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Star Trek IV The Voyage Home 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: 119 minutes
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Region A release date: 26 June 2009 (Japan)
22 September 2009 (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 TrueHD 7.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai (Region A)
Arabic, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Croatian, English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish (Region B)
Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Japanese (DD 5.1, Region A)
French, German, Italian, Spanish (DD Stereo, Region B)
Reference: ASIN B0026121OO (Region A, Japan)
ASIN B002I9Z8CG (Region A, US)
ASIN B098GMKNMS (Region A, US 2021 reissue)
ASIN B001S3GE08 (Region B, UK)
ASIN B007P9MHQ4 (Region B, Oceania)
ASIN B01FM6SD5U (Region B, UK Steelbook®)
ASIN B01F3SKQU2 (Region B, Italian Steelbook®)
ASIN B01KA9LJ28 (Region B, German Steelbook®)
ASIN B01FV3FLSQ (Region B, French Steelbook®)
ASIN B09B19C7LY (Region B, UK 2021 reissue)
ASIN B099C3GH3M (German 2021 reissue)
Year: 2286, 1986
Star Trek IV The Voyage Home Blu-ray cover Region B

Region B cover

Region B cover

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is the Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 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. 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 almost concurrent individual European general, non-limited retail 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 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 Voyage Home 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 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Special Edition) DVD, excepting the text commentary by Mike and Denise Okuda, the release also includes new special features in high definition.

  • Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman *
  • Pavel Chekov's Screen Moments * †
  • The Three-Picture Saga * †
  • Star Trek for a Cause * †
  • Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe
  • Library Computer *
  • BD Live: Star Trek I.Q. *
  • Future's Past: A Look Back
  • On Location
  • Dailies Deconstruction
  • Below-the-Line: Sound Design
  • Time Travel: The Art of the Possible
  • The Language of Whales
  • A Vulcan Primer
  • Kirk's Women
  • From Outer Space to the Ocean
  • The Bird of Prey
  • Original interviews with Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, and DeForest Kelley
  • Roddenberry Scrapbook
  • Featured Artist: Mark Lenard
  • Production gallery
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer †

* - new for this release
† - 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 II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek films
Next release:
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Previous Region B release:
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
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