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Paramount’s initial Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray release left many fans disappointed with the lack of bonus features included with the film. The release of Star Trek: The Compendium, a new Blu-ray box set, scheduled to be released later this fall, should remedy those concerns.
The new 4-disc set will compile a 2-disc Star Trek (2009) Blu-ray along with all of the bonus features that were originally included with that release with a 2-disc Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray special edition.
According to a report on Digital Bits, the first disc of Into Darkness Special Edition will include the IMAX version of the film along with enhanced audio commentary, with director J.J. Abrams, VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, co-producer Tommy Harper, composer Michael Giacchino, editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, D.P. Dan Mindel and second unit D.P. Bruce McCleary, producer Bryan Burk and writer/producer Damon Lindelof. Plus, “Creating the Red Planet”, “Attack on Starfleet”, “The Klingon Home World”, “The Enemy of My Enemy”, “Ship to Ship”, “Brawl by the Bay”, and “Continuing the Mission”, the Target-exclusive featurettes, “The Voyage Begins… Again”, “Rebuilding the Enterprise”, “Vengeance Is Coming”, “Mr. Spock and Mr. Spock”, “Kirk and Spock”, and “Visual Affection”, trailers, and all 6 Best Buy/Cinema Now-exclusive featurettes, “Down with the Ship”, “National Ignition Facility: Home of the Core”, “Safety First”, “Unlocking the Cut”, “The Sound of Music and FX”, and “Aliens Encountered”.
In addition, all-new deleted scenes, an new photo gallery, a gag reel, and two new featurettes, “Fitting the Future” and “Property of Starfleet” will also be included.
Scheduled to be released in September, it was noted that Paramount is working on a rebate offer for those who purchased the original Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray.
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