Blockbuster to host midnight Star Trek release parties

star_trek_blu-ray_disc_angleCould Star Trek be “The Biggest” Blu-ray/DVD release of the year? You might think so with all the hype about the film’s disc release tomorrow. We haven’t seen this kind of hype for an entertainment product since, well, last week’s Call of Duty release. Well you can get your Star Trek Blu-ray Disc before anyone else by hanging out at Blockbuster tonight when the clock strikes midnight.

Select Blockbuster locations in 20 cities will hold release parties where you can rent or buy the disc. Pre-release screenings will be going on at the locations starting at 10 p.m., as well as memorabilia giveaways such as posters and comic books.

Star Trek will be available as both a single-disc DVD, two-disc DVD, and three-disc Blu-ray version. The Blu-ray set includes a digital copy, special features, and game demos. 1080p video is formatted in MPEG-4 AVC with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. Widescreen aspect ratio is 2.39:1.

Call your nearest Blockbuster for more details. If you can’t stay up that late you can order Star Trek on Amazon.com.

Here’s the list of locations hosting the release parties:

  • Atlanta: 1544 Piedmont Road
  • Boston: 481 Harvard Street, Brookline
  • Charlotte: 8726 J.W. Clay Boulevard
  • Chicago: 6409 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee
  • Cleveland: 1855 Snow Road, Parma
  • Columbus: 2550 N. High Street
  • Dallas: 3501 McKinney Avenue
  • Denver: 101 W. Hampden, Englewood
  • Detroit: 27942 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak
  • Houston: 1917 West Gray
  • Las Vegas: 9785 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Los Angeles: 17124 Hawthorne Boulevard, Lawndale
  • New York: 2300 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
  • Orlando: 11849 East Colonial Drive
  • Philadelphia: 6016 Rte. 130 North, Delran
  • Phoenix: 2805 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
  • San Diego: 5620 Balboa Avenue
  • San Francisco: 3914 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara
  • Seattle: 4715 25th Avenue
  • Washington, D.C.: 815 Rockville Pike, Rockville

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

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

One Reply to “Blockbuster to host midnight Star Trek release parties”

  1. joseph n. says:

    did they have enough copies for rental?

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