Originally posted by: pittrek
Hm, the HD files were an serious offer :-) ?
I you want to convert them to DVD, sure. Otherwise, well, I don't wanna be cold-blooded, but I do my best to avoid sending things in the mail, and I don't want to open the floodgates. So far, I've only sent things that are important to a project, or the wider distribution, or to get something important to a project. (I hate taking 20 minutes, stop-and-go, to go two miles, I hate getting there before closing, and I hate the 40 minute waits in line, and, well, a couple of people can vouch for how damned long it takes me to get around to it. And I hate waiting to find out if it got lost, or not, and hate waiting for stuff to reach me, and...).
I could repost it to Usenet, but a repost just barely expired. I refuse to put my name on a Torrent, but if someone wants to torrent them, I could send them to that person.
I was referring to a dvdtown.com article, which says that the 1. release was the theatrical, but as I wrote, the single-disc editions were not released here.
They goofed on the TMP movie, the Director's Edition was the only dvd. Do you have the link to the article? I gave up trying to dig it up.
Don't you guys know if someone re-created the theatrical version of ST6 or at least what were the changes between theatrical and home video veersions ?
Don't know of anyone who's recreated them. They haven't posted about it anywhere I've been.
Looking at IMDB's list (Link)
, it looks like a person would only need to trim a few scenes off of the 1st ST VI DVD, unless there's music in the way (not counting the aspect ratio thing):"The original theatrical release (U.S.) did not include the portion of the scene in the Federation President's office where Col. West outlined his plan to rescue Kirk & McCoy. Also at the climax of the film, the bit where the Klingon assassin is revealed to be none other than Col. West was not included."
The HD doesn't have those added scenes."The original ending credits, after the sign-off, has a blue/white background with a Starfleet Logo as a watermark. The left side was blue with white lettering, and the right side was white with blue lettering."
The HD version's credits don't have that logo or background, just colored lettering on stars. Dunno what's up with that."Additional inclusions for home video include extra dialog for Spock in the top brass meeting"
There's no difference with the HD version. I suspect IMDB goofed, here. They could only be referring to the scene where Spock makes his speech, as far as I can tell. Or maybe the HD is some weird hybrid."and a scene where Scotty verifies torpedo inventory, Valaris mentions the Chancelor's daughter has succeeded her dead father (she heard it on "the news") and Scotty mentions that the daughter never cried over the death of her father. Spock also mentions that Klingons have no tear ducts."
The torpedo inventory, and the tear duct scenes are bridged by them going through a corridor, and Valeris sliding down a pole. They aren't on the HD.
I like the inventory scene. The "tear ducts" line would be an unbelievable error for Spock to make. Lachrymal glands produce the tear fluid; tear ducts are the drains. Besides, it wasn't that funny, IMO.
And your version has a few more changes:"The Special Collector's Edition DVD includes all the new scenes from the home video releases, and a few new minor changes to certain scenes and effects exclusive to this DVD.
* When Martia gets shot, a disruption sound effect is removed to make her scream more apparent.
* There is a new wide shot of Scotty reading the blueprints of the Enterprise in the dining hall.
* Valeris's interrogation scene has been entirely reedited. There are now close up shots of Kirk and McCoy when they speak their lines instead of being in wide shots. When Spock and Valeris name a particular conspirator, the face of that person briefly appears in a flashback like style."
The "new wide shot", is an earlier moment from that wide shot where he gets up to see the noise.
The interrogation scene thing... on one hand, I like the idea of seeing who is being named, it's not easy to remember characters from the beginning. On the other hand, it looks tacky and sensationalistic, and it reminds me I'm watching a movie - takes me right out of a very intense scene.
EDIT: By the way, I was searching out threads, for the next reply, and I noticed you asked about "The Cage", long long ago. It was released on DVD. Both the color and the color/B&W versions are on the last volume of the 2-episode-per-disc DVD set. Volume 40. I'm pretty sure its in the 3rd Season Box Set, too.
BTW Merry X-Mas 2 All