'Star Trek II' Director's Edition Announced

By Lisa
May 11, 2002 - 10:24 PM

The rumours and release set backs are finally at an end: 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' is officially heading for DVD as a special Director's Edition.

Paramount announced yesterday that a brand new 116-minute cut of the movie has been prepared for the release by director Nicholas Meyer. The DVD will hit shelves on August 6th.

In addition to the new cut, the two disk DVD set will have over four hours of extra features - enough trivia, nitpicks, and information to satisfy the most hard-core Star Trek fans.

Disk one will contain the movie, with commentaries by Meyer and Michael Okuda. The second disk will house the extras. It will contain interviews from 1982 with the film's stars, alongside new interviews from William Shatner (James T. Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Ricardo Montalban (Khan Noonien Singh), Nicholas Meyer and more. Other extras include 'Designing Khan' - a comparison of the first two Trek movies, interviews with Trek novelists, and visual effects features.

The special edition follows a similar new release of 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' late last year. The release was widely acclaimed by fans and critics alike, and picked up a 2001 Video Premiere Awards. 'The Motion Picture' re-release is available to buy here from Amazon.com.

'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' will be presented in widescreen format with Dolby Digital English 5.1 sound. It carries a PG rating in the US and Canada.

For more information on the forthcoming release, follow this link to the official Star Trek site.

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