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Star Trek The Motion Picture Blu-ray cover Region A.jpg

Region A cover

Region A cover
Blu-ray Disc release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of discs: 1
Run time: 132 minutes (NTSC, original & 2016 releases)
126 minutes (PAL, original release)
Director: Robert Wise
Region A release date: 6 November 2009 (Japan)
30 April 2013 (US)
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)
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 B002XISFGS (region B)
ASIN B01FM6XFXU (Region B, UK steelbook)
ASIN B01F3SKQTI (Region B, Italian steelbook)
ASIN B01JJ933BA (Region B, German steelbook)
ASIN B01FV3FLTU (Region B French steelbook)
Year: 2270s
Star Trek The Motion Picture Blu-ray cover Region B.jpg

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 debut as part of the earlier issued Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection. Reissued as an individual release with new cover art, it features the theatrical cut of the film. 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.

Region B saw a 2016 reissue in the "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 steelbooks 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 is known that these are in actuality region-free as this has increasingly become commonplace for the Blu-ray format.

Special features Edit

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

Previous Region A release:
The Best of Both Worlds
Star Trek films
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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