Special features on Disc One of this two-disc Special Edition include two audio commentaries (one by director and actor Jonathan Frakes, and the other by screenwriters Brannon Braga and Ronald Moore) and a text commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda. Disc Two is loaded with production featurettes, including the 20-minute making-of First Contact, a 17-minute highlight on the Art Of First Contact, a 15-minute look into the story, a 14-minute featurette on the Missile Silo, 11 minutes on The Deflector Dish, and a seven-minute From A To E (Enterprise, I presume) featurette. Scene Deconstructions include the Borg Queen Assembly, Escape Pod Launch, and Borg Queen
Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: First Contact is another critically acclaimed installment in the Next Generation of Star Trek. Led by their dominatrix queen (Alice Krige)
Compared to the previously released, anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD, this new Special Edition DVD appears to be virtually identical. As was the case with the previous disc, the dark transfer delivers excellent shadow delineation and contrast. Images are sharp and detailed, with pleasing clothing and facial textures and definition. Color fidelity is superb, with crisp beautiful color that seems to pop from the screen; especially when vibrant hues are contrasted by the deepest blacks. The picture is quite clean throughout, with no distracting noise and only occasional artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)
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