Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Cut

Although
i Star Trek: The Motion Picture
i0 had been a box-office hit, it was by no means a unanimous success with
i Star Trek
i0 fans, who responded much more favorably to the "classic
i Trek
i0 " scenario of
i Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
i0 . Inspired by the "Space Seed" episode of the original TV series, the film reunites newly promoted Admiral Kirk with his nemesis from the earlier episode--the genetically superior Khan (Ricardo Montalban)--who is now seeking revenge upon Kirk for having been imprisoned on a desolated planet. Their battle ensues over control of the Genesis device, a top-secret Starfleet project enabling entire planets to be transformed into life-supporting worlds, pioneered by the mother (Bibi Besch) of Kirk's estranged and now-adult son. While Mr. Spock mentors the young Vulcan Lt. Saavik (then-newcomer Kirstie Alley), Kirk must battle Khan to the bitter end, through a climactic starship chase and an unexpected crisis that will cost the life of Kirk's closest friend. This was the kind of character-based
i Trek
i0 that fans were waiting for, boosted by spectacular special effects, a great villain (thanks to Montalban's splendidly melodramatic performance), and a deft combination of humor, excitement, and wondrous imagination. Director Nicholas Meyer (who would play a substantial role in the success of future
i Trek
i0 features) handles the film as a combination of
i Moby Dick
i0 , Shakespearean tragedy, World War II submarine thriller, and dazzling science fiction, setting the successful tone for the
i Trek
i0 films that followed.
i --Jeff Shannon

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upc: 9780792179955
title: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Cut
theatricalDate: 04-06-1982
stars: William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Walter Koenig
purchase date: 19-06-2007
publisher: Paramount
published: 06-08-2002
price: $12.98
net Rating: 4.5
MPAA Rating: PG
minutes: 116
number of media: 2
last lookup time: 204001520
genre: Feature Films
Special Editions
Two-Disc Special Editions
fullTitle: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
features: Anamorphic
Closed-captioned
Color
Director's Cut
Dolby
DVD-Video
Subtitled
Widescreen
NTSC
2.35:1
edition: Two-Disc Special Collector's
director: Nicholas Meyer
currentValue: $6.49
created: 204001520
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: B0000683DH