In keeping in the spirit of adding to the limitless collection of physical trash no one cares about I submit something I found incredibly exciting, all the original Star Trek Films are in 4K with more special features than a tribble in heat.
Now you can get each film separately and some of those films come in incredible packaging but the whole 4K collection of the original run films seems the hottest to me.
"All six original STAR TREK big-screen adventures come to 4K UHD in one must-have collection. Starring the original series cast, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan, all have been remastered with HDR-10 and Dolby Vision for optimum picture quality from their original film elements. This new collection includes STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE—THE DIRECTOR’S EDITION, in addition to the original theatrical cut, as well as the Director’s Cut of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. Packed with hours of special features, it is an essential STAR TREK collection for fans and beyond!"
Yesterday I watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition and really enjoyed it. Was surprised how well the new sound popped in Dolby.
"Watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture Directors Cut. Still a great film and lovely to see a few extra minutes here and there. Flows better and ultimately it’s still a slower film. Love the starfield music intro. More films should do that. ❤️"
https://twitter.com/jdodson/status/1562479766447349761 (Quoting my own Tweets, so shameless)
The 15-disc collection packs in the following:
· NEW! Star Trek: The Motion Picture —The Director’s Edition (4K + Blu-Ray)
· NEW! Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition Bonus Content (BR)
· Star Trek: The Motion Picture Theatrical Cut (4K + BR)
· Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Theatrical & Directors Cut (4K + BR)
· Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (4K + BR)
· Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (4K + BR)
· NEW! Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (4K + BR)
· NEW! Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Theatrical & Directors Cut (4K + BR)
I've never seen Khan or The Undiscovered Country Directors cuts before and I'm excited to check those out the most. The only film version not included is the Star Trek: The Motion Picture Special Longer Edition that is included if you buy the special Motion Picture 4K individually. Yeah, yeah, I get why, but ... *sigh* you know put it all on the collection. Regardless this 4K all in one pack is incredibly dense and seems to be the version to get.
In a world were everyone is trying to do a threaded universe of films Star Trek did a great job knitting the storylines of Wrath of Khan through Search for Spock and landing on The Voyage Home. Things cap off with The Undiscovered Country and that ending may well be my favorite in the series. I'm not sure watching the films in ultra hd makes them better but with all the included extras this collection seems to be something worth exploring.