The first details for the Blu-ray edition of the 2009 Star Trek movie have come out of Europe, complete with a release date and list of special features (including deleted scenes). Although Paramount Home Entertainment will not officially confirm any details, TrekMovie and the Digital Bits have confirmed with sources that the reports are (for the most part) accurate. Details below.
TrekMovie has previously reported that there will likely be three home video versions of the Star Trek movie: standard widescreen DVD, special edition DVD set, and special edition Blu-ray. The details out of Germany from Filme-Bluray.de and AreaDVD.de are for the Blu-ray, but could also apply to the special edition DVD set. Bear in mind that there can be variations between different regions, and also this is not an official release from Paramount, so this should not be considered final. However, except for some of the naming, sources indicate the below list is accurate.
Star Trek (2009 movie) Blu-ray Details
Picture: 2.35:1 (1080p)
Sound: German Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby True HD 5.1, English Audio Description, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: German, English and others
- Audio commentary (JJ Abrams, Bryan Burke, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci)
- Where no man has gone before:
- The Shatner conundrum
- The redshirt guy,
- The green girl
- Trekker alert!
- A new vision ("Savage Pressure")
- Warp explained
- Painting work
- Accelerated bridge construction
- The captain’s chair
- Operating the buttons
- Shuttle shuffle
- Accelerated Narada construction
- The alien paradox
- The girl with the big eyes
- Big pro Quinto
- Drakoulias anatomy 101
- Additional businesses
- Equipment and costumes: Klingon costumes
- Gene Roddenberry’s vision
- Deleted scenes:
- Spock’s birth
- Klingons capture Narada
- Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank
- Amanda and Sarek argue after Spock’s fight
- Interrogation and escape from prison
- Sarek and Amanda
- Bedroom and Kobayashi Maru (original version)
- Kirk apologizes to the green girl
- Sarek sees Spock Prime
- Starfleet vessel simulator (probably BD only)
- Star Trek gag reel
- Teaser trailer
- Theatrical trailer "The wait is over"
- Theatrical trailer "Prepare for the beginning"
- Theatrical trailer "Buckle up"
- Star Trek: D-A-C demo (trailer) for XBOX 360
- BD Live options
As for the release date, Amazon Germany has it listed for October 5th. Paramount Home Entertainment is not confirming any release dates or details. However, sources indicate that the date is likely accurate for Europe, but that the US date could be later, possibly late October or November.
Deleted Scenes show ‘origins’ got most of the cuts
As reported before, but now seen in more detail, the part of the Star Trek movie that was most affected by the editor’s blade was origin stories for Kirk and Spock plus Nero’s time with the Klingons. The deleted scenes listed above seem to be in the order that they would have appeared in the film, almost all of which would have been before the Narada’s attack on Vulcan. It seems that the brunt of the cutting was from Spock’s childhood/adolescence and Nero’s ‘lost years’ (which is also being turned into comic book series). In the TrekMovie review of the Star Trek movie, it was noted that that the origin story part of the film felt like it went by too fast, so these deleted scenes will be very welcome.
More Spock and Nero backstory will be on the Blu-rays, some of which appeared in trailers for the film
More Star Trek Home Video for 2009
Paramount and CBS are also planning additional Star Trek home video releases, including Blu-ray sets for Original Series Season Two (late September) and the four Next Generation movies (likely October/November). As more details on Star Trek home video products become available we will provide updates.
This article was developed in conjunction with Bill Hunt of the world’s best home video site, TheDigitalBits, see his version of the story.
Thanks to Ulrich for the link and the translation