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Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Director's Cut (Special Collector's Edition) (1979)

William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , Robert Wise  |  PG |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (744 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei
  • Directors: Robert Wise
  • Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Alan Dean Foster, Harold Livingston
  • Producers: David C. Fein, Gene Roddenberry, Jon Povill
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (744 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKHP
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,932 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Director's Cut (Special Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Disc 1:
  • The newly restored, director's edition of the feature film
  • Text commentary by Michael Okuda, co-author of the Star Trek Encyclopedia
  • Disc 2:
  • 3 retrospective documentaries with cast and crew interviews
  • 3 trailers
  • 8 television commercials
  • 11 deleted scenes
  • 5 additional scenes
  • Storyboard archives
  • New Star Trek series Enterprise promo spot

Editorial Reviews

Additional Features

More than simply a "director's cut," this new edition features enhanced, and in some cases completely redone, special effects as well as (for a change of pace) cuts to tighten the dawdling story. It may not fly with purists, but director Robert Wise makes his case in the documentary featurette "Redirecting the Future," which details the changes with scene-by-scene comparisons, and on the commentary track, which he shares with special-effects legends Douglas Trumbull and John Dykstra (revisiting work they created over 20 years ago), actor Stephen Collins, and composer Jerry Goldsmith. Elder statesman Wise speaks in a slow and ponderous manner, but he gets his point across. Further documentaries tackle the project's leap from TV pilot to blockbuster feature and the making of the film itself, and a supplemental gallery gathers the original scenes cut or condensed from the theatrical version and all 11 scenes from the 1983 TV version. --Sean Axmaker

Product Description

Back when the first Star Trek feature was released in December 1979, the Trek franchise was still relatively modest, consisting of the original TV series, an animated cartoon series from 1973-74, and a burgeoning fan network around the worl

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115 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 years in the making, and worth the wait!!! November 15, 2001
Format:DVD
Star Trek: The Motion Picture was, until now, a classic example of a film which suffered from a rushed post-production. It is well known in ST fandom how the film that was originally hired to do the effects for this movie bascially fell flat on their collective face, leaving Robert Wise and Co. with only a few months to start from scratch on their effects, and a release date that was carved in stone. They went to superhuman effort in order to get everything done by the deadline, and they barely made it. The final effects sequences actually had to be physically spliced into hundreds of copies of the film, right before their delivery to theaters! The fact that the effects were as good as they were is truly miraculous. This is the most cinematic of all the ST movies to date, although The Wrath of Khan comes pretty close. The soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith is one of the GREATEST film scores ever.
Of course, the main feature of this DVD is the fact that Robert Wise got to go back and take his time re-doing the effects scenes that he had to rush through in 1979, and then insert them seamlessly into the scenes shot 20 years ago, and make it all fit. Overall, it works extremely well. Some of my favorite improvements:
(1) The star field effects over the overture theme and opening credits - Sure, the moving star field over SF movies has been done many times since, but Star Trek invented it. The opening wasn't complete without it. The credits themselves have also been re-worked. The opening credits were one place where the post-production rush in 1979 really showed. It was a nice touch to clean this up.
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133 of 146 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek: The New Motion Picture (advanced screening) October 25, 2001
Format:DVD
I got the DVD about 4 hours ago. The second that I peeled all those security stickers off my DVD box, I popped it open, place the disc in my player, turned up the Dolby Digital, my super sub-woofer... my high density screen, shut down all light sources, put my PowerMac G4 to sleep, turned off my phones, and laid back for what I hoped would be a nice treat.
Paramount should be ashamed of themselves. This edit should be in theaters. This isn't a minor achievement in quality increase. This is now a great film. I am literally stunned right now.
It isn't a matter of effects, so much as it is about dynamics of motion... The tightening of scenes.... Little tweaks here and there.... An added scene here, a missing one here... Revealing more about the characters, keeping a character from being less than he should be.
First off, the Visual Effects shots are absolutely superior, while remaining exactly of the same palette as the original film. These new shots add a consistent sense of grandeur that Wise achieved so very well in some scenes, yet not at all in others. Now... Now the film is a sweeping science fiction epic... Man facing the unknown that comes from that place where no man has gone before.
The picture quality was gorgeous... the richness of the colors... Everything just gorgeous. The new sound... DEAR GOD, it was magnificent. The remix was handled to perfection and not bungled like those that were toying with SUPERMAN recently. From beginning to end there is a quality increase in the sound that never once falters to my ears on this great sound system of mine.
I'd like to tell you about the new visual effects shots, but to be honest... I can't. They are that seamlessly integrated.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Human Adventure is Just Beginning November 8, 2001
Format:DVD
In December of 1979, when Star Trek The Motion Picture was released, it was apparent to audiences that this was no ordinary "shoot 'em up" science fiction movie. This was a serious film with complex plotting and "big" ideas. Yet, somehow the film seemed "off," and lacked the TV show's charm. What was not generally known at the time was that, with the premiere date looming and numerous visual effects sequences not completed - and never having had a test screening - director Robert Wise basically assembled what he could and physically carried the print to the film's premiere. (The final visual effects sequence was literally cut into individual prints of the film before they were express shipped to theaters.)

