Today more details emerged about the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release for JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. Confirming our earlier reports, Paramount has announced there will be three home video sets for Star Trek (2 DVD sets & 1 Blu-ray). All three will be released on November 17th. These releases will include some interesting high-tech features — details below.
Star Trek’s High-Tech Home Video Release
On November 17th, 2009 JJ Abrams Star Trek movie comes home. There will be three different home video releases:
- 1-disk DVD
- 2-disk DVD
- 3-disk Blu-ray
The 2-disk DVD and Blu-ray sets will feature a home video first with "augmented reality" packaging. Using a webcam, you can hold your packaging up to your computer and reveal a 3-D holographic tour of the new USS Enterprise. In May, an early version of this was used to promote the theatrical release of the film by Paramount International (at experience-the-enterprise.com – see video below).
Another high tech feature for the 2-disk DVD set and the Blu-ray set is providing a digital copy of the film, which you can load onto a computer or mobile device. So far Paramount has only done this for one other film (Love Guru). You can visit paramountdigitalcopy.com to learn more about how this feature works.
More details coming soon
Paramount Home Video will soon be announcing more details on the Star Trek DVD and Blu-ray sets, so look for an update from TrekMovie.com when that becomes available. You can see our previous story for early details on the Blu-ray special features, which TrekMovie has confirmed is very close to the final version.
UPDATE: Final Details announced
See our Friday 7/17 story: Complete Details On Star Trek Blu-ray and DVD releases
Paramount is also expected to announce details on the TNG movie Blu-ray set and the TOS Season Two Blu-ray sets at (or before) Comic-Con next weekend.