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Old 04-03-24, 03:25 PM
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The Transformers 40th Anniversary Event is coming to Select Cinemas May 15, 18 & 19 ONLY. Featuring the first four episodes of the original series, an exclusive table read with Peter Cullen, Frank Welker & more surprises. Tickets on sale starting Wednesday April 10!




Sign me up. This was my favorite cartoon growing up in the 80s.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Love this movie, never caught it on the big screen before. It's so short, it would be AWESOME if they could add bonus items at the beginning, like Hasbro commercials or other fun Transformers Generation 1 tidbits.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

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Love this movie, never caught it on the big screen before. It's so short, it would be AWESOME if they could add bonus items at the beginning, like Hasbro commercials or other fun Transformers Generation 1 tidbits.
It's not the 1986 movie.

It's the first 4 episodes of the TV series along with other bonus material including the new table read with the original actors.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

I saw the movie on the big screen a year or two before the pandemic, at a Regal. It was fun, even though that Regal sucks.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Originally Posted by DJariya
It's not the 1986 movie.

It's the first 4 episodes of the TV series along with other bonus material including the new table read with the original actors.
Pfft, I see your puny images. Do you foolish mortals expect of me to ​​​​read now, as well?!
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Reminder this theatrical showing comes out this week. 3 days only.

Got my ticket for this on Wednesday at 7pm. Going to try to catch it after work.

There are two more showings this weekend and I think they are matinees.

Anyone else interested in this?
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Not showing at the AMC here. Which is no shock since they never fucking do any of these types of showings.
I was lucky enough to see the original animated movie on the big screen as a kid when it first came out.
I do wish they would put all of the episodes available for purchase on Apple instead of just the first season.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Holy Shit! I am old.
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I'm perfectly satisfied by the 4K release but it returning to theaters is cool.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
I'm perfectly satisfied by the 4K release but it returning to theaters is cool.
It's not the movie. Its a theatrical showing of the first 4 episodes of season 1 from 1984.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

I just can't see myself paying theater prices to watch an anniversary screening of something that was never in the theaters before.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Originally Posted by TheBang
I just can't see myself paying theater prices to watch an anniversary screening of something that was never in the theaters before.
Or good.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Originally Posted by TheBang
I just can't see myself paying theater prices to watch an anniversary screening of something that was never in the theaters before.
Thats why you get AMC A-List.

Theres also a table read with most of the original cast as mentioned in post 1 and the photos I posted. I know, you have to be a pretty big fan of the cartoon to want to see this. So interest will vary.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Had to cancel my ticket. Got off from work late after a 10 1/2 hour day and I was hitting rush hour traffic. I would have been 30 minutes late to the screening. Can't make the weekend screenings either because of work.

Oh well, it just didn't work out this time.

From some of the really small reaction I saw on X, apparently they played episode 1 as a split screen with the live table read and then subsequently played the next 3 episodes as normal.
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I'm not a Transformers fan, but the friend I'm visiting wanted to go to this so I went along as a good sport.

Overall I had a fun time. These cartoons have a charm, and although I was often made to smile or giggle over how corny or poorly they were made, it wasn't from a meanspirited place. I'm sure everyone in 1984 would have been amazed to know these would be celebrated 40 years later with theatrical screenings.

That said, I thought the presentation was handled poorly. The split-screen for the table-read episode made sense, and worked well. But for the other three episodes, instead of window boxing the image with black bars on the sides, they had a template, like the dashboard of a spaceship, and the show was made to look like it was playing on a screen embedded there. Most bizarrely, was that the episodes were watermarked with text printing that title of the episode, along with what number show and season it was from, that is burned into the show for its entire length. Didn't see the point of that.

The intro only played on the first episode. The other episodes just started, though all had their closing credits. They also kept in the bumpers to the commercial break.
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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Since the new Robosen Megatron toy features the voice of Frank "The Voice God" Welker, I figure I'd post these here.



​​​​​​And here's Bridget Carey being adorable as usual.
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87render on Youtube released this fan short film:

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Re: The Transformers: 40th anniversary cinema event

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
I'm not a Transformers fan, but the friend I'm visiting wanted to go to this so I went along as a good sport.

Overall I had a fun time. These cartoons have a charm, and although I was often made to smile or giggle over how corny or poorly they were made, it wasn't from a meanspirited place. I'm sure everyone in 1984 would have been amazed to know these would be celebrated 40 years later with theatrical screenings.

That said, I thought the presentation was handled poorly. The split-screen for the table-read episode made sense, and worked well. But for the other three episodes, instead of window boxing the image with black bars on the sides, they had a template, like the dashboard of a spaceship, and the show was made to look like it was playing on a screen embedded there. Most bizarrely, was that the episodes were watermarked with text printing that title of the episode, along with what number show and season it was from, that is burned into the show for its entire length. Didn't see the point of that.

The intro only played on the first episode. The other episodes just started, though all had their closing credits. They also kept in the bumpers to the commercial break.
They sped up the closing credits too (for those sensitive to that).

The best part was that first episode with the (surviving) voice cast. It's pretty amazing seeing Cullen and Welker and the rest do the voices and evenhave conversations with themselves in different voices. Dan Givezan (voice of Bumblee and Spider-man in SM and his Amazing Friends) also hasn't missed a beat. It feels like they got together just for a table read and then they had to pad it out to make this feature. I mean I don't even know why they didn't end at episode 3 which is basically a complete arc, besides to pad out the timing for theaters.

I did like that they guy who revoiced Spike just made him as whiney as possible.

I think the episodes did look good though... despite some grain they looked much better than the DVD sets I have.

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