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VHS release
Series: Star Trek films
Run time: 105 minutes
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Release date: February 1985
UK release date: 1989
Rating(s): MPAA PG BBFC PG
Subtitles: English closed-captions
Year: 2285
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UK cover

UK cover

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is the VHS release of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

US release Edit

Search for Spock 1985 VHS advert

Advert for the 1985 release.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was first made available for sale in February 1985. Continuing its efforts to build the retail VHS market for its films, Paramount Home Video priced the release at just $29.95. In addition, alongside the film, Paramount launched its VHS release of Star Trek: The Original Series. [1] By the end of 1985, the VHS had sold 425,000 copies. [2]

In 1986, The Search for Spock was re-released with the first two 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)

The film was re-released, along with the other films, in 1991 as part of the 25th anniversary; a widescreen edition was made available at the same time.

Individual releases Edit

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Retail release VHS 1621 The Search for Spock 1985 US VHS cover MPAA PG February 1985
1986 "Special Collector's Series" edition VHS 1621 The Search for Spock 1986 US Special Collector's Series VHS cover MPAA PG 11 October 1986
1991 fullscreen rerelease 1621 The Search for Spock 1991 US fullscreen VHS cover MPAA PG 29 July 1991
1991 widescreen release 1621 The Search for Spock 1991 US widescreen VHS cover MPAA PG 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 Screen Voyages 15150 Screen Voyages cover MPAA PG 26 May 1993
Star Trek: The Movie Collection 15169 Star Trek The Movie Collection VHS MPAA PG 26 May 1993
Star Trek: The Starfleet Collection 15171 Star Trek The Starfleet Collection VHS MPAA PG 15 November 1993
Star Trek: The Seven Screen Voyages[2] 15390
15407
Star Trek The Seven Screen Voyages VHS MPAA PG 20 August 1996
The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection[2] 155644
156868
The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection VHS WS MPAA PG-13 19 October 1999

UK release Edit

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock has been released on VHS in the UK several times, both individually and as part of boxed sets, since 1985. The film was released by CIC Video until 1998, and by Paramount Home Entertainment thereafter.

Individual releases Edit

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Rental release VHW 2118 Search for Spock UK VHS original cover BBFC PG [3] March 1985
Original retail release VHR 2118 Search for Spock UK VHS rerelease cover BBFC PG 1989
25th Anniversary rerelease VHR 2118 Search for Spock 1991 UK VHS cover BBFC PG 1991
1998 rerelease[4] VHR 4862 Search for Spock 1998 UK VHS cover BBFC PG 28 December 1998
1998 widescreen release[5][4] VHR 4870 Search for Spock 1998 UK VHS widescreen cover BBFC PG 28 December 1998

Boxset releases Edit

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[1] Release Date
Star Trek: The Movies - 25th Anniversary Collectors Set VHR 2592 25th Anniversary Movies rear BBFC 15 17 February 1992
Star Trek - The Screen Voyages VHR 2817 Screen Voyages cover BBFC 15 23 November 1993
Star Trek - 30th Anniversary Movies Box Set VHR 4152 30th Anniversary Movies BBFC 15 6 November 1995
Star Trek - The Movies[5][6] VHR 4554 Star Trek The Movies UK VHS boxset BBFC 15 [7] 20 October 1997
Star Trek - Movie Collection[5][6] VHR 4896 Movie Collection boxset BBFC 15 [7] 1 November 1999

Footnotes Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 In the case of sets, the certificate is over the set as a whole (unless stated otherwise).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Released in widescreen and fullscreen editions.
  3. Originally released without a certificate, as it predated entry into force of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Includes a trailer for Star Trek: Insurrection.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Presented in a widescreen ratio of 2.35:1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Featured on the same tape as Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Individual video rated PG.


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