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TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:17 am

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We've just received a press release from the people over at Shout! Factory, concerning the upcoming arrival of the sequel to Beast Wars as a DVD set - Beast Machines! Check out below further information on the set priced at $24.93 with estimated release in September 2014, and the packaging artwork.

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES
Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series in One Complete Set Featuring All 26 Action-Packed Episodes

BRING HOME THIS COLLECTIBLE 4-DVD SET ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY




This fall, fans of the highly popular TRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the high-octane action of OPTIMUS PRIMAL and the MAXIMALS through the complete series release of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES. In 1999, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to the television series TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES. This is the unforgettable chapter which OPTIMUS PRIMAL and his legions of MAXIMALS must battle the powerful MEGATRON and his new army of VEHICONS.



On September 2, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES on home entertainment shelves. This highly anticipated complete series set features all 26 visually stunning episodes with special bonus content in a deluxe 4-DVD set. Whether reliving the childhood memory or discovering this series for the first time, this is an essential home collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS home entertainment library. TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.



Pre-order now at:

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Beas ... ete+Series







TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES

Synopsis:

When the MAXIMALS return to their home planet of CYBERTRON, they find that everything has changed. CYBERTRON seems to have been abandoned… that is, except for the VEHICON drones policing the planet! To make the matter worse, the MAXIMALS discover that they’ve been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the BEAST MACHINES!



DVD set includes commentaries and interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman, story editor Robert N. Skir, voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye.



About Hasbro Studios

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.



About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.


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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:31 pm

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Those interviews and commentaries from those specific four people have me suspecting that Shout! Factory might have just carried over the exact same ones from the previous Rhino DVD set of this show.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:38 pm

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I'm commenting on a products I don't care about! \o/

For real though, I'd like to hear from the dude who designed the Vehicons, because those were the only good thing about this series.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby STngAR » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:28 am

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I enjoyed Beast Machines. Maybe I'm in the minority?


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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:32 am

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STngAR wrote:I enjoyed Beast Machines. Maybe I'm in the minority?


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No, more people like Beast Machines nowadays then they did back then. Liking it has become increasingly less minor since.

I wrote this in another thread:
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, Beast Machines is the most highbrow and most tightly-written series we've ever gotten. From start to finish, it feels like the writers knew exactly what they were doing going into it with very little of anything feeling like it was forced in at the 11th hour (there are traces of such things in there, but it's exceedingly minor). It took its audience seriously and engaged us on an intellectual and philosophical level (You know, for kids! :P ), asking and exploring big questions and high-minded concepts that no other series (let alone other kids cartoons of the time) were willing to ask and explore. It dug deep into the soil of the lore to plant the seeds of its own mythos to add to all that came before. It took risks and pushed itself to show just how far it could go with its potential, revolutionizing the brand's mythology and forever changing it for years to come. 8)
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby JetOptimus23 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:04 pm

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Finally I can watch BM, been meaning to watch it forever, just haven't found the time/right release.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Tyrannacon » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:13 am

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It'll be nice to try to watch this again and gain a new perspective on it. I was sorta mixed about it at first when I saw it, but I liked a majority of the later episodes I did catch. Hopefully it'll be added to Netflix for streaming.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Tyrannacon » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:14 am

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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby shajaki » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:36 pm

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i might be one of BM's biggest supporters on this site, so obviously im looking forward to this. even though i have rhino's dvd's.

does anyone think our TF cartoons will make it to high def? im currently buying and watching the newest releases of the anime dragon ball Z on blu-ray. is their following bigger than ours? i would seriously re-buy every TF series on blu-ray if they were released.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:46 am

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We recently reported on the new release of the Beast Machines Complete Series DVD set from Shout! Factory, scheduled for this coming 2nd September. Seibertron.com was able to obtain an early copy for review purposes, so here we are, sharing it with you! Check out below a list of all the contents, and a selection of images showing off the product.

Season One Disc 1
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The Reformatting
Master of the House
Fires of the Past - with audio commentaries
Mercenary Pursuits
Forbidden Fruit
The Weak Component - interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman and story editor Robert N Skir

Season One Disc 2
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Revelations Part I: Discovery
Revelations Part II: Descent
Revelations Part III: Apocalypse
Survivor
The Key
The Catalyst
End of the Line

Season Two Disc 1
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Fallout
Savage Noble
Prometheus Unbound
In Darkest Knight
A Wolf in the Fold
Home Soil - interviews with voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye

Season Two Disc 2
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Sparkwar Part I: The Strike
Sparkwar Part II: The Search
Sparkwar Part III: The Siege
Spark of Darkness
Endgame Part I: The Downward Spiral
Endgame Part II: When Legends Fall - with audio commentary
Endgame Part III: Seeds of the Future - with audio commentary


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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:42 am

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This set is looking more and more like a straight rerelease of the previous DVD set from Rhino Entertainment, right down to the episode selections and bonus features of each disc. The only thing that seems to be new about this set is its packaging. The deciding factor in whether or not this is indeed just a straight rerelease will be the look of the disc menus.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby brawn1228 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:36 pm

Can anyone please explain to me why this is not being released on Blu-ray instead of DVD format?

They should be releasing all of the original TF shows in Bluray as well.

It doesn't make sense. HUB network used to show the G1 show in HD, and it was quite a big difference.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:05 pm

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brawn1228 wrote:Can anyone please explain to me why this is not being released on Blu-ray instead of DVD format?

They should be releasing all of the original TF shows in Bluray as well.

It doesn't make sense. HUB network used to show the G1 show in HD, and it was quite a big difference.
No TF cartoon aside from Animated, Prime, and Rescue Bots exists in an HD format.

If they were to put this on Blu-Ray, it'd likely look no different on Blu-Ray than it would look on DVD, thus defeating the point of a Blu-Ray release.
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby Ultra Markus » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm

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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES - THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming in September 2014 from Shout! Factory

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:08 pm

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I didn't like this series when it came out.I was a Beast Wars fan and it was to different for me. I'm willing now to give it a fair shake. Heck,I gave Michael Bay a chance and I like his movies,right? :P :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay: :DANCE:
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