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4K Ultra HD release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of discs: 3 (4K UHD)
6 (Blu-ray)
Run time: 380 minutes
Director: J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin
Release date: 15 July 2019
12 May 2020 (reissue)
Rating(s): MPAA PG-13
Language: English (Dolby TrueHD 7.1, Dolby Atmos)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Dubbed: French, Spanish, Portuguese (DD 5.1)
Reference: ASIN B07RX2K38M
ASIN B085HQNRJ3 (reissue)
Year: various
Star Trek Trilogy The Kelvin Timeline 4K UHD contents

Set contents

Star Trek Trilogy: The Kelvin Timeline is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray Disc/Digital combo triple pack, released in July 2019, collecting the previous, 2016 4K UHD releases of Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond.

The set was released on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the alternate reality Star Trek films launch with Star Trek in 2009. It is the second home video release after its one month earlier released Blu-ray counterpart to be endowed with the "Kelvin timeline" moniker, the franchise settled upon in 2016 as its official designation for the alternate reality on the occasion of the release of the fourth edition of the Star Trek Encyclopedia in that year.

All discs are mounted in two standard plastic snapcases (one containing the three 4K UHD discs and one containing the six Blu-ray discs), accompanied by a fold-out poster detailing the chronology of the alternate reality films, the whole packaged in a softboard slip-over cover. As usual with these releases (geo-restricted) redeemable codes are included to download the various digital versions.

While the official release date was slated to be 15 July 2019, several customers have reported to have already received their set as early as 29 June, being given preferential treatment as (original) Amazon Prime subscription members. [1]

A particular issue these customers had, was that an UHD digital version of Beyond was apparently not available, they instead having to make do with the standard HD digital version.

Released in fairly small numbers, as the 4K UHD BD format had by 2019 yet to make substantial inroads into the home video format market, the set was nonetheless reissued on 12 May 2020, the first pressing having apparently sold out.


For the disc contents, see the individual 4K UHD releases of,

Extra discEdit

This set has one extra Blu-ray disc included, collecting the Star Trek Beyond bonus special features, previously only available as a "retailer exclusive" for the 2016 Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray release as sold by retailers Target (in the US) and Sainsbury's (in the UK), and concerned the following,

  • Small World
  • The Battle of Yorktown
  • Properly Outfitted
  • Set Phasers to Stunning
  • Spliced
  • Beats and Shouting
  • Visually Effective
  • Trailers

The inclusion of this disc has therefore resulted in the hitherto most complete collection of all three alternate reality films commercially available, as the individual 4K UHD releases of the first two films already contained all the bonus contents as included on the 2014 Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray release – though still lacking the missing contents for that release. Also physically missing on this release, remains Director Justin Lin's "Picture-in-Picture enhanced audio commentary" ITunes Store exclusive, which could be accessed by redeeming the digital codes included in prior home video format releases of the film. This code is not included on this release, nor are any for the special features for that matter beyond those for the Blu-ray contents, only the Paramount standard digital codes for the films themselves, as confirmed by Amazon customers.

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Previous release:
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek films
4K Ultra HD
Next release:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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