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April 15, 2016

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Remastered Blu-ray

by Reggie's Take

“Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny; anything else is a waste of material.” and it seems Paramount doesn’t want to waste an opportunity with what’s considered one of if not the best movie of the original cast.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan released to theaters in 1982 was more or less a second attempt in reviving the Star Trek franchise after the Motion Picture in 1979 and while Paramount celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary one of the gifts from the movie studio is giving one of the most loved movies in the franchise a bit of an upgrade.

Paramount on June 7th will be releasing a digitally remastered version of the classic Star Trek film from a new scan of the original film negative. This release of “The Wrath of Khan” on Blu-ray will not only include the theatrical release of the film, but also Nicholas Meyer’s Director’s Edition. The director’s cut of “The Wrath of Khan” has only previously been available on DVD or on iTunes in 720p.

The cover for the new Blu-ray of “The Wrath of Khan” was created by Tyler Scout. It was originally created as a poster through Mondo.

In case you were wondering Paramount has no future plans in remastering any of the other Star Trek movies at this time.

 

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Blu-ray Cover Image

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Blu-ray Cover / Paramount

Paramount’s full press release below.

Director’s Edition of Classic Star Trek Film Arrives on Blu-ray™ for the First Time Ever

STAR TREK II
The Wrath of Khan

Debuting June 7, 2016, Blu-ray Includes Digitally Remastered Film, Plus a Brand New Documentary on the Making of the Fan-Favorite Movie

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise will boldly go where they have never gone before when STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Director’s Edition arrives for the first time ever on Blu-ray June 7, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Star Trek franchise, this classic film has been digitally remastered in high definition with brilliant picture quality and will be presented in both Nicholas Meyer’s Director’s Edition and the original theatrical version.

The Blu-ray also includes a brand-new, nearly 30-minute documentary entitled “The Genesis Effect: Engineering The Wrath of Khan,” which details the development and production of this fan-favorite film through archival footage, photos and new interviews.

In addition to the new documentary, the STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Director’s Edition Blu-ray is bursting with more than two hours of previously released special features including multiple commentaries, original interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and DeForest Kelley, explorations of the visual effects and musical score, a tribute to Ricardo Montalban, storyboards and much more.

Captain Kirk’s Starfleet career enters a new chapter as a result of his most vengeful nemesis: Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically enhanced conqueror from late 20th century Earth. Escaping his forgotten prison, Khan sets his sights on both capturing Project Genesis, a device of god-like power, and the utter destruction of Kirk.

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Director’s Edition Blu-ray
The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:

  • Director’s Edition in high definition
  • Theatrical Version in high definition
  • Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer (Director’s Edition & Theatrical Version)
  • Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (Theatrical Version)
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda (Director’s Edition)
  • Library Computer (Theatrical Version)
  • The Genesis Effect: Engineering The Wrath of Khan — NEW!
  • Production
    • Captain’s Log
    • Designing Khan
    • Original interviews with DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban
    • Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • James Horner: Composing Genesis
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics
    • A Novel Approach
    • Starfleet Academy: The Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI
  • Farewell
    • A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer

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