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Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory

Transformers News: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory

Sunday, July 29th, 2007 11:02PM CDT

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I received news from our friends at Madman Entertainment a couple weeks ago that they will be releasing boxed sets of Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory. I'm planning on providing Madman with photos of the figures from the Headmasters series to use in a special edition photogallery, much like I did with Madman's incredible Beast Wars DVD sets that they released last year. We'll be sure to keep you posted as Madman releases more news to us about these upcoming sets. Headmasters is scheduled to be released in November in Region 4 format. For more information about region-free DVD players, click here.

Headmasters

Don't forget to check out our Headmaster Screen Captures in the Seibertron.com Cartoon Section.
Credit(s): Daniel @ Madman
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Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252042)
Posted by Gutsman Heavy on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:14pm CDT
Yay, I made a thread on the mad boards almost a year ago begging for Headmasters and the like, so I'll pat my self on the back even if it probably didn't make much difference. Cant wait to see their sets, hope they are half as good as the Beast Wars sets. GO MADMAN!
Times like this makes me happy to be an Aussie.

Keep breaking those exclusive news stories Seibs!
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252044)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:16pm CDT
First question, IN what languages?

Will it be the MetroDome crappy english that you can get for real cheap on ebay making it kinda worth it?

Or, will it have an english dub worth an inflated rate in a nicer box?

Also, I'm not gonna ad pics because I hate spoilers, but Fort Max is basicly Voltron in full robot mode.

I figure if you know it now, you wont be as let down after paying to see it as I was.

Still it's worth getting cause the first half is full of G1 premovie characters, and if you don't support this, they may not release some of the later series that actualy did some cool things.

I personaly hope this could lead to the Japanesse Beast Wars being released as well.

---To the site, nice job adding info on regional DVD players---
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252055)
Posted by Seibertron on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:25pm CDT
If you're referring to the horrible English dub, that's from the Star TV releases of the Japanese series back in the early 90s. If you're referring to the English subtitles, that's something that Metrodome commissioned. I'll ask Madman a question about this.

---To the site, nice job adding info on regional DVD players---


Thanks! Just trying to spread my wealth of knowledge so that everyone else can enjoy foreign DVDs just like me. :D
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252070)
Posted by Elita One on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:34pm CDT
My god MM are releasing them?Finally. I was going fork out the big bucks for the series from the UK Oh dear the "release this or else Nazis" on the boards won't like that.Screw them.Let the bitching begin. They bloody keep asking for stuff that ain't even licensed in the US and not even finished screening in Japan.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252089)
Posted by i_amtrunks on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:46pm CDT
Fan-freeking-tastic!

No other company adds in as many extras as Madman does, and its not just on Transformers either, they pack as much stuff onto discs as they possibly can.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252095)
Posted by ZoneDaiatlas on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:52pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:If you're referring to the horrible English dub, that's from the Star TV releases of the Japanese series back in the early 90s. If you're referring to the English subtitles, that's something that Metrodome commissioned. I'll ask Madman a question about this.

---To the site, nice job adding info on regional DVD players---


Thanks! Just trying to spread my wealth of knowledge so that everyone else can enjoy foreign DVDs just like me. :D

I'm not 100% sure but the same people who subtitled the Transformers Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, Zone cartoons and other Animes over a TV-N(Censored)hn are working with Metrodome on the Japanese Transformers DVD release...
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252096)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:53pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:If you're referring to the horrible English dub, that's from the Star TV releases of the Japanese series back in the early 90s. If you're referring to the English subtitles, that's something that Metrodome commissioned. I'll ask Madman a question about this.

---To the site, nice job adding info on regional DVD players---


Thanks! Just trying to spread my wealth of knowledge so that everyone else can enjoy foreign DVDs just like me. :D



Hey I got a $24 DVD player at Best Buy that'll play anything, as compaired to $120 player that couldn't. So yeah, thanks for the PSA :D

And if you could ask MadMan about the dubs that would be great too! I could see this worth geting again if the dub is good, however if it's the same old, than well, what ever...

Also, if maybe you could nudge about the Japanesse BW series, that would be cool too!

Just if they listen could you also recommend somethong other than "Love is here as the BW Neo Theme!?!
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252098)
Posted by Elita One on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:54pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Fan-freeking-tastic!

