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Star Trek First Contact BD cover Region A

Region A cover

Region A cover
Blu-ray Disc release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of discs: 1
Run time: 111 minutes
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Region A release date: 22 September 2009 (US)
6 November 2009 (Japan)
4 April 2023 (2023 US reissue)
Region B release date: 22 March 2010
18 July 2016 (UK Steelbook)
20 July 2016 (Italian Steelbook)
21 July 2016 (German Steelbook)
2 August 2016 (French Steelbook)
3 April 2023 (2023 UK reissue)
6 April 2023 (2023 Germany reissue)
Rating(s): MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned BBFC - 12 IFCO - 12 FSK - Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren NICAM - Mogelijk schadelijk tot 12 jaar (Watch out with children under 12) MCCYP - 11 OFLC (Australia) - Parental Guidance DJCTQ - Livre
Language: English (Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese (Region A)
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Croatian, English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish (Region B)
Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Japanese (DD Mono, Region A)
French, German, Italian, Spanish (DD Stereo, Region B)
Reference: ASIN B002I9Z8G2 (Region A, US)
ASIN B002JTZ6WC (Region A, Japan)
ASIN B0BSNW6LD5 (Region A, US 2023 reissue)
ASIN B002XISFIQ (Region B)
ASIN B01FM6TJJY (Region B, UK Steelbook)
ASIN B01F3SKV48 (Region B, Italian Steelbook)
ASIN B01KAACRFU (Region B, German Steelbook)
ASIN B01FV3FLX6 (Region B French Steelbook)
ASIN B0BWFVCFPB (Region B, UK 2023 reissue)
ASIN B0BTNSKS56 (Region B, German 2023 reissue)
Year: 2063, 2373
Star Trek First Contact BD cover Region B

Region B cover

Region B cover

Star Trek: First Contact (Blu-ray) is the Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek: First Contact. As well as the extras originally featured on the Star Trek: First Contact (Special Edition) DVD, excepting the text commentary by Mike and Denise Okuda, the release also includes new special features in high-definition.

Region B saw a 2016 reissue in a Steelbook, which was initially intended to be a part of the 10 Movie Star Trek Collector's Set - Limited Edition Steelbook Collection. Nonetheless, all ten films saw almost concurrent individual European general, non-limited retail releases in the UK, Germany, Italy, and France, the Steelbooks typically packaged in transparent plastic slipcases with the usual Blu-ray band imprinted at the top. In all cases the text imprints on the back of the Steelbooks were language adapted.

While in some cases still being marketed as region-restricted, of the 2016 reissues is known that these are in actuality region-free as this has increasingly become commonplace for the Blu-ray format.

Improved 2023 reissue[]

In April 2023 the Star Trek: The Next Generation 4-Movie Collection box set was released, which contained the in 4K UHD 2160p resolution re-remastered four Next Generation Star Trek films which were also issued separately. Additionally, to 1080p downscaled Blu-ray versions of each film were concurrently issued as well. The First Contact reissue was essentially the technically improved upgrade version of the otherwise identical 2009 original release, featuring the same below-mentioned special features. The Region A release though, had an additional digital download version available as well, obtainable by a to North America geo-restricted redeemable code, which was not included on the Region B release.

Contrary to the 2009 editions though, no DVD counterparts were released for the reissue editions, as has increasingly become commonplace.

Special features[]

Background information[]

The Blu-ray debuted originally in the 22 September 2009 Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection set along with the other three Next Generation Star Trek films. For some reason though, this title became the only one to see a concurrent individual release in North America, whereas the other three had to await their own individual releases for nearly four years. Enigmatically though, all of them did see an individual 2009 release in Japan, whereas Region B already saw their releases in the Spring of 2010.

Previous Region A release:
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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Next Region A release:
Star Trek (Three disc)
Previous Region B release:
Star Trek Generations
Next Region B release:
Star Trek: Insurrection
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