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Director(s): Robert Wise
IMDB Rating: 6.2
An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the U.S.S. Enterprise--still in drydock after a major overhaul. As Captain Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, the legendary Admiral James T. Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the intruder. But it has been three years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise on its historic five year mission...is he up to the task of saving the Earth?HD 1080p PC, Mac, PS3 and XBOX 360 COMPATIBLE
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(21 May 2013)
This review is from: Star Trek: The Motion Picture- The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) (DVD) This is the first DVD I've bought where all the extras were interesting and worth watching. The modifications to the 1979 movie, including new special effects, and better editing provide a very good look at how the movie might have been if Paramount hadn't messed it up.The new special effects alone would make this a valuable addition to ones DVD collection, but that only scratches the surface of what is here. Wise has expertly edited the movie bring a much needed pace, and included scenes that had been deleted. Another bonus is a feature on Phase II the Trek series that never happened; including some test scenes that were shot.If you are a Trek fan then this is a must have DVD. I cannot say enough about how thrilled I am about this version.
gazzo-2 (21 May 2013)
Overall I agree-it is too long, kinda klunky in some of the FX andperformances-but it has its good parts too. Always enjoyed Spock's trip intoV'Ger, for example, and some of the themes they came up with involving saidV'Ger looking for its Maker, etc. Ray Wise said that the good FX were donelate and that he barely had time enough to do more than stick'em in and ifthat meant the film was too long, then so be it.It is a decent opening in the series, nothing great-**1/2 outta ****, donewith skill and pretty considering.
Terrence L. O'Briant (20 May 2013)
This movie could have been a hit and a classic without being a "Star Trek"movie, it is that good. It has a great script that keeps you wondering,right up to the end. Probably one of the most surprising endings since "ThePlanet of the Apes."This film focused on a couple of the characters, and had plenty ofbeautiful imagery. The current Star Trek producers could learn a lot fromthis one.
MaximumCheese (19 May 2013)
I picked up this little jewel at a flea market in Hickville, IL. Uponwatching it, I immediately felt the old Star Trek nostalgia I remember sowell from Star Treks III and IV. It is a great movie and lives up to theStar Trek legacy very well. It doesn't have the most action out of all theStar Trek movies, but it is very cerebral and someone who loves space lorewill love this movie. Everything about the movie is great, from the specialeffects (which are stupendous for the time period) to the refittedEnterprise, which doesn't look straight out of an early 60's comic book.
NewDivide1701 (18 May 2013)
Criticized as the Motionless Picture, Star Trek: The Motions Picture'sslowness is greatly exaggerated.In fact, there is no such thing as a good, slow movie. If the movieseems slow, then it is incapable of keeping your attention for verylong. With either action, suspense or intrigue.It's like you walking at a brisk pace, you see someone walking slowly,yet you find that person so intriguing, you slow down at the same speedas that person. Now that person is no longer slow, that person is nowwalking at the same rate as you.Star Trek the Motion Picture brings forth intrigue and amazement thatdoesn't condemn it as a slow movie. The epic scope of the movie, themystery of the invader, the incredible visuals, the interesting storyline. Albeit there are slow moments that do hurt the movie, but notenough to ruin it.Unlike some movies, this one isn't fueled by testosterone. Doesn't needpointless language, nudity or violence. It brings forth one of manythings that make Star Trek irresistible. Venturing into the unknown.The movie is about the reuniting of the crew of the newly refittedstarship Enterprise, and to investigate an incredibly powerful alienentity approaching Earth with the power to destroy it. And every stepof the way, the mystery of the alien entity builds.The movie is remarkable even with extreme restriction on both time andbudget. Being bounced from being a canceled pilot of Star Trek: Phase2, to a TV movie, to a grand motion picture. Many tight schedules tomeet its release date. Some of the concept of the script wasimprovised. And still brought forth and excellent rebirth of Star Trek.Not recommended for people who suffer from testosterone poisoning, butdefinitely recommended for people who can look beyond the believable.Give Star Trek: The Motion Picture; 7 out of 10.
