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Star Trek The Motion Picture Blu-ray cover Region A

Region A cover

Region A cover
Blu-ray Disc release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of discs: 1
Run time: 132 minutes
Director: Robert Wise
Region A release date: 6 November 2009 (Japan)
30 April 2013 (US)
7 September 2021 (US reissue)
Region B release date: 9 June 2009 (Italy)
27 October 2009 (France)
22 March 2010 (UK)
2 May 2013 (Germany)
18 July 2016 (UK SteelBook®)
20 July 2016 (Italian SteelBook®)
21 July 2016 (German SteelBook®)
2 August 2016 (French SteelBook®)
6 September 2021 (UK reissue)
9 September 2021 (German reissue)
26 September 2022 (Scandinavian reissue)
Rating(s): MPAA - General Audiences BBFC - Universal IFCO - General FSK - Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren NICAM - Mogelijk schadelijk tot 6 jaar (Watch out with children under 6) MCCYP - 11 OFLC (Australia) - General 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 B00BAXTY62 (Region A, US)
ASIN B002JTZ6VI (Region A, Japan)
ASIN B098FX46XS (Region A, US 2021 reissue)
ASIN B0041KWK3A (Region B, Italy)
ASIN B002JP9WTE (Region B, France)
ASIN B002XISFGS (Region B, UK)
ASIN B00BRC6R2U (Region B, Germany)
ASIN B01FM6XFXU (Region B, UK SteelBook®)
ASIN B01F3SKQTI (Region B, Italian SteelBook®)
ASIN B01JJ933BA (Region B, German SteelBook®)
ASIN B01FV3FLTU (Region B, French SteelBook®)
ASIN B09B13WR87 (Region B, UK 2021 reissue)
ASIN B099BYDLLS (Region B, Germany 2021 reissue)
Year: 2270s
Star Trek The Motion Picture Blu-ray cover Region B

Region B cover

Region B cover

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and had made its earlier May 2009 debut as part of the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection box-set issue. Reissued as an individual release with new cover art, it features the theatrical cut of the film.

Region B saw a 2016 reissue in a SteelBook® variant, 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 SteelBbooks were language adapted.

During the early advertisement campaign for the Collector's Set, especially by UK retailer Zavvi [1], there had been considerable confusion on which version of The Motion Picture was included, as the early released imagery showcased the cover art of The Director's Edition, getting the hopes up of fans, which were squashed though a short while later when it was revealed that "the studio marketing artist who created that shot simply used the wrong cover art for the film". [2] Subsequent advertisements were adjusted accordingly for the UK. Still, and somewhat cynically, the German, French, and Italian individual SteelBook releases continued to be marketed featuring the wrong cover art.

While in some cases still being marketed as region-restricted, of the 2016 reissues and beyond is known that these are in actuality region-free as this has increasingly become commonplace for the Blu-ray format. In effect, it turned out that the 2010 Region B UK release had, as one of the very first, already been issued as a region-free release.

Improved 2021 reissue[]

In September 2021 the Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection box set was released, which contained the in 4K UHD 2160p resolution re-remastered first four Star Trek films which were also issued separately, The Motion Picture excepted. Additionally, to 1080p downscaled Blu-ray versions of each film, The Motion Picture included, were concurrently issued as well. The Motion Picture 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.

Special features[]

Unlike the subsequent films released on Blu-ray, only the deleted scenes are carried over from the Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director's Edition) DVD, though the release now includes newly-made special features in high definition.

* - new for this release
† - in HD (others in standard definition)

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Previous Region A release:
The Best of Both Worlds
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Next Region A release:
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Previous Region B release:
Star Trek: Legends of the Final Frontier Collection
Previous series release:
Star Trek: Legends of the Final Frontier Collection
Next Region B release:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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