Star Trek fans have no excuse not to finish their film collection.
Recently we talked about how the Next Generation era of films (Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis) all got re-released into new 4K High Definition box sets for either $20 if you get the standard Blu-Ray DVD or for $69.99 if you want the 4k High Definition stuff. We already mentioned why this makes sense, with all the upheaval in the world of streaming, relying on a service to actually provide what it’s advertised is getting to be a rather silly endeavor.
Especially, as Arstechnica.com pointed out, every single Star Trek film has been released in recent years. Every film is now available in high definition.
You can get all three separately on Amazon.com (or other outlets if you chose).
"I: The Motion Picture, II: The Wrath of Khan, III: The Search for Spock, IV: The Voyage Home, The V: Final Frontier, VI: The Undiscovered Country"
"VII: Generations, VIII: First Contact, IX: Insurrection, X: Nemesis."
"Star Trek 2009, Into Darkness, Beyond."
If you don’t care about having your films in 4K Ultra HD, you can just purchase the first 10 films in a Blu-Ray pack.
"I: The Motion Picture, II: The Wrath of Khan, III: The Search for Spock, IV: The Voyage Home, The V: Final Frontier, VI: The Undiscovered Country, VII: Generations, VIII: First Contact, IX: Insurrection, X: Nemesis."
Why purchase the Star Trek film collections when we can stream them?
Star Trek films are not in all one place at the moment, making it likely that they’ll swap hands quite often. This will force people to constantly spend money on multiple streaming services that should be doing the job of one. Owning your own copy allows you to detach yourself from the agony of having multiple streaming services you hardly use.
Not only that but as Max (formerly HBO Max), Netflix and even Paramount+ have proven over the last year or so, there’s not a lot of money to be made in streaming. There isn’t one streaming service that has turned a profit yet, which is why production companies are going back to movie theaters.
Movies will once again be featured in cinemas so that studios can make actual money, instead of the giant money pit that streaming has become. So as streaming outlets continue to move high-budget properties back to film and eventually television, it’ll be harder and harder to find a service that has everything you want.
Spending $100 on DVDs will be a solid investment as the streaming landscape adjusts to the new normal of smaller budgets and fewer new shows. Plus imagine the uproar when even the premium level of streaming services starts forcing commercials into their programming. It’s coming, just wait.