Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy [Blu-ray]
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Prepare to embark on an epic three-part adventure starring the legendary crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as they sacrifice their lives, ship and freedom to save the universe from imminent destruction. Spanning across three motion pictures, the Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy is the ultimate story of heroism, duty and friendship that will thrill old and new fans alike. The films have been digitally remastered and The Wrath of Khan has been fully restored in high definition with brilliant picture quality and 7.1 Dolby TrueHD.
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME
OVER 90 MINUTES OF ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES PLUS OVER 6 HOURS OF PREVIOUSLY RELEASED CONTENT
PLUS INTERACTIVE CONTENT EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY
LIBRARY COMPUTER: Interactive playback mode displays information on the character, ships and planets that appear on-screen.
STAR TREK I.Q. (BD-LIVE): Test your Star Trek I.Q. with custom trivia games.
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The "Star Trek" films with the original cast get a Blu-ray release with mixed results. I sprung for the trilogy because, frankly, outside of "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country" these are the best films from the series of films produced with the original cast.
"The Wrath of Khan", "The Search for Spock" and "The Voyage Home" are ALL in high definition contrary to a misinformed review here. They also all use too much Digital Noise Reduction to eliminate film grain which "softens" the image and eliminates much of the detail that Blu-ray is famous for. The result is that skin textures look waxy lacking detail. Edge enchancement has been used to "refocus" the image a bit (DNR is a technique used to manage film grain and video "noise" but when over used it robs the image of the very qualities that make Blu-ray outstanding. This is often done by digitally throwing the image out of foucs if I recall correctly and then using edge enhancement to refocus the image). "Wrath" looks better simply because it was restored while the other two aren't).
You probably won't notice the difference unless you're watching this on a monitor above 40 inches (and if you watch it with a projection system it will be REALLY noticeable). That said, all three films could look better but they still look better than the DVDs. Audio sounds terrific.
We get a lot of new extras as well as all the original stuff from the 2 disc DVDs except the text commentaries. "The Wrath of Khan" features a new commentary track with director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto ("Odyssey 5", "Star Trek: Enterprise", "24").Read more ›
In case you're unfamiliar with the "Star Trek" franchise, this set includes the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th movies. The reason it's tagged as a "trilogy" is because each film starts almost immediately where the previous one left off. Also, these are three of the most popular of the series.
I could talk forever about these movies, but I think the important thing to remember is that all of them will hold up if you're not a fan of the franchise.
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" is a fan-favorite for many reasons, one of them that the villain is a character from the original 1960s TV show. But, if you've never seen Khan's appearance from the TV show, I think you'll still get a huge thrill seeing him ooze of cold vengeance. Admiral Kirk's struggle to face life & death --- both literally and spiritually --- is sure to please anyone who enjoys a good character drama. The drama and relationships between the characters are what drive the story from start to finish, and you don't need to be a fan to appreciate the connections. The space battles are still a treat even after over 25 years, and the ending scenes are incredibly powerful.
"Star Trek II" is one of my favorite movies of the 80s, and I'm sure I'd say that even if I wasn't a fan of this franchise. It's an expertly-crafted sci-fi action/drama, and earns its acclaimed status.
"Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" is probably the least favorite from this trilogy, but it's still a good one, in my opinion.Read more ›
So I took a risk and bought the set after reading elsewhere that the other transfers were actually pretty decent. So after watching all three films I can say that it was a pretty good purchase considering all thats included in the set.
As far as PQ is concerned, Wrath of Kahn is definitely the best. Great colors, great depth and great detail. Nothing like The Dark Night, but very respectable for a film of its age. I would give it a 9/10.
PQ on The Search For Spock fairs a little worse, but not by much, colors and detail are right up there with Kahn, though not quite reaching its quality. Its not OBVIOUS that II was restored and III was merely remastered, they are very close with the only real knock against III being its depth. The image is just slightly flatter than II, but again, not by much. 8.5/10
The only downside for me was The Voyage Home, which while decent on its own, is noticably lacking when compared to the first two. The colors are often muted and a bit hazy, and the depth is just not there. However some space shots look great, so its not terrible. 7/10
I watched this set on a 50" 1080p plasma and really only noticed the DNR when I got right up to the screen otherwise it rarely bothered me.
So there you have it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the movie. Love William Shatner. Once a Trekkie....Always a Trekkie. Highly recommend. Watched several times.Published 1 day ago by Kristine S. Simonson
As expected from a Blu-Ray.... but IT DOESN'T have the 1st movie?? Yes, I knew that from the description buying it, but still, very odd. Read morePublished 12 days ago by D. Chien
Story content gets five stars. Excellent trilogy, each installment a little different intone, but overall a great blend of action/adventure, suspense and humor. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dennis Carlson
2 and 3 are the best ST movies ever, but leaving out the 1st in favorite of the 4th was just silly.Published 6 months ago by Ayrsayle
Superb film series. Bought it for my brother; loves it!!! Star Trek's masterpiece trilogy that is still referenced by directors and producers to this day ("go 'Wrath of Kahn'... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marcelo Gallardo
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