Paramount Home Entertainment's Star Trek will hit home video as a 1-Disc DVD, a 2-Disc DVD and 3-Disc Blu-ray on November 17 with all the usual extras as well as a new bonus feature on the disc packaging itself, reports ComingSoon.net and VideoBusiness
With the packaging feature dubbed "augmented reality," consumers will be able to hold their disc packaging in front of any standard Web cam to unlock an interactive hologram tour of the U.S.S. Enterprise. In the tour, which plays on the computer screen, viewers will be able to tour five cabins on the movie's Enterprise and even shoot enemies from the ship's deck.
An early version of the feature, which Paramount tried for the international theatrical release of the film, can be accessed at the Experience the Enterprise website.
Among the other extras on the high-end versions are plot-based deleted scenes, such as a cut scene with a baby Spock, ears and all. Another cut includes an abandoned story line with Nero and a look at Abrams' version of the warrior Klingons.
The Blu-ray set will include 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, also will be able to click on the Star Fleet Vessel Simulator to get a 360-degree view of the Enterprise and other ships.
"All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct." -- Carl Sagan