If you're the type of person who likes to boldly go where no man has gone before, but you'd prefer to do so from the comfort of your own home, then today is a banner day.
Paramount Pictures announced today that J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek Into Darkness" will be available for digital download on August 20, 2013 – a full three weeks ahead of the September 10 Blu-ray and DVD release. Of course, with all the special features on the Blu-ray (highlighted in the press release below), you'll probably want to check out the film on digital first, then bring home the Combo Pack to seek out all the new frontiers in the extras.
To commemorate this banner day, we've got an exclusive Blu-ray bonus clip dissecting the epic fight scene between Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Spock (Zachary Quinto). We hope you'll find it … fascinating.
The STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:Blu-ray• Feature film in high definition• Creating the Red Planet – Experience the creation of a never-before-seen alien world, as featured in the action-packed opening sequence of the film.• Attack on Starfleet – Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers and witness the creation of the shocking attack on Starfleet Headquarters.• The Klingon Home World – Discover the stunning world of Kronos, and see how the filmmakers reinvented the Klingons for a new generation.• The Enemy of My Enemy – Find out how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.• Ship to Ship – An in-depth and thrilling look at the filming of the iconic space jump sequence, which both defied the laws of physics and pushed the limits of visual effects.• Brawl by the Bay – Sit in with Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch as they revisit their intense preparation for the film’s breathtaking climax.• Continuing the Mission – An inspiring look at the partnership between the film’s crew and the organization that assists returning veterans to find meaningful ways to contribute on the home front.DVD• Feature film in standard definitionSTAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo PackThe STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray 3D combo pack includes all of the above, as well as the film in high definition and 3D on a disc presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Single-Disc DVDThe single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.The Blu-ray releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Bad Robot Production of a J.J. Abrams Film “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Music by Michael Giacchino. Executive producers Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake. Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry. Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof. Directed by J.J. Abrams.