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Star Trek The Search for Spock 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: 109 minutes (NTSC, original & 2016 releases)
105 minutes (PAL, original release)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Region A release date: 26 June 2009 (Japan)
30 April 2013 (US)
Region B release date: 11 May 2009
18 July 2016 (UK steelbook)
20 July 2016 (Italian steelbook)
21 July 2016 (German steelbook)
2 August 2016 (French steelbook)
Rating(s): MPAA PG BBFC PG IFCO PG FSK 12 NICAM 12 MCCYP 15 OFLC PG DJCTQ L
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 B00BAXTYDK (region A, US)
ASIN B0026121OE (region A, Japan)
ASIN B001S3GDZO (region B)
ASIN B01FM6SDE6 (Region B, UK steelbook)
ASIN B01F3SKNCI (Region B, Italian steelbook)
ASIN B01JWP1GPG (Region B, German steelbook)
ASIN B01FV3FLY0 (Region B French steelbook)
Year: 2285
Star Trek III The Search for Spock Blu-ray cover.jpg

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. Reissued as an individual release with new cover art, it features the theatrical cut of the film. As well as the extras originally featured on the Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Special Edition) DVD, excepting the text commentary by Mike & Denise Okuda and the Easter egg, the release also includes new 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 concurrent European general, non-limited retail individual 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.

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. The 2016 releases were also marketed with the wrong run time, as Blu-ray run times are presently synchronized, regardless of which television format (NTSC, PAL or Secam) a terrritory employs. (see: Video releases)

Special features Edit

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


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

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