Amazon's Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection. Through July 21st, Amazon is offering the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection for $39.99 (a 60% discount from its MSRP of $99.99).
The Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection bundles together the theatrical versions of the six Star Trek films starring the Original Series cast members. These include:
It's funny, I just watched all of these last week. I bought this collection when it was first released for $70 some bucks. Nice to see the price lowered a lot, however I have watched it many times so it is worth it at any cost.
Very nice collection, great transfer, highly recommended.
I remember a time when I looked forward to seeing what the deal of the week was, that was a long time ago. I don't think I have taken advantage of one this year...either that means the deals have been pathetic....or I just have too many blu's LOL
Great price but it sucks that they haven't released some of the Director Cuts (example: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE has almost 12 minutes added) and I love the Special Editions they released on DVD!!!
@jkh206: I too have been holding out for a better set of transfers but be aware that if Paramount does do this the set will cost about $100 again. I doubt however that such a set will be released in the near future. Star Trek is gradually fading into oblivion. Those of us who loved the TV series and the movies are getting older. We've bought the same stories over and over again on BETA/VHS, Laserdisc, SD DVD and now Bluray. The love affair (and wilingness to empty our wallets for the same content) has to end sometime.
@reidw - I don't think that Trek is anywhere near "fading into oblivion." The last movie was a tremendous success, there's another one coming out next year, and really, how many TV series can you think of that predate the late '90s, that have been fully restored and released on BD? There's The Prisoner, sure...and The Twilight Zone. A few scattered here and there. Then there's Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, which have had more restorative work done, at greater expense. Why? Because Paramount knows that selling them is a SURE THING. Because the popularity of the franchise, despite all its missteps over the years, is enduring.
@oblivion: I would wager that most of the fans of the new Arbrams Trek are young and consider the old Trek to be if anything quaint and boring. The new Trek is something completely different. My friends and I are all Trekkers; some of us actually watched TOS on NBC/CTV when it first aired. None of us were much enthused with the new Trek in 2009(?). As far we're concerned they aren't the same thing. The Trek we loved is if not dead, close to it.