Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
DeForest Kelley
Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner
Kirstie Alley
Bibi Besch
Merritt Butrick
James Doohan
Walter Koenig
Ricardo Montalban
Nichelle Nichols
Movie Details
Director Nicholas Meyer
Producer Robert Sallin
Writer Jack B. Sowards
Studio Paramount Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 56 mins
Color Color
Plot
Although Star Trek: The Motion Picture had been a box-office hit, it was by no means a unanimous success with Star Trek fans, who responded much more favorably to the "classic Trek" scenario of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. 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 Trek 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 Trek features) handles the film as a combination of Moby Dick, Shakespearean tragedy, World War II submarine thriller, and dazzling science fiction, setting the successful tone for the Trek films that followed. --Jeff Shannon
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition Director's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 097360911749
Chapters
Release Date 8/6/02
Subtitles English
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
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