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Old 05-30-06, 12:26 PM
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Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary SE - 11/06

I searched the forum and didn't see anything on this. Saw the article over here at IGN.

Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD - Headed to DVD this holiday season.

May 30, 2006 - If you just can't wait to see Optimus Prime tear it up on the silver screen, need a healthy dose of "The Touch," or want to hear an Autobot curse, you're in luck. The original Transformers animated film is headed back to DVD. Just in time for the 2006 holiday season, Sony BMG is poised to release a 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD of Transformers: The Movie.
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Old 05-30-06, 12:28 PM
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It's been twenty years since I saw this in theaters? Wow.
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Definitely interested in more info on this!
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Old 05-30-06, 12:33 PM
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Nice. Been holding off on another release. Now do we get the reconstructed widescreen or the P&S version...
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Old 05-30-06, 12:34 PM
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Good news, but I'll definitely wait for a review or two before deciding whether or not to purchase this.
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Man, it's been forever since I last saw Transformers. I didn't know they had a movie until my friends started talking about it recently.

I'd definitely buy it.
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Someone, some time, has got to do right by this movie. Maybe this will be the one. They can't possibly do a worse job than the UK "Reconstructed" edition.
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Old 05-30-06, 01:00 PM
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Wow this makes me feel old. I remember seeing this in the theater, I hope Sony BMG does a good job on this release.
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Old 05-30-06, 01:02 PM
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This is a movie that definitely deserves a re-release with the proper treatment. Can't wait to see the new live-action movie too.

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Someone, some time, has got to do right by this movie. Maybe this will be the one. They can't possibly do a worse job than the UK "Reconstructed" edition.

I'm praying that they don't just port that version over to NTSC.
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Old 05-30-06, 01:54 PM
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I'm praying that they don't just port that version over to NTSC.
Christ.... I was thinking the same damn thing.

Would be quite nice if a studio out there would provide an "Akira-type" of restoration for TF: The Movie.
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I think the out of print Rhino disc is fine, but I might double dip.
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Old 05-30-06, 02:48 PM
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one of my fav movies

I guessing this will just be a port of the PAL disc and in which case I wont bother as my Rhino dsc will do me fine.


Dont think much of the cover either.
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I'm happy with the Rhino release, but will definitely double dip if they can come up with some good stuff for the rerelease.
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If you haven't seen the new "classics" line you should check them out. Pretty cool stuff. Megatron hasn't been a gun for years. But he looks like a nerf gun in the classics line Astrotrain, Hot Rod, and Starscream all kick ass though. There's also a Bumblebee figure that their not showing publicly yet.
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786
Would be quite nice if a studio out there would provide an "Akira-type" of restoration for TF: The Movie.
Minus the oscene amounts of edge enhancement, of course.
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Originally Posted by BuddyRevell
If you haven't seen the new "classics" line you should check them out. Pretty cool stuff. Megatron hasn't been a gun for years. But he looks like a nerf gun in the classics line Astrotrain, Hot Rod, and Starscream all kick ass though. There's also a Bumblebee figure that their not showing publicly yet.
Oh my!!!!




..I might pick a few of those up.

I also love the TF statues by Hard Hero:

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wow, Hot Rod and Starscream look hot!!!
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or want to hear an Autobot curse
Do you think that will remain unedited on this release or is there a danger they might redub over it for the sake of all the impressionable youth that may be watching

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I'll be all over this if it's done right, and hopefully won't be a port of the reconstructed version, since it's apparently so awful.

Hopefully it will also be unedited, but a cool bunus feature would be the scrawl that used to open the edited version of the movie. I haven't seen that for some time.
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The date on this thread's subject is wrong. It's Tuesday, November 7th (the sixth is a Monday). Cost is $19.95 SRP.

I've known about this release for a month, but it's not for the TV show. When Sony BMG announces DVDs that are television releases for Transformers, then TVShowsOnDVD will be all over it!
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Originally Posted by BuddyRevell
If you haven't seen the new "classics" line you should check them out. Pretty cool stuff. Megatron hasn't been a gun for years. But he looks like a nerf gun in the classics line Astrotrain, Hot Rod, and Starscream all kick ass though. There's also a Bumblebee figure that their not showing publicly yet.

Hopefully this line doesn't go to shit like the Alternators line did. It started out as just updating the look of the original Transformers but keeping them basically the same as the original version has now become a game of "take a character and make him a crappy-looking car."

As for the Classics line... gods, Megatron looks like crap. It's a great example of why I stopped liking the Transformers, as they stopped any attempt at hiding the excess transformation parts.

Starscream looks beautiful, I'll be picking that one up. I wonder if Astrotrain will still be a triple-changer, though. Doesn't look like it.
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He's a triple changer. But instead of the classic syle train we'll be seeing a bullet train. You can see some of his train parts (wheels) on top.

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Old 05-30-06, 08:35 PM
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I hope they go insane with the bonus features, there's certainly enough stuff to fill two discs (if not more.)

I'd LOVE complete storyboards and Dicola's full score actually being added to the movie, it's only been available separately on CD so far.

An audio commentary with Paul Hitchens would be pretty swank too. I think he even has some early/cut footage as well.

Getting the investor promo with Diaclone Magnus and some different animation in high quality would also be welcome.

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