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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Does anyone know if the July 1, 2014 Star Trek 2 Blu-ray release differs from the last release, or should I just save my money because it's the same? Thanks for the help!
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Does anyone know if the July 1, 2014 Star Trek 2 Blu-ray release differs from the last release, or should I just save my money because it's the same? Thanks for the help!
There is a 0% chance of the disc being any different than the last release.

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Can anyone explain to me the economic purpose for Paramount to keep CBS Digital from doing full on restoration work on the original crew theatricals?
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Can anyone explain to me the economic purpose for Paramount to keep CBS Digital from doing full on restoration work on the original crew theatricals?
Different companies. Maybe they're just waiting to see how all this 4K/8K stuff develops before making a move. That move being resampling the current masters to 4K or 8K and adding more layers of DNR and EE.
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Can anyone explain to me the economic purpose for Paramount to keep CBS Digital from doing full on restoration work on the original crew theatricals?
CBS Films own the original series, but does not own the movies. The movies are fully owned by Paramount.

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I do not understand Paramount's unwillingness to license Trek feature films from 1979 to 2002 to CBS Digital for restoration and remastering? Paramount would later retain the rights to these movies with their pristine masters from CBS. I think they're being cruel and indifferent on purpose.
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Wrath of Khan looks great thanks to the restoration work done on it. It's the other five films that still need proper transfers.

The next generation movies also look sub-par, with the exception of Nemesis.

Ideally, by the time Trek's 50th in 2016 has passed, Paramount will have forked over the money for the following:

-a 4k restoration/remastering of the other five movies.
-a re-render of the TMP director's edition's cgi at full 2k resolution.
-a 4k restoration of the additional footage from WoK's director's edition.
-a 4k remaster of the open-matte 2.00:1 director's cut of Undiscovered Country.
-at the very least, Generations, First Contact and Insurrection should get new 2k remasters yielding nice, filmic bd transfers.
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One would hope that Paramount would capitalize on both the need for 4K content as well as the 50th anniversary in one pass. They'll definitely capitalize on the latter.
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I thought Wrath of Khan looked great too although I see complaints about the blue push, but I didn't see it as an issue at all.

The first movie looks okay, but the rest really do need new scans.

Good luck with Paramount.

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Does anyone know if the July 1, 2014 Star Trek 2 Blu-ray release differs from the last release, or should I just save my money because it's the same? Thanks for the help!
It's probably Warner re-issuing the title at a lower price point, they have back catalog rights to Star Trek movies along with a lot of other Paramount titles. Prices on some titles have come way down.
Save your money.

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It's probably Warner re-issuing the title at a lower price point, they have back catalog rights to Star Trek movies along with a lot of other Paramount titles. Prices on some titles have come way down.
Save your money.
Star Trek was not part of the Warner distribution deal. Paramount withheld major signature properties such as Trek, Indiana Jones and Transformers for itself.

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