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|Seller Notes:||“No picture on the case. The DVDs shows scratches as it was used. They both work great.”|
|Genre:||Sci-Fi & Fantasy||Movie/TV Title:||star trek|
|Director:||Robert Wise, Robert Wise Jr.||Region Code:||DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)|
|In STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, the original crew of the Starship Enterprise from the 1960s TV show is reunited in this dramatic, full-length science fiction epic. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner), formerly a captain, is called upon to collect his old crewmates in order to save humanity from a giant, hostile alien vessel steadily approaching Earth and destroying everything in its path. The complex alien life-forms apparently possess such an advanced intelligence that even the brilliant Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) fails to comprehend the massive structure that contains them. There is tension on the ship, as well as in the universe, as Commander Willard Decker (Stephen Collins), the Enterprise's new captain, is relegated to being Kirk's assistant. In addition, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), the lovable, crotchety doctor who is constantly at odds with Spock, must be tricked away from his life of relaxation to serve on a voyage he wants no part of. It's not long before the Enterprise is taken over by the alien entity, and navigator Ilia (Persis Khambatta) is abducted. When she is returned to the Enterprise, she informs Kirk that unless the entity is united with its creator, it will destroy the Earth. With excellent special effects and witty nods to the old series, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE set a new standard in sci-fi films--and paved the way for a host of excellent sequels.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3362777|
|Product Key Features|
|Genre||Sci-Fi & Fantasy|
|Director||Robert Wise, Robert Wise Jr.|
|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner|
|Display Format||Director's Cut; Sensormatic|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||2|
|Edition||Director's Cut; Sensormatic|
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Version
An excellent revamp of the film by the director, Robert Wise, correcting many of the flaws that time constraints caused in the theatrical release. Some excellent new CGI, completing uncompleted effects and the best selection of shots is included. Perhaps a future release will re-do some of the rushed 1979 model shots to smooth out those matte lines. The second disc has some excellent features, including all the unused scenes that were cut into the theatrical release for the longer TV broadcast version. Thank God the director did not include too many of these in his version or it would have seemed hopelessly padded. Now all we need is a Blu-Ray release with a clean digital transfer, which may not happen for a while due to rights issues with the estate of Robert Wise.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: dominianell_0
A Director's Cut Worth Seeing
While I liked the original version, I do think this one is better overall. While not as good as Wrath of Khan, I do think it's a must for any fan of the series. The only way to view this version of the film is on this DVD release. For now there don't seem to be any plans to release it on Blu Ray, but the DVD transfer is good enough that you shouldn't see a huge drop-off in quality. One of the biggest knocks on the original film was it dragged on too long, especially in the middle act, and this version makes a solid attempt to correct that issue. When the film was released in 1979, director Robert Wise didn't have much opportunity to edit the film as the famously troubled production was rushed to meet the release date. About 20 years later he was given the opportunity to re-edit the film and the result was this 2001 DVD release. Spruced up with a few new effects, the result is a better paced film that tells a tighter story.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: mocha822
Busybodies ran rampant in the editing bay!
Comments on The Director's Cut of TMP: I have always enjoyed this film for exactly the aspect which its "creators" have attempted to reduce here: imperfection. This film was made in the 70's, and that's okay because the effects were always stunning and look so even to this day. That's why it irks me that for the "Director's Cut" of "Star Trek: the Motion Picture" (TMP), new CGI effects have been rendered. Some changes in the sound mix have been made as well, in addition to some highly-questionable cuts. I can understand the desire to go back and "fix up" an old gem like this, but it seems to me that more care should have been paid to respecting the work of the artists on the original. Entire external shots of the Enterprise have been replaced here, with new CGI shots that are neither reasonably different or superior. All in all, the new CGI versions seem entirely unnecessary. I disagree with certain cuts made in the beginning of the film which serve only to further sterilize the film. I'm specifically referring to a scene where Admiral Kirk is briefing the Enterprise crew on the dangers of their mission, during which they receive a transmission from a space station which is then attacked and destroyed in full view of all watching. Afterward, when the transmission abruptly halts, Kirk orders Uhura to deactivate the viewer. As the room stands is stunned silence, he has to repeat himself so that she can tear her eyes away from the horrifying sight she has just witnessed and follow his order. In the new version, there is no hesitation whatsoever. Wise claims that it didn't make sense to show anyone performing in any way other than exemplary if you were to believe they had what it took to save the world. Well, to me that only highlights what some people don't get about "Star Trek." The 23rd century isn't supposed to be populated with perfect, robotic officers who never make a mistake or betray the slightest emotion unless ordered to. It's about the HUMAN adventure (which is "just beginning," by the way), and small moments which portray the human heart and feeling of our central characters are what is usually sorely lacking in the overly sanitized and perfected "Trek" of Robert Wise. I think that sense of idyllic perfection of character, mixed with the pristine colors and passionless lines of the film's design are what made it so awfully boring in the first place. It is apparent that in 2001 when this set was released, Robert Wise still hadn't figured out what "Star Trek" was about. Here what he removed was one of the only interesting moments in the entire film. I also take issue with the re-rendering of the opening titles, which has apparently been done in iMovie or a similar program. They look cheap and amateurish, more like what you'd expect to see on a televised awards show than a massively expensive and well-produced sci-fi film like this. They look out of place and the effect is jarring. Some of the new material is welcome, such as the additional detail seen in the background of scenes on Earth. New shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the bay from Starfleet were added and look lovely. And...that's about it. Let me say this to the team behind this release (which was ignored for the Blu-Ray set): Less is more, remember? The work done on the original film was groundbreaking, and most of the improvements made here were unnecessary.
Iconic Science Fiction that started the world of Trekies and nerds
This Movie Probably Changed the Direction of hundreds of thousands, If it would not exhist we would have no Trekies. It's Iconic Value makes it a 10 Star but as a Trekie I Gave it a 4 out of 5 based on the special effects, the story line was thrown together poorly with too many left open story lines that were new to the world of Trek Back then. It's main Story Line with V'ger was well done tho, if you read any of the books you would see some of their direction in this movie, as well as the new Star Trek Film, it also has some of the old school Book lines. I watched this film in the threaters as a child and remember that day like it was yesterday, it definded me, it made me a nerd, and made me a good person, People who like Trek will simply be good people... and nerds.