Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Lex, Jan 12, 2004.
Taken from the R2-Project website:
I have pre-ordered this from Amazon on R1.
It is cheaper (£11.87) and the packaging is better.
It is also due out earlier (28th January).
The region 1s are always out earlier. I disagree about the packaging though - I much prefer the R2 cardboard slip cases
Is it anamorphic?
If it is I'm selling my original copy!
Star Treks 1 - 5 special editions were all anamorphic so I am fairly certain that 6 will be as well...
It is:- Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
And it is £17.99 on play.com, if anyone is interested.
Star Trek 6 was the very first Trek film shot in the Super 35 format and composed for 2.35:1 at cinemas, i sure hope theyre showing it as 2.35:1 on dvd and including the additional 2 minutes which the UK edition had when i bought it on widescreen VHS all those years ago, theres a shock twist at the end which the american cinema version didnt have included.
This costs only £6.09 on R1 from DVD Soon.
This movie on DVD and before that on widescreen video has always been 1.85:1, not 2.35:1.
According to my current dvd of Star Trek VI it is 2.35:1 Widescreen or is that a misprint?
I was also wondering whether Star Trek VI on dvd will have the extra footage that was not shown in the cinema, my ex-rental VHS made a big deal about it.
I had it on widescreen VHS but I don't remember whether it had extra footage from the cinema... What was the extra footage? And what was the twist?
Review due of the R2 disc first week February, R1 disc in the next few weeks.
Must say I do prefer the R2 packaging of these special editions to the R1, which looks a bit cheap and tacky in comparison, but at roughly a £12 saving per disc, I'll live with it!
The missing footage involved a Starfleet Officer named Colonel West (played by Rene Auberjenois - Odo in "Deep Space 9").
The two scenes missing from the theatrical version showed West briefing the ambassadors at Starfleet Headquarters, and the revelation that he is disguised as the Klingon assassin killed at at Khitomer. In the theatrical version we do not see the disguise pulled off and are left with the impression that the assassin was a Klingon.
These two scenes only occupied a couple of minutes of screen time, so it will be interesting if the interviews on the new edition reveal the reasons for removing West from the movie. One suggestion made at the time was that Auberjenois was selected to play Odo just before the film's release and they decided to remove him because of this. This doesn't hold water as the actor would be virtually unrecognisable under the Odo makeup.
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Thanks the_pauley - I remember seeing those scenes now... As for the price of region one vs region two if you wait a couple of months the R2 star trek special editions always come down in price - I paid no more than £7.99 for 1 - 4 (still waiting for five to come down a bit more as it isn't a film I am in a hurry to see again!)
Speaking of the previous films ST1 & 2 were both 'Directors Cuts' wheras 3,4 & 5 were just 'special editions'. A real shame they couldn't do new versions of all of them...
the_pauley. I don't remember NOT seeing those scenes!
Seeing as the scenes were only not present in the cinema release which was a good 13 years ago, who would remember since they have been present in the VHS/DVD and whenever it was shown on TV.
Id say the revelation revealed within those 2 extra minutes is a pretty crucial plot point wouldnt u ?
i hope its included on the dvd version as to not include it completely alters the perception of the entire film.
I know that they were not on the cinema version as I distinctly remember seeing them for the first time on video... it's all coming back to me now...
Well if they decided to drop those scenes as it would conflict with the same actor playing one part in a film and another in a series, they obviously changed their mind when they cast the Tuvok character from 'Voyager' in the film 'Generations'
Also wasn't Worf in ST:VI
Yes Michael Dorn was in VI, but he was playing one of Worf's ancestors.
Trivia question: As well as Tim Russ (Tuvok), another refugee from two VERY famous SF blockbuster movies was also in "Star Trek: Generations". Who?
The woman who played John Conner's foster mother in T2 was a bridge officer in Generations...
Of course Malcolm McDowell was in Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange...
Patrick Stewart was in Dune...
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That's right, Jenette Goldstein from "Terminator 2", who also played Vasquez in "Aliens".
I didn't recognise her as Vasquez
Not many people do, but indeed, 'tis she!
Must be the long hair - and I guess she must have pumped those muscles up for her role in Aliens.
On the commentary track on Aliens she says she was into female bodybuilding before she got the part in Aliens, i guess she toned down after getting her big movie break.
I always assumed it supposed to be Worf himself.
Seeing as McCoy is in the film, and his character is supposed to have lived long enough to appear in the first episode of The Next Generation, I presumed that Klingons had a longer lifespan than humans.
And isn't he actaully referred to as Worf in the court scene ?
Yes, but he is refered to as Colonel Worf, he is a relative / ancestor. Bit like you having the same name as your grandad.
And yes, Klingons do have a long lifespan, but Next Gen Worf is a young man. Don't forget he was raised by human parents and went straight into Starfleet Academy as a cadet when old enough, he did not spend time on the Klingon homeworld, let alone serve in their military.
FYI she was also in Titanic (another Cameron flick) and Lethal Weapon 2. Just thought i'd join in
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