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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 - Parental Guidance Suggested BBFC - Parental Guidance
Subtitles: English closed-captions
Year: 2285

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

US release

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

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Retail release VHS 1621 Cover of TSFS 1985 US VHS release. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested February 1985
1986 "Special Collector's Series" edition VHS 1621 Cover of TSFS 1986 US Special Collector's Series VHS release. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 11 October 1986
1991 fullscreen rerelease 1621 Cover of TSFS 1991 US fullscreen VHS release. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 29 July 1991
1991 widescreen release 1621 Cover of TSFS 1991 US widescreen VHS release. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 29 July 1991

Boxset releases

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[1] Release Date
Star Trek: The Movies - 25th Anniversary Collectors Set 12593 Cover of the 25th Anniversary Collectors Set. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 29 July 1991
Star Trek - The Screen Voyages 15150 Cover of The Screen Voyages collection. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 26 May 1993
Star Trek: The Movie Collection 15169 Cover of The Movie Collection. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 26 May 1993
Star Trek: The Starfleet Collection 15171 Cover of The Starfleet Collection. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 15 November 1993
Star Trek: The Seven Screen Voyages[2] 15390
15407
Cover of The Seven Screen Voyages. MPAA - Parental Guidance Suggested 20 August 1996
The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection[2] 155644
156868
Cover of The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection. MPAA - Parents Strongly Cautioned 19 October 1999

UK release

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

Release Catalogue Number Cover Certificate Release Date
Rental release VHW 2118 Cover of TSFS original release. BBFC - Parental Guidance [3] March 1985
Original retail release VHR 2118 Cover of TSFS rerelease. BBFC - Parental Guidance 1989
25th Anniversary rerelease VHR 2118 Cover of TSFS 1991 release. BBFC - Parental Guidance 1991
1998 rerelease[4] VHR 4862 Cover of TSFS 1998 release. BBFC - Parental Guidance 28 December 1998
1998 widescreen release[5][4] VHR 4870 Cover of TSFS 1998 widescreen release. BBFC - Parental Guidance 28 December 1998

Boxset releases

Set Catalogue Number Cover Certificate[1] Release Date
Star Trek: The Movies - 25th Anniversary Collectors Set VHR 2592 Cover of the 25th Anniversary Collectors Set. BBFC - 15 17 February 1992
Star Trek - The Screen Voyages VHR 2817 Cover of The Screen Voyages collection. BBFC - 15 23 November 1993
Star Trek - 30th Anniversary Movies Box Set VHR 4152 Cover of 30th Anniversary collection. BBFC - 15 6 November 1995
Star Trek - The Movies[5][6] VHR 4554 The Movies 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

  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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