New ‘Compendium’ Blu-ray Set Compiles Star Trek 2009 + Into Darkness IMAX + New Bonus Features [UPDATE: Available For Pre-order]

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Today Paramount announced a new 4-disc Blu-ray set for the two JJ Abrams’ Trek features – 2009’s Star Trek in HD and the IMAX version of 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness . Also included are digital versions, all the previously released bonus material (including some only available via some retailers) and new bonus material. See box art and full disc by disc details below. [UPDATE: Now Available For pre-order]

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Set Released 9/9

Star Trek: The Compendium was released September 9th. Here is our full coverage…

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Preview clips from new special features

$5 Rebate if purchased previous set of Star Trek 09 or Into Darkness

You can order Star Trek: The Compendium on Amazon now.


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Both Feature Films—Including the IMAX Version of Star Trek Into Darkness—Plus Previously Released Bonus Material and Additional Never-Before-Seen Footage Debut in Four-Disc Set

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Director J.J. Abrams’ global sensations Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness set a course for the ultimate home entertainment package in STAR TREK: THE COMPENDIUM, arriving September 9, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The set includes four Blu-ray Discs with both films in sparkling high definition and the IMAX version of Star Trek Into Darkness, Digital HD copies of both films, plus previously released bonus material, including the Star Trek Into Darkness director’s commentary. STAR TREK: THE COMPENDIUM also boasts never-before-released footage from Star Trek Into Darkness including a gag reel and new behind-the-scenes featurettes. This comprehensive four-disc set will be offered for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

The STAR TREK Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The four-disc set includes access to a Digital HD copy of each film, as well as the following:

Disc 1
• Star Trek in high definition
• Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci

Disc 2
• To Boldly Go— Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
o Branching Pods:
 The Shatner Conundrum
 Red Shirt Guy
 The Green Girl
 Trekker Alert!
• Casting— The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
• A New Vision— J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real. Every aspect of production—from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks—was guided by this overall objective.
o Branching Pods:
 Savage Pressure
• Starships—Abrams and production designer Scott Chambliss were careful to pay tribute to the design of the original Enterprise, but they also wanted to make it futuristic and cool for a modern audience. This chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the film’s starships.
o Branching Pods:
 Warp Explained
 Paint Job
 Bridge Construction Accelerated
 The Captain’s Chair
 Button Acting 101
 Narada Construction Accelerated
 Shuttle Shuffle
• Aliens— Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.
o Branching Pods:
 The Alien Paradox
 Big-Eyed Girl
 Big Bro Quinto
 Klingons
 Drakoulias Anatomy 101
• Planets— From the frozen landscape of Delta Vega to the desert plains of Vulcan, Scott Chambliss and the art department had a number of radically different planets to create. Abrams’ desire to shoot on real locations whenever possible led the production team to a number of strange and surprising locations.
o Branching Pods:
 Extra Business
 Confidentiality
• Props and Costumes— Property master Russell Bobbitt had the unique challenge of designing props that were both true to the original series and pertinent to today’s technology. Likewise, costume designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid homage to what came before yet were relevant and timeless.
o Branching Pods:
 Klingon Wardrobe
• Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek— When famed sound designer Ben Burtt was hired to create sounds for the first Star Wars film, he took his inspiration from the original “Star Trek” series. Burtt jumped at the opportunity to pay tribute to the sounds that sparked his career with the sounds he created for the new Star Trek.
• Score— As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage’s celebrated theme.
• Gene Roddenberry’s Vision— J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy, previous Star Trek writers and producers, and scientific consultant Carolyn Porco describe and commend the optimistic and enduring vision of Gene Roddenberry.
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
• Starfleet Vessel Simulator—Explore extensive data on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Romulan ship, the Narada. Submerse yourself in breathtaking 360° views and close-ups and review detailed tech information.
• Gag Reel
• Trailers

Disc 3
• Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Version in high definition
• Enhanced Commentary

