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VHS release
Series: Star Trek films
Run time: 111 minutes
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 4 November 1997
UK release date: 20 April 1998
Rating(s): MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned BBFC - 12
Subtitles: English closed-captions
Reference: ASIN 6304415346 (US release)
Year: 2373/2063

UK cover

UK cover

Star Trek: First Contact is the VHS release of Star Trek: First Contact.

US release

Star Trek: First Contact was first released to rental in May 1997, with the retail release in November of that year. The packaging of the initial retail release featured a lenticular cover. The Widescreen edition was identifiable by a blue border at the top of the cover. The retail release featured a trailer for Event Horizon and a look at Star Trek: The Experience, while rental releases added a trailer for Star Trek: Borg.

Individual releases

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Pan and scan release 332430 Cover of FC US VHS release MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned 4 November 1997
Widescreen release 332430 Cover of FC US widescreen VHS release MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned 4 November 1997
Lenticular cover (widescreen release) 332430 Cover of FC US widescreen VHS release with lenticular cover MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned
Lenticular cover (pan and scan) 332433 MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned


Boxset releases

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[1] Release Date
Star Trek Generations/Star Trek: First Contact[2] 154381
154382
Cover of Generations/First Contact dual pack MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned 4 November 1997
The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection[2] 155644
156868
Cover of The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned 19 October 1999

UK release

Star Trek: First Contact has been released on VHS in the UK several times, both individually and as part of boxed sets, since 1997. The film was released by CIC Video up until 1998, and by Paramount Home Entertainment thereafter.

The film was first made available for sale as part of the Star Trek - The Movies boxset in October 1997; the standalone retail release would not follow for six months.

In addition to the standard retail release, a Special Collectors' Edition – featuring an interview with Alice Krige, a 3D lenticular postcard, and limited edition packaging, showing Picard as Locutus, and Data as he appeared at the end of the film. – was released in April 1998.

Individual releases

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Rental release VHB 4431 Cover of FC rental release BBFC - 12 September 1997
Original pan and scan release VHR 4431 Cover of FC original release BBFC - 12 20 April 1998
Original Widescreen release[3] VHR 4511 Cover of FC original widescreen release BBFC - 12 20 April 1998
Special Collectors Edition VHR 4431 Cover of FC Collectors Edition BBFC - 12 20 April 1998
Special Collectors Edition

Widescreen release[3]

VHR 4511 Cover of FC Collectors Widescreen Edition BBFC - 12 20 April 1998
1998 rerelease[4] VHR 4867 Cover of FC 1998 release BBFC - 12 28 December 1998
1998 Widescreen rerelease[3][4] VHR 4875 Cover of FC 1998 widescreen release BBFC - 12 28 December 1998

Boxset releases

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[5] Release Date
Star Trek - The Movies[3] VHR 4554 The Movies boxset BBFC - 15 [6] 20 October 1997
Star Trek - Movie Collection[7] VHR 4896 Movie Collection boxset BBFC - 15 [6] 1 November 1999
Star Trek: First Contact/Star Trek: Insurrection Front cover of the First Contact / Insurrection double bill BBFC - 12 30 October 2000

Footnotes

  1. In the case of sets, the certificate is over the set as a whole (unless stated otherwise).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Released in widescreen and pan and scan editions.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Presented in a widescreen ratio of 2.35:1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Includes a trailer for Star Trek: Insurrection.
  5. In the case of sets, the certificate is over the set as a whole (unless stated otherwise).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Individual video rated 12.
  7. Featured on the same tape as Star Trek Generations.

See also


Previous release:
Star Trek Generations
Star Trek films
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Next release:
Star Trek: Insurrection

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