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Retro Movie Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ Director’s Cut – Fathom Events
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Director’s Cut
Available now on Blu-ray
Written by Jack B. Sowards (Uncredited: Nicholas Meyer)
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Bibi Besch, Paul Winfield, Kirstie Alley, Ricardo Montalbán
Paramount Pictures
Original release date: June 4, 1982
Fathom Events screenings: September 10 & 13, 2017

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Paramount Pictures and Fathom Events are bringing the Director’s Cut version of the film to theaters for two days only this month (9/10 & 9/13). I got the chance to see the film at my local theater at the Sunday afternoon screening, and even though I’ve seen this movie — which is one of my favorites of all time — countless times, getting to see it on the big screen again was elating.

The screenings all include a new interview with the film’s star William Shatner, who played the iconic role of James T. Kirk. In the interview, which begins about 15 minutes prior to the screening times (2pm and 7pm local time), the actor talked about making the sequel and how it reinvigorated the Star Trek franchise.

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‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ Returning To Blu-ray With Remastered Director’s Cut
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The best of the Star Trek movie franchise is coming back to Blu-ray and it promises to look and sound better than ever before.

In celebration of Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary, this summer Paramount Home Media will re-release Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in a new Blu-ray Edition that will include both the theatrical version and the slightly longer Director’s Cut available for the first time in high-definition.

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Digital Deal: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’
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Amazon is offering up Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan director’s cut for purchase for only $3.99 through their Video On Demand service.

This digital deal is only for today, Tuesday, September 7, beginning at midnight PST and runs for 24 hours, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $9.99, and the 24-hour rental is $2.99.

Visit the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan product page to purchase the film.

The movie is the second in the Star Trek film franchise and sees the return of William Shatner as James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, along with other members of the original cast. Ricardo Montalban reprises his guest role from the television series as Khan, and the film introduces a young Kirstie Alley as Lt. Saavik.

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Watch Now: Star Trek II, III, IV On Netflix Instant; ‘Generations’ On Hulu
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It is with great pleasure that I notify all of you Neflix users that several Star Trek movies have been added today to Netflix Instant!

Right now, the following movies are up at Netflix Instant, so if you’re already a subscriber, head on over and watch! If you’re not a subscriber, now would be the time to join. I joined recently just so that I could watch all the Instant movies — totally worth the $9 a month.

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek VIII: First Contact

Also, Star Trek VII: Generations is available to watch for FREE in the United States over at Hulu (no sign-up required for this viewing). You can watch it in full right here below.

If you’re not familiar with these Star Trek movies [*gasp*], let me quickly break it down for you…

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10 Charismatic Bad Guys In Film
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In the new crime biopic Public Enemies, Johnny Depp stars as John Dillinger, the notorious bank robber who became Public Enemy #1 in 1930s in the United States in the beginning years of the J. Edgar Hoover-led FBI. During the Great Depression, the real-life Dillinger was a two-time escaped convict who not only pulled two dozen bank heists across the MidWest, but murdered several police officers and led a dangerous gang of unsavory characters.

But in the film, we see a different side to this criminal underworld figure, one of a graceful, charismatic man. Depp’s character is someone you can actually believe was able to woo his beautiful young girlfriend into total devotion and get a gang of ruthless thugs to give him respect as their leader.

It’s the combination of Dillinger’s supervillain-like abilities and Depp’s charming portrayal of this machine gun-toting crime lord that makes this on-screen character so alluring. But this role of the bad guy with likable charm isn’t a new one, though, there’s been plenty in cinematic history. Here’s a look at 10 Charismatic Bad Guys in Film.

 

Keyser Söze from The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects brought us so much as a movie. It exposed Bryan Singer to the mainstream, collated a lot of stars in a great ensemble cast (including one of Stephen Baldwin’s few good performances)… but most of all it brought us Keyser Söze.

Söze’s involvement in the criminals’ dealings is never actually confirmed at any point in the movie — everything we hear or see about him is pure conjecture. And this is what makes the character such a great bad guy. Verbal Kint describes him perfectly in the following sentence:

“Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Söze. You never knew. That was his power.”

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