Rated X wrote:No profit in english TF DVD's ??? I suppose all the Rhino releases were just made for charity...
No profit for making a new DUB. There's profit for selling DVDs, that's an easy feat. Creating an entirely new ENGLISH DUB from the ground up (when one never existed) is a whole different story.
That's partly why they didn't create one for the Headmasters DVDs.
Food for thought:
Any movie or series with an existing English soundtrack are easy to do. Just slap the series on a couple DVD's and you're done. However, when the soundtrack including the voice-overs is missing, one has to be made, so one must contract a studio to do so. That adds additional cost in shape of the studio fee, which among other thing pays the voice actors and the actual translation of the Japanese.
It's a rather big investment, and only worth if there's a large enough amount of potential customers. Some animes have a large knowledgeable fanbase to be worth it, but with Transformers it's bit trickier than that. In my opinion we're really lucky with Headmasters
, Choujin Masterforce
on DVD, even without redubbing, as those series can be obscure. Beast Wars II
are worse in that, some have never even heard of them (seriously, go check comments on YouTube!) or confuse the two series (which still irks me to bits).
Don't get me wrong, I'm still holding out for a domestic release, but I don't see one coming any time soon.