'Insurrection' DVD Features Highlighted

By Michelle
May 29, 2005 - 6:04 PM

Star Trek: Insurrection is scheduled to be released on June 7th in a new special edition two-disc set with never-before-seen extras.

An early online review is available at The Digital Bits, which rated the film only a C+ but gave a B/B+ to the features and video, while the audio received an A. "The problem here is not with second-time director Jonathan Frakes - he is clearly very capable, and keeps the action going as best he can," noted the review. "The problem here is the writing. The ratio of actual drama to sap is too imbalanced."

But the video transfer on this edition is deemed to be cleaner and sharper, while the Director's Notebook on the second disc, in which Frakes discusses his problems with the script, are appreciated, as is the featurette on alien design.

DVD Answers has a look at the menus and deleted scenes, with numerous screen captures of each. The disc is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Meanwhile, two new DVDs created by a Star Trek: Enterprise VFX artists teaches special effects methods. 3D Effects Compositing and Set Extensions, both by Jarrod Davis, demonstrate the use of LightWave 3D and Discreet Combustion to create professional quality effects. (Thanks to TrekWeb.)

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