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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 G BBFC U
Subtitles: English closed-captions
Motion Picture UK Special Collectors Edition VHS cover.jpg

UK cover

UK cover

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 Edit

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 Edit

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Retail release VHS 8858 TMP Special Longer Version VHS cover MPAA G 1983
1986 "Special Collector's Series" edition 8858 TMP Special Longer Version 1986 US Special Collector's Series VHS cover MPAA G 11 October 1986
1991 rerelease 8858 TMP Special Longer Version 1991 US fullscreen VHS cover MPAA G 29 July 1991

Boxset releases Edit

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[1] Release Date
Star Trek: The Movies - 25th Anniversary Collectors Set 12593 25th Anniversary Movies US VHS MPAA PG 29 July 1991
Star Trek: The Movie Collection 15169 Star Trek The Movie Collection VHS MPAA PG 26 May 1993
Star Trek: The Seven Screen Voyages[2] 15390 Star Trek The Seven Screen Voyages VHS MPAA PG 20 August 1996
The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection[2] 155644 The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection VHS WS MPAA PG-13 19 October 1999

UK release Edit

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 Edit

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Retail release VHR 2533 Motion Picture UK Special Collectors Edition VHS cover BBFC U 1989

Other releases Edit

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

Footnotes Edit

  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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