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Star Trek: First Contact

Special Collector's Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 96 (May 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of this two-disc Special Edition include two audio commentaries (one by director and actor Jonathan Frakes, and the other by screenwriters Brannon Braga and Ronald Moore) and a text commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda. Disc Two is loaded with production featurettes, including the 20-minute making-of First Contact, a 17-minute highlight on the Art Of First Contact, a 15-minute look into the story, a 14-minute featurette on the Missile Silo, 11 minutes on The Deflector Dish, and a seven-minute From A To E (Enterprise, I presume) featurette. Scene Deconstructions include the Borg Queen Assembly, Escape Pod Launch, and Borg Queen

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06887
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi adventure violence.
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 111
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/15/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jonathan Frakes
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Story Synopsis:
Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: First Contact is another critically acclaimed installment in the Next Generation of Star Trek. Led by their dominatrix queen (Alice Krige)

DVD Picture:
Compared to the previously released, anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD, this new Special Edition DVD appears to be virtually identical. As was the case with the previous disc, the dark transfer delivers excellent shadow delineation and contrast. Images are sharp and detailed, with pleasing clothing and facial textures and definition. Color fidelity is superb, with crisp beautiful color that seems to pop from the screen; especially when vibrant hues are contrasted by the deepest blacks. The picture is quite clean throughout, with no distracting noise and only occasional artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)


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