Kinda surprised this thread wasn't bumped in light of last week's news.
So yeah, the movies are finally being released individually on 4/30, but they'll be the exact same discs. I don't even particularly care about the extended cuts of 1, 2 and 6 still not being available, it's the lack of proper remasters that really irks me. With Undiscovered Country, that 1080i master might've simply been the only readily available source for the theatrical cut (even then, they still should've spent the money on a new transfer from the film elements), but there's really no excuse for 3, 4 and 5 looking the way they do. Maybe they're waiting for the inevitable 2K re-build of The Motion Picture: Director's Edition to spend any money whatsoever on that movie, but it's frustrating to see proof that Paramount had at least half-decent transfers of 1, 3 and 4 lying around but chose to make them look even worse with horrid contrast-boosting and dnr.
At least we got a nice restoration of 2, but again, it's this attitude that annoys me. "Wrath of Khan is the only one anyone cares about, lets not bother with the others." So, what, now Paramount's gonna keep using the sales of these horrible transfers to fund a proper remastering job that may never happen? They should take one look at CBS' work on TOS and TNG and feel utter shame. There's one last window I see for them to roll out new transfers, and that's when they get around to the TMP director's edition in HD. They should do 4K scans / 2K finishes, minimum.