Star Trek Into Darkness DVD and Blu-ray: Release Date and Special Bonus Features

intodarknessstubParamount Pictures have today announced that Star Trek Into Darkness is set for a home entertainment DVD and Blu-ray release date of September 10, 2013. Paramount's press release also includes a list of Blu-ray bonus features which fans can look forward to.

Amazon.com is offering a number of different purchase options for fans, some of which we've already highlighted on the main page.

If you're ordering either the DVD (for $16.99, down from $29.99), the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack (for $19.99, down from $39.99) or the 3D Blu-ray/Standard Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack (for $24.99, down from $54.99) then you'll receive a free copy of the Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness Comic Book! You can pre-order your format of choice from Amazon using the links below the press release.

Press Release & Bonus Features

"I'm excited for viewers at home to check out Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD," said J.J. Abrams. "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 and created entirely in-house at Bad Robot. 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."

The Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray/DVD and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo packs with UltraViolet™ are bursting with behind-the-scenes material detailing how the filmmakers delivered a rousing epic filled with both spectacle and soul. For the first time, the special features included in the combo packs were produced entirely by Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and captured in spectacular high quality on Red Epic cameras for a uniquely intimate perspective of the filmmakers' process.

Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, the film follows the crew of the Enterprise as a shocking act of terror on Earth sends them on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS features an outstanding ensemble cast including John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller and Anton Yelchin.

Blu-ray Special features:
- 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.

Amazon (US)

If that's not enough, Amazon.com have a very special Limited Edition Gift Set which combines the 3D Blu-ray combo set with a very snazzy screen authentic Phaser replica from the talented craftsmen at Quantum Mechanix. The stunt version of the pistol features a manual spinner that uses magnets to lock the barrel into position.  You can pre-order the gift set for the discounted price of $79.99, down from $99.99.

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Amazon (UK)

Amazon.co.uk offer three different formats for fans wanting to pick up Star Trek Into Darkness. You can pre-order the standard DVD for just £12.50, the Blu-ray for £18.50 or the 3D Blu-ray/Standard Blu-ray combo pack for £20.50. Unfortunately the phaser gift-set isn't available, so UK fans after that collectible will have to order through the American Amazon.

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Amazon (Germany)

Amazon's German outlet Amazon.de also has three format options available for Star Trek Into Darkness pre-orders. Sporting different cover art, German fans can order the standard DVD for EUR 14,99, the Blu-ray for EUR 21,99 and the 3D Blu-ray/Standard Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for EUR 25,99.

  • Allen Williams

    I still haven’t seen this movie. Ever since I saw who the villain really was I said, I’ll wait for the blu-ray. Also the only reason I’m getting it on blu-ray is because it would be weird to not own everything star trek on blu-ray. I have a complete blu-ray collection my OCD will not let me skip this.

    • http://www.randomtuesday.com/ Aatrek

      I’ve seen it, but that’s the only reason I’m buying it too – that empty spot on my shelf won’t let me skip this one!

      • archer9234

        For me, I don’t care if I’m missing something from a series. If I think it’s bad, it gets ignored. I don’t have Spider-Man 3, TMNT 3, any X-Men past X-2, and now I won’t be buying Into The Darkness.

  • Chris

    Good to see the date nailed down finally. I must say, I really dislike the UK and German covers. Hopefully these will be changed to something more along the lines of the US one since the are still TBC.

    • http://www.randomtuesday.com/ Aatrek

      The UK/German covers are based on the international posters used to market the film – so it’s likely they will stay as is for brand recognition.

    • Platitude

      Yeah I’m right there with ya, they are lacking a professional quality.

  • Kris Magnusson

    I don’t begrudge anyone their Blu-Rays, but for me physical media is dead because I get all my movies from Apple TV. I haven’t played a Blu-Ray in a year, and that was only to watch “Armageddon.” Also, this UltraViolet thing is a non-starter. I don’t watch movies on my PCs or other devices, and I have no intention of ditching established formats and DRM and cloud storage just to satisfy the MPAA’s control-freakitude.

    • pafan

      It may be for you, but physical media will still be here for some time to come. (Thank goodness)

    • Frequent Guest

      Amen to that! No discs to deal with and playlists in any order. :) But it would be great if the iTunes Store would start releasing TNG-R sooner than they have been.

    • Chris

      Downloads may be the future but currently they do not offer the fidelity, either sound or picture wise, to match a bluray on a half decent setup. I’m sure this will change in the future but it’s still a long way off.

      Myself, I’m half and half on whether I go DL or BR. If I love the film and want it at it’s best I’ll always go physical. Otherwise it’s a DL.

      • Kris Magnusson

        I have a fully decent setup (hi-current McIntosh, Magneplanar, Vandersteen), and Apple TV looks and sounds as fine to me as Blu-Ray for casual watching and listening. My Blu-Rays, DVDs, and CDs are gathering dust in the storage room because I have a much bigger collection online now and the only ones I care about are the ones signed by the musicians and the ones Apple can’t get the rights to, like “Armageddon.” I’ll never go back to physical media. But if you like Blu-Ray, it doesn’t cause me any pain.

    • archer9234

      If their is enough people who like physical, it will stay. CD’s haven’t even died. There are just people who prefer physical over digital. I don’t like digital only. I like digital as long as I have the physical with it. I will always use it at home. Digital I use for outside.

  • pafan

    At least when I get the Blu-ray I can watch the film more carefully and nitpick it even more. It has little plot or character development and is nothing but popcorn entertainment that makes little sense. I can only “enjoy” the new Star Trek on a superficial level, unfortunately. I look forward to the day Trek returns to TV where it belongs….

  • Friend of Sonic

    No deleted scenes to make this movie any better? Too bad. Also, I absolutely hated their reinvention of the Klingons. But then again I’ve talked to some of my Star Trek friends and they loved the movie, so what do I know.

  • pittrek

    Does anybody know the exact language tracks on the releases ? Or at least subtitles ?

    • trekcore

      For the American Blu-ray version:
      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.

      • pittrek

        Thank you. Any idea about the British or German release ? I am trying to find a version which will have at least subtitles in a language that my “better half” will understand :-)

        • trekcore

          I haven’t received press releases from Paramount UK or Germany yet, they should be coming soon… I’ll put an article out once I get them!

          • pittrek

            Thanks !

  • Adrian Dinca

    I’ve ordered the Limited gift set with the phaser replica as I think it’s really awesome. I’m living in the Netherlands and I’d like to know if the Bluray is going to be region locked to Bluray region A, because if it does it would make the Bluray unwatchable in Europe. Would anyone from Trekcore or Paramount care to share this information with us? In other words, is it safe for international customers to buy the Limited Gift set from Amazon.com? Otherwise release it in Europe and will buy it right away.

    • http://www.randomtuesday.com/ Aatrek

      Adrian, all previous Trek Blu-rays have been region-free, so we’re assuming “Into Darkness” will be the same. QMX isn’t offering that particular phaser replica outside of the Amazon deal, so if you really want it, you’ll need to purchase the combo set.

      • Adrian Dinca

        I’ve already ordered it on Amazon.com so fingers crossed now.

        • Chris

          I’ve done the same. A calculated risk to be sure, but it’s likely it will be region free.