‘Star Trek’ fans in the US unhappy with Blu-Ray extras for new film

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JJ Abrams sequel ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ which stars Chris Pine Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch has angered fans after the Blu-ray release of the movie seems to be missing some features that fans were expecting.

While other vendors (physical and online) are selling the DVD with all the extra features it appears fans who wish to watch the film in Blu-ray glory have been left majorly disappointed.

‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ was released earlier this year and scored a fairly high 8/10 on IMDB and 87% on Rotten Tomatoes which would be considered a very good score.

Content for the movie if fans want to purchase it seems all over the place. Instead of coming as one DVD pack it seems like you’ll need to buy various discs and even pop onto iTunes just to hear some commentary!

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If you’ve yet to see the movie or are wondering what it’s about then fear not. The storyline for the film goes as follows.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

- Written by Paramount Pictures

So while extra features from various vendors include all the extra features it appears that extra features have been marketed as exclusive to certain retailers.

This means that if fans want all the additional content then they would need to collect all three discs which are only sold in Target and Best Buy Stores.

Even worse it seems, for a commentary by director JJ Abrams fans would need to purchase this from iTunes to be able to hear it.

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While ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ isn’t available in the UK until Monday (September 2nd) and September 10th in the US it’s not clear whether or not UK fans will have to pay extra for all this additional content and buy various other discs from exclusive stores.

However, supermarket Sainsbury’s are apparently listing their own exclusive disc which features the same content as Target stores in the US.

Do you think fans have the right to be upset? Is this just a marketing plot to make fans pay more – and in the long run for the film makers to make more? Sound off in the comments or on Twitter/Facebook.

While you’re here watch the official ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ trailer. Oh and Live long and prosper.

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4 Responses to “‘Star Trek’ fans in the US unhappy with Blu-Ray extras for new film”

  1. Rea says:

    Personally I don’t care about extras, I watch them once, if that, it’s the film I buy and want to watch!

  2. Martin Lamont says:

    I think though for those hardcore Star Trek fans out there the idea of having to buy several discs just to view all the extra content (which is usually found in the one pack) is a bit annoying.

    Then to have to buy commentary on iTunes which should be included on one of the discs is a bit crazy.

  3. Jo says:

    Let’s be honest, most of the extras will end up on youtube. No one will miss out! Patience is the key!

  4. Martin says:

    That’s very true but I think for Star Trek collectors it’s a bit rubbish, though I suppose some of them won’t mind spending that little bit extra…

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