Disc 4
• The Voyage Begins…Again – Go behind-the-scenes as filming begins on the next Star Trek adventure.
• Creating the Red Planet – Experience the creation of a never-before-seen alien world, as featured in the action-packed opening sequence of the film.
• Introducing the Villain
• Rebuilding the Enterprise – See the design and construction of a bigger, interconnected Enterprise set.
• National Ignition Facility: Home of the Core – Location shooting at the National Ignition Facility.
• Attack on Starfleet – Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers and witness the creation of the shocking attack on Starfleet Headquarters.
• Aliens Encountered – The design and application of alien makeup.
• The Klingon Home World – Discover the stunning world of Kronos, and see how the filmmakers reinvented the Klingons for a new generation.
• The Enemy of My Enemy – Find out how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.
• Vengeance is Coming – A comprehensive look at the design and production surrounding the black ship.
• Ship to Ship – An in-depth and thrilling look at the filming of the iconic space jump sequence, which both defied the laws of physics and pushed the limits of visual effects.
• Mr. Spock and Mr. Spock – Leonard Nimoy makes a cameo appearance and reflects on his history with Trek.
• Down with the Ship – Discover the stunt & VFX work involved to make the Enterprise roll over.
• Kirk and Spock – Explore the dynamic relationship between the film’s heroes.
• Brawl by the Bay – Sit in with Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch as they revisit their intense preparation for the film’s breathtaking climax.
• Continuing the Mission – An inspiring look at the partnership between the film’s crew and the organization that assists returning veterans to find meaningful ways to contribute on the home front.
• Unlocking the Cut – A discussion with the film editors about their monumental task.
• The Sounds of Music (and FX) – A discussion with film composer Michael Giacchino and sound designer Ben Burtt.
• Visual Affection – A comprehensive look at the creation and implementation of visual effects.
• Safety First – A prank pulled on the cast.
• Theatrical Trailers
• Deleted Scenes
• NEW! Gag Reel
• NEW! Fitting the Future—A look at the film’s out-of-this-world costumes.
• NEW! Property of Starfleet—Sourcing and tracking the film’s myriad props.

The STAR TREK: THE COMPENDIUM Blu-ray set available for purchase includes Digital Versions of both films that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.


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Happy that this is coming. Annoyed that we should have gotten this a year ago.

I wonder if the deleted scenes are the same as the ones on the Xbox or if there are some new ones including the infamous shower scene.

Holy cow. Most folks would assume that their handling of the original BluRay was because the studio wanted to get out of the tangible medium department so they made everything as cheaply and as profitable as they could. Turns out the home video department didn’t quite understand the expectations that a lot of Paramount Home Video’s releases set with Star Trek. Hopefully this means that we’ll be seeing new releases of the classic films with proper remastering work (NO BLUE TINT in The Wrath of Khan!) and HD presentations of the Director’s Editions.

@ 3 — Don’t count on it, this is almost certainly a cash grab due to lower than hoped disc sales of the STID the first time around.

Wish I had a blu ray player – but I bet they’ll re-release this alongside Trek 3 when it comes out so I’ll wait for that instead. This will be dirt cheap by then anyway.

@4. Matt Wright – June 23, 2014

“this is almost certainly a cash grab due to lower than hoped disc sales of the STID the first time around.”

Say it ain’t so :-)

“A New Vision— J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real. Every aspect of production—from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks—was guided by this overall objective. ”

Action, Explosions, Action, Explosions, Brief Dialogue, Action, Explosions, Action, Explosions!!!

Abrams’ vision, indeed!

Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits has the full scoop on this and it looks like this was largely his doing in terms of convincing Paramount to do this. According to Bill there will be some sort of rebate for people who bought the earlier versions of Into Darkness on BD. And Bill passed along to Paramount that the fans would like new and better transfers of the older films with their special edition versions. Bills full report (and this is very worth your time) is at the following:

My apology, forget to add:

Lens flares EVERYWHERE

DigitalBits does make it sound as if this is indeed in response to fan backlash against the poor handling of the original release of STID. I guess Paramount ALMOST got it right this time… Only problem as far as I am concerned is, who cares enough to have waited on the first release hoping for something like this, but doesn’t already own the ’09 film? So basically, while it is great that now I don’t need to purchase three or four versions of STID to get everything, it still contains a redundant purchase.

