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Old 07-10-21, 01:22 PM
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post

I'm not terribly excited about these sets; I already own all of these movies on DVD (the ten-movie boxed set of the 2-disc SEs) and blu-ray (the TOS and TNG slipcases). Maybe if the price drops down to nothing I might bite. I'm really a point where I'm tired of rebuying things just because there's a slightly better version out.
Well, do you own a 4K TV and 4K UHD Blu-Ray player? If not, then there's really no point to even consider this. I think how this set is being divided up is stupid and is a pure Star Trek whore money grab. But, it's for 4K fans who want to watch these utilizing their 4K TV's full capabilities.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

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I would like to see a release of TMP that has all three cuts of the movie on a single disc, like the Close Encounters of the Third Kind blu-ray, with each version selectable via seamless branching, and the ability to view the exclusive/unique scenes marked.

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The theatrical and SLV might work since the SLV is just extra footage to pad the runtime. The Directorís Version made more trims and and audio edits to create a different experience. So Iíd think it would need at least two discs.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

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https://www.fathomevents.com/events/...ate=2021-08-19

The remastered version of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is returning to theaters for a 2 night event in August for it's 35th anniversary.

I actually saw this in theaters back in 1986 as a 13 year old. I might consider seeing it when the time comes.

If you're even remotely interested, you can enter your zip code and see if it's coming to your city.
I remember seeing it in a cheap dollar theater. I wonder if anything like that still exists.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

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Well, do you own a 4K TV and 4K UHD Blu-Ray player? If not, then there's really no point to even consider this. I think how this set is being divided up is stupid and is a pure Star Trek whore money grab. But, it's for 4K fans who want to watch these utilizing their 4K TV's full capabilities.
I really don't see a huge improvement from blu-ray to 4K, particularly with older movies like these. Maybe some better grain structure. And I don't think HDR adds much to movies that weren't made with it mind.

There are a few movies I will upgrade to 4K, like 2001 A Space Odyssey, first six Star Wars films (I do have Solo in 4K because I bought the Target limited edition), Lord of the Rings, Alien/Aliens, but there are a lot a marginal releases like the old Star Trek movies that I won't bother with unless they're dirt cheap.

And other stuff, like the James Bond movies or any number of old horror movies I already own on blu-ray, I'll probably never upgrade. And while I love movies like Terminator and Robocop, the blu-rays look good enough to my eyes. I'm not sure having the dodgy special effects be even clearer will increase my enjoyment of them.

I will, however, get a 4K version of a movie when it's the same price as or cheaper than the blu-ray edition, like my Black Friday purchases of Blade Runner 2049 and Deadpool 2 on 4K. BR2049 on 4K was the same price as the blu-ray, so I went ahead and got those. I probably would have favored 4K for BR2049 anyway, but I wouldn't have bothered with DP2 in 4K. Actually, I think I picked up DP2 on 4K because I couldn't find the DP2 blu-ray with the second disc of supplements or something.



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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I really don't see a huge improvement from blu-ray to 4K, particularly with older movies like these. Maybe some better grain structure. And I don't think HDR adds much to movies that weren't made with it mind.

There are a few movies I will upgrade to 4K, like 2001 A Space Odyssey, first six Star Wars films (I do have Solo in 4K because I bought the Target limited edition), Lord of the Rings, Alien/Aliens, but there are a lot a marginal releases like the old Star Trek movies that I won't bother with unless they're dirt cheap.

And other stuff, like the James Bond movies or any number of old horror movies I already own on blu-ray, I'll probably never upgrade. And while I love movies like Terminator and Robocop, the blu-rays look good enough to my eyes. I'm not sure having the dodgy special effects be even clearer will increase my enjoyment of them.
If a Blu-ray has a really good transfer, the upgrade to 4K HDR may not be as compelling. But in the case of both Star Trek and James Bond, a sizable chunk of the movies had mediocre to poor transfers on Blu-ray. A 4K edition affords the studio an excuse to remaster the movies.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

For me Iím only buying 4K releases of films I either really like or movies I havenít owned but want to. Definitely being more selective now than in the past.
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Old 08-21-21, 01:33 PM
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

Well, tomorrow is the last day for the 35th anniversary screenings of Star Trek IV. It was showing on Thursday and tomorrow. It's playing at 2 theaters near me, so I decided to purchase a ticket. Yes I could easily watch this at home. I own all the movies on BD, but I thought it would be fun to re-visit this on the big screen 35 years later. The movie also includes a featurette on the cast and crew remembering this 3 movie arc. ST II though IV. I'm looking forward to seeing how the remastered version looks.



Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
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The remastered version of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is returning to theaters for a 2 night event in August for it's 35th anniversary.

I actually saw this in theaters back in 1986 as a 13 year old. I might consider seeing it when the time comes.

If you're even remotely interested, you can enter your zip code and see if it's coming to your city.

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I would have gone to the 35th Anniversary screening of The Voyage Home, but the closest theater to me thatís playing it is three hours away.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K


Just got back from seeing Star Trek IV. So good seeing it on the big screen 35 years later.

So the feature they played before the movie was actually on the DVD about the Trek 3 movie arc. So it wasn’t unique to this presentation. The interviews were old including Harve Bennett, who has already passed away and I just checked my BD and that feature is on the BD. After it was done they showed a short promo about the new 4K set coming in September.

Anyhow, not much to say other than it’s still a damn good film and holds up well now. I didn’t notice any glaring improvements with the picture.

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Hot diggity damn. That better get a disc release.
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Damn that looks fantastic.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

I bought 1-10 for $20 on iTunes last year, and it looks like the first 4 have already upgraded to 4K. Plus, I have the Wrath of Khan director's cut in UHD on VUDU. Since I kept the two disc DVDs for all ten movies that is probably enough for me. That having been said a reissue of the director's edition of the first movie would be tempting in a way nothing else really is.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

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I bought 1-10 for $20 on iTunes last year, and it looks like the first 4 have already upgraded to 4K. Plus, I have the Wrath of Khan director's cut in UHD on VUDU. Since I kept the two disc DVDs for all ten movies that is probably enough for me. That having been said a reissue of the director's edition of the first movie would be tempting in a way nothing else really is.
We're in the same boat with our purchases.
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Re: Star Trek Films in 4K

So iTunes is selling the Star Trek 10 movie bundle for $35. Star Trek I-IV are in 4K. They were upgraded recently after Paramount released the new 4 movie 4K disc set.

This is a really good deal, so I decided to go with this. So whenever future movies come out in 4K, I'm sure the rest of the bundle will be upgraded as well. Saves me the shelf space.

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