"Star Trek Beyond" Coming to UltraHD/BluRay 3D Combo Pack!

"Star Trek Beyond" has been announced for home media (already), but the big news is that not only is it getting a BluRay 3D release, but here is going to be one of those massive combo packs that contains both the 4K UltraHD disk as well as the BluRay 3D!  Who knew that one week after "The Angry Birds Movie" started this trend we'd get a second release from a movie that is a much bigger deal in both formats?!  That said, this one comes with a couple strings.  The first, is that you can only buy it in this massive set that comes with a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise.  The second, is that it is going to be exclusive to Amazon.com.  Now, I know that a lot of people here have no issue purchasing something from Amazon, but I have essentially been buying from everywhere BUT Amazon for the past three years!  It's going to be interesting to see if I go through the gates of Hell this one time to get me a combo pack.

Yes, I still am nowhere near getting a 4K TV (and would prefer to watch this movie in 3D even if I did), but I do genuinely like the idea of packing both special disks into one pack rather than make consumers choose.  Heck, maybe manufacturer's can start moving TV's if they are selling people TWO picture upgrades on their sets as opposed to one or the other!  For that reason alone, until it becomes commonplace to get these sort of releases, I'm probably dedicated to buying these ultra combo packs every time one is announced.  Still man, I have to admit, having the double whacking of paying for a model I won't need AND buying the item from the closest thing we have to a Satan on Earth... that is a mighty tough pill to swallow!  I'm hoping there will be some sort of compromise before we get to the street date, but I am also aware of the fact that store exclusivity is the best bet most fans have to get these sort of releases in the near future.

I mean, just look at that thing; it doesn't hold the disks or anything.


  1. Big Daddy said...:

    Wait, you *have* to buy the statue version to get 3D/UHD?

    That's hilariously stupid, just 3D for me...no insanely expensive combo packs please.

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