(18 May 2013)
I am a fan of the original version of this film (guilty pleasure), though I completely understand people who say it is very longwinded. I had heard initially that this DVD was going to re-edit the film extensively and was going to shorten many of the more longer pointless scenes (Kirk's shuttle tour of the Enterprise, some of the longer cloud sequences, etc). I was under the impression that this was going to be a tighter version of the movie but unfortunately these looonggg scenes still remain in their entirety. As far as the re-edits go, there are only a few inserts from the longer 1983 T.V. version and a few deletions from the original theatrical version (or very slight changes) but thats pretty much it. They did do a good job enhancing many of the visual effects much the same way the Star Wars Trilogy was redone years ago. The only complaint I have is the sound seems to be muffled in some areas. It seems like the dialogue and the music are very clear and sharp but everything else is somewhat drowned out, which I found disapointing. However to sum up, if you like the original release or the T.V. version you should like this as it really is basically the same.
(18 May 2013)
Beautiful homage to the original intent. Amazing V'GER in full light! The new spoundtrack with sound effects in place makes it worth it alone!
(18 May 2013)
Hey all you Star Trek Fans! I loved this movie and I'm not really even I star Trek fan really. It was well thought out, and the characters were very believeable. I only rented it because I like Stephen Collins and I rent every movie he's in in fact, I rent every movie that every cast member of 7th Heaven has been in. In this movie in case you don't know him, he played Captain/Comander Willard. Great Guy! Also, I took away one star because the picture quality was crummy.
(17 May 2013)
This movie started life as a 1 hour episode. When it was turned into a movie, the script was kept at its episode length, and the move was legnthened by adding gee-wiz visuals of V'Ger. The first half hour is good. The last half hour is good. The middle hour just never gets going. I kept wating for interesting things between Decker and Ilia, but nothing ever happened. The crew seems to just sit around waiting for the last half hour to come so they can do something.Still it isn't a truely dreadfull movie. (Trek V pretty much defines the low end of the Trek quality spectrum.) It isn't even a bad one. It is just overly slow. It has beautifull graphics and special effects that mostly still hold up against later Trek movies. The soundtrack is gorgeous. The new Enterprise was very cool at the time.This director's cut improves on the original quite a bit, but it is still just a good movie.In the story arc of the 6 "original series" movies, I generally rank this equal, or maybe just a hair above Trek 3. I give it 3 stars, the Amazon defined "I like it" rank. Because I do like it.
(17 May 2013)
This is the director's edition of Star Trek the Motion Picture and the first time this movie will be released on DVD. Now if you think this an average Paramont DVD, YOU ARE WRONG! Given the fact that this is the first Star Trek motion picture Paramont and the people who work with Star Trek special effects. Decided that this DVD unlike the others is full of extras. One of the extras which is kind of a secret is a cgi model of the enterprise which will be hidden on the second DVD. Which is somewhat confirmed on the startrek website. These kind of extras are what makes a DVD so cool and is the true explotation of the media and technolgy for this reason you got have this DVD five stars all the way
(16 May 2013)
This director's cut by Robert Wise has some minor visual and audio improvements. Other editing is done as well, which is explained on the DVD. But overall, I still think this is a dull movie, and I'm a Star Trek fan. The DVD does have some nice behind-the-scenes documentaries. In fact, I found them to be more interesting than the movie itself.
(15 May 2013)
This film has grown on me over the years. I can only hope when it is finally released in DVD that it is the Special Longer Version in Widescreen. I did as another reviewer suggested. Watched it again with the Borg element of V-ger's existence. Wow--that explains alot!
