Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is coming in 4k UHD according to Nicholas Meyer.
The movie many consider the greatest of the Star Trek films, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is coming in 4k Ultra HD! Get ready to see a Ceti Eel larva crawl into Chekov’s ear like you’ve never seen a Ceti Eel larva crawl into Chekov’s ear before!
Here’s what Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer said on his Facebook page:
“I have seen some sort of future and it’s pretty impressive. I was at the Technicolor Digital Lab today reviewing color for the forthcoming HDR version of ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,’ commemorating the series’ 50th anniversary next year.
In terms of richness and clarity what I saw surpasses anything I can recall, though everyone will have to buy a new tv that is HDR compatible. Wouldn’t you know. Space turns out to be REALLY BLACK. HDR, incidentally, stands for High Dynamic Range. This stuff is measured in something called NITS (don’t ask), and whereas current delivery systems account for one or two hundred plus NITS, HDR is over a thousand.
The wonder of it is, this all can be extracted from the original (cleaned up), film negative. It was always there, but delivery systems couldn’t project all that was there. Or words to that effect. Stay tuned.”
We already own all the Star Trek movies on DVD and BluRay, but that won’t stop us from grabbing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 4k UHD too! Really every household should have at least three copies of Wrath of Khan right?
Now please for the love of the profits can we get an HD version of DS9?