February 21 2024

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DS9 Documentary Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date And Details

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Those who backed the DS9 documentary, What We Left Behind, and fans who are waiting to purchase the documentary, have received news about the release date and special features on the DVD/Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases. Plus: Select European screening of What We Left Behind!

For the documentary backers, expect your DVD/Blu-ray combo pack in early July. And yes, this will include *all* international shipments. The release will come approximately one month before the commercial North American release on August 6th.

The regular release (DVD, Blu-ray) will be on August 6 in the U.S. and Canada only. A special Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory will also debut in the U.S. and Canada, and will include an extra disc that has two specials not available in the regular release. One of those specials is an extended version of one including in the backer’s version, but  sorry project backers, you’ve been screwed. To get that extended version, you have to pony up an extra $29.99 for the special Blu-ray release. (Can you tell I’m not happy about this after being a backer?)

Anyhow – here are the details for all of the releases:

Backer Release Version. Backers will receive one standard DVD and one Blu-ray disc in each set. This release is region-free so those outside of North America will get this. Included is:

  • An Intro from Ira & the Gang
  • A Brief History of Deep Space Nine
  • What We Left Out (Over forty-five minutes of deleted scenes.)
  • Behind the Scenes at the Variety Photoshoot
  • HD Remaster Discussion (a roundtable chat with the filmmakers). Standard version.
  • More From the Fans
  • Theatrical Trailer

AND

  • A Musical Reunion (an extended conversation with composers Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner)
  • Indiegogo Campaign Videos & Video Vault
  • Technical Trivia Track (A special subtitle text track with detailed technical info and listing of our HD Hero sponsors)

OK, how about the regular August 6 release from Shout! Factory? You get:

  • An Intro from Ira & the Gang
  • A Brief History of Deep Space Nine
  • What We Left Out (Over forty-five minutes of deleted scenes.)
  • Behind the Scenes at the Variety Photoshoot
  • HD Remaster Discussion (a roundtable chat with the filmmakers). Standard version.
  • More From the Fans
  • Theatrical Trailer

Shout! Factory has also produced a Special Edition Blu-Ray set. It includes everything on the standard Blu-ray release plus a second disc that includes:

  • A Musical Reunion (an extended conversation with composers Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner)
  • Roundtable Look at the Making of the Documentary, a Shout! exclusive special feature, a 50-Minute discussion with Co-Director and Deep Space Nine Showrunner Ira Steven Behr, Co-Director David Zappone, Producer Kai de Mello-Folsom, Producer/Editor Joseph Kornbrodt, and Producer/Editor Luke Snailham.

This is the only disc set with the longer Roundtable Look.

To pre-order the regular Blu-ray release, head to the link located here. It sells for $21.61 at Amazon. The DVD release is on the same page and will cost $16.87 at Amazon.

The Shout! Factory Special Edition What We Left Behind Blu-ray Set can be found here, where it will cost $29.95.

Finally, good news for select Europeans wanting to see the documentary. On Wednesday, June 26, there will be theatrical screenings in the UK, Ireland, and Germany.

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