'Search For Spock' DVD Details Announced

By Caillan
July 25, 2002 - 4:16 PM

'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock' DVD cover - courtesy The Digital Bits, copyright Paramount PicturesParamount Pictures yesterday announced the technical specifications for the special edition DVD release of 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.'

The two-disc Region 1 set will warp into North American stores on October 22, the Digital Bits reported. Although a special edition, the DVD will not contain a new director's cut of the film like the 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' releases, but the original theatrical version.

Presented in widescreen anamorphic ratio with a Dolby Digital 5.1 channel soundtrack, the film will also feature a commentary track with members of the production team. Director Leonard Nimoy (Spock), writer-producer Harve Bennett, cinematographer Charles Correll and Robin Curtis (Saavik) will provide audio commentary, with franchise veterans and 'Star Trek: Encyclopedia' authors Michael and Denise Okuda contributing text commentary.

Several never-before-seen featurettes will make up the second disc in the set. These include 'Captain's Log,' which contains retrospective interviews with Nimoy, Curtis, William Shatner (James T. Kirk) and Christopher Lloyd (Commander Kruge), and 'Terraforming and the Prime Directive,' in which a NASA expert explains the science behind the concept of terraforming, as shown by the use of the Genesis Device in the film.

In addition to these extras, the disc will also include three further production featurettes, entitled 'Space Docks and Birds of Prey,' 'Speaking Klingon' and 'Klingon and Vulcan Costumes,' as well as a photo gallery, storyboards and the theatrical trailer.

Although it will not be released until October, the 'Search For Spock' special edition is currently available to pre-order from online retailer Amazon.com. To support TrekToday and save 25% off the list price of $29.99, head over to Amazon.com to secure your copy in advance.

Please note that these details only apply to the Region 1 (North American) set, although the same features are likely be included on the international releases. The original article can be found here at the Digital Bits.

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