After a successful summer run, the blockbuster Star Trek: Into Darkness will be arriving on DVD, Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D on September 10 with a slew of extras filmed during shooting, specifically for the home video release. After earning $223.3 million domestically and $441.2 million total, the J.J. Abrams sequel to his smash hit Star Trek should be one of the fall’s most in-demand DVD titles.
As we stated in our Star Trek Into Darkness review, the highlight of the film is the villain, played with panache by Benedict Cumberbatch. One of the bonus features that immediately stand out for Movie Fanatic is The Enemy of My Enemy. The featurette allows viewers to find out how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.
Also of note is the Creating the Red Planet documentary where a world was created that has never existed before in the Trek world, showcased in the thrilling opening moments of the film and in the first Star Trek Into Darkness trailer.
The Attack on Starfleet featurette takes viewers behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers to witness the creation of the shocking attack on Starfleet Headquarters.
For longtime fans of the franchise, who had to be thrilled with Abrams’ glimpse into the Klingon planet, the feature The Klingon Home World will enthrall with its detail as to how filmmakers created the landscape of Kronos -- one that would prove truly imperative in the plot of Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Three more bonus features were announced that explore elements of the Star Trek world, brought to brilliant life by Abrams in his latest epic: Ship to Ship, which looks at the space jump sequences and how they were captured, and Brawl by the Bay, which features interviews with Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch as they discuss their climatic fight scene on the streets of a futuristic San Francisco. Finally, the Continuing the Mission bonus feature looks at the relationship between Abrams’ crew with an organization that helps war veterans find ways to contribute once back safely at home.
Abrams, for one, is a little excited that all those features he shot while filming his sci-fi thriller will soon be in the hands of the fans.
"I'm excited for viewers at home to check out Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD. They did a great job and I'm thrilled with how everything looks and sounds. We also have some really fun behind-the-scenes special features that we shot on the Red Planet and created entirely in-house at Bad Robot,” Abrams said. “They really look amazing and unlike anything I've seen on DVD or Blu-ray before." Abrams added, "I hope fans enjoy seeing the process that went into making the movie and the truly amazing work of our most spectacular cast and crew."