(14 May 2013)
I wouldn't consider myself a "Trekkie" but I do enjoy a good sci-fi film. I actually prefer "Star Wars" to "Star Trek". I was a loyal fan to the "Trek" films and enjoyed the first 3 or 4. I remember seeing "Star Trek - The Motion Picture" on New Years Day 1980. It was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday picture.My next memory of "ST-TMP" was when laser disks first came out (mid-80's?). I stood in a department store and forwarded through the scene where Spock hovers outside V'Ger. Laser disks amazed me - what an incredible invention for movie buffs!I like "ST-TMP" for three reasons: the story, the scope, and the effects. I prefer the Trek stories that comment on our humanity - that's what Gene Roddenberry did best with the series. "ST-TMP" definitely makes a wonderful comment on the human condition. The scope of the film is epic. It is definitely an "event" film and probably had the highest budget of them all. Robert Wise's direction is strong and steadfast. The characters (and starship) are given cinematic weight. Finally, the effects, now 22 years old, look wonderful. The Enterprise model is gorgeous. And the V'Ger trip has some beautiful scenery.This new DVD is done very well. There are two disks and lots of bonus stuff. Most interesting is the documentary "Phase II: The Lost Enterprise" which describes a second Trek series that was abandoned and eventually became "ST-TMP". Included are some screen tests for the series - real rare stuff! The main disk contains some neat text commentary (which appears at the bottom of the screen) by Michael Okuda.As for the "Director's Edition" version of the film: I like it. Robert Wise's tinkering has actually made the film's storyline easier to follow. He has clarified what V'Ger (the entity) really is. Before, V'Ger appeared to be a big cloud. We actually see V'Ger as a ship now. The script (and actors) referenced V'Ger as a "ship" or "vessel" - we never got to see it before. Also, Spock's character arc is more clear."ST-TMP" is a grand film, highly entertaining and thought-provoking. "The Director's Edition" supplements this already wonderful film.
(13 May 2013)
This review is from: Star Trek: The Motion Picture- The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) (DVD) Back in 1979, the studios had to pay for a movie's release date. Such was the case with this film. Director Robert Wise was under the gun to make it to screen. The special effects, while special for the time, weren't as good as they should have been. The sound editing was done in a rush. The film itself was almost literally thrown together. Rushing it nearly cost Paramount the Star Trek franchise.This restored version helps to make more sense of the storyline. Because of the remixing, every word uttered doesn't sound as though it was dubbed over. There is still a curiously bad edit toward the beginning of the film. Beyond that, this DVD is like watching this film for the first time. And enjoying it this time.
acmeaviator (12 May 2013)
OK I know everyone loves WOK but really when you talk about originalcast Trek movies there are just 3 that really make it - The MotionPicture, Wrath of Kahn, and Generations. I think that often this movieis overlooked but I think it captures the essence of the Trek saga in avery powerful way - too many of the other movies broke down into a usagainst them plot structure; us vs. the Borg or us vs. Klingons. Thisfilm hits the original series theme of an unknown to explore not aknown to battle. I know the costumes and set dressing are cheesy todaybut if you can get past that this is a GREAT film. I believe that theattraction of the original series was its willingness to confrontsocial issues in inovative ways - be it social justice, inclusion, etc.The Motion Picture fulfills that role by asking us just what are therisks we take when we reach out, explore, and seek to understand.
robo8 (12 May 2013)
To me this is old school matinÃ©e at its best. Although I also believeyou have to be a Star Trek fan (or at least familiar with it) to enjoyit fully. The movie in large parts is based on the old team reunitingand the minutes-long scene where Kirk arrives at the Enterprise inorbit, would only be fully appreciated by those who can share Kirk'sloving eyes.The story is what surprised me the most. It's a rather clever one witha nifty ending. You are fed new information at the exact right pace tokeep you learning but still wondering. And for a movie that is almosttotally action-free and has no larger focus on the love story on board,it must be said that it keeps you captured intellectually (and maybesomewhat visually).I think it is Star Trek at its best. You really get join the crew intheir exploration of the unknown. To be entertained without violence,love or comedy, is today a rare commodity.
