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Star Trek (R2/BD) in November

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek on 16th November 2009. From director J.J. Abrams, this modern reinvention of Star Trek features a young cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg alongside seasoned actors such as Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood, Winona Ryder and the original Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy.

When the Romulan home world is destroyed by a supernova, Nero (Eric Bana) decides to take revenge on the people he believes to be responsible, the Federation, and one person in particluar - Spock (Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto). Travelling back in time, Nero encouters a young Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) aboard the USS Enterprise. With history irreversably changing, can Kirk and Spock stop Nero before he brings the Federation to it's knees?


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Available on 1-Disc DVD (£19.99 RRP), 2-Disc DVD (£24.99 RRP) and Blu-ray Disc (£29.99 RRP), features are outlined below...

1-Disc DVD
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Commentary by director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk
  • A New Vision - J.J. Abrams' vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real. Every aspect of production-from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks-was guided by this overall objective.
  • Gag Reel - Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast.

2-Disc DVD - As above, plus the following additional extras:
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • To Boldly Go - Taking on the world's most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
  • Casting - The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
  • Aliens - Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.
  • Score - As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage's celebrated theme.

Blu-ray Disc - A three-disc set (2xBD, 1xDigital Copy), you get all of the DVD extras plus several exclusives. Features include:
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Commentary by director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk
  • A New Vision (HD) - See description above
  • Gag Reel
  • To Boldly Go (HD) - See description above
  • Casting (HD) - See description above
  • Aliens (HD) - See description above
  • Score (HD) - See description above
  • Starships (HD) - This chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the film's starships.
  • Planets (HD) - The art department had a number of radically different planets to create. Abrams' desire to shoot on real locations whenever possible led the production team to a number of strange and surprising locations.
  • Props and Costumes (HD) - Russell Bobbitt had the unique challenge of designing props that were both true to the original series and pertinent to today. Likewise, costume designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid homage to a classic.
  • Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek (HD) - When famed sound designer Ben Burtt was hired to create sounds for the first Star Wars film, he took his inspiration from the original "Star Trek" series.
  • Gene Roddenberry's Vision (HD) - J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy, previous Star Trek writers and producers, and scientific consultant Carolyn Porco describe and commend the optimistic and enduring vision of Gene Roddenberry.
  • Starfleet Vessel Simulator (HD) - Explore extensive data on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Romulan ship, the Narada. Submerse yourself in breathtaking 360° views and close-ups and review detailed tech information.
  • Trailers

The two-disc DVD and three-disc Blu-ray will also offer a home entertainment first: groundbreaking augmented reality technology. Using a webcam, a Star Trek visual cue will morph into a 3D holographic tour of the U.S.S. Enterprise on the screen, providing a unique immersive and interactive experience.

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Single Disc

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