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Star Trek III The Search for Spock 2013 DVD cover Region 1

Region 1 cover

Region 1 cover
DVD release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of discs: 1
Run time: 105 minutes (NTSC)
101 minutes (PAL)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Region 1 release date: 10 September 2013
Region 2 release date: 11 May 2009
Region 4 release date: 14 May 2009
Rating(s): MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested BBFC - Parental Guidance IFCO - Parental Guidance FSK - Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren NICAM - Mogelijk schadelijk tot 12 jaar (Watch out with children under 12) MCCYP - 15 OFLC (Australia) - Parental Guidance DJCTQ - 12 anos
Language: English (Dolby 5.1 Surround)
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Region 1)
Danish, Dutch, English, English SDH, French, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish (Region 2)
Dubbed: French (DD Stereo), Portuguese, Spanish (DD Mono, Region 1)
French, German (DD Stereo, Region 2)
Reference: ASIN B00K3Q0UII (Region 1)
ASIN B001S3GDZE (Region 2)
ASIN B01FR393E8 (Region 4)
Year: 2285
Star Trek III The Search for Spock 2009 DVD cover Region 2

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Region 2 cover

The 2009 widescreen DVD release of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock included a series of newly made special features, and a digitally remastered version of the original theatrical cut. Having made its debut in the May 2009 Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy release, it was also part of the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection, concurrently released with the individual title.

The remastering was actually done for the concurrent Blu-ray counterpart release and it was these masters that were downscaled to the SD resolution required for the corresponding DVD release.

Special features[]

Only the newly-produced special features are included on this release, as, ironically, those of the prior Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  (Special Edition) DVD were only included on its Blu-ray counterpart, excepting the text commentary. This was by no means for technical reasons but entirely intentional; the industry favored the then still relatively new Blu-ray home video format over the DVD, giving it preferential treatment where the special features were concerned in order to entice consumers to make the switch from DVD to the new format. This incidentally, was not limited to Star Trek alone, but concerned an industry-wide phenomenon at the time.

Previous Region 1 release:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture re-release
Star Trek films
Next Region 1 release:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier re-release
Previous Region 2 release:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan re-release
Next Region 2 release:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home re-release
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