early Years (HD)

• The Star Trek Universe

• Space Docks and Birds of Prey

• Speaking Klingon

• Klingon and Vulcan Costumes

• Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (HD)

• Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer

• Photo Gallery

• Production

• The Movie

• Storyboards

• Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
4K and Blu-ray:

• Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

• Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

Blu-ray Only:

• Library Computer (HD)

• Production

• Future’s Past: A Look Back

• On Location

• Dailies Deconstruction

• Below-the-Line: Sound Design

• Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments (HD)

• The Star Trek Universe

• Time Travel: The Art of the Possible

• The Language of Whales

• A Vulcan Primer

• Kirk’s Women

• The Three-Picture Saga (HD)

• Star Trek for a Cause (HD)

• Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 004: The Whale Probe (HD)

• Visual Effects

• From Outer Space to the Ocean

• The Bird of Prey

• Original Interviews

• Leonard Nimoy

• William Shatner

• DeForest Kelley

• Tributes

• Roddenberry Scrapbook

• Featured Artist: Mark Lenard

• Production Gallery

• Storyboards

• Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection is a Paramount Home Entertainment release.

Street Date: September 7th, 2021

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