‘Star Trek’ announced for Blu-ray

Paramount has announced the newest “Star Trek” film will be released on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 17. The 3-disc release will be presented in 1080p resolution and Dolby TrueHD (as well as Dolby Digital option). Extras will include over 3 hours of bonus footage, deleted scenes, interactive material, and a digital copy.

A unique feature of the Blu-ray Disc and 2-disc DVD will use “augmented reality technology” which can be defined as a combination of real-world and computer-generated data. Using a webcam you will be able to immerse yourself into a 3D holographic tour of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

“The behind-the-scenes features on the DVD — and especially the Blu-ray — give a wonderful look at the crazy hard work and incredible fun that went into making this movie,” said director J.J. Abrams.

Released on March 8,  2009, “Star Trek” (working titles included “Star Trek Zero” and “Star Trek XI”) netted $375 million at the box office worldwide. The film was also released in IMAX theaters as “Star Trek: The IMAX Experience.” The film stars Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (young Spock), Zoe Saldana (Nyota Uhura) and Leonard Nimoy as the elder Spock (Spock Prime).

Star Trek is now available to order from Amazon.com.

The Blu-ray 3-disc set features will include:

Disc 1:
—  Commentary–By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex
Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk.

—  NASA News– This BD-Live feature gives viewers access to the latest
NASA news about real space exploration.  Learn about new mission
developments and check out featured imagery from around the universe.

Disc 2:
—  To Boldly Go–See description above.
—  Branching Pods:
—  The Shatner Conundrum
—  Red Shirt Guy
—  The Green Girl
—  Trekker Alert!
—  Casting–See description above.
—  A New Vision–See description above.
—  Branching Pods:
—  Savage Pressure
—  Starships–Abrams and production designer Scott Chambliss were careful
to pay tribute to the design of the original Enterprise, but they also
wanted to make it futuristic and cool for a modern audience. This
chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the
film’s starships.
—  Branching Pods:
—  Warp Explained
—  Paint Job
—  Bridge Construction Accelerated
—  The Captain’s Chair
—  Button Acting 101
—  Shuttle Shuffle
—  Narada Construction Accelerated
—  Aliens–See description above.
—  Branching Pods:
—  The Alien Paradox
—  Big-Eyed Girl
—  Big Bro Quinto
—  Klingons
—  Drakoulias Anatomy 101
—  Planets– From the frozen landscape of Delta Vega to the desert plains
of Vulcan, Scott Chambliss and 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.
—  Branching Pods:
—  Extra Business
—  Confidentiality
—  Props and Costumes– Property master Russell Bobbitt had the unique
challenge of designing props that were both true to the original
series and pertinent to today’s technology.  Likewise, costume
designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid
homage to what came before yet were relevant and timeless.
—  Branching Pods:
—  Klingon Wardrobe
—  Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek– 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. Burtt jumped at
the opportunity to pay tribute to the sounds that sparked his career
with the sounds he created for the new Star Trek.
—  Score–See description above.
—  Gene Roddenberry’s Vision– 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.
—  Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary–See details above.
—  Starfleet Vessel Simulator–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.

—  Gag Reel–See description above.

Disc 3:

—  Digital Copy
—  STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360
—  Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PC
—  Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PlayStation Network

Star Trek is now available to order from Amazon.com.

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

One Reply to “‘Star Trek’ announced for Blu-ray”

  1. admin says:

    Note: Amazon has now made it available for pre-order.

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