I suppose I can hope for a sale on this set. (We’ll see what Amazon’s pre-order price is, maybe it won’t be so bad.) And I guess I could just re-sell or gift to a friend my original version of the ’09 film. But still, as great is it is to finally have a definitive release of STID, so I shouldn’t complain too much, would it have killed Paramount to release it by itself?

Digital Bits article is mentioning Paramount is working on a rebate/discount offer

And where can I preorder this?

Cool, but not gonna buy it.

I just got TOS on Bluray, finally. I have plenty of good Star Trek to watch, there’s no way I’m gonna waste my money on this set.

So to finally get the Into Darkness special features we have to re-buy the first movie too?

#8. Yotsuyasan – June 23, 2014

I suspect Paramount’s marketing is hoping the regifting will be to friends and acquaintances who are on the fence about Trek and nuParamount’s video releases will win them over.

@ 11. Mad Mann – June 23, 2014

“I just got TOS on Bluray, finally. I have plenty of good Star Trek to watch, there’s no way I’m gonna waste my money on this set.”

Good call.

So basically paying a fortune for what we already have your not adding a lot of new material. I’m not fussed about the first film, no harm but the baddie is a little insipid and instantly forgetable, I enjoyed it I own it already, but not interested in owning it again. I prefer ST:ITD far more impressive baddies, both Cumberbatch and Weller.

Now for the right extras I would have bought this just for ST:ITD. But as far as I can see there is not a lot of new material, IMAX and a comentary and a gag real, and it looks like you are still not releasing all the missing scenes from ST:ITD as it doesn’t say New next to them. So I am assuming its what we already have. So you want us to pay more money for very little, just a slightly bigger version of the movie and a gag reel.

I know why everything wont be on it because you will release a box set of all three and it will have stuff this one doesn’t. I thought the release of ST:ITD was an appalling affront to fans. Different extras for different companies forcing fans of both the franchise and Mr Cumberbatch to buy multiple copies if they wanted everything. That is conning the fans. And do you know all that that does is make us angry, and in my case makes me refuse to spend the money because I hate getting taken for a ride. So sorry guys I pass on this.

If you had just released a straight version with no extras, then this I might have bought into it. But I am just so discusted by the whole release of this film and the multiple copies. P.S. I doubt this will get past the moderators but I just wanted to let you know how a lot of felt.

NEW GAG REEL!! I am so, SO happy! Today is a win.

I’ll just wait for the gag reel to hit the internet. I don’t own a physical copy of the ’09 movie yet, but STID left a bad enough taste in my mouth that I don’t really feel like contributing to its ancillary revenue.

@16 Lynn Graham

Did you buy the Target and the Best Buy release and download the commentary from iTunes and buy the XBOX version for the deleted scenes? If you didn’t then you ARE getting a ton of new material for STID.


Well, thanks again Paramount, for excluding those of us who don’t have Blu-Ray.

This — in both versions, BRay and non- — should have been released around Nov/Dec 2013.

So again Feh! and I’ll hope some friends with BluRay availability can show these to me. Sorry Paramount, no dollars here >:-{

Stop assuming Trek fans will sell all their worldly goods to get your merchandise or the possibility of playing it.

Sign me “Bitter much?”

Delighted to see that ST2009 and STID are receiving white-glove treatment this release.

I will honestly say that, for the first time in memory, I do not have a personal copy of the most current Star Trek movie in any format, which as I think about it, is shocking. I proudly own the Target version of ST2009, which came with the Starship Enterprise packaging, because I bought it very shortly after it was offered. However, when it came time to purchase STID, I was late to the game and it had run out.

I am seriously considering buying this new offering.

I do remember complaining about the multiple-product distribution of the featurettes during the original DVD / Blu-ray sales period — i.e., that you had to buy several versions in order to get all the added features; that fact did in fact discourage me from buying any STID disc at all until all versions were out of stock.

