Finally there’s a release date for “Star Trek” DVD: November 17!
According to TrekMovie, Paramount announced the date and press release for both DVD and Blu-Ray.
The STAR TREK single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. The single-disc DVD includes the commentary, “A New Vision” and the gag reel. Price $29.99
The STAR TREK two-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. The special features includes deleted scenes, gag reel, and lots more. Price $39.99
The STAR TREK three-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The special features includes deleted scenes, gag reel, free trial game and lots more. Price $39.99
To read more about the features, go here to TrekMovie.com
Thanks to Andreas, there’s more promotional pictures of Star Trek and Heroes:
According to MovieWeb, Bruce Greenwood (aka Capt Pike) created a backstory for Captain Pike, which JJ Abrams hopes to utilize in the upcoming sequel.
Unlike the original Pike, Greenwood’s interpretation of the character will eventually rise from his wheelchair to one-day walk again. While this isn’t exactly news, Greenwood hinted that Pike’s personal story, as it pertains to this version of the new Star Trek timeline, would be tied directly into Captain Robert April, who, according to the Star Trek animated series, was the original Captain of the Starship Enterprise. April was only seen in one episode of the animated series. His voice was supplied by James Doohan, otherwise known as Scotty, and in the Star Trek Encyclopedia, his profile is accompanied by a picture of series creator Gene Roddenberry in a Starfleet uniform. Neither Paramount nor Roddenberry ever considered the animated series part of the official Star Trek cannon, which has led to debate about April’s place as the first captain of the Enterprise. The character is certainly up for interpretation, as a human actor has never before portrayed him on screen. Who do you think would be perfect for the role?
Official news of Star Trek 2 heading into production hasn’t been announced yet, but as the box office grosses continue to pour in, you can expect to hear about it soon.
Today, Simon & Schuster releases the Zachary Quinto audiobook of the “STAR TREK” movie novel adaptation written by Alan Dean Foster, based on Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s screenplay. Zachary narrates the entire 8.5 hour book and voices all of the characters, which includes parts of the story that are not in the movie.
Thanks Before The Door for the heads up.
Star Trek looks likely to live long and profit massively, as moviegoers across the planet flocked to see J.J. Abrams’ vibrant reimagining of the franchise on its opening weekend.
Star Trek racked up a more-than-impressive $106 million worldwide in its opening weekend, including $35.5 million outside the US. Paramount seems to have hit the jackpot, with everyone from sceptical Trekkers to sci-fi newcomers (not to mention an army of cynical critics) finding something to love in Abrams’ kaleidoscopic sci-fic.
Unsurprising, Abrams is a very popular man at the studio. “J.J. did everything we could have asked for in re-energizing this franchise and making a fantastic movie for everyone,” said vice chairman Rob Moore, presumably while lighting a cigar the size of a photon torpedo.
Meanwhile Wolverine, which made an even more mahoosive opening last weekend, fell away dramatically in the face of Kirk and his fresh-faced crew, dropping 60% in its second weekend. Hugh Jackman’s sharp-clawed superhero can still reflect proudly on cumulatives that stand at $253.3 million – in spite of the leaked viral Wolvie that hit the web shortly before its opening.
Star Trek sequel, here we go!