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DVD release
Series: Star Trek: Discovery
Season: Four
No. of episodes: 13
No. of discs: 4 (Region 1, 2 & 4)
5 (Region 2, Germany, Benelux)
Run time: 665 minutes (NTSC)
650 minutes (PAL)
Region 1 release date: 6 December 2022 (North America)
Region 2 release date: 5 December 2022 (UK)
8 December 2022 (Germany)
16 December 2022 (Benelux)
9 January 2023 (Scandinavia)
Region 4 release date: 7 December 2022 (Australasia)
Rating(s): BBFC - 12 FSK - Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren NICAM - Mogelijk schadelijk tot 12 jaar (Watch out with children under 12) OFLC (Australia) - Mature OFLC (New Zealand) - Mature
Language: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Subtitles: English SDH, French (Region 1)
Danish, Dutch, English SDH, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish (Region 2)
Dubbed: French (Region 1)
Italian, German, Spanish, French (Region 2, all Dolby Digital 5.1)
Reference: ASIN B0BBXQ7VHP (Region 1, North America)
ASIN B0BG619ZRX (Region 2, UK)
ASIN B0BGNGNWBP (Region 2, Germany)
EAN 8719372016053 (Region 2, Benelux)
EAN 7333018025448 (Region 2, Scandinavia)
ASIN B0BCXKVCVD (Region 4, New Zealand)
DIS Season 4 DVD cover Region 2

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DIS Season 4 DVD cover Region 4

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season Four is a DVD release, featuring the complete fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery in the 480i/576i standard definition. The set was released in North America on 6 December 2022, along with near-concurrent international releases. The release came packaged as the standard 4-disc holding plastic snap-case in a cardboard slip-over sleeve.

Disc contents[]

Note: Some Region 2 releases, but not all, had the special features split off onto their own separate, fifth disc, as had been the case with those for Germany and the Benelux.
Disc
Episode
1
"Kobayashi Maru"
"Anomaly (DIS)"
"Choose to Live"
2
"All Is Possible"
"The Examples"
"Stormy Weather"
"...But to Connect"
Special Features
  • 2 Deleted Scenes: "All Is Possible"
  • Deleted Scene: "The Examples"
3
"All In"
"Rubicon"
"The Galactic Barrier"
"Rosetta"
Special Feature
  • Deleted Scene: "Rosetta"
4
"Species Ten-C"
"Coming Home"
Special Features
  • Audio commentary "Coming Home" with writer/co-producer Michelle Paradise, producing director Olatunde Osunsanmi, and cast members Sonequa Martin-Green and David Ajala
  • Star Trek: Discovery – The Voyage Of Season 4 (52:24) – Writers, producers, directors, and cast are interviewed about the making of the 13 episodes.
  • Being Michael Burnham: The Captain’s Log (14:21) – In this log Sonequa Martin-Green takes fans through her personal journey as the newly promoted Captain Burnham.
  • Creating Space (19:36) – Supervising Art Director Matt Middleton shows off the AR wall, which is made up of thousands of LEDs, used to create expansive virtual sets, a huge boon during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Toll It Took (11:50) – Cast and crew discuss the impact of COVID as they created and filmed season 4.
  • Gag Reel (2:46)

Background information[]

  • As with the previous three releases, this release features the same amount of special features as its Blu-ray counterpart, constituting something of a break in release policies as the Star Trek franchise had until 2017 favored the Blu-ray format with the inclusion of more special features. Quite conceivably this had been an intentional franchise attempt to avoid the 2014 "second VAM controversy" that had followed in the wake of the home video format releases of the first two alternate reality films.
  • Unlike the previous previous season release, this release was again a near simultaneous release for all regions, as the franchise no longer had to take the interests of former first-time series streamer for the rest of the world outside North America, Netflix, into account because the franchise had already pulled the series from that streaming service on the home market earlier that year, with the rest of the world to follow in 2023 before the debut of season four.
  • That being said however, by turning Discovery into an exclusive for the conglomerates own Paramount+ streaming service, meant that the fourth season had initially only been available for watching in those territories around the world where Paramount+ had been operational in the first place, which at that point in time were not many in actuality. Fan outcry, backed by moral support from Discovery's cast and crew, caused the franchise to make season four available for free on the conglomerate's online service Pluto TV in those foreign territories without Paramount+, but this was essentially an empty gesture as it too was only available in a very small number of countries. To make matters worse for fans, many Paramount+ subsidiaries which were launched on international markets afterwards, opted not to stream Discovery, which included the in late-2022/early-2023 launched continental Europe ones. Having been unavailable to the majority of the international fanbase, this home video format actually became the very first opportunity for them to (legally) watch the season, well over a year after the season had debuted.
  • Even though Discovery's fourth season had become the second television production, after Star Trek: Strange New Worlds's first season, to be wholly produced to 4K HD 2160p resolution standards by using the new 4K+ ultra high resolution ARRI Alexa cameras, [1] a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release was never contemplated by the franchise, contrary to the May 2023 one for Strange New Worlds. This may have been due to, besides the generic societal trend of dwindling physical home video sales, the continued skepticism of the series by the critical fanbase, which has remained unabated since its debut, again in stark contrast to the much better received Strange New Worlds – and the most likely reason why the latter-day foreign Paramount+ subsidiaries opted not to stream the series at all, yet again in stark contrast to Strange New Worlds which was part of their inaugural catalogs. The DVD and its Blu-ray counterpart releases are therefore in essence to their respective resolution downscaled release variants.
  • This particular release is one of the few individual Star Trek releases followed by the professional industry site The Numbers and for which domestic US home video format sales are known; The Numbers has reported that by April 2023 domestic sales had been realized of a mere US$1.9 million for both this and its Blu-ray counterpart releases, with sales virtually coming to a complete standstill thereafter. [2] The for a Star Trek production seemingly disappointing sales could be explained by the sharply divided fan reception the series had originally engendered and continued to do so as touched upon in the preceding point. However, there were by this time also generic societal trend issues at play, which had nothing to do with the fan's perception of Discovery, additionally explaining the continuing diminishing trend of physical home video format sales (see: main article), which for this particular release was actually only less than half of what the previous series season home video format sales had achieved and about a sixth of the series season one debut release.
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Next release:
SNW Season 1 DVD
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DIS Seasons 1-3 Collection (DVD)
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DIS Seasons 1-4 Collection DVD
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