|Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan|
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, Paul Winfield, Kirstie Alley, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick
Director's edition two-disc set; widescreen; closed caption; English, French audio tracks; English subtitles; extended 116-minute director's edition of the film; commentary by director Nicholas Meyer; text commentary by Michael Okuda (co-author of "The Star Trek Encyclopedia"); "The Captain's Log" (new, exclusive cast and crew interviews with director Nicholas Meyer, actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban and writer/executive producer Harve Bennett); "Designing Khan" featurette (comparisons of "Star Trek I" and "Star Trek II"); "The Visual Effects of 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'" (featuring interviews with Meyer and ILM visual effects designers); original interviews with DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban; "The Star Trek Universe: A Novel Approach" by authors Julia Ecklar and Greg Cox (includes interviews with the authors of "A Test of Character: The Kobayashi Maru Scenario" and "The Eugenics Wars: A History of Khan Noonien Singh"); storyboard archives; theatrical trailer.
|Conventional wisdom of the Trekkie kind has it that "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" is the best of the movies spun off from the original "Star Trek" television series. Believe it. The old gang from the Starship Enterprise is on board: Admiral James T. Kirk, his Vulcan second-in-command Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Uhura, Scotty and all the rest of our 23rd-century pals. They leave Earth on a routine mission, only to encounter the menace of the genetically enhanced tyrant Khan, once marooned by Kirk on a hostile planet. Gaining control of the world-shattering Genesis device, Khan wants to make his dreams of revenge and galactic conquest a reality. When William Shatner as Kirk and Ricardo Montalban as Khan face off, it's a feast of deliciously over-the-top acting. With swashbuckling action, sacrifices by beloved characters and a touching subtext about aging warriors fighting their last battles, "The Wrath of Khan" merits repeated viewings. This two-disc set offers a new director's cut and scads of extra features. It's a must-have.|