'Final Frontier' Collector's Edition DVD Announced

By Caillan
July 16, 2003 - 6:45 AM

'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' - courtesy StarTrek.com, copyright Paramount PicturesStar Trek V: The Final Frontier, arguably the most criticised Trek feature film, will receive a DVD release fit for a king, or at least a Starfleet captain.

The two-disc Collector's Edition DVD is scheduled for release in North America on October 14, 2003, StarTrek.com reported. The DVD will include the original 106-minute cut of the film, directed by William Shatner (James T. Kirk), in widescreen format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround soundtracks.

Shatner and his daughter Lisabeth will provide audio commentary to the film on disc one, which will also include a text commentary by Trek veterans and trivia wizards Michael and Denise Okuda, authors of the Star Trek Encyclopedia and the Star Trek Chronology.

Disc two boasts over five hours of extras, including a tribute to production designer Herman Zimmerman, who has worked on every Star Trek series and feature film since The Final Frontier except for Star Trek: Voyager. The disc also includes an original interview with William Shatner; "Cosmic Thoughts", a featurette discussing religion in the Trek universe; and "The Journey", which looks at the creation of the film from script to screen.

There will also be several deleted scenes, two versions of the trailer, a production gallery, and numerous other featurettes examining different aspects of Star Trek V, from the advertising campaign to a look at the movie's Klingon characters.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Collector's Edition DVD will retail at $24.99. Please note that these details only apply to the Region 1 (North America) version of the film, though it is expected international releases will have the same features. For a full list of specifications, head over to StarTrek.com.

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