Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trekkies line up for DVD release of latest Star Trek film

In one fell swoop — and with the help of a hackneyed time-travel plot device — director J.J. Abrams erases five decades of Trek canon. And because this “reboot” grossed eleventy-billion trillion dollars, we can count on at least another decade of swish-pans, lensflares and the angry blogging of disgruntled Trekkies nitpicking every frame.

Since this is a Major DVD Release Event, there are numerous editions and packagings to choose from. I’ll be commenting on the two-disc edition, since it’ll be the one most fans will probably buy. However, it’s worth noting that if you are a huge fan of the film, there is a limited-edition Blu-Ray boxed set with three discs and a massive metal replica of the Enterprise that weighs over a pound. The Replica Gift set retails for $130.

Okay, back to the two-disc pack. In addition to the film, there is a commentary track with J.J. Abrams, the writers and producers; a documentary on the production and a gag reel. On disc two is a digital copy of the film, a lot of deleted scenes, featurettes about casting, the musical score, alien creation and more behind-the-scenes peeks.