Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Blu-ray] [1982]

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  • Release Date: 09/22/2009
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (184 out of 188)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer & Manny Coto
  • James Horner: composing genius
  • Collecting Star Trek's movie relics
  • A tribute to Ricardo Montalban
  • Starfleet Academy: the mystery behind ceti alpha vi

Synopsis


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fondly regarded as being the closest in spirit to the 1966-69 TV series that spawned it. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) escapes the tedium of a desk job to join Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley) on another space mission. While boldly going where no man etc. etc., Kirk crosses the path of his old enemy Khan (Ricardo Montalban), who as any die-hard Trekker can tell you, was the chief antagonist in the 1966 Trek TV episode "Space Seed." Leading a crew of near-savage space prisoners, Khan insinuates himself into the Genesis Project, which is designed to introduce living organisms on long-dead planets. Intending to harness this program for his own despotic purposes, Khan engages in battle with the Enterprise crew. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • William Shatner
    William Shatner - James T. Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy
    Leonard Nimoy - Mr. Spock
  • DeForest Kelley
    DeForest Kelley - Leonard "Bones" McCoy
  • James Doohan
    James Doohan - Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
  • Ricardo Montalban
    Ricardo Montalban - Khan



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A true film classic from a true TV classic

    Posted
    prlwctd

    For all the pluses of The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan has them trumped in spades. One thing I've always loved about this film is how producer Harve Bennett went back to the series and picked out a memorable episode("Space Seed" in this case) and decided to expand on its storyline. It also wisely addresses the fact that time has not stood still for our heroes during the intervening 15 years between "Space Seed" and this film, as noted regarding Kirk's reunion with his son and his loss of his best friend. Not to mention an act during his original five-year mission which returns to haunt him. And speaking of which.... No review of this film would be complete without mentioning Ricardo Montalban's sensational work here. As Jimmy Doohan noted, he so deserved an Oscar for his work here. Although he's playing the same character he played in "Space Seed," Montalban manages to find some new emotions and material to avoid repeating himself this time around. During the aformentioned 15 years, Khan's exile, which he initially viewed as a chance to build the empire he has always dreamed of, has undergone some horrible twists, culminating in the death of his wife. So, it's not entirely unreasonable that he views Kirk, the one who carried out his sentence, as the reason for his now-hellish existence. Hence, while Khan's actions are still deplorable(who didn't get nightmares from those ear entering critters?), he has also become somewhat pitiable. There is also the poignant ending with Spock making the ultimate sacrifice. These scenes(indeed, this whole movie) makes a strong case that Shatner can, in fact, act. His final line "I feel young," despite the death of his best friend, his quite uplifting. If Shakespeare had written science fiction, he probably would've come up with something like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Disc Replacement Program

    Posted
    Alan1961
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    Written June 25, 2016 (with another error on another Star Trek release). A few days ago, CBS Paramount released a statement regarding the disc replacement program due to the editing error (of the wrong video) that was on the restored master of the directors version recently released - and on your blu-ray. Shipping date to be announced, but expect it in July 2016. Here's the statement / information: It has come to our attention that there is a slight master assembly error on the recent Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut Blu-ray release. Fans who would like a replacement should contact our customer service department at: wrathofkhanreturns@tce.com wrath of khan returns at tce dot com or call 1-844-898-4365. The corrected product will be shipped free of charge. It is always our intention to distribute the highest quality product and we apologize for any inconvenience this error has caused. * It doesn't state this but I suspect the phone number is only answered between 9 AM to 5 PM pacific time Monday thru Friday. At least, that was the usual information in one of their many statements like this in the past.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Different Take On The Best Star Trek Movie Ever!

    Posted
    RCE62
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    Finally, Paramount had released a Blu-Ray set of the Director's Cut of the best entry in the "Star Trek" feature film series. As a life-long "Trekkie," I have over the years collected all of the Trek movies, way back when Betamax ruled the home video universe. I now have them all on either DVD or Blu-Ray. Of all the 13 movies made in the franchise (including the latest three in the "Re-Boot Series"), "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan" (ST:TWOK) continues to be, for me, the best of them all (even after its original theatrical release over 30 years ago!) -- a sentiment shared by many fans. Over the years, I learned that the theatrical version was not the version that film director Nicholas Meyer ideally wanted as it omitted or reworked a number of key plot scenes, elements and dialogue. Some of those scenes I have eventually seen via various YouTube posts, usually at a poor quality or resolution. So, I'm happy to have this re-mastered version on Blu-Ray, purchased at Best Buy, which sold it a better price than most other retailers.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    KHAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    asce
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    Ok, so as a sci-fi fan I lean towards the star wars camp as opposed to star trek. However that isn't to say I don't enjoy watching star trek. As the movies are concerned this has to be the absolute best of the series and I think it's because of two reasons. First it has a connection to the television series because of the character portrayed by Ricardo M. Secondly it was so much more action packed that anything seen of star trek at that time. If you don't currently own a copy of this disc in bluray format then it's a great investment for the price. If you do then you may want to pass as there really isn't much else new here to see even the directors cut doesn't really change much of what's already been viewed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best for a reason

    Posted
    ThreeDMan
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is great not just because it has action, not just because it has heart, not just because it has the best villain, and not just because it has parallel literary references, but because it has all of these things. You can try comparing this to Star Trek Into Darkness [spoilers] since that movie is a loose remake of this one, but they are different animals. The resounding theme in STII is old age. This crew has HAD their 5+ year mission. Khan is a passionate villain bent on revenge. These two differences heavily separate this from the new film. Extras are decent but understandably light. This looks like a quick cash Blu-ray, with crummy cover art and no Director's Cut, but it's cheap and the best the movie has ever looked or sounded.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Star Trek Movie EVER!!!

    Posted
    Gaydor

    If you've never seen a Star Trek Movie, STAR HERE! This is the absolute best Star Trek Movie "EVER". Every other movie in the franchise tries to emulate the quality of this movie. Wrath of Kahn stands alone at the top. The movie was made in 1982 and the special effects can still hold up to todays standards. There is a sense of realism that you cannot get with CGI and the old school technique of live action blends perfectly together. Oh, did I mention the story. Only one of the best from the original series and brought back to life in high definition. If you wanted to know why you bought a blu-ray player, here it is. A 1982 Classic Sci-fi that looks just as good if not better than the latest CGI offering.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Star Trek Movie

    Posted
    Iamapunimface

    This is clearly the best of the Star Trek movies. Most notable is Ricardo Montalban (spelling?) as Khan, he delivers a terrific performance. The rest of the crew do a fantastic job as well. Kirk is at his finest here...as is Spock...just classic stuff... Its great how they expand on an old TV episode as well as on the back story of alot of the crew. I have two issues with the movie...first, I don't think Czekov was on the show yet when they filmed "Space Seed" so how does he know Khan and vice versa? Second, those Earwicks are very creepy...always gives me the willies when Khan puts one in Czekov's balloon knot... Other than that, this is the best one...always very enjoyable.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remastered in summer 2016

    Posted
    AZdadoo
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    In prep for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this film was remastered. This BluRay is the only way to get it unless you buy the 30 disk set of everything from Star Trek. The film has never looked better (despite the fact that the original footage wasn't that great looking!) and the bonus material is top notch. Archive quality item, right here. I doubt they'll do a 4K version, at any rate this is a bargain. Show this to your kids so they know why "Star Trek: Into Darkness" was just fine, but it was essentailly a remake of this!

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