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TF:TM - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD news and screengrabs

Postby Chris McFeely » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:22 pm

After a lot of quiet rumblings, it’s finally time for some solid news on the upcoming “Transformers: The Movie Ultimate Edition” DVD being released by Metrodome in the UK this summer!

The movie will be available in a two-disc set – while disc two will contain the original unaltered fullscreen movie, the real show is on disc one, where the movie is presented in a brand-new re-mastered widescreen format - a progressive PAL to PAL transfer made directly from the original film negative. As well as a 2.0 audio soundtrack, a carefully constructed 5.1 audio track has been created to accompany the movie – after the “Prime’s pop-gun” fiasco perpetrated by Magno Sound on Metrodome’s earlier “Transformers: The Movie Reconstructed” release, this track has been picked apart and put back together for the optimized 5.1 audio experience, sans unintrusive whipcracks and other crazy added sounds.

And how does the video image itself look? Well, first let’s compare it to “Reconstructed," which peeled back the edges of the video to expose more animation, but suffered in the process. Here’s Devastator doing his thing, and Galvatron piloting his ship.


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Looking hot, yes? But I think what more people want to know is, how does it compare to the recent 20th Anniversary offering by Sony available in Region 1? Well, let’s set Kup and Optimus Prime side-by-side to show it off (with some caps shamelessly borrowed from IGN.Com)…


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Positively bursting with colour in comparison! And to finish it off, here’s Hot Rod in a four-way compare and contrast:


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That's all for now, but there's lots more in the works!
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Postby ShockwaveUK » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:27 pm

There seems to be quite a lot of croping. :-?
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Postby Leonardo » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:30 pm

This is truly a strokey-beard moment. I like the look of this, although I have to say the colour on my copy of Reconstructed looks a lot richer and sharper in real-life than in those screenshots.

What extras are going to be on? Will we see the same as the Sony release? Or more/better?
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Postby Raymond T. » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:53 pm

Frontpaged and credited! :)
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Postby Uncrazzimatic » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:06 pm

I'm not conviced the quality is that much better than the reconstructed version, and its lost the edges again.
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Postby Black Arachnis » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:15 pm

ANOTHER remaster!?geez, if this keeps up there soon won`t BE a master left!
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Postby Excellion » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:21 pm

It looks brighter, but I wouldn't say sharper. I'll be getting it anyway because I sold my Movie DVD as soon as I saw there was a reconstructed version. Then I held off because of the price and now I'm holding off because there's this Ulitmate Edition! I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
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Postby ShockwaveUK » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:32 pm

The extras will be the dciding factor for me, I alreay have 3 copies of he movie.
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Postby Raymond T. » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:33 pm

Excellion wrote:I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)
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Postby Excellion » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:38 pm

Raymond T. wrote:
Excellion wrote:I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)


I did not. :oops:

I'm really quite disappointed now. :sad:
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Postby Raymond T. » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:41 pm

Excellion wrote:
Raymond T. wrote:
Excellion wrote:I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)
I did not. :oops:

I'm really quite disappointed now. :sad:
And then there is the UK dvd... Not saying anything, but they did succesfully release Headmasters, MasterForce and Victory in Japanese dub with english subs in the past! :)
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:59 pm

Jeez, is TFTM the next Wizard of Oz and get 9 thousand remasters? I love the movie, but this is a little much.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:47 pm

I don't know if this is goinng to be any different than the US version, but I feel they went to far in the color correction. Hot Rod was pretty much pink.
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Postby Big Grim » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:59 pm

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Nemesis_Apoc wrote:Jeez, is TFTM the next Wizard of Oz and get 9 thousand remasters? I love the movie, but this is a little much.


Indeed. I'd rather have a gun put to my head than be convinced to shell out yet another $20 for yet another version of this movie. I'm quite happy with the Sony 20th Anniversary release, thank you so very, very much, indeedy.
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Postby killer » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:29 am

Raymond T. wrote:You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)


You mean that while the show is running, fans are talking? :shock:
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Postby Raymond T. » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:52 pm

killer wrote:
Raymond T. wrote:You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)
You mean that while the show is running, fans are talking? :shock:
Pretty much,... Yeah! :?
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Postby Private_Random » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:20 pm

Looks cracking Chris.

Can't wait for it to come out, but I hope the new additional sounds won't stand out too much and not pinched from Unreal Tournament as they did from the Reconstructed release. :)
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Postby Shin Getter Robo » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:05 pm

This will be my 7th DVD version of TF the move. Truly I am l33t
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