Star Trek DVD News

By Christian
April 11, 2000 - 11:58 PM

The DVD File has put up a short news bit detailing what we can expect from Paramount in the field of Star Trek DVDs over the coming months. Apparently, the new 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock' DVD contains a booklet promoting Paramount's upcoming DVD releases, including 'Star Trek I: The Motion Picture', 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' and DVDs from the Next Generation. Though no specific release dates were mentioned in the booklet, Paramount later told the site it should expect an announcement of the Star Trek II DVD very soon, with the DVD file expecting the disc to be released in summer. Apparently the Star Trek II DVD will not contain any extra scenes, which is a pity, as a great amount of extra film material exists for that movie.

In addition to that news bit, the DVD File's Cliff Stephenson has also written a review of the new 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock' DVD, awarding it a not-so-great price/value rating of 50%. In his review, Stephenson is very positive about the disc's video quality, though, and he does recommend the film to readers:

If you've already decided to collect all the TREK films on DVD then I'm not sure why you're reading this, you're already going to buy it. For all those others, the new DVD presentation of STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK is definitely the finest way to experience the film outside of a 70mm six-track Dolby theatrical engagement. Now bring me KHAN

More can be found in the full review.

Bill Hunt at the Digital Bits has also written a review of the Search for Spock DVD, awarding it a C, and listing about the same good and bad points as Cliff Stephenson did - the good quality of the video and sound, and the disappointing lack of extras.

In case you're interested, also available now are the DVD File review and the Digital bits review of 'Galaxy Quest', the Tim Allen Star Trek spoof.

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