Why the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray is going to rip you off

Despite its mixed reviews, surely some of you were looking forward to the DVD and Blu-ray release of Star Trek Into Darkness. You were probably looking forward to checking out all the extras, too. Well, I have news for you, and that news is Paramount is about to screw you like Kirk in an Orion Slave Girl sorority house.

The official Blu-ray has seven mini-featurettes. Seems kind of bare bones for such a major summer release, eh? Indeed it does, because Paramount has divvied up all the other features — including the commentary tracks with the cast and director J.J. Abrams, and several additional featurettes — have been given exclusive to the Target release, the Best Buy release, and the iTunes download. Meaning 1) if you buy the normal version you're getting less than half the special features created for the home video release, and 2) if you want all of them you're going to need to purchase at least three separate versions.

Not that I was going to be buying this thing, but I hope this backfires massively on Paramount. Not just because it screws over the fans who are most supportive of the movie and the franchise, but because it's a terrible precedent to set for consumers. Hey, at least when Kirk is in an Orion Slave Girl sorority house, he fucks everybody equally.

[Via The Digital Bits]