We’re Giving Away Two Copies of ‘The Wrath of Khan’ Director’s Cut on Blu-ray!

TrekNews.net and Paramount are offering our readers the opportunity to win a Blu-ray copy of Nicholas Meyer’s newly remastered Director’s Edition of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and DeForest Kelley.

To enter, simply add a comment at the bottom of this article telling us your favorite scene from the film.

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director's Cut on Blu-ray
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director’s Cut on Blu-ray

The Director’s Edition of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN will be released for the first time on Blu-ray on June 7, 2016. You can pre-order your copy now.

As we’ve previously reported, the Blu-ray also includes the theatrical version of the film, a brand-new documentary entitled “The Genesis Effect: Engineering The Wrath of Khan,” which delves into the development and production of the film through archival footage, photos and new interviews. Additionally, the release includes two hours of previously released special features, including commentaries, interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and DeForest Kelley, a tribute to Ricardo Montalban and more.

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  • I liked the Genesis Cave–that matte painting stuck with me.

  • Carly Creer

    My favorite part of this movie, honestly is the saddest. Spock’s funeral. Seeing how amazing the performance from everyone there was, how deeply they all portrayed the loss, it will always knock me down. Such a powerful moment.

  • Adam Feuerberg

    My favorite scene is actually from the Director’s Cut, when Kirk is going through his inspection of Engineering and Midshipman First Class Peter Preston calls Kirk a Tiberian Bat. So funny, I’m glad Meyer included it in his cut but I totally understand why it didn’t make the theatrical version.

  • MG

    Hard to pick just one favorite moment. The surprise attack and reply are too cool. “Where’s the override?!”

  • Greenporker

    The look on Spock’s face when he realizes their only chance is he making the ultimate sacrifice. Gets me everytime.

  • gumtuu

    Amazing Grace as they launch Spock’s torpedo into the sunrise over the Genisis planet

  • While I enjoyed the whole film, I really was taken by the action scenes within the nebula as Kirk and Khan vied for the upper hand.

  • Christopher Pappas

    My favorite scene from Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan was the Genesis Countdown Scene.

  • Daniel Davidson

    When Enterprise clears moorings. I just LOVE the music in that scene and the imagry of the Enterprise!

  • Kenneth Preston

    Admiral Kirk: “Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most…human.”

  • SwChappell

    I think my favorite scene has to be Kirk’s response to Khan’s first attack … “Here it comes.”

  • Shirley Turman

    I like when thevcrew pulls up the floor after Khan attacks.

  • Shirley Turman

    I meant the crew. Sorry.

  • David Derflinger

    The end with the playing of Amazing Grace. Simply awesome.

  • Brandon A. Cowles

    McCoy’s scenes.

  • George Nevard

    For me it’s gotta be the moment when Chekov realises the derelict ship is the Botany Bay. His face and reaction is just brilliant. “Botany bay… Botany BAY… OH NO” This element of comedy cross with drama is what really make this movie work, it strikes the perfect balance, and this scene is a perfect example of that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBIdCVi4j4

  • Marcus LaCroix

    The scene of McCoy giving Kirk the lecture about age and life.

  • Charlie Brigden

    The finale, with that Horner score and the Genesis planet. “I feel young.”

  • Lindsey Watson

    “I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” Spock’s death scene hit much harder after Nimoy passed on. He is missed.

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        Email sent! WOOOOOOOO! LLAP!

      • Lindsey Watson

        Reply sent!

  • Josh H

    The look on Khan’s face when Reliant’s shields are unexpectedly lowered during the initial confrontation with Enterprise.

  • My favorite scene is when Kirk and MaCoy art beaming to where ever the transporter controls are set to and MaCoy objects, ‘What if they went nowhere?’ And Kirk replies, ‘Then here’s your chance to get away from it all!’

  • ZOD

    When Kirk finally faces death as Spock delivers the line: “What do you think of my solution?” I love the way it echoes his earlier comment about Kirk “Your final solution was, shall we say, unique.” That one line brings all the threads of the story together: mortality, choices, consequences. etc.

