Star Trek: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary theatre release 2019.

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  1. J2019

    J2019 Cadet Newbie

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    How are you fellow Trek fans? Do any of you know if the upcoming September 2019 limited theatre screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary edition, will show in Canada? Specifically in New Brunswick (Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton). Cineplex is the main theatre group in these areas. I have yet to find any information on if they will be including it in their schedule. Thank you for any info.
     
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  2. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    I'd look at the Fandango site. I'm not sure if their Canadian listings are lumped in with the US or not.
     
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  4. The Wormhole

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    A search on Cineplex's website should turn something up, though it might still be too early. For these sort of things Cineplex typically doesn't have anything on their site until a week or so in advance.
     
  5. J2019

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    Any updates on this original question, fellow Trek fans? I keep looking for Cineplex showings in New Brunswick, Canada. Moncton, Saint John, or Fredericton. Thank you.
     
  6. J2019

    J2019 Cadet Newbie

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    How are you fellow Trek fans? Do any of you know if the upcoming September 2019 limited theatre screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary edition, will show in Canada? Specifically in New Brunswick (Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton). Cineplex is the main theatre group in these areas. I have yet to find any information on if they will be including it in their schedule. Thank you for any info.
     
  7. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    I'm hesitant to move what is basically a Google question, but I'll send this to the right forum and see if you can get an answer there.
     
  8. Peach Wookiee

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    I'm afraid I haven't found your answer.
     
  9. Khan 2.0

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    anyone see it today?
     
  10. Vger23

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    I'm going Wednesday. I'd love to hear from anyone who went today as well!
     
  11. Therin of Andor

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    My request of a few weeks ago has worked! The beautiful Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace at Cremorne, in Sydney, Australia, has scheduled the 40th anniversary screening of "STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE" for 8th December!

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    TMP at the Hayden Orpheum
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr
     
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  12. Doug Otte

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    I saw it today. I've never seen TMP in a theater, so it was a treat. The film really works better on the large screen, where the epic scale is more appropriate.

    It started with The Longest Trek from 2009, which is found on the blu-ray.

    As to the film itself, the image was very good. It made the soft opticals and poor mattes stand out even more. I saw only a handful of marks on the print. Because they were limited to single shots, I think they're baked into the opticals. I don't know how accurate it was to the original release, but the contrast and color timing looked right to me.

    The audio was excellent. During the overture, the high strings seemed a bit harsh, But everything thereafter was very impressive. The separation in the orchestration and sound effects were very clear, the imaging was 3-dimensional, and the transients were very pleasing.
     
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  13. Shawnster

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    The audio was not working in our theater at first. We missed the audio from about the first half of this intro.

    I was disappointed in the scenes that were cut. Apparently they were never in the theatrical release.

    Missing were: The scene after Kirk leaves the bridge for the first time and Uhura reassures the ensign that the odds of their returning from the mission doubled. Part of the McCoy transporter scene. Ilia reassuring Sulu she would never take advantage of a sexually immature species. Ilia taking away Chekov's pain after the first probe encounter.
     
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  14. Kor

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    Stuff like this seems to happen a lot with Fathom Events. I don't know what the deal is, but the theaters that show these need to get with the picture. :scream:

    Kor
     
  15. David cgc

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    All the dirt I noticed matched the blu-ray (as one would expect, since it's the same transfer). The worst is was on the shot of the bottom of the saucer leaving drydock. Must've happened while they were originally editing the film, since it's not in the (longer version of the) shot in TWOK.

    Agreed on the big screen really helping the scale of the movie (though my theater didn't zoom in the projector to cut off the letterboxing, so it a bit shrunken within the screen). I'd never heard any version of the film in surround before. There was a lot more going on in the mix that I'd ever noticed before in the cargo bay and engineering scenes. A lot of added echo in the dialog, and a bunch of nearly-intelligible background chatter that's mixed down to nearly nothing in stereo. And this movie is loud, and I love it. The jump-to-warp scenes melted my face off, and the old fire-alarm red alert klaxon was wonderfully ear-shattering. When I get back to my HD mostly-recreation of the DE, I'm going to have to be careful with the sound mix, to make sure I can preserve all that on the off-chance I'd be able to view it in a fancy home theater with good speakers.

    Aside from the old red alert, I, too, regretted that it was the theatrical cut, a little. I think this is the first time I've ever watched that version all the way through, growing up on the SLV on VHS, then switching to the DE (sigh) almost two decade ago. A lot of scenes are sliced down into incoherence in the theatrical cut, and nearly every instance of the crew figuring something out or working a problem is eliminated, so it looks like they've just suddenly gone psychic or peaked at the next page of the script, never mind all the character beats the movie can't afford to lose (the transition to McCoy beaming up is like the opposite of a "Gilligan Cut" joke; "I'll see to it he beams up" -> McCoy beaming up). I really wish they'd made a new version of the SLV for blu-ray, even if they didn't have the interest in recreating the DE in HD.
     
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    Seems pretty accurate. I made sure to catch it at the one theater in town that had set aside a proper 2.35 screen for this movie -- and was VERY relieved, especially after the bonus material turned out to be old Blu-Ray content, that the projection for the feature itself seemed authentic. It looked like a good-quality print was scanned to a proper 4k 2.35 (no wasted screen height) and then cleaned up. I even thought I noticed the ship's deflector dish switching colors every other shot, as it did with older laserdisc and VHS releases of the film.

    This is a film that gets better with every viewing, even though it's hard to call it great. But I've never enjoyed it as much as today. Even cancelled my Return of the King ticket to see this again at 4pm. You know the Tolkien movies will always be back in theater again, and always the extended cuts that people insist are the better versions for some reason.
     
  17. Peach Wookiee

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    I was glad to finally see this in the theater. I was at the Cinemark in Bellevue, WA and it was great!
     
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  18. Therin of Andor

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    Correct. The 1979 release was Wise's rushed "work print".

    And Spock's tears for V'ger. A crucial point in Spock's character development.
     
  19. Indysolo

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    We had this happen, too. We were at the 4pm show today. Then when the overture started I said to my wife, "Now there's no picture!" :)

    What was shown was the same master as the Blu-ray. It's fine, but has some color problems. Hopefully TDE happens in 4k and these issues get resolved.

    Neil
     
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  20. dswynne1

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    Saw it today at the AMC Bay Street 16 (Emeryville, CA). LOVED IT. For some reason, I expected the film to be long and boring, given its reputation among ST fans. Nope. The pacing wastfine for a theatrical release. I do hope for its 45th or even 50th release, Paramount will release a more updated print of the film. I would love to see TMP redone with today's SFX.

    If there was ONE thing that bothered me about the film, it was that the Enterprise had to be the ONE ship close enough to deal with the mission. Maybe, a bit of dialogue about the Enterprise being the one ship capable of dealing with the crisis, due to it being the first refitted ship that was capable in handling the mission?