This is an HD recreation of the director’s cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It’s primarily sourced from the HDTV, which uses the same transfer as the director’s cut DVD. While the HDTV is low detail and has lots of compression, it does have more grain and much better contrast than the Blu-ray. The unique footage from the director’s cut DVD is upscaled and color-corrected Blu-ray footage is used for some shots with alien subtitles. I have included most of the new CGI shots that had no existing equivalent (and needed changes like the new Vulcan shots). However, I mostly used the original versions of the shots that were altered for the director’s cut to preserve HD quality (for this reason I’m calling it a fan edit). I also recreated a couple of the director’s cut changes in HD.
This image gallery shows which unique DC effects were included as well as a general overview of the picture quality and the changes made for v2: https://imgur.com/a/K0EhF
Video: 1080p MKV - 12 GB
Both the video and audio are BD-compliant if you want to remux this for a Blu-ray.
Track 1: AC3 Dolby Digital - This is the same 5.1 as the DVD, but I replaced the end credits music that was looped for the director’s cut and replaced it with the original cue from the remastered CD. The file is not re-encoded, and cuts to the different end credits at the end seamlessly.
Track 2: AC3 2.0 Dolby Surround from the DVD.
Track 3: AC3 The commentary from the DVD.
Track 4: AC3 This is a commentary originally released as a podcast for startrek.com with visual effects supervisor Daren R. Dochterman, restoration supervisor Michael Matessino, and producer David C. Fein. Many of the effects changes they discuss are not in this recreation, but it’s still interesting and should sync to the original director’s cut DVD if you want to mux it in.
1: English Subtitles
2: Text commentary by Michael Okuda.
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Also now available is v3 of the purist edition. While the main project uses HD theatrical footage when appropriate, this version includes most all of the shots altered for the director’s cut DVD. Many of these changes were recreated in HD to match the director’s cut while others were simply upscaled from the DVD. This version currently also has four foreign dubs (Italian, French, Russian and German) and a host of subtitles from two different European dvd releases. (The main project will be updated with these at a later date). Sample frames: https://imgur.com/a/ALontqP