  • Jouko Vaananen

    Kirk shouting:”Khaaaaaaaannn!!!”

  • Bill Coleman

    The look Khan gives as he says “Tell me why are you here. And tell me…. where I may find James… Kirk.” yeah you know it is on.

  • Enrique Mesa Jr

    When McCoy says toward the end, he’s (referring to Spocks passing) really not gone as long as we remember him.

  • BJ Vest

    Touching hands through the glass. Gets me every time.

  • Ramon Urkiza

    When Kirk says KHAAANNNNNN!!!!!!

  • Captain Jon

    My favorite scene is Spock’s death scene. It’s one of the most well-acted, well-written scenes in the entire franchise. It’s simple and incredibly effective, especially once James Horner’s fantastic score kicks in, leading to a heroic yet sad rendition of Courage’s fanfare. More importantly, it added weight to the franchise by showing that these characters, long seemingly invincible, are not above death. It’s Star Trek’s most perfect scene.

  • Benjamin Stanley

    My favorite scene in the movie is the Spock death scene between Kirk and Spock. “I have been and shall always be your friend.”

  • I loved the new red uniforms with the division-colored turtleneck. As a scene, though, I loved how Kirk doesn’t let anybody know that they’ll be rescued when they’re in the Genesis cave. Everyones faces are priceless!

  • Ken R Jackson

    My favorite part from the movie is right near the end when DeForest, (Bones), asks Shatner, (Kirk), if he’s OK and how does he feel? Shatner, (Kirk), responds, (while staring at the newly formed Genesis Planet on the Enterprise’s main view screen), that he feels “Young, I feel young!!”. The camera then zooms in on the Genesis Planet, traveling down through the atmosphere, through the jungle foliage, until at last coming to a stop over Spock’s burial tube, and then you hear Nimoy’s, (Spock’s), voice echoing the iconic words: “SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER, THESE ARE THE CONTINUING VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE…!!” Gives me goose bumps each and every time that I watch it, (even though I’ve seen it over 200 times to date)!!!

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  • THX

    The battle in the nebula and khans reveal!
    There just too many to name! Saw the film in the theater in 1982 and have been hooked since!
    Love it!

  • ephenstephen

    Gotta be the scene near the beginning when Bones and Kirk ‘celebrate’ Kirk’s birthday and talk about getting older. Really sets up the entire film for me thematically. So well written, well acted, well executed. Always feels like my favorite Trek scenes are just the main crew talking life and philosophy.

    “Don’t mince words, Bones. What do you really think?”

  • NCBonnie

    When Spock gives Kirk the book for his Birthday and they discuss “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

  • robbrism@hotmail.com

    Spock saying goodbye to kirk.

  • Arwyn Hamlin

    My favorite bit is just after Spock dies and Jim let’s out a broken “No” and just stares off into nothing because hes lost his best friend. That was awesome acting from Bill Shatner.

  • Markus McLaughlin

    Spock and Kirk in Spock’s Quarters; Spock assures Kirk that he is loyal; and he will always be his friend.

  • Will Kearney

    I like the scene where Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are discussing the Genesis Project. At the end of a spirited debate between Spock and McCoy, McCoy says, “Logic? My God, the man’s talking about logic; we’re talking about universal Armageddon! You green-blooded, inhuman…”. Always funny to see Spock raise his eyebrow to what McCoy wanted to say at the end of that sentence.

  • Scott Baker

    The larvae in Chekov’s ear! It haunted throughout me in my childhood…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i42Smtbmeg

  • NJW

    McCoy and Scott restrain Kirk from entering the reactor room. Scott tells Kirk that Spock is dead already, and McCoy tells him that it’s too late. Kirk’s heart sinks knowing that there is nothing he can do to save his friend.

  • Anthony

    It has to be the death scene, no question!

