Collectors To Reach 'Final Frontier', 'Undiscovered Country'By Michelle
June 12, 2003 - 11:53 PM
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country will reportedly be released as two-disc collectors editions in late 2003 and early 2004 respectively, though there are still no plans for a director's cut of The Final Frontier.
A report at The Digital Bits' Rumor Mill stated that both films will contain the identical film footage as that on the previous releases, but will come packaged with additional material and will be available in anamorphic widescreen format.
As previously reported, director William Shatner had hoped to produce a new edition of the fifth Trek feature with enhanced special effects, which Paramount refused. TrekWeb reported that Shatner has recorded an audio commentary track for the DVD and cited a conversation from the Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home commentary indicating that Leonard Nimoy might join him in providing commentary.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture was the first Trek feature to be released as a collector's edition with the director's cut, featuring retrospective documentaries, deleted scenes and commentary. It can be purchased at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de.
The most recent release, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, arrived in stores this March with commentary by Shatner and Nimoy, a Roddenberry scrapbook and features on the production and special effects. It can also be purchased at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de.
The original item from The Digital Bits' Rumor Mill is here. Thanks to Johan Albrechtsen for the link.