Star Trek: The Motion Picture The Director`s Edition (US)
The human adventure is just beginning
Running Time: 136 mins
Retail Price: $29.99
Content Type: Movie
The U.S.S. Enterprise™ proudly soars again in this new, beautifully restored Director`s Edition of the original Star Trek™ movie classic. This new Director`s Cut features enhanced visual effects and a new sound mix, supervised by legendary director Robert Wise. When an unidentified alien destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise™ to take command. Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and the cast from the acclaimed original Star Trek™ television series mobilize at warp speed to stop the alien intruder from its relentless flight toward Earth.
Group Commentary by Director Robert Wise, Special Photographic Effects Director Douglas Trumbull, Special Photographic Effects Supervisor John Dykstra, Music Composer Jerry Goldsmith and Actor Stephen Collins
Text Commentary by Michael Okuda, Co-Author of The Star-Trek® Encyclopedia
New Retrospective Documentaries with Cast & Crew Interviews: Phase II: The Lost Enterprise, A Bold New Enterprise, Redirecting The Future
New Director`s Edition Trailer
8 Television Commercials
5 Additional Scenes (From the 1979 Theatrical Version)
11 Deleted Scenes (From the 1983 TV Version)
New Star Trek™ series Enterprise Promo Spot
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
Alan Dean Foster
Grace Lee Whitney
Director of Photography:
Richard H. Kline
Todd C. Ramsay
David C. Fein
Your Opinions and Comments
Great extras...roll on Star Trek II!
Oh, and Chris ... "The movie starts with a very long shot of a star field set to the score" ... this is called an overture, and was a common feature to movies in the past before ST:TMP`s release - here the wonderful "Ilia`s Theme" is used to superb effect. Initially black on theatrical release, subsequent releases using the overture used a moving starfield as is seen on the Director`s Edition DVD.
As for his other comments, Chris is obviously blissfully unaware of split focus techniques, and for a 22 year old film (at time of release for this disc), the print stands up very well indeed, and looks more vibrant than in previous releases. It`s unfortunate more work wasn`t done to further restore the print, but Foundation Imaging`s work on "completing" the tasks given to John Dykstra and shops like Abel and Apogee is superb, finally fleshing out the previously unclear form of V`ger, and the very appropriate editing trims some unnecessarily drawn out sections of the movie to tighten the pacing.
A wonderful movie, given the final touches by both the original director and some of today`s movie magicians.