Beyond imagination lies The Undiscovered Country

Paramount Home Entertainment seems to be slightly stepping up their release schedule for the two-disc special editions of the Star Trek films. Only three months after the recently released Final Frontier comes Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

After years at war, the Federation and the Kilngon Empire prepare for a peace summit. But the prospect of intergalactic glastnost with sworn enemies is an alarming one to Admiral Kirk. When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again, as both worlds brace for what may be their final deadle encounter.

The sixth and final voyage of the original crew of the Enterprise comes with a (finally) anamorphic widescreen transfer – perhaps the first proper aspect ratio release the film has ever seen, and one of the first soundmixes ever to be put into Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras seem a bit slighter than previous releases, but includes an audio commentary with director Nicholas Meyer, a text commentary from Mike and Denise Okuda, the featurettes “Movie Making,” “The Star Trek Universe,” “Art Imitates Life” and “A Farewell”, storyboards, a photo gallery and theatrical trailers.

In addition, a new box set of the first six Trek SE DVDs will be made available (since Paramount loves to rerelease box sets). The two disc set will be available on January 27th with a suggested retail price of $24.95. Pick it up before the films are sent to Omega 3 in the Great Star Trek Wars.

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