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Published on May 7th, 2009 | by simeon

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Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy Blu Ray

Just in time for the release of the new Star Trek film, Paramount Home Entertainment has released the Star Trek Movie Trilogy on Blu Ray.

Finally, fans can enjoy three of the classic film series in amazingly sharp visual and sharp sound that is provided by Blu Ray.

The set contains Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”, and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”, which follows the connected storylines of the three movies. (“Star Trek: The Motion Picture, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”, were stand alone films, and are also available on Blu Ray in the Original Motion Picture Collection).

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is often regarded as the best of the Trek film and follows Kirk (William Shatner) as he grasps with growing older and the concern that his days of making a difference are long behind him. While on a training mission, the Enterprise is attacked by his old nemesis Khan (Ricardo Montalban), who engages the Enterprise and crew in a deadly game of cat and mouse, forcing Kirk to confront his past and save the day.

“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock:” sees Kirk and crew risking everything to save Spock (Leonard Nimoy), after the events of the previous film, and must face their old enemies the Klingons as they battle to save the secrets of the Genesis project.

“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” is the most light hearted of the films, where Kirk and Crew must travel to Earth’s past in order to save the future. Blending classic Trek with a great fish out of water story and a theme of conservation, this is often seen as the most appealing of the films to casual fans.
Aside from the amazing 1080 High Definition visuals, the series offers 7.1 Dolby sound which makes the films come alive in a manner never previously seen nor heard.

The three films are loaded with hours of bonus features including new commentaries, behind the scenes and special segments as well as interviews, storyboards, specials and much more In total there are over 90 minutes of new features and 6 hours of bonus material. I enjoyed the custom trivia games as well as the Library computer mode which allows info on characters and locales to appear on screen.
As a long time fan of Star Trek, this release is a true most for fans and collectors, and with the Blu Ray release of the classic series, I hope that the subsequent Star Trek films and series will embrace the Blu Ray format, as this is truly how Star Trek was meant to be seen and heard.


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