Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Poster

Alternate Versions

The network TV version (for NBC) did not include the extra scenes found on the home video versions. It also excluded the theatrical scenes where Lt. Valeris mentions that "You men have work" and the entire scene where Kirk fights an alien prisoner.
The original theatrical release (U.S.) did not include the portion of the scene in the Federation President's office where Col. West outlined his plan to rescue Kirk & McCoy. Also at the climax of the film, the bit where the Klingon assassin is revealed to be none other than Col. West was not included.
The original ending credits, after the sign-off, has a blue/white background with a Starfleet Logo as a watermark. The left side was blue with white lettering, and the right side was white with blue lettering.
For home video, a scene in which Scotty verifies the torpedo inventory has been added. In this scene Valeris mentions the Chancelor's daughter has succeeded her dead father (she heard it on "the news") and Scotty mentions that the daughter never cried over the death of her father. Spock also mentions that Klingons have no tear ducts.
The Special Collector's Edition DVD includes all the new scenes from the home video releases, and a few new minor changes to certain scenes and effects exclusive to this DVD.
  • There is a new wide shot of Scotty reading the blueprints of the Enterprise in the dining hall.

  • Valeris's interrogation scene has been entirely reedited. There are now close up shots of Kirk and McCoy when they speak their lines instead of being in wide shots. When Spock and Valeris name a particular conspirator, the face of that person briefly appears in a flashback like style.

For all widescreen home video releases the image was cropped, resulting in an aspect ratio of 2.00:1 instead of 2.39:1. (This even though the film was shot in Super 35, which meant this version could have exposed more image from the camera negative but did not.) The cropping is evident when the home video releases are compared against the Blu-Ray (2.40:1) or the deleted scenes that feature on the 2004 DVD. It is probable that any Pan&Scan releases were made from a more "open-matte" transfer, which would result in more image being seen in some parts.

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