The wait is finally over, Star Trek has finally arrived on DVD and Blu-ray today in North America. TrekMovie has already given the release a rave review, but it seems we are not alone. The critics are raving for the home video release just like they were for the theatrical release in May. Below we have some quotes and links to what they are saying.
Star Trek is here
Here is the new promo for Star Trek on home video (same as we put up before, but now says "arrives today")
The Critics Love it
The home video release of Star Trek is playing as well with critics as the film itself was. Here is just a sample of what the online critics are saying about the new release…
For my money at least, this new Star Trek is just a completely fun movie….It’s just a rip-roaring good time at the movies – a classic summer blockbuster that transcends its genre while managing to honor and respect the franchise. It’s also easily one of the best Blu-ray releases of the year. If you buy only one new film on the format in 2009, Star Trek is definitely the one to get! .
The best movie of 2009 is also the best Blu-ray of 2009. .
Rating: 5.0 (out of 5)
Paramount’s Blu-ray release of Star Trek is, like the film, mesmerizing. Featuring impeccable picture and sound quality, not to mention a complete, thoroughly informative, and consistently entertaining supplemental package, Star Trek receives my highest recommendation.
Rating: 9 (out of 10)
I suppose if you’re a seriously dedicated “Star Trek” fan from way back, you’ll resist any part of this new film, no matter how good it is. But if you think of the new movie as just that, something “new,” something different, you should be able to overcome your prejudices and preconceptions and accept and embrace this latest installment in the “Star Trek” saga. It’s one heck of a ride!
Rating: Highly Recommended
Some die-hard Trekkers have rebelled against the reboot and criticize the fast and loose approach that Abrams and company took with the Trek universe, but I completely disagree. Sure, the technology has been updated, but who cares? It’s a fun movie that takes a big-tent approach to Star Trek for the first time, and it worked. The casting is perfect, and I can’t wait for the sequel.
Rating: 4 stars (out of four)
Against daunting odds, J.J. Abrams and his enterprising team have managed to create a Star Trek that might indeed be all things to all people. I was pleasantly surprised how many non-Trekkers enjoyed the film, while the spirit of Gene Roddenberry’s grand interstellar odyssey remains thankfully intact. This is also one of the best-sounding discs of the year, while the NASA BD-Live feature helps keep it real..
Rating: 9.4 (out of 10)
J.J. Abrams has brought back the voyages of the Star Trek Enterprise and given not just Trek fans but everyone purpose and reason to revisit the final frontier. Paramount has ensured the Blu-ray presentation is befitting the film with hours of non-fluffy bonus material, sharp video and audio that reaches levels of perfection few discs have before. Beam one of these into your high-def collection without hesitation and enjoy one of 2009s best discs yet..
Star Trek is one of the most sensibly-designed I’ve seen in terms of packaging and extras. They’ve wisely put the feature & commentary on one disc and all other supplemental materials on the second. One would assume they did this to preserve picture and audio quality, since the featurettes, deleted scenes, and gag reel on disc 2 add up to over three and a half hours of material.
More than anything, I walked away from this set more impressed than ever with JJ Abrams, and not just as a writer or a director, but as ground zero in something very cool that’s going on with genre film in general right now.
Rating: Highly Recommended
It is such a pleasure to have this disc at home and the fact that all of it came together so well. The movie itself is a home run, Paramount has done an exceptional job on the audio, video and extras, and the movie makers contribute heavily and convey such a sense of excitement in the project you can’t help but be enthused.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is a blast that overcomes some genuinely bad plotting through buoyant humour, well-rounded characters, and skippy action. I can’t wait for the sequel. This Blu-ray collection is tip-top from top to bottom, featuring a nearly perfect 1080p transfer, a Ben Burttified Dolby TrueHD audio track, and a whole bunch of really entertaining extras.
The Blu-ray release of Star Trek is a must-own for anyone with a Blu-ray player. It has the attention to detail that is sorely missing from most releases, and the in-depth featurettes that bring the audience to the process than we could ever expect. Everything from the creation of the new Spock ears to the paint job on the Enterprise is delivered in a way that is fascinating, engaging and full of life. Not to mention the fact that we get to rewatch one of the best movies of the year in glorious high definition..
Rating: Highly Recommended
This really is an impressive video presentation that you’d expect, it earns a very solid “5 Star Rating” for overall video quality. Kudos to Paramount on yet another job well done in terms of 35mm to Hi-Def transfers.
TrekMovie.com full coverage
TrekMovie is all over the home video release of the Star Trek 2009 movie.
- TrekMovie.com Blu-ray review
- Box art and details for Star Trek on home video
- TrekMovie exclusive interview with JJ Abrams
- TrekMovie exclusive clip: Make-up
- TrekMovie exclusive clip: Fan fact checking
- TrekMovie exclusive preview of Starfleet Vessel Simulator
- Overview of retailer promotions
- List of Blockbuster stores open Monday Midnight
- Overview of retailer exclusives
- Preview of deleted Klingon scene + Int’l release info
- Video of Star Trek press conference with JJ Abrams
If you want to reserve your copy on Amazon, you can pre-order all three sets (but the Amazon exclusive is now sold out).