Paramount Home Entertainment is yet to officially announce that it will release on Blu-ray director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, but online retailer Amazon already has live pre-orders for three different Blu-ray releases. Star Trek Into Darkness opened in cinemas across the United States on May 17th, 2013.
Synopsis: In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. 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. Star Trek Into Darkness stars stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Peter Weller.
release date? end of summer maybe...no waiting a whole year for the VHS....oh those days were sick...back when kids used to go outside and play, now everyone online getting fat and needing glasses from staring at laptop/iphone/huge LCD/plasma screens...oh boy I should have become a Optometrist.
They wasted no time getting this in. I'm hearing great things about this, may go see it in theatres though it's cheaper to buy 2 blu ray copies than tickets to the theatre for my wife and i (she insists on getting popcorn and a drink)
Just my opinion but I find merchandise thrown in with a disc usually is a disappointment. It usually is just cheap plastic and not well made/machined. If you're a real fan of a given franchise it might be worth it for its novelty value but for most people it becomes merely a junk souvenir in a year or two. Just give me the movie in the best possible quality.
@tqmilymi - it's a mixed bag leaning towards crap, in my experience. The Tron: Legacy "Identity Disc" was complete garbage, for instance. The Slimer statue that came with the Ghostbusters video game, however, was pretty cool (granted, that's not a movie though). I just preordered both editions (the $25 3d blu and also the phaser edition) to guarantee my copy (and to get the minimum possible price as NicWhit correctly described, above). Between now and the release date, I'll cancel one of the orders, depending on what additional news we learn. If it looks like it's going to be worth it, I'll keep the phaser edition and cancel the regular one. If not, I'll do the reverse.
To the people who are so shocked about this pre-order announcement. This is not the first time this has happened. "Prometheus" and "Ted" immediately come to mind. Both were also up for pre-order the week they were released in the theater.
The figures and items that were part of the LOTR special sets came from Weta, the same people responsible for the physical and digital effects of that fantastic trilogy of films. The three items however were hardly collector quality. So having these phaser souvenirs made by the same people who made the movie props does not necessarily mean that that they'll be good quality. The actual level of quality will only be known when the product is actually available.
Bummer. It appears they're not doing what they did last year, where you could pre-order a movie new to theaters through Amazon and get a code for a free ticket to the movie. There were several, I think. The three I remember off the top are "Prometheus," "Ted," & "Bourne Legacy." I'm guessing that after all the SlickDealers pre-ordered for the free tix and then cancelled the pre-order, they're not going to offer that again.
I haven't seen the film yet but consider it a shame that it's underperforming at the US box-office, especially with next weekend's big releases that will take way even more business. At the moment it looks like Paramount will be pleased just to break even with it, which will impact on any plans for further Star Trek films.
Ordered mine. Can't wait. I really want to go see it on the big screen, but the way my life is so busy now, I doubt if I am able to go see it. Another big let down in my life, but I am use to missing all the great movies on the big screen these days. I guess that's the cost of being a working man hero. Day one for me. The ray gun is going to be so kewl in my blu ray library.
I don't see any cause for panic about whether or not there will be a sequel. There will absolutely be a sequel. The only thing that may change for future films will most likely they will make sure to place it in a spot where there is less competition. At worst the next film will not get as big of a budget. This is paramount's biggest money maker they are not going to end the franchise because it didn't perform as well as they thought. It's not going to be a bomb and will still make money. Internationally it is greatly exceeding the previous film.
After seeing MoS in IMAX in a couple weeks, I'm pondering why go to the movies anymore. With blu-rays coming out so much sooner I'm to the point to just wait. I'm tired of hearing people slurping drinks, rattling candy wrappers, coughing, sneezing, talking and using their damn cellular phones to text during a movie. People are rude and sometimes you have to sit next to a stinky person. Not nice!