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Video 8 release
Series: Star Trek films
No. of tapes: 1
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1993
Rating(s): MPAA PG
Reference: 32301
ISBN 0792128478
Year: 2293

Star Trek III: The Undiscovered Country was the Video 8 release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. A relatively short-lived video tape format, it was the fifth Star Trek release in this format, and its US/Canadian release the only one known to date.

Background informationEdit

Of the, in total six titles from the Star Trek films series released, Undiscovered Country appeared to have been one of the more uncommon ones; the Video 8 home media format was by the time of its release well on its way out – for pre-recorded Hollywood productions that is, as the format was in wide use as a home-movie recording medium worldwide. Additionally, and contrary to the previous release, this release concurrently seemed to have been a "johnny-come-lately" or an afterthought, as the title was published well over a year after the movie itself had premiered, and well after its larger VHS sibling had been released, as had indeed the contemporary, and competing, LaserDisc home media format counterpart.

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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Star Trek Generations

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