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Star Trek The Search for Spock 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: 105 minutes
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Region A release date: 26 June 2009 (Japan)
30 April 2013 (US)
7 September 2021 (US reissue)
Region B release date: 11 May 2009 (UK)
14 May 2009 (Oceania)
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)
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 - Livre
Language: English (Dolby 7.1 TrueHD)
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 B00BAXTYDK (Region A, US)
ASIN B0026121OE (Region A, Japan)
ASIN B098GMDC2H (Region A, US 2021 reissue)
ASIN B001S3GDZO (Region B, UK)
ASIN B00DQK5GNW (Region B, Oceania)
ASIN B01FM6SDE6 (Region B, UK Steelbook®)
ASIN B01F3SKNCI (Region B, Italian Steelbook®)
ASIN B01JWP1GPG (Region B, German Steelbook®)
ASIN B01FV3FLY0 (Region B French Steelbook®)
ASIN B09B157T11 (Region B, UK 2021 reissue)
ASIN B099C12FR3 (Region B, Germany 2021 reissue)
Year: 2285
Star Trek III The Search for Spock Blu-ray cover

Region B cover

Region B cover

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is the Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and had made its debut as part of the earlier issued Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection and the near-concurrently released Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy. Reissued as an individual release with new cover art, it features the widescreen theatrical cut of the film, digitally remastered from the original negative.

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 concurrent European general, non-limited retail individual releases in the UK, Germany, Italy, and France, the Steelbook® 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 Steelbook were language adapted.

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.

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 Search for Spock 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[]

As well as the extras originally featured on the prior Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Special Edition) DVD, excepting the text commentary by Mike and Denise Okuda and the Easter egg, the release also includes new special features in high definition.

† - in HD (others in standard definition)

Background information[]

While the DVD counterpart still had to make do with the standard Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, this Blu-ray release did feature the new, superior Dolby TruHD 7.1 soundtrack.

Previous Region A release:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek films
Next release:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Previous Region B release:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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