  • Sam Black

    Two scenes will always stand out to me. First, when Scotty carries his dying nephew to the bridge and subsequently in Sickbay. Secondly, I don’t think I will ever hear Amazing Grace without thinking of Spock’s funeral.

  • Matt Jurado

    The opening title screen/credits. Hearing that fantastic theme still gives me goosebumps every time…

  • JIL

    Kirk: “Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most…human.”

  • Shane

    The genesis countdown sequence great use of editing and horners music score to build the tension.

  • John Tenuto

    I love the “I don’t like to lose” scene! Thank you!

  • Andrew Forcier

    For this answer there are many possibilities. I choose: The Enterprise leaving Space Dock at one quarter impulse power embarking on yet another great adventure. Scored beautifully by the late James Horner showing off the main Kirk/Enterprise theme in all its unfiltered glory during that scene. In all, this was not just a well made movie but the perfect Star Trek movie.

  • Michael Holst Schlager

    Kirk and Spock, talking in Spock’s quarters

  • Jared C. H.

    The scene when Kirk is putting on his glasses to enter the codes.

  • James Enstall

    My favorite scene is the battle when the Enterprise first encounters the Reliant.

  • Jay Fuller

    The death scene, it was very moving.

  • Tati Cogan

    Spock death scene, obviously…

  • Scott Dewey

    My favorite moment is when the Enterprise emerges from behind the Reliant and begins her counteroffensive, disabling her.

  • Paul Semanchuk

    The whole movie is my favorite scene!
    The sacrifice for family.
    LLAP

  • Paul

    When Kirk is on the other side of the glass after spock’s sacrifice. Touching

  • milojthatch

    My favorite scene in the film might be Spock’s funeral. William Shatner’s performance was one of his best as Capt. Kirk.

  • Mark L

    Spock’s quarters. To me, he shows that he finally at ease with his human side. “You are my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been, and always shall be yours.”

  • Daniel Tomasch

    KHAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew Long

    I like when Chekov finds out the ship is the Botany Bay. Its a great movie all round though.

  • Ycandelas

    This would make a great gift to my oldest brother. He keeps saying that Ricardo Montaban was the best Khan.

  • Thomas Connelly

    KHAAAAAAAAAAN

  • Amanda Westwood

    Kirk’s reluctance to wear his glasses when khan wants info from his damaged ship. A fleeting moment of vanity as he puts them on. “Its coming thru now,khan”

  • Christian Pautsch

    Definitely the final battle between the Reliant and the Enterprise in the Mutara Nebula!

  • Joe Z.

    When Kirk tells Spock “Aren’t you dead!”

  • Ronald Oliver

    There are so many great scenes in the movie, and it’s difficult to choose only one. But I will have to say that my favorite scene is where Kirk and Khan are speaking to one another..Khan saying, “Kirk? Kirk, you’re still alive, my old friend?

    And Kirk replies,
    “Still, “old friend”! You’ve managed to kill just about everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target!

  • John Ashbridge

    My favorite part of the movie is during the scene in the nebula when the Enterprise positions itself behind the Relient for a clean shot!

  • David Thomas

    The ending where Amazing Grace is played.

  • Wayne Everett Foster

    Kirk and spock’s scene as spock is in the area that is filled with radiation

  • Narrative Knight

    One of the best if not the best Star Trek movies ever made.

  • JC1917

    When Kirk flips out his communicator in the Genesis Cave and contacts Spock to learn the true condition of the Enterprise, explaining the short hand they used to disguise their communications. Love that ingenuity at the core of Star Trek.

  • Michelle Visbal

    When Khan quotes the ‘revenge’ Klingon proverb, followed by “it is very cold in space!”

  • Rich Schepis

    My favorite TWOK moment is at the end on the bridge, when McCoy asks Kirk how feels, and Kirk says “young”. Gets me everytime.

  • Robert Launder

    The Mutara Nebula battle is my favorite!

  • Glaubenskrieger

    I like the scene where Kirk yells “Khan!!!” and you hear it echoing from the planet’s surface.