Considering that, nevertheless, I still like STID quite a lot, I guess now’s my chance to own both STID and ST2009, along with the new featurettes, including deleted scenes, and commentary.

I’m tired of having to pop open the Enterprise saucer every time I want to watch Star Trek. And I love all the extras from Into Darkness. This thing will be on sale for $20 at some point…and I’ll be all over it!

Marja, DVD came out in the US around 1997 and by 2000 had pretty much replaced VHS. That was a span of about three years that it took for that format switch to become fairly well entrenched.

Meanwhile, Blu-ray first started coming out in 2006 and it is now 2014. That’s eight years! Frankly, people should consider themselves lucky that movies are still released at all in DVD format.

If a studio doesn’t release their super duper special editions in both formats, I don’t blame them one bit. Blu-ray is hardly a new or prohibitively expensive format anymore.

Here’s to hoping there are more Star Trek film releases in the works! 2016?

I’m interested in the voucher info for people who have already purchased these 2 titles previously.

Could care less, companies always do this and expect people to buy the same movie, two or three times. I already have 2009 and Into Darkness on steel book not to mention that when the third movies comes out (if they are only signed up for three movies) that they will release a NuTrek trilogy box set and eventually for the 50th anniversary probably release a box set containing all 13 movies.

I am hoping for the 50th the original 10 movies are properly remastered and transferred to blu-ray. The first 9 movie blu-ray transfers are not of the best quality (haven’t watched it in a while, can’t remember how Nemesis looks on blu-ray but I remember it being pretty good.)

Anyway a remastering of the first 10 movies with proper transfers in steel book editions with proper movie poster box art is all I ask. Those movies need the CBS treatment, clean those movies up!

Pre-ordered 15 for friends and acquaintances due to the IMAX material!


@ 27. Lemingsworth Bint – June 23, 2014

“Pre-ordered 15 for friends and acquaintances due to the IMAX material!

What about your co-workers? Come on, dude, you should pre-order at least 100 for them, don’t forget your neighbors as well!!


Don’t be absurd. It’s DS9 on blu that’s been cancelled, not Star Trek 3. This is an entirely new pressing, with new features, not an attempt to boost sales.

Bill Hunt gets the credit, and if the rebate is decent, I’m in.

@ 29. The Observer – June 23, 2014

“@4 Don’t be absurd. It’s DS9 on blu that’s been cancelled, not Star Trek 3. This is an entirely new pressing, with new features, not an attempt to boost sales.”

What are you talking about? If you are responding to Matt’s comment @4, I don’t see anything in his comment about ST 13 been cancelled.

As for your point that this is not “not an attempt to boost sales.”, that is BS. STID didn’t bring in as much as ST09 did:


Home Market Performance:

Domestic DVD Sales $104,923,727

Domestic Blu-ray Sales $88,097,476

Total Domestic Video Sales $193,021,203


Home Market Performance

Domestic DVD Sales $22,883,059

Domestic Blu-ray Sales $51,970,756

Total Domestic Video Sales $74,853,815

When you look at the details, you will find that

US Blu-ray sales for ST09 after 19 weeks was $67,376,286

US Blu-ray sales for STID after 22 weeks was $50,775,869

Matt is correct when he says that this is “a cash grab due to lower than hoped disc sales of the STID the first time around.”

Wow, nothing says fan appreciation like jerking us around.

“These Are the Voyages Season 2 ” excerpt ‘The Apple’:

I’m getting this as an early birthday present for myself, even though I don’t own a blu-ray player.

I am interested but am curious how do we have an iMax version when it’s only 1080p capable? What am I missing?

GEE,so if I had just waited I wouldn’t have had to mention this in a different thread yesterday,lol! Happy it’s coming though.


