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Format: DVD
Sku: 40160063
UPC: 097360885842
UPC 14: 00097360885842
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The human adventure is just beginning.
When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching earth, admiral kirk resumes command of the starship enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

"...terrific special effects and majestic Jerry Goldsmith score...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...a gorgeous visual spectacle...a science fiction epic, one to be reckoned into the annals of sci-fi franchises and extravaganzas.  David Grove, PopMatters
"...a smart sci-fi thriller whose fascinating characters and thought-provoking plot are emphasized more than special effects.  Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"...the best cinematic Trek of the bunch if only because it sets out to be something more than noisy Space Opera.  Mark Bourne, DVD Journal
"...a true movie event.  Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan

Editor's Note
In STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, the original crew of the Starship Enterprise from the 1960s TV show is reunited in this dramatic, full-length science fiction epic. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner), formerly a captain, is called upon to collect his old crewmates in order to save humanity from a giant, hostile alien vessel steadily approaching Earth and destroying everything in its path. The complex alien life-forms apparently possess such an advanced intelligence that even the brilliant Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) fails to comprehend the massive structure that contains them. There is tension on the ship, as well as in the universe, as Commander Willard Decker (Stephen Collins), the Enterprise's new captain, is relegated to being Kirk's assistant. In addition, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), the lovable, crotchety doctor who is constantly at odds with Spock, must be tricked away from his life of relaxation to serve on a voyage he wants no part of. It's not long before the Enterprise is taken over by the alien entity, and navigator Ilia (Persis Khambatta) is abducted. When she is returned to the Enterprise, she informs Kirk that unless the entity is united with its creator, it will destroy the Earth. With excellent special effects and witty nods to the old series, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE set a new standard in sci-fi films--and paved the way for a host of excellent sequels.


Video Features DVD, Director's Cut, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/1/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 136 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1980
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 088584
Video UPC UPC: 00097360885842
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info DeForest Kelley
Video Cast Info George Takei
Video Cast Info James Doohan
Video Cast Info Leonard Nimoy
Video Cast Info Nichelle Nichols
Video Cast Info Walter Koenig
Video Cast Info William Shatner
Video Cast Info Robert Wise - Director
Video Cast Info Richard H. Kline - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Gerald Fried - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Jerry Goldsmith - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Jon Povill - Producer
Video Cast Info David C. Fein - Producer
Video Cast Info Gene Roddenberry - Producer
Video Cast Info Alan Dean Foster - Story By
Video Cast Info Gene Roddenberry - Story By
Video Cast Info Harold Livingston - Writer


Oscar (1980)
   Video Award Name Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score

Golden Globe (1980)
   Video Award Name Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score

Oscar (1980)
   Video Award Name Douglas Trumbull, et. al., Nominee, Best Effects, Visual Effects
   Video Award Name Harold Michelson, et. al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Golden Globe (1980)
   Video Award Name Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Increasingly hypnotic..." 12/08/1979 p.14

ReelViews 7 of 10
It has been called everything from Star Trek - The Motion Sickness to Where Nomad Has Gone Before, but the theatrical arrival of The Motion Picture was without a doubt the most heralded event in the history of the Star Trek phenomenon, and the first time that a new adventure had been produced in a decade. As such, the late months of 1979 were heady times for Trek fans, and there was enough media exposure to pique the casual viewers' interest...Star Trek: The Motion Picture arrived in the wake of Star Wars and, with Paramount's publicity department in high gear, the general public was expecting something as big, loud, and exciting as George Lucas' 1977 adventure. What they got instead was a slow-moving, occasionally thought-provoking, visually impressive science fiction yarn. Non-fans were bored, and even fans recognized that something was missing...That "something" was the warm, lighthearted character interaction which had been the best part of the television series. While the rapport is still there, it isn't until late in the movie when Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) start relating to each other with the same mix of wit, sarcasm, and friendship that characterized their relationship on the small screen. The familiar confines of the Enterprise have changed as well, becoming cold and harsh, primarily as the result of garish lighting and pastel costumes...Perhaps the greatest strength of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is that, despite a badly-paced middle, it boasts a strong beginning and end. The movie is more enjoyable on video than in the theater (a few character-building sequences have been added) since the special effects are less dominating. After all, beneath all the glitz, there is a legitimate Star Trek story struggling to escape. - James Berardinelli

Apollo Movie Guide 7 of 10
After a moderately successful three-year run on television from 1966 to 1969, the original Star Trek series was cancelled. For the next ten years, series creator Gene Roddenberry tried to bring it back without much luck. Following a number of red lights and green lights, Star Trek finally made its return in 1979, only this time as Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The result is intriguing as far as the sci-fi genre goes, but not exactly something I'd consider to be "Star Trek"...I've seen only a limited number of episodes from the original series and remember only one in particular. Kirk was stuck alone on a foreign planet battling some hulking lizard-like alien. The beast took the good captain to the limits, roaring and tossing papier-mache boulders. As hokey as it might have looked, cheap props were a big part of Star Trek's personality. But with the big screen treatment comes a big-time budget. And with a big-time budget comes a bombardment of spectacular special effects. This presents a major shift in tone for the franchise. On the one hand, the film looks great, comparable to the likes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars. Even by the standards of two decades later -- computer-generated graphics and all -- the old-fashioned small-scale models still hold up from a technical perspective. On the other hand, with the focus shifted to the visuals, it takes away some of the television series' original appeal and personality. Suddenly Star Trek becomes just another sci-fi movie...While the movie's visuals are beautiful and the story reasonably solid, other than Kirk's signature marathon speech pauses, Star Trek: The Motion Picture is not Trek as usual. And at least for those of us who've never been Trekkies, that might actually be a good thing. - Ryan Cracknell

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