The most lauded production in the Star Trek catalog is getting a facelift. Coming this summer, Paramount is releasing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in Nicholas Meyer’s popular director’s cut version for the first time in Blu-ray format. It’s one of several releases this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise.
Long referred to as among the best science fiction films of all time, Wrath of Khan has been digitally remastered in high definition with a higher picture quality than available before. It will include both the Director’s Edition (previously only available on DVD) and the original theatrical version. The Blu-ray also includes a new, nearly 30-minute documentary entitled “The Genesis Effect: Engineering The Wrath of Khan,” which details the development and production of the film through archival footage, photos and new interviews. Two hours of previously released material fills out the disc set.
Pre-order it now here from Amazon.com to get it when it is released June 7, 2016.
Director Nicholas Meyer was recently tapped as chief writer for the next Star Trek TV series, coming in 2017. He also directed the other Star Trek film competing for “best of the best” cred, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Here are the complete specs for the Blu-ray release:
–The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD,
–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!
–Original interviews with DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban
–Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of ST2
–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
–A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban
The cover art for the Blu-ray is a previously released Mondo retro-poster created to commemorate the film. Look for the Blu-ray available in stores June 7, 2016.