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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition 4K Restoration Announced

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https://www.startrek.com/news/directors-edition-of-star-trek-the-motion-picture-set-to-be-fully-restored

Paramount and Paramount+ are excited to announce that a full restoration of the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture has been greenlit.

The restoration will be undertaken by producer David C. Fein, restoration supervisor Mike Matessino, and visual effects supervisor Daren R. Dochterman, all of whom worked previously with director Robert Wise.

The film will be prepared for presentation in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision™ high dynamic range (HDR) and a new Dolby Atmos® soundtrack. The restoration is expected to take 6-8 months and will launch with an exclusive window on Paramount+.

Gang, you have to trust me, this is one to keep your eye on. To help you focus your eye, I started another VisComp: https://twitter.com/startrekviscomp

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I’m cautiously optimistic about the restoration of the Theatrical Cut of Star Trek I, III and IV that are going to be released in September. In the 1-4 4K set, or Blu-Ray sets.

No Star Trek VI though which really needed to be restored.

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JadedSkywalker said:

I’m cautiously optimistic about the restoration of the Theatrical Cut of Star Trek I, III and IV that are going to be released in September. In the 1-4 4K set, or Blu-Ray sets.

No Star Trek VI though which really needed to be restored.

The theory is we’ll get that 1-4 set (Enterprise Refit), then a 5-7 set (Enterprises A-D), then a 8-10 set (Enterprise E), split them up into more affordable chunks instead of a 20 disc $300 ultra set.

And now I have the idea for my custom cases for each set…

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There is one complaint i have however once again the theatrical stereo mixes are being left off, i’m also sure others will complain that the audio is dolbytrue 7.1 instead of Atmos. Which is weird since the directors cut of TMP will be in Atmos.

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You know you’re getting old when GGI is being recreated in CGI! 😉

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JadedSkywalker said:

There is one complaint i have however once again the theatrical stereo mixes are being left off, i’m also sure others will complain that the audio is dolbytrue 7.1 instead of Atmos. Which is weird since the directors cut of TMP will be in Atmos.

Well, TMPDE has a steward guiding the rebuild, the others are just studio output.

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Excited to hear about this. While I haven’t seen the Director’s Cut, I absolutely love TMP in it’s theatrical form. And considering how many people considered this to be the superior cut, I can’t wait to see it in HD.

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