Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoilers]

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  1. Tosk

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Not specifically, no.

    But Bad Robot were reported to be displeased with having their hands tied when it came to the merchandising approach to Trek.

    Now the guy who actually made the VAM for STID says that the decision to split the extras was not all on Paramount.

    Who else would make that call then?

    I'm just making wild guesses, not trying to present anything as fact.
     
  2. BillJ

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Possibly CBS? And same here. :lol:
     
  3. Casas9425

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    I find it very hard to believe that a geek friendly guy like Abrams would do something like this.
     
  4. HaplessCrewman

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    It probably all comes down to $ - even for a guy like him.
     
  5. bbailey861

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    I just cancelled my preorder as well. I am disappointed to have had to do so, but I am really pissed at this fuckery.

    Byron
     
  6. LOKAI of CHERON

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    I can definitely understand the frustration over this release, but cancelling your orders? Surely owning the actual movie takes precedent if you really appreciated it? Is relatively sparse bonus content worth cutting yourselves off from enjoying the film at home?
     
  7. BillJ

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    This.

    I'm still picking it up on September 10th. I want the film in all of its 1080p glory. Special features are something I may look at once if I'm bored.
     
  8. LOKAI of CHERON

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Yup, and the BD is scoring 100% for picture and sound presentation in all the early reviews.
     
  9. SeerSGB

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    The selling point for me (with blu-ray especially) with a hard copy these days are special features. I already have the I-tunes version of the movie, special features would have made the hard copy a must have for me.

    Star Trek and Star Wars are the only two franchises where I'll spend extra movie on digial and hard copies. And the only two franchises where special features on a disc is a make or break for me when it comes to hard copies.
     
  10. bbailey861

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Oh, I'm sure I'll end up getting the movie at some point. I just don't think you're getting your monies worth for the price they want. As for the special features - I routinely watch them. The price will come down and I can wait.
     
  11. JWPlatt

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    It's the principle. Do you want a slippery slope of increasingly slimy behavior and abuse of the fans? Then, sure, keep buying into what Paramount Marketing tells you to buy. If Star Trek taught me anything, it's that principles matter and making a stand against unfair practices is far, far more important than instant gratification. Like the "this far and no farther" speech from Picard in First Contact. Don't let Paramount assimilate you or we all lose.
     
  12. Chemahkuu

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    I have never cared about special features, when I buy a movie I'm...buying a movie. Not spending money specifically to spend several hours watching or listening to rather bored production staff rambling.
     
  13. BillJ

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Oh give me a break. :rolleyes:

    I'll buy what I want to buy and if I rejected releases from every company that engaged in "slimy behavior and abuse of the fans", I'd have a pretty sparse movie and video-game shelf.
     
  14. HaplessCrewman

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Surely the high quality of the presentation of the film on blu-ray is a selling factor as well? The iTunes file is in a much lower quality - highly compressed.
     
  15. SeerSGB

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Not really. I have blu-ray and a hi-def TV, and frankly I'm unimpressed; or rather I simply was "meh" to it. For me theater quality means a theater. I don't need hi-def in everything at the home owner level.
     
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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    I'm neither confused or angry about this release. It isn't the first time Paramount has had retailer exclusive bonus features (Best Buy bonus discs).

    I want the movie, the extras are pretty low down the list.
     
  18. Anika Hanson

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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    Ah well my order has gone into dispatching so can't cancel it now. I'm looking forward to watching the movie again and watching the meagre special features.
     
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    Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

    But even the technical presentation is missing the proper aspect ratio. You're missing 25% of the image during IMAX-shot scenes. It's outrageous that they wouldn't include it. (ESPECIALLY when it's rumored to be available on iTunes and the German release of the film). It just doesn't make sense.