Variety is reporting a heap of details on Paramount Home Entertainment’s “Star Trek” DVD and Blu-ray release . The biggest news has to be that the package opens up an interactive tour of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The movie, which is expected to be a huge dvd seller when it is released on Nov. 17 is going to be chock full of extras on both the 2-disc regular dvd and the 3 disc Blu ray set.
With the packaging feature dubbed “augmented reality,” consumers will be able to hold their disc packaging in front of any standard webcam to unlock an interactive hologram on the computer screen, through which they can tour five cabins on the Enterprise, even shooting enemies from the ship’s deck.
Users will have to log in to a website to access the feature, but they control the hologram by holding the disc packaging.
“If you took the visual cue in the package and turned your hand, then you’re turning the ship,” Paramount homevideo senior VP of brand marketing Bob Buchi said.
Some of the extras include:
– Deleted scene with baby Spock
– Deleted Scene that includes an abandoned storyline about the villainous Romulan mining captain, Nero (Eric Bana),
– A look at Abrams’ version of the warrior Klingons.
– The Blu-ray set is a BD-Live feature that connects viewers to live updates from space through NASA.
– Those who want to explore the film’s space ships more can also click on the Star Fleet Vessel Simulator for a 360-degree view of the Enterprise and other ships.