Star Trek Originals - Digitally Enhanced HD DVD - best price

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
If you looking to get this Season One set - Its not cheap, hence best price thread.

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Amazon.com - $138.95

Dvdworldusa - £130 :eek:



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Season One

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment invite you to experience STAR TREK: The Original Series as never before when the legendary first season arrives for the first time ever in a 10-disc HD DVD/DVD combo disc set on November 20, 2007. Meticulously remastered from the original camera negative specifically for this high-definition release, each classic episode is presented in pristine condition with state-of-the-art digital visual effects. 1960s special effects have been replaced with 21st century computer-generated imagery to give new depth and atmosphere to various elements including the main title sequence, the galaxy shots frequently seen from the Enterprise's bridge, the battle scenes, planets and alien ships, some of the matte paintings used as backdrops for new worlds, as well as the Enterprise and other Starships, which have been replaced with state-of-the-art CGI-created ships. The new computer-generated Enterprise is based on the exact measurements of the original model, which now rests in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The refurbished episodes also feature higher quality sound for the famous opening theme. The original score by Emmy® Award-winning composer Alexander Courage has been re-recorded in state-of-the-art digital stereo audio with an orchestra and a female singer belting out the famous vocals. A digitally remastered version of William Shatner's classic original recording of the 38-word "Space, the final frontier…” monologue continues to open each episode.

In addition, the extraordinary set features true HD audio and exclusive HD DVD interactive features produced by New Wave Entertainment. Interactive menus and a "Starfleet Access” interface will allow viewers to activate icons which provide such features as Picture in Picture video commentaries and an interactive tour of the starship Enterprise. Both the standard definition and high definition presentations also include rare on-set home movie footage, an inside perspective on what it took to transport Trek into the 21st century and much more. Housed in a futuristic clear case, the STAR TREK: The Original Series HD DVD/DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $217.99.

STAR TREK: The Original Series is a 10-disc collection presented in the original aspect ratio (1.33:1) screen. The standard definition presentation includes Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, LAS Mono and French Mono as well as English, LAS and French subtitles. The HD DVD presentation features English Dolby True HD and LAS Mono with English and LAS subtitles. The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated G in Canada.

Bonus features on the HD DVD side are as follows:

* Starfleet Access – On-screen graphical interface allows viewers to access Picture in Picture video commentaries, comparisons of re-mastered vs. original effects, encyclopedic information (science, life forms, technology), episode trivia and more on the following episodes:
o Where No Man Has Gone Before
o The Menagerie, Part 1
o The Menagerie, Part 2
o Balance of Terror
o The Galileo Seven
o Space Seed
o Errand of Mercy
* Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
o From new visual effects to sound, this documentary provides an in-depth exploration of the remastering of classic Star Trek episodes.
* Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
o Join crew member and "extra-extraordinaire” Billy Blackburn as he shares his own behind-the-scenes home movie footage of life on the set of Star Trek.
* Interactive Enterprise Tour
o Viewers will explore the Enterprise interior and exterior in detail as they pilot their own shuttlecraft in this spectacular 3D simulated feature.
* Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online” MMO Game Preview

Bonus features on the standard DVD side are as follows:

* Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
* The Birth of a Timeless Legacy
* Reflections on Spock
* Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner
* To Boldly Go…Season One
* Sci-Fi Visionaries
* Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
* Kiss & Tell: Romance in the 24th Century
* Trek Connections
* Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
* Episode Preview Trailers
* Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online” MMO Game Preview
 

KevD

Distinguished Member
Just checked on Amazon, if you are worried about customs (and RM handling :rolleyes:), you select Priority shipping it automatically charges the customs for you at time of purchase and comes out at £97 all inclusive and its delivered within 2-4 days.

If you order from Amazon using standard delivery at £72.50, your looking at £24 in Customs and handling if charged upon delivery.

Rasczak has posted in the HD forum that it is getting a UK release in Novemeber also, although I cant find any sites listing it yet, so maybe worth holding off ordering until the price of that is seen (although I expect the US release will probably still be cheaper :suicide:)
 

KevD

Distinguished Member
I think I will risk it with Amazon, I am in no rush to recieve so the advance shipping of MT or DVDWorld isnt as important as it might be on other releases.
 

partyweb

Distinguished Member
But what about the Duty/VAT?:eek:
;)
Just checked on Amazon, if you are worried about customs (and RM handling :rolleyes:), you select Priority shipping it automatically charges the customs for you at time of purchase and comes out at £97 all inclusive and its delivered within 2-4 days.

If you order from Amazon using standard delivery at £72.50, your looking at £24 in Customs and handling if charged upon delivery.
 

the_pauley

Banned
If the UK price is silly I'll risk Amazon USA I think, as I've had a good track record with them of pricey box sets getting through without customs touching them.

(Crosses fingers and toes :D )
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Play.com have the UK HD-DVD boxset for £95.99 released 19th November.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Amazon.com @ £54.88 including shipping - sounds good.

Add on probaley £20/25 for customs and its doesnt work out so good.
 

Digiman

Active Member
Just trying to help.

All my Amazon stuff (cheapest postage option) seems to come via Germany. We will see but I think it will be duty free. Either way I cant get it cheaper. I got a limited edition PSP from Australia the other day - duty free. Some you win, some you lose.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Looking at their site there may be Duty on top. Is that right?

Nope, all items are either shipped from inside the UK or are reposted from inside the UK so no customs.

At less than £74 I am quite tempted but I just know that because they are combo's I will get playback problems, oh what to do.
 

Stuart

Distinguished Member
Nope, all items are either shipped from inside the UK or are reposted from inside the UK so no customs.

At less than £74 I am quite tempted but I just know that because they are combo's I will get playback problems, oh what to do.

They played fine in my EP35 :smashin: and I had problems with other combos.

Have you heard of the boiling water trick :smashin:
 

pjclark1

Well-known Member
Nope, all items are either shipped from inside the UK or are reposted from inside the UK so no customs.

At less than £74 I am quite tempted but I just know that because they are combo's I will get playback problems, oh what to do.

There are quite a lot of faulty disks around from this set.
One of mine didn't work, but the replacement did.
I think they have production problems making working combos as many others have reported non-working disks.
 

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