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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Next Level [Blu-ray]
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Welcome to the next generation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, like you’ve never seen or heard it before! For the first time ever, you can experience some of the show’s most important and beloved episodes in glorious 1080p high definition, with true high definition visual effects and digitally remastered 7.1 sound – or with the original audio. You’ll witness new picture detail and depth you haven’t seen before, and enjoy spectacular visual effects that have been painstakingly re-created from the original film elements…not upconverted from videotape! This “Taste Of TNG” is a glimpse of what the upcoming complete season Blu-ray releases of TNG will be like, and will transport you to the next level.
Episodes included are:
- “Encounter At Farpoint” – the groundbreaking pilot that started it all.
- “Sins Of The Father” – Back in the Klingon Empire, Worf faces a charge of treason, and defends his father’s honor.
- “The Inner Light” – Picard lives a lifetime – in an instant – on a long-dead planet, whose inhabitants want only to be remembered.
Audio tracks available on the disc - English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, German Stereo, Castilian Mono, Japanese Mono
Subtitles/Additional Languages - English SDH, French, German, Castilian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish
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I see complaints about the 4:3 aspect, but the show was filmed on 4:3 and to make it 16:9 would require trimming.
If you love the show you will love this.
Episodes on the Blu-ray:
(Episode 1, 2) - Encounter at Farpoint 1 and 2
(Episode 65) - Sins of the Father
(Episode 125) - The Inner Light
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Le gain en qualité (vidéo) est tel qu'après avoir visionné un seul épisode je ne peux concevoir acheter la version DVD. J'attendrai donc un jour, lointain je crains, où le prix de l'intégrale de la série descendra à une altitude accessible à mon portefeuille.
Épisodes sur le Blu-ray:
(Épisode 1, 2) - Rendez-vous à Farpoint - 1 et 2
(Épisode 65) - Les péchés du père
(Épisode 125) - Lumière intérieure
Anyway the remastering I have seen on this disc is impressive. I have the original DVD releases and I have compared the two. The difference is substantial! Images are clear, colors are better and overall it just looks way better. Even the special effects have been updated and THEY LOOK WAY BETTER!!
Some people have the following concerns:
1) Why is the show being released in a 4:3 format and not 16:9.
Quite simply the show was not filmed for 16:9, from what I understand they did film in with 35mm film but all the scenes, the actor placement, EVERYTHING was setup with 4:3 in mind. According to Mike Okuda sometimes the outer parts of the film have film equipment, crew and other actors standing in them so creating a true 16:9 image is not possible without seriously changing the image or using a computer to remove actors, equipment on the 16:9 image. Anyone who watched this show growing up will understand that TV was just not filmed in 16:9 back in those days, NO ONE had a widescreen TV, they just didn't exist yet! So obviously TV studios did not bother with it. So get over it. This is how TNG was meant to be seen.
2) Why are they calling this HD when it is only 4:3.
Aspect ratio (i.e. 4:3, 16:9) does NOT indicate HD. The amount of resolution does. In essence the image is 1080p but the other edges of the screen are just black. Consider some of the big movies these days. The blu ray releases STILL have black bars on the top or bottom. Do you know why?Read more ›
The hd is remarkable. The old fx look great. Looking forward for seasons 3 and up !
My biggest complaint is that this is still 4:3 aspect ratio. Perhaps that is a limitation due to how it was originally filmed. I do not pretend to understand the process of remastering this to Bluray, but 16:9 would have been a nice touch.
For a teaser it was well done. 3 Episodes total (Encounter at Farpoint part 1 and 2 (first episode), Sins of the Father (Worf) and the one where Picard plays a flute or something). Based on this sample disc, I could see myself taking the plunge and purchasing the complete set when it is released to Bluray.
Most recent customer reviews
The picture and sound qualty are increbilbly. I can never watch this DVD again. Thank you Amazon for getting this to me in under two days.Published 10 months ago by Esteve
This is the sort of movie that you either like or dislike. If you do like it, like most people does, then there's really not much to say about it. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2014 by JimmyC
Item was received fast, was exactly as described, in perfect quality, and mostly at a lower price than elsewhere for the same thing in new condition.Published on March 8 2012 by APL
I heave read the excuses of why this was released in terrible 4:3 format, but that does not change my opinion. Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2012 by longwinter
This sample of 3 episodes of Star Trek: TNG delivers. I only wish they could have remade the show to wide screen! Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2012 by Sugith Varughese