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VHS release
Series: Star Trek films
Run time: 143 minutes
Director: Robert Wise
Release date: 1983
UK release date: 1989
Rating(s): MPAA - General Audiences BBFC - Universal
Subtitles: English closed-captions

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Special Longer Version was a VHS release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, featuring an extra twelve minutes of footage that was not in the theatrical cut, originating from the television version aired by ABC in 1983.

US release

The Special Longer Version was first made available for sale in 1983. It would be the default edition for VHS releases of The Motion Picture until 1991.

In 1986, the Special Longer Version was re-released with the two other existing Star Trek films as part of the "Special Collector's Series", marking Paramount's 75th anniversary with a collection of twenty films at $19.95. (Starlog #113, p.68)

This edition of the film was re-released in 1991 as part of the 25th anniversary in fullscreen only (the widescreen release was of the theatrical cut). Boxsets released after this point also contained the Special Longer Version in their fullscreen versions.

Individual releases

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Retail release VHS 8858 Cover of TMP-SLV 1982 US VHS release. MPAA - General Audiences 1983
1986 "Special Collector's Series" edition 8858 Cover of TMP-SLV 1986 US Special Collector's Series VHS release. MPAA - General Audiences 11 October 1986
1991 rerelease 8858 Cover of TMP-SLV 1991 US fullscreen VHS release. MPAA - General Audiences 29 July 1991

Boxset releases

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[1] Release Date
Star Trek: The Movies - 25th Anniversary Collectors Set 12593 Cover of the 25th Anniversary Collectors Set. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 29 July 1991
Star Trek: The Movie Collection 15169 Cover of The Movie Collection. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 26 May 1993
Star Trek: The Seven Screen Voyages[2] 15390 Cover of The Seven Screen Voyages. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 20 August 1996
The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection[2] 155644 Cover of The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection. MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned 19 October 1999

UK release

The Special Longer Version was released on VHS in the UK only once, as a Special Collector's Edition of the film. Unlike the US releases, the theatrical cut was the version included on boxsets of the films.

Individual releases

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Retail release VHR 2533 Cover of TMP-SLC original release. BBFC - Universal 1989

Other releases

The Special Longer Version was also released in Japan in 1985 and 1989.

Footnotes

  1. In the case of sets, the certificate is over the set as a whole (unless stated otherwise).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Only available in the fullscreen edition.


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