DVD NewsBy Christian
July 18, 2000 - 11:41 PM
- Unlike what we reported a few months ago, the new DVD version of 'The City On The Edge Of Forever' does actually contain the original soundtrack, and not the rescored version that was done for the video and laserdisc releases. Strangely enough, the package still contains the warning "some music changed for this release", but the DVD soundtrack itself is actually the original version. It is unclear whether Paramount actually paid for the rights or if someone in the production process sneaked this in, but it is great news for Trek DVD collectors in either case.
- Jeff Bond at the Mothership has put up his review of the new 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan' DVD, awarding it a B+. Here's a snippet:
THE WRATH OF KHAN is the finale of Paramount's woefully underwhelming DVD movie releases - it's rumored that the next DVD, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, will actually be the first TREK movie to receive Special Edition treatment from the studio. The DVD boasts a beautiful transfer that's an improvement over the laserdisc version currently available; the remastering isn't flawless, and still-frame examination of the film will occasionally show up some quite noticeable dirt and flaws. But the overall look is (you should pardon the expression) stellar, as is the Dolby Digital sound mix. And the film's 1982 trailer is an educational look at the less-is-more style of trailer cutting that used to prevail in theaters.For the full review, please follow this link.
- The DVD File has posted a report from the FantastiCon convention, where Paramount representatives David C. Fein, Michael Matessino and Daren Dochterman were also present. These producers were apparently currently working with director Robert Wise on a special edition version of 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'. The DVD file has also been able to confirm that Foundation Imaging is on board the project to revisit the special effects.
- Colin Polonowski at the British DVD Times has posted reviews of Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
- Thanks go out to Gustavo Leao, Daniel Kikin and the Great Link for the last three items.