02-02-2012 01:25 PM #151
Dark Horizons posted this news yesterday with regards to the Star Trek seasons on BD.
With the release yesterday of the Blu-ray sampler of episodes from "Star Trek: The Next Generation", questions have turned to what kind of release schedule is planned for the season box-sets for this quite massive undertaking, and will the same process be applied to other Trek spin-offs like "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager" and "Enterprise".
Talking with StarTrek.Com, CBS Home Entertainment's executive VP Ken Ross says "it was and continues to be an enormous project that will take several years to complete. From a manpower perspective, we have more than 20 people working on this project full time in three shifts 24 hours a day. Itís a huge commitment to transfer all seven seasons to high definition."
How big? The first season alone had "more than 1,700 VFX shots to recreate". In fact it took months to physically transport the whole series backlog of footage - 2,500 cartons with at least 25,000 reels of film in them - from long-term storage in a Pennsylvanian salt mine to Los Angeles where the remastering is happening.
For those planning to wait for a 'complete series' box-set and/or waiting to get it at a fairly cheap rate - you're going to be waiting for quite some time. Right now the first season box-set is looking to hit either "late Summer or early Fall".
Due to the size of the undertaking they're aiming to release two seasons per year which would mean the seventh and final season would be done and out sometime in 2015.
As for the other shows in the Trek canon? "Our focus right now is on TNG, but we will certainly consider all of the other Star Trek series".
04-11-2012 04:01 PM #152
Some news on the UK release of season 1, hopefully some of this applies to NA as well.
UK store Sainsburys have advertised on their website an initial price of £50.99 (GBP), equivalent to around $81.00 (USD). If this is representative of the pricepoint for these sets, then they seem very competitive indeed. Most TV-on-BluRay sets retail for around the £50.00 price mark when first released, so it's good to see that CBS are pricing the sets sensibly.
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04-13-2012 03:32 AM #156
With a UK set priced at £50.99, you got to figure at least DOUBLE that for the U.S. release.
04-30-2012 08:26 PM #157
Looks like the season 1 release is set for July 24.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/30/s...n-one-blu-ray/People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint. It's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... timey wimey... stuff.
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08-21-2012 05:33 PM #162
Has anyone gotten their replacement discs yet? They said they would start shipping around August 10th, nada so far.HT gear: JVC RS46 3D projector with 147in Hi Power screen, Klipsch RF-7 based 9.1 system, Emotiva XPA5 5 channel amp, Pioneer 1120 reciever, Oppo BDP-95(region free), Xbox 360, Toshiba XA2
08-21-2012 09:16 PM #163
Nothing for me. It's been 11 days and I am getting antsy waiting.
08-22-2012 08:17 AM #164
I haven't received anything yet. Skimmed the forums on another site and it appears that there might be a delay. CBS/Paramount is aware of the sound issue on disc 5(that I mentioned in the other thread), so we might end up receiving 4 discs.
08-22-2012 02:43 PM #165
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