Star Trek VIII: First Contact

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Item Type: BLU-RAY DVD Movie
Item Rating: PG13
Street Date: 09/22/09
Wide Screen: yes
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Language: ENGLISH
Foreign Film: noSubtitles: no
Dubbed: no
Full Frame: no
Re-Release: no
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Star Trek VIII: First Contact

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this great new version of the classic tv show and movie series. With some small exceptions to the story line I thought it did a wonderful job of reintroducing all the main characters from the original tv series. The actors were perfect for the rolls they were selected to play and the acting was believable. The special effects were first class and the music super. I look forward to the continuing saga of Kirk, Spock and the gang as they navigate about the galaxy finding new adventure and supplying us, the viewing audience, with excitement, drama and vicarious thrills.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. In general, I love Star Trek. This transfer, however, is simply not up to blu-ray quality. It is not terrible, but it is not great either. I honestly can tell very little difference between the blu-ray and the DVD so far as image quality is concerned. If you already have the DVD version, don’t waste you money on this.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. I am a Star Trek fan since the night the original series premiered on NBC. While I did watch it, I have always felt that Star Trek-The Next Generation was a bit overrated. I remember picking up a sci-fi magazine during the ’80s or ’90s (I forget which) which listed ST-TNG as the greatest sci- fi series of all time and ST-TOS at #12!!! Thankfully this magazine is no longer in business.

    As for the Star Trek movies, the critics went bananas over this film. One actually said it was the best Star Trek film since “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Better than “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country?”I don’t think so! (This is almost as silly as a film critic in a moment of temporary insanity who proclaimed “Never Say Never Again” as the best Bond film since “From Russia With Love.”)

    Anyway this film got near-unanimous great reviews and still grossed less than $100 million in the U.S.

    I’ve always felt this film to be overrated. However I must admit to enjoying the blu-ray transfer I watched last night. The picture and sound quality are excellent. I just wish Paramount would stop using the same special features that are found on the deluxe dvds of these films.

    As for the film itself, there are still many things I do not like about it. I cannot stand James Cromwell’s performance as Zephrame Cochran, the inventor of Warp Drive. I find him to be an uncharismatic and unlikeable actor. (Cochran was portrayed by Glenn Corbett is a 2nd season Star Trek-TOS episode, “Metamorphosis.” I’m not sure if he was still alive when this film was made, however he was a much better looking and likeable actor than Cromwell.) I’m also not a great fan of Patrick Stewart, in T-shirt, doing John McClane- like stunts at the end of this film.

    I did enjoy the scenes with the Borg a bit more than previously (especially the scenes outside the Enterprise.) I’m still not a great fan of the Borg Queen however.

    I still think the best Star Trek:TNG film is “Nemesis,” which was surprisingly the biggest flop in the series. And while, as stated previously, I’ve never been a great fan of this film, I think I can now jump it over “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” and “Star Trek Generations.” (I still believe “Star Trek Insurrection,” the film following this one to be the worst in the series.)

    I do feel that poetic justice has taken place with the great success of the “Star Trek” film this summer, people continue talking about Kirk, Spock and McCoy and Captain Picard and the crew of Star Trek-TNG have basically been forgotten after only four films. As stated, Star Trek-TNG was a good series. However Star Trek: The Original Series was a classic.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. This is such a fantastic movie, and everything a Science Fiction movie should be!

    The plot is very interesting. It brings back the Borg, the baddies of the universe. Through a series of events, the Borg time travel ( Yes I know, in Star Trek, they travel through time like we change socks) to the past and plan to make the population of Earth all Borg. Well, Captain Picard and crew just can’t let that happen. They travel back the same way the Borg did and stop them. It seems that the Borg want to stop “First Contact” (that’s when we met aliens for the first time) and we’ll never make friends in the universe and it’s easy pickings for the Brog to turn all of us into them. That’s pretty much all I want to say on what happens, I don’t want to give to much of it away. Just trust me, it’s fantastic!

    This movie has it all. It’s chuck full of suspense, jaw dropping stunts, and some really interesting plot twists and some old fashion action.

    I really liked the story line of Picard’s obsession. It was linked to Moby Dick and Captain Ahab. This just adds to much to the story line. If you didn’t know there were two epys of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Picard was taken by the Borg, and was made into one of them.

    Now for the blu ray aspect. Its’ phonominial!!! It has fantastic sounds. The sound is so crisp and clear, again, it adds a lot to the movie. The visuals are out of this world. Everything is crystal clear and the images are incredibly sharp. The view can’t help but to be drawn in. I just have one small issues with it. The menu screen could have been so much better. It was just the Star Trek symbol, and then it looked liked you are in warp drive in space, going around the symbol. I think that they really dropped the ball on this one. They could have done so much for the menu screen. They could have had the new Enterprise, the Borg, Data, the Queen Borg, the Borg Ship, anything. Anything would be better than nothing, and I feel that’s what they have for the menu.

    Overall if you have a blu ray and you like shape images, and sharp impressive sound, then you need to get Star Trek: First Contact!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. A lot of upconverted DVD’s look about the same as the Blu-Ray version, but not this one. I was amazed at the improved resolution.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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