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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country: Special Collector's Edition

Nicholas Meyer returns to give Star Trek the energy and style he used to make Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan such a success. Here Captain Kirk and crew go up against not only a Shakespeare-spouting Klingon warrior (Christopher Plummer) eager to let slip the dogs of war; now they have to also battle their own racial prejudices. The script turns on too many contrived plot conveniences, but Undiscovered Country is still another rollicking, fun Nick Meyer movie. This last film to feature the series' original cast gives our favorite space cowboys a fine sunset to ride off into. Fans will notice right away that Paramount's two-disc Special Collector's Edition of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is far and away superior to the previous bare-bones, non-anamorphic DVD edition. The imagery looks super (though the more anal retentive purists will chafe at the new aspect ratio), and sounds great too. Add-ons include a worthwhile commentary track and Disc Two's collection of featurettes, which deliver the best making-of supplements found on any of these Special Edition Trek sets so far.
—Mark Bourne

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