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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [DVD]

William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , Leonard Nimoy    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig
  • Directors: Leonard Nimoy
  • Producers: Harve Bennett
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 11 May 2009
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001S3GDZY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,804 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The most popular movie in the "classic Trek" series of feature films, Star Trek IV was a box-office smash that satisfied mainstream audiences and hard-core fans alike. The Voyage Home returns to one of the favourite themes of the original TV series--time travel--to bring Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov from the 23rd century to present-day (i.e., mid-1980s) San Francisco. In their own time, the Starfleet heroes encounter an alien probe emitting a mysterious message--a message delivered in the song of the now-extinct Earth species of humpback whales. Failure to respond to the probe will result in Earth's destruction, so Kirk and company time-travel to 20th-century Earth--in their captured Klingon starship--to transport a humpback whale to the future in an effort to communicate peacefully with the alien probe. The plot sounds somewhat absurd in description, but as executed by returning director Leonard Nimoy, this turned out to be a crowd-pleasing adventure, filled with a great deal of humour derived from the clash of future heroes and contemporary urban realities, and much lively interaction among the favourite Trek characters. Catherine Hicks plays the 20th-century whale expert who is finally convinced of Kirk's and Spock's benevolent intentions. --Jeff Shannon

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [DVD] [DVD] (2009)


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Star Trek With a Difference 2 Feb 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This film is a great Star Trek movie. It really makes up for the disappointment of the previous movie (The Search for Spock)
The great thing about this film that sets it apart from all the other Star Trek films is that it takes all our favourite Trek characters out of their normal setting and puts them into one that is alien to them but familiar to us (present day America). In doing this we get the chance to laugh at the flawed attempts of these incredible people from the future to cope with the world that we live in. Spock is especially amusing in this scenario. This film helps fans and none fans of Star Trek connect with the characters in a way like they have never done before.
This is the most successful Star Trek film ever and it is easy to understand why. I recommend this film to everybody alike. It is great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where no whale has gone before. 11 Dec 2003
Format:DVD
This is probably my favourite Star Trek movie. It's hysterically funny: Shatner, Doohan, Nimoy and Koenig all have excellent comic timing as they try to blend in with 20th Century San Francisco culture with hilarious results. I only left out Nichols because she didn't really get any of these classic lines to work with.
The story is excellent, funny and great for all the family.
The main thing about this movie - which somehow got lost when the Next Generation hit our screens - was that it didn't take itself seriously. It was made to be enjoyed. It didn't patronise, brow-beat or pompously preach. It took an important issue and made it both thought provoking and fun.
A fine movie indeed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This marks the fourh installment in the Star Trek series. After disobeying starfleet orders the crew of the late starship Enterprise must return home to earth to face the consequences of there actions. Travelling home in a captured Klingon ship they discover that Earth is being held at the mercy of a probe. Kirk must travel back in time to find the answer to the probes message or let the world be destroyed.
This film is one of the best because it is lighter than all the others. It is also funny in places. Also complete with a wonderful light and happy score to make this film one of the best remebered in the Star Trek series. Also see Star trek three and two for more classic adventures.
This is a film not to be missed.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crikey, it's almost a masterpiece! 21 Nov 2009
Format:Blu-ray
Don't listen to those who refer to The Voyage Home as a comedy, it is not. Star Trek is always better when it's not taking itself too seriously, and this fourth instalment is the only time the film series captured the perfect light hearted drama of the original TV show in my opinion. It is proper, family entertainment, far removed from the pompous space opera wannabe the first film tried so hard to be. And who could tire of Checkov saying "nuclear wessels"? I know I won't.

I'm not sure if the budget was bigger than the earlier Star Trek films, but IV certainly has a classier look; the sets and costumes seem much higher quality, and production standards appear good too (lighting is particularly noteworthy, such as the moody ship interiors). The cast all put in some very natural performances here (helped by a great script), and are obviously enjoying themselves. Only a rather naive time travelling "dream" sequence jars; and Leonard Nimoy (who directed), gamely puts his hands up in the commentary to admit his dissatisfaction with it. Oh, and we have to see Sulu in that awful cape again.

Picture quality is excellent; truly as good as it gets on BRD. I was struck immediately by the fabulous detail of the improved costumes in the opening scene, and the bubbling water at the end of the time-travelling sequence is strikingly realistic. It's the vivid colour though that steals the show; from the well defined neon rainbows of the 23rd century displays, to the subtle hues of the costumes, The Voyage Home is a Technicolor delight from start to finish. Sound quality too is admirable, although not quite as noteworthy as the image.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
On Earth the 'Klingons' have accused 'James T Kirk' of a long list of crimes
including 'murder'
The Federation are holding the 'Enterprise' crew responsible for the destruction
of a 'Star-Ship' along with the charge against 'Kirk' of disobeying a direct order.
The Heroic-Crew that had rescued their friend and fellow crew-member 'Spock'
from 'Genesis' have remained upon 'Vulcan'
To clear their name and reputation the crew must return to Earth to face their
accusers.
Unbeknown to the crew, a probe which has shut-down both Klingon and Federation
installations and Vessels on it's course to Earth, the planet is under threat.
'Kirk' and his crew which includes 'McCoy' 'Scotty' 'Sulu' 'Chekov' and 'Uhura'
are joined by 'Spock' as they set off from 'Vulcan' for 'Earth' piloting the captured
'Klingon' Bird of Prey.
They are warned on route to stay away from 'Earth'.....after investigation and logical
elimination 'Spock' realizes the signals being transmitted by the probe are similar
to that of a 'Humpback' Whale.
It seems the 'Probe' is trying to communicate with a species that have long since
been extinct from 23rd Century Earth.
The Crew devise an ingenious plan to save 'Earth's dilemma by attempting to
return to Earth at an earlier time.
The mission to try and save the Whales for the future by transporting some back to
their time, the intention to change history and hopefully satisfy the needs of the
mystery probe.
Things are very different on 20th Century Earth for the crew, understanding how
things work back then prove difficult for the crew.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Save the whales
Back in its day, “Star Trek: The Voyage Home” was the only bearable Star Trek motion picture. It includes an alien probe attacking Earth, time travel to late 20th century San... Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Ashtar Command
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Published 2 days ago by Rev
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Vulcans in San Francisco !
Published 24 days ago by Crookers
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
it was just as described, received package very quickly would definately do business again. A+++
Published 1 month ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Fantastic film and hilarious comments from all characters especially Spock who said is it time for colourful matophors and stun the punk on bus, oh and at the end of film where... Read more
Published 1 month ago by H Turner
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Published 4 months ago by katie fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars star trek iv
this film was everything i could've hoped for! it came really quickly - far less than a week - and the dvd quality was fantastic. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Miss J. Forrester
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Entertaining Star Trek Adventure
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Region 2, Running time 114 minutes approx, Rated PG movie, Rated 15 Bonus content.

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Published 4 months ago by Timelord007
5.0 out of 5 stars review
this is a very enjoyable film that the whole family enjoyed. came in good packaging in a good amount of time.
Published 4 months ago by Tracy Hill
2.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek 4..The Voyage Home....(corned beef,stupid storyline)
This one is as corny as they come.The Enterprise crew now in charge of a Klingon ship are heading back to earth,but find the earth has been made to be a danger to get back to,due... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Malcolm McDonald
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