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Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Director's Edition

Paramount's Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Director's Edition offers an impressive, fan-friendly upgrade of the franchise's troubled first theatrical attempt. With various edits large and small, plus ample digital redo, the movie is now tighter, brisker, and possesses new special effects that support the material without worsening the original's over-reliance on effects above human drama. Jerry Goldsmith's memorable score now has a chance to stretch out in DD 5.1. However, the source-print still needs a good cleaning. Along with a good anamorphic transfer (2.35:1), features on the two-disc set include a commentary track by director Robert Wise, special photographic effects director Douglas Trumbull, special photographic effects supervisor John Dykstra, music composer Jerry Goldsmith, and actor Stephen Collins; a textual commentary by Michael Okuda; three retrospective documentaries; five additional scenes from the '79 theatrical version, eleven deleted scenes from the '83 TV version, and more. Dual-DVD keep-case.
—Mark Bourne

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