Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Do Not Buy Star Trek: The Compendium

The reason that Paramount released a crappy blu-ray edition of Star Trek Into Darkness last year is official out now. The Star Trek: The Compendium is a four disc total set with 2009's Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. The '09 Star Trek is the identical Blu-ray set that has been available for years while while Into Darkness is what the initial release last year should have been before Paramount stripped-mined its extra features as retailer exclusives. They did that because they knew this addition was waiting in the pipeline. So basically this "new" set is an attempt to force fans to buy the exact same movies set twice rather then a way of trying to get new fans on board (or go Lord of the Rings/Hobbit with genuine new content that cost a pretty penny to put together like the Extended Editions).

If you followed my advise last year and avoided buying Into Darkness then this could be your reward with its 20 extra features including what I understand to be an excellent commentary (which last year was an iTunes exclusive). However, Paramount WILL do this again with more of their movies and then the rest of the studios will copy them. As a result it is in your best interest as a movie fan (as this really isn't a Star Trek issue) is make it clear to Paramount that this is unacceptable. The only way you can do that is to speak with your wallet by keeping it closed. As a result I once again recommend - Do Not Buy. However, if you insist on doing it and plan on buying from Amazon, click here so this site gets credit.

1 comment:

  1. Reximus Prime9/23/2014 11:41 AM

    While the fiasco with the Special Features for Into Darkness, were egregious... This set was not planned from the start. It was actually created in response to the outcry from fans that were unhappy with the fractured release of Into Darkness. Granted, it should not have been that way from the start, but this set is the studios attempt to make amends, as proved by the fact that they offer a rebate.

    The editor-in-chief over at TheDigitalBits.com has spoken to this issue on a number of occasions, and was able to voice fans opinions directly to the studio.

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/062314_0600

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