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Tuesday, 21 June 2022 19:46

Breaking Star Trek 4K news: Announcement appears imminent, multiple US retail/distributor sources now confirm 9/6 street date

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All right, we’ve got some late-breaking information regarding the next wave of Star Trek 4K Ultra HD releases from Paramount.

This morning we received updated information from two of our retailer/distributor sources here in the States, which has now been confirmed by a third such source this afternoon. And the Paramount Home Entertainment PR department has gone mum, which is a pretty good indicator of the fact that an official announcement is imminent. (If the details we asked them about were false, they would normally be quick to deny them).

So here’s the latest...

It appears that Paramount is about to announce the 9/6 release of single-film 4K Ultra HD SKUs of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, along with a Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection 4K box set that includes all of them in one package. [Read on here...]

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Keep in mind that 9/8 marks 56th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: The Original Series on NBC.

The previously released “first wave” titles (Star Trek II, III, and IV) will obviously be the same discs just in new packaging.

We expect that the new-to-4K titles will also appear as remastered Blu-rays the same day.

We don’t yet know which version(s) of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country will be included, nor do we know if the new Star Trek: The Motion Picture SKU will include only the Director’s Edition or the previously-released Theatrical Version as well.

We don’t know what extras will be included yet, nor if any new extras have been created.

Again, it continues to be our belief that The Next Generation films will arrive in 4K next year, to coincide with the final season of Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+ or physical media.

We expect at least some of these questions to be answered when the studio makes their official announcement, which we now expect could happen as soon as tomorrow.

So... stand by and hold your questions until we know more, which we expect to do very soon.

As always, we’ll check back here the moment we know more. Stay tuned...

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