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Star Trek 2 - Wrath Of Khan (Spec. Ed.) (2 Discs)

Featuring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Superior sequel.

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Star Trek: The Motionless Picture is a two and a half hour borefest.

The Wrath of Kahn is exactly the opposite, Kirk versus Kahn - a man who has 15 years of hatred raging inside him and wanting his revenge on Kirk and the Enterprise for his years in exile and the death of his wife.

Great space battles and a dramatic final escape from Kahn. A totally different film from her predecessor.

  Top-Notch Trek

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Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982) - ****
Probably the strongest Star Trek before the 2009 reboot, The Wrath of Khan (Or TWOK as Trekkies such as myself gleefully abbreviate it to) is a fast paced action packed story of revenge. The Moby Dick quoting Khan (Ricardo Montalban, on brilliant form) seizes a Federation starship and sets out to kill his old adversary, none other than our very own James T. Kirk. The original crew are never better, especially Shatner, who's now famous "KHAAAAAN!" remains a cult Star Trek moment. However, the film is not very accessible to Trekkies, so I would only recommend to to fans.

  IT'S A BLAST!

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Many agree that this is the best of the movies, and it was until the 2009 Star Trek prequel. The Wrath Of Khan is a far superior film to the first 1979 movie, gone has the bum numbing window star gazing and ponerouse plot, it's no point in thinking Star Trek is another 2001 A Space Odessy when it's not supposed to be. Star Trek 2 gets it right with a great plot, and a brilliant bad guy. in this the action, the characters relationship is devolped, the fun from the series is back and so is the pace of the film. Briliant Space battles and still impressive effects, and a great ending makes this entry a gloriouse return to form.
Brilliant fun.

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  IT'S A BLAST!

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Many agree that this is the best of the movies, and it was until the 2009 Star Trek prequel. The Wrath Of Khan is a far superior film to the first 1979 movie, gone has the bum numbing window star gazing and ponerouse plot, it's no point in thinking Star Trek is another 2001 A Space Odessy when it's not supposed to be. Star Trek 2 gets it right with a great plot, and a brilliant bad guy. in this the action, the characters relationship is devolped, the fun from the series is back and so is the pace of the film. Briliant Space battles and still impressive effects, and a great ending makes this entry a gloriouse return to form.
Brilliant fun.

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  Best Star Trek Film

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I've always held a special place in my heart and mind for this second installment in the "Star Trek" movie series. Mostly, because this is a movie that appeals to both places.

Not only is this movie loaded with the original characters from the series, it also touches on such subjects as revenge, family, duty, age and, of course, sacrifice. That was the best thing about the series - that it touched on topics that were (pardon the expression) universal, no matter the species.

Everyone is uniformly fine right down the line, especially Montalban's Khan (returned from the "Space Seed" episode of the original series); all hatred, vengeance and single-minded of desire to see his enemy laid out before him. Namely, Kirk.

Alley is rather fetching as Saavik and it's a shame she wasn't carried over to the next film. I can't help but, seeing her on TV anymore, to expect her to raise an eyebrow in contemplation. Buttrick makes a complex character out of David, the son Kirk never knew he had. Hurt feelings and resentment meld somewhat explosively with a new-found father/son relationship.

And what can one say about Spock, Bones, Sulu, Chekov, Uhura and Scotty? They are characters all of us grew up with and, pivotal to the plot at hand or not, it's always good to see them.

For anyone who hasn't seen the movie, I won't discuss it in great detail. The story is simple enough (scientists find way to rejuvenate life on dead planets; Khan finds escape from prison planet, vows revenge on Kirk), but there is one plot point that will, if you are unfamiliar with it, blow you away. Suffice it to say, never has friendship been elocuted so well in this or any movie before or since.

Five stars and a special Kobuyashi Maru simulation for "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan". Watch it: it'll make you feel young again.

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  Awe-inspiring!

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This is one of those sequels that had everything going for it and succeeds on all counts, possibly because the original itself was such a let-down, or maybe it just stands on its own for one good reason--great plot and a powerful villian.
The storytelling and the characters really worked splendidly together and they must have known they were a part of something special. There are times when it makes for fascinating viewing and there are times when it's funny and there are times when it is downright sinister. But it's always dark and epic, mostly because of the incredible performance by Ricardo Montalban's vicious but brilliant Khan. The greatest asset any kind of suspense can have is a great villian. This has it and he's more than a match for poor Kirk. 'We're alive only because I knew something about these ships that he didn't'. He feels he was caught with his britches down! Then of course there's the ending.
This is where I feel that the fans themselves were to blame for the poor films which came after. This was the peak of their time and it was time to say goodbye to someone much loved. They were not afraid to do it. Thankfully the ending was moving and it gave a ray of hope that spock was out there. But bringing him back because the fans wanted him back was their biggest mistake. Be thankful for the time he had and the fact that he went out in a blaze of glory. That's what made the film so special. I have a copy and I still think they never bettered it. Not even close. In that respect, it kind of reminds me of The Empire Strikes Back. Dark, powerful, awe-inspiring, and epic. Sounds familiar. Funny how when they're dark , they're a lot better.

  great film with good amount of extras

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One of the truly memorable feature film successes of this series "Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan" excitingly pitted our heroic Enterprise crew against former TV series villain Khan (brought to life with so convincingly by Ricardo Montalban) and led to Kirk and his crew dramatically 'paying with their dearest blood' at its conclusion. It's a great film and although I enjoy and have enormous respect for its predecessor I share the opinion that this is better in emulating the fast paced suspenseful aspects found in the original TV series. On Director's Edition 2 disc DVD release we gain the extended 112 min length cut of this 1982 film and although director Nicolas Meyer provides a solo commentary his insight is welcome and understandably well informed about the feature. The second disc offers a much healthier selection of extras than the preceding 2 disc film release headed by the 'Captain's Log' making of feature at about 27 mins. Further production details are offered in 'Designing Khan' (24 mins) and 'Visual Effects' (18 mins) whilst Paramount have appreciably raided the archives with intriguing (now) historic interviews from the films stars around the time of original cinematic release running to about 11 mins. Essentially focusing on the paperback/hardback exploits of the original series crew accompanied by various TV episode clips the 29 min 'The Star Trek Universe' is more a fan appreciation extra which although is interesting may for most be viewed as rather dry stuff. As with the previous release the menus on both discs emulate the films central premise/location in this case it's the Genesis planet where you can select whichever option or feature that interests you. A great film backed up by a more substantial collection of extras make this a more appealing purchase.

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  Khannnnnnnnnnnnn

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Star Trek made a classic villian Khan and this is the film that not only showcases this villian, but also makes one of the best Star Trek films stand out.

Its got pace and action and you are on a true rollercoaster, with the whole crew of the Enterprise.

The cast is fantastic and they all do a splendid job. Especially William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

At the same time Ricardo Moltabarn is fanstatic as Khan and you respect him and hate him at the same time.

Star Trek 2 is Scifi at its best, great story, special effects and quailty entertainment.

You may well shed a tear at the end. Buy it and you won't be dissapointed and with this special edition a true trekkie can enjoy super extras as well and a whole different version of the film.

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  Star Trek at its best.

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We all know that this franchise has been flogged to death in recent years, however, this film remains the one that stands tall over all the rest of the Star Trek universe, the most enjoyable Trek romp you will probably see until the next time somebody lifts the coffin lid to re-invent the series. The original crew shine and the effects are Star Wars quality in the time period this film was made, and not to mention the score is thumpingly strong. You will go back to this title again and agian just to hear the tag lines and see the Enterprise at her battle damaged best!!

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