@ 34 — It’s about the aspect ratio from the IMAX footage, obviously not the resolution. This new Into Darkness release will be like how Warner Brothers released The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Returns Blu-ray discs. When there’s IMAX footage it expands to 1.78:1 (16:9) to fill the HDTV screen instead of 2.35:1. Also because it starts with such a high resolution source, you can usually tell the IMAX footage from the regular footage, it usually looks a little bit sharper.

you can get away with this kind of marketing to die-hard Star Trek fans… ;-)

…but to nu-trekkers? only a Lemingsworth Bint would buy this! =D

(you SHOULD be pissed…) ;-)

I never got ST ID as I was too pissed off with how they released it,so I don’t already have this. I have the ’09 movie,but don’t care that I get another copy to get the proper release of ST ID. Or,if I had the patience,I’d wait for the next movie to come out and they release some kinda megaset or whatever,lol! But I don’t,so will most likely get this while I wait.


Sales of the BR Trek “Compendium” skyrocketed as angry fans bought them by the dozens just to burn them in disgust.

Buy the first 2 parts of a guaranteed trilogy… so … that.. ? Yeah, I’ve run out of sentence. ‘Nother slap in the face to ST fans.

24 Yotsuyan, I’m told I can modify my computer to accept Blu-Ray disks for “only about $60” … that’s a goodly part of my monthly budget as a military retiree.

It’s okay, I can be patient, or I can do without. That’s $XX dollars Paramount won’t make from me and $60 Blu-Ray equipment won’t make from me.

I feel fortunate indeed that I have internet in my home at all, instead of having to Trek on down to the public library.

Don’t mean to boreass people, but please remember, not everyone is equally comfortable financially in these United States.

Hi Matt.

As always i enjoy your articles😄.

Respectfully, i disagree with you. Star trek into Darkness, blus and dvds have grossed 75 million dollars so far, and only in the US.

But then again, you re deeper into the franchise, i might be mistaken.

Thank you.

Kind of silly calling it a “compendium” when it’s only two movies.

IMAX you say? Like it should have been from the beginning. Looking forward to this hitting torrent sites in the coming months. Cuz no way am I buying that Into Darkness crapfest.
First movie i’ve ever watched that I have to fast forward through select parts.

“TATW-S2” excerpt:
“Production Diary from ‘Who Mourns for Adonais?’ ”

Book review:

More S1&2 excerpts at bottom:


For those of you claiming this to be a “cash grab” to make up for poor sales, you clearly don’t spend much time in the DVD aisle. This is standard repackaging…especially when paired with a similar feature or sequel. There is nothing out of the ordinary here. Just another day in DVD marketing.

I´m appaled to hear that trekkies, supposedly tech aficcionados, don´t have blu-ray.

in fact, you just need a Playstation 3.

Trekkers like to explore “strange new worlds”, so you´re missing amazing science fiction games like “Enslaved”, “Mass Effect” and “Final Fantasy XIII”.

Come on soldiers!

#41. Marja – June 24, 2014

If you shop carefully and can change a drive yourself, a Blu play only drive can be had for $4. My problem is Blu-ray tech has so much planned obsolescence built into the hardware and software that picking a cheap drive that’ll be updatedable to still play after a few years can be problematical. For example, the player software in my pc can’t play the latest Disney Blus. Keeps saying it needs an “update” to play and I keep running the updates but no can play.

Turns out, that as I’m and avid A/V geek from way back familiar with the politics of these things, I got inspired to see what the player would make of a 3D Blu that came in a new Disney combo pack. And would you believe it? While it refuses to play the Disney standard Blu disc in the same pack, it played the Disney 3D Blu disc as a 2D movie just fine!

Since you are career military retired, what I would do if I were you is see if I could get a line on military surplus pc blu drives that their original contractor is stuck supporting for the next 25 years because it’ll take that long for some base in Slobovia to stop using them, and its updates are easily accessible.

And for the record, I haven’t had any problem playing any current Paramount Blus, yet. But I have noticed their load times seem to be creeping up

#44. Craig – June 24, 2014

You may have a point as the triple-dip for a 4k Blu IMAX edition is definitely on the horizon.

45 Thats – “TATV -S2: Theses Are the Voyages S2 excerpt”

#47. Victor Hugo – June 24, 2014

Where is the logic in recommending a PS3 purchase which is 5 times more expensive than the budgeted amount they said they had available?