(12 May 2013)
I received my copy on Monday. I watched the DVD twice so far, and I too think it's an improvement over the old versions. I particularly liked the seamless integration of new visual effects into the original ones. They do look as if they're done 22 years ago. The sound is improved as well with lots of tiny details added. But on my machine it didn't sound as *cracking* as some of recent, digitally recorded movies. Although trimming and deleting some scenes did help to make the film move faster, I felt that some of human elements as well as musical rhythms have been lost as a result. One example is in the beginning where starfleet officers are checking on their screen the three Klingon battleships being attacked by an alien object. Jerry Goldsmith's music is essential here in conveying the urgent mood of the coming catastrophe, but it is cut by a second or two due to the trimming (Mr. Goldsmith, please check it out yourself!). Too bad they didn't leave the music untouched. Another example is a sequence in which lieutenant Ilia provides her treatment to one of wounded crew members. Here, in the extended TV version a doctor looks at Ilia once with awe & surprise and does it again a moment later. I always thought this was one of the most inspiring scenes in the movie. Unfortunately, in the new director's cut, the second glance at Ilia has been cut out hereby diminishing the psychological effects of Ilia's mysterious power. Another part they shouldn't have altered is the Prelude & the beginning title. In both of the old versions, the screen during the first few minutes is all black, while in the new version they added stars flying backwards. This is nothing but a cliche. I mean, I've seen so many science fiction films that begin and end just like this that I felt that adding stars has cheapened the static, grandiose mood of the beginning that's so essential in this film. Still, the newly created V'Ger spaceship looks great, as are the Vulcan planet and the new bases in S.F. city.Overall, I like the new edition very much but don't want to be without the 1983 TV version either.
(11 May 2013)
This review is from: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Director's Cut (Special Collector's Edition) (DVD) I used to call this the "Motionless Picture". I am a big fan of Star Trek and I saw it in the theatre when it premiered in 1979, but except for the "Tour Around The ENTERPRISE" the V'ger Story fell short for me.Sure it was exciting seeing everyone back and being introduced again, but the STory was not original and very boring - espeically the V'Ger fly-by's. Yuch.Now the Directors DVD edition is out and it is much better. Better images, enhanced and added scenes and the commentaries are really good.The DVD didn't change the overall film, but it definately works better on the small screen and the directors edition is worth it. Keep on Trekkin'!
(29 April 2013)
Ok so this movie has been enhanced with new special effects, and features intriguing extras. The film has also been edited in places, which does make "Star Trek: The Motion Picture- The Director's Edition" alot more watchable than the original. However, the movie still ... It is way too slow. Obviously if you're a Star Trek fan you're going to get all the movies to complete your collection. But to you Star Trek fans, be honest with yourselves, the movie is just boring. I suggest you buy it to compliment your collection, and watch it, the commentaries and the extra features once, before storing it away until "Star Trek: The Motion Picture- The Real Short Version" comes out. The only really positive thing I can say about "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", is that it did lead to "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan".
(28 April 2013)
Well this certainly is a feature packed DVD with loads of extras and in general good image quality except that while watching the movie I noticed one really big problem. Occasionally I noticed that some of the camera cuts on this DVD seemed to have this odd shearing-effect instead of a nice solid cut. I thought this might have all been in my head until i tried pausing it, then frame by frame advancing the film.. and sure enough.. you can see Telecine interlace problems, where you will see 2 images from 2 different shots combined together in this ugly sheared interlaced mess. The strange thing is, my TV isn't even a progressive scan TV, but a normal NTSC interlace TV. Whoever did the Inverse telecine for this DVD didn't do a very good job. The problem is very distracting. If you don't believe me.. check out the shot at56min and 26 seconds into the film, there is a cut to Bones right after Jim says "On my way"... pause it there and frame by frame advance it the actual cut and you'll see what I mean. There are multiple telecine errors in this DVD just like this.
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