  • Acquisition Podcast

    I mean, it’s obviously KHAAAAAAN! right?
    Ear slug is the one I remember scaring me when I was a kid and I didn’t even remember what movie it was from.

  • L Epp

    When Khan realizes that Kirk has been promoted to Admiral

  • My favorite scene is when Kirk & Co. are in the Genesis Cave; the code talking between Kirk and Spock.

  • John Williamson

    Creating the Genesis Cave, and seeing the teenage Spock are both favorite scenes of mine. If I had to choose though, the fantastic rendering of seeing the planet change.

  • Chris Stewart

    When Spock died. Even at 40 years old it still makes me cry, like the loss of a family member.

  • John Jarrett

    Kirk: “What”s the meaning of this attack? Where’s the crew of the Reliant?” Khan: “Surely, I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. I deprived your ship of power, and when I swing around, I mean to deprive you of your life.”

  • Andrew Long

    On Ceti Alpha when Chekov realizes they are on Khans ship

  • Adam Sanders

    The entire confrontation scene, from the reveal of Khan through the prefix code to Scotty’s appearance on the bridge – one of the greatest Star Trek scenes ever.

  • Carrie-Ann Rawson

    I like the bug in the ear part even though it creeps me out

  • Botany Cameos

    My favorite scene is probably the moment Khan and Kirk talk through the viewscreen. Those two characters have such amazing interactions every single time they appear together, be it TV or movies.
    In TWOK that may not have been talking in person but it was so powerful even through the viewscreen. And Khan’s tendency to be like a cat playing with the mouse, wanting to ensure they know who defeated them, ends up coming back to bite him.
    I wish they had had more scenes together in TWOK (like they had originally considered doing), but that one scene, and the scene while Kirk is in the cave (“KHAAAAAN!!”) are so good even if they’re not really face to face.

    It’s also interesting to note that if you pay attention to the screen when Spock shows where the Enterprise was hit by Khan in TWOK (when Khan wanted to disable them to ask about Genesis etc.), it’s the same spots that Khan hits them in during Into Darkness as well.
    Meaning that in STID too he was firing to disable the Enterprise (and trying to scare Kirk by telling him his ship would be going down) rather than to destroy it.

  • ADeweyan

    I love the end of the teaser — when the Kobayashi Maru scenario falls apart… the wall splits… and in walks a back-lit figure carrying a book.

  • Dom

    The Kobayashi Maru test. It was a great way to foreshadow the themes of the movie, introduce Saavik, as well as to tease the death of Spock.

  • Patrick Foster

    “Here it comes—”

  • TERESA CORNEJO

    My favorite scene from the movie is Spock’s funeral. A very emotional and powerful scene to watch. Well-done.

  • SALVADOR CORNEJO

    The death of Spock. He sacrificed his life (after being exposed to radiation) to save the crew. Sad moment between two friends.

  • Redram

    There are so many memorable scenes to what is generally considered to be the greatest off all Trek films, so if I had to pick only one, it would be Spock’s death. William Shatner just nailed it, and Nimoy’s performance was stellar!

  • AdmNaismith

    It would have to be Kirk and Khan in submarine battle in the nebula. The pacing is spot on and the music is perfect.

    My second favorite would be our crew thinking that rocky cave in the planetoid is the Genesis Cave, then Dr. Marcus explaining how long that took Starfleet Engineering compared to what she did in a day.

    Spock’s death is one of the all time great screen deaths. Everything about that scene is just perfect.

  • D.J. Ammons

    The entire Kobayashi Maru opening sequence was brilliant and made you wonder if the leak that Spock died wasn’t just that until later in the film.

  • Jimbo

    My favorite scene is Kirk shouting “Khaaaaaaaannn!!!” in the Genesis Cave.

  • Billy

    The cat and mouse scene through the nebula.

  • Alan Allison

    Kirk putting on his glasses and inputs the Reliants prefix codes to lower Reliants shields!

  • Mike Jones

    I love the scene in the turbolift. “Did she change her haircut?” “Hadn’t noticed”.