It says something for Wise's ability to work under pressure (he edited Citizen Kane, after all) that, despite mixed reviews, no major critics were able to deduce that they were viewing an unfinished film. It's also a testament to everyone involved in the project that Star Trek The Motion Picture received Academy Award nominations for Visual Effects and Musical Scoring. Nevertheless, I remember seeing the film as a 12 year old, and hearing my father complain "This film is so slow moving." And for 22 years, that has been the general consensus - ambitious plotting, great score, mostly good visual effects, poor pacing, little chemistry between the characters.

For this DVD issue, Paramount has allowed Robert Wise to do what he wanted to do all along: finish his filme. Nearly every scene has been reedited - either radically or merely fine tuned - to bring more drama, better pacing, and more emphasis on the characters. Some of the clunkier bits of dialogue have been excised, along with some unnecessary technobabble.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars EVEN IN SPACE, LESS IS MORE
Amazon may never allow this review to see the light of day, but it's got to be written anyway: no one should have to buy three separate DVD's in order to find the "Director's Cut"... Read more
Published 1 day ago by gandalfcmk
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring reunion
A long boring reunion. Might have been fun back in the day if you were a Trekkie and had gone a long time without seeing Shatner and the rest of the crew. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Nibs
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good movie
Published 8 days ago by wayne
4.0 out of 5 stars The movie was pretty good. Of course I am in to the ...
The movie was pretty good. Of course I am into Star Trek: The Original Series. The one thing that bugged me was that VGER actually called itself that. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 9 days ago by linda eynon
2.0 out of 5 stars Not One of the Good Ones
It had been so long since I last saw this movie that I forgot how bad it was. The content was little more than that of a single Star Trek episode dragged out to a full length... Read more
Published 9 days ago by R. Bonacorsi
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Still a great movie. Story line moves along a bit slower than modern day movies but is still great.
Published 9 days ago by E. Seltzer
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT THE DIRECTOR'S CUT!
This is NOT the Director's Cut! Even though it says it is, in a quote! While I won't send it back, it's very misleading!
Published 18 days ago by Rick Kelvington
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 19 days ago by Allaccess Gift Card
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to your movie collection
This was a gift for my son and our family are trekkies so this is a wonderful movie. It is a great addition to anyone's movie collection.
Published 19 days ago by Lily Nary
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Blu-Ray???
The word is that the new CGI effects were only rendered at 480p for DVD quality, so they either must re-render them or redo them. I hope that they do as the Director's Cut is the best version of the film.
Dec 6, 2009 by Jeffrey Rickel |  See all 2 posts
Horrid picture quality for DVD?
I agree, the picture quality is quite poor, especially in comparison to the HD version of the original movie available for streaming from Amazon
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