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Blu-ray Disc release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of discs: 4
Run time: 257 minutes
Director: J.J. Abrams
Region free release date: 9 September 2014
Rating(s): MPAA PG-13 CHVRS PG
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish, Portuguese
Reference: ASIN B00LCAD24S (Region A)
Year: various
For additional meanings of "Star Trek: The Compendium", please see Star Trek: The Compendium.

Star Trek: The Compendium is a Blu-ray Disc collection, containing re-releases of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Released in North America in September 2014, the collection gathers together all of the special edition material for both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, previously broken up between various exclusive editions, as well as new material. It also includes UltraViolet digital copies of the films. Star Trek Into Darkness is featured in its IMAX form, with selected scenes in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. No releases of the set were planned outside of North America.

The release was only secured after discussions between The Digital Bits' Bill Hunt and Paramount Home Entertainment, following extensive and intense criticism (aka the second "VAM controversy") of the division's approach (and that of their production/distribution partner Bad Robot Music & Video, LLC) in view of the policies involved regarding the distribution of the bonus features produced for the various 2013 Into Darkness Blu-ray and digital format releases as "retailer exclusives". [1]

The release of this collection[1] was announced on 23 June 2014 and Paramount implicitly conceded their "wrongdoings" as well – though having never explicitly admitted to such in public – by also unveiling on 19 August a temporary $5 rebate offer through, among others, Amazon.com for customers who had previously already purchased Star Trek or Into Darkness on Blu-ray. [2] The courtesy though, was extended to US and Canadian residents only. [3]

Pursuant the release of this edition, the iTunes Store – having previously released the PiP (Picture-in-Picture) enhanced audio commentary version for Into Darkness as an exclusive – made all extras on this edition digitally available for the buyers of the 2009 of Star Trek and the 2013 Into Darkness Blu-ray editions, as part of the "iTunes Extras" package, also made available to the buyers of this edition by redeeming the digital code included in the Compendium. [4]

When the collection was officially announced it was listed as a Region A release, though it turned out to actually be region-free, most likely to accommodate overseas customers, as this release has never been officially distributed in those markets. [5] This was reinforced by the fact that an European-style Dutch-language viewer discretion notification, alongside a French one, was included on disc 4.

Well received, the set was in March 2015 nominated for a Home Media Magazine Award in several categories, including that of "Best Boxed Set". [6]

Contents Edit

  • Disc 1
  • Disc 2
    • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
      • Spock Birth
      • Klingons Take Over Narada
      • Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank
      • Amanda and Sarek Argue After Spock Fights
      • Prison Interrogation and Breakout
      • Sarek Gets Amanda
      • Dorm Room and Kobayashi Maru (original version)
      • Kirk Apologizes to the Green Girl
      • Sarek Sees Spock
    • A New Vision
      • Savage Pressure
    • To Boldly Go
      • The Shatner Conundrum
      • Red Shirt Guy
      • The Green Girl
      • Trekker Alert!
    • Starships[2]
      • Warp Explained
      • Paint Job
      • Bridge Construction Accelerated
      • The Captain's Chair
      • Button Acting 101
      • Shuttle Shuffle
      • Narada Construction Accelerated
    • Aliens
      • The Alien Paradox
      • Big-Eyed Girl
      • Big Bro Quinto
      • Klingons
      • Drakoulias Anatomy 101
    • Planets[2]
      • Extra Business
      • Confidentiality
    • Props and Costumes[2]
      • Klingon Wardrobe
    • Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek[2]
    • Casting
    • Score
    • Gene Roddenberry's Vision[2]
    • Starfleet Vessel Simulator[2]
    • Gag Reel
  • Disc 3
  • Disc 4
    • Deleted and extended scenes [3]
      • Kirk falsifies events on Nibiru in his captain's log (with unfinished pre-visualisation effects)
      • Admiral Marcus receives London terror attack news
      • Starfleet Headquarters attack (alternate & extended take)
      • Carol Marcus mentions her British roots
      • Uhura trying to bluff her way onto Kronos (extended scene)
      • Scotty approaching Vengeance shipyard (extended scene)
      • Kirk meets Rima and Lucille Harewood at memorial service
    • Featurettes
      • The Voyage Begins... Again [4]
      • Creating the Red Planet
      • Introducing the Villain [3]
      • Rebuilding the Enterprise [4]
      • National Ignition Facility: Home of the Core [5]
      • Attack on Starfleet
      • Aliens Encountered [5]
      • The Klingon Home World
      • The Enemy of My Enemy
      • Vengeance is Coming [4]
      • Ship to Ship
      • Mr. Spock and Mr. Spock [4]
      • Down With the Ship [5]
      • Kirk & Spock [4]
      • Brawl by the Bay
      • Fitting the Future [3]
      • Property of Starfleet [3]
      • Unlocking the Cut [5]
      • Visual Affection [4]
      • The Sounds of Music (and FX) [5]
      • Safety First [5]
      • Continuing the Mission
    • Gag Reel [3]
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Photo gallery [3]
    • Easter eggs
      • Karl Urban on set (hidden in the deleted scenes)
      • Simon Pegg and Deep Roy on the San Francisco nightclub set (hidden in the theatrical trailers)

Missing contents Edit

While this collection has become the most complete available for the two films, there still was some previously available content lacking on this release [7],

  • Star Trek
    • BD-Live: NASA News
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
    • The IMAX 3D version
    • Three deleted scenes from the XBOX Video release:
      • Pike’s Office (Original Ending)
      • Kronos Fight before Khan Arrives
      • Khan Shower Scene in the Enterprise Brig
    • The MTV First roundtable interview series, totaling approximately 30 minutes
    • Several minor behind-the-scenes clips and VFX pre-vis videos released via XBOX Video
    • The six different Port of San Francisco music cues
    • Two Into Darkness "B-Roll" videos
    • The nine-minute IMAX preview cut of the film’s introduction, released with the first Hobbit film

Footnotes Edit

  1. Despite the backlash that precipitated this release the next 2016 Blu-ray film release, Star Trek Beyond, continued the trend of retailer exclusive extras. No complete home media version of this film was released until July 2019, when the Star Trek Trilogy: The Kelvin Timeline 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray saw the light of day. This release superseded The Compendium as the most complete commercially avalable home video version of all three alternate reality films.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Previously only included on the Star Trek Three disc Blu-ray
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 New to this release
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Previously a Target/Sainsbury's exclusive.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Previously a Best Buy/CinemaNow exclusive.

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