No other company adds in as many extras as Madman does, and its not just on Transformers either, they pack as much stuff onto discs as they possibly can.

Ive already put what I think of the release on their board. All the Yuri/Shojou Ai fans are gonna be PO'd at me. Well :p to them. Giant robots rule.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252154)
Posted by Seibertron on July 30th, 2007 @ 12:40am CDT
They won't be coming up with new audio, if that's what you're talking about Liege Evilmus. I asked Daniel @ Madman about the audio ... he said they plan on keeping the English dubs as an extra feature. I think the horrible Star dubs are hilarious. They're great for drinking games and just having a good time. If you want to watch the shows without busting out laughing, just watch it in Japanese with the English subtitles.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252159)
Posted by PrimulArchangel on July 30th, 2007 @ 12:50am CDT
Id rather have it in Japanese with English Subtitles.. Its like anime , it's best watched in japanese and not english dubbed with lots of grunts and huh's and hmmm's and mmm's and waahh's and haha laughs added in to take up the slack lol.. But im sure they will includ the Japanese audio as well as english so ill be happy :) I already own these series but they are pretty crappy like VHS converted to dvd or some junk and the acting is so bad lol ..
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252177)
Posted by the purifyer on July 30th, 2007 @ 1:04am CDT
I'm speechless this is fantabulisticly awesome news!
*creams pants*
Congrats on getting your galleries on the DVDs again. You see, they really are the best.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252199)
Posted by i_amtrunks on July 30th, 2007 @ 1:29am CDT
Seibertron wrote:They won't be coming up with new audio, if that's what you're talking about Liege Evilmus. I asked Daniel @ Madman about the audio ... he said they plan on keeping the English dubs as an extra feature. I think the horrible Star dubs are hilarious. They're great for drinking games and just having a good time. If you want to watch the shows without busting out laughing, just watch it in Japanese with the English subtitles.


And you mustn't forget that this is an Aussie company, and there are few things we Aussies love more than taking the mickey out of anyone/anything else.

So I'd bet that the English Star dubs will be an extra feature, or selectable from the language menu, with the default set to Japanese Audio with English Subtitles.

How Madman decide to "advertise" the dubs will be very interesting!
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252212)
Posted by Damolisher on July 30th, 2007 @ 1:41am CDT
OH, freakin' sweet! I wonder when these will see a release New Zealand side. Eh, probably a month after they're released in Aussie, come to think of it.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252235)
Posted by Jazz-935 on July 30th, 2007 @ 1:56am CDT
so technically the metrodome dvd's are up to scratch persé in terms of features?

Seems like the same thing to me...?
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252319)
Posted by Fang Wolf on July 30th, 2007 @ 4:37am CDT
THANK YOU MADMAN, Now for Beast Wars II/Neo and you getting Beast Machines, I do not trust Sony releasing anymore. Also a box set of Armada, Energon and Cybetron.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252361)
Posted by BigBot on July 30th, 2007 @ 5:35am CDT
It will be interesting to see if Madman do their own subtitles or use Metrodome's and if they have any extra features.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252387)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 30th, 2007 @ 6:48am CDT
Seibertron wrote:They won't be coming up with new audio, if that's what you're talking about Liege Evilmus. I asked Daniel @ Madman about the audio ... he said they plan on keeping the English dubs as an extra feature. I think the horrible Star dubs are hilarious. They're great for drinking games and just having a good time. If you want to watch the shows without busting out laughing, just watch it in Japanese with the English subtitles.


Oh No! I'm watching them in English, I remember throughing in one of the Victory dics and the intro started off with some guy saying "... and then StarSaber fought the Dinosaur..." and I nearly died knowing that some guy HAD to read that with a straight face!

Its to rediculious not to watch that way!

Now if you don't mind, what are these drinking games you speak of? I can't imagine how quaters or beerpong would be adapted to this.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252437)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 30th, 2007 @ 7:47am CDT
Take a drink after a character repeats what the last character said, for example:

"The Decepticons are going to the moon."
"What's that? The Decepticons are going to the moon?"

There's a LOT of that in the dub.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252508)
Posted by primal1 on July 30th, 2007 @ 8:53am CDT
Seibertron always gets the quickest scoop! This is great news.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (252576)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on July 30th, 2007 @ 9:33am CDT
If there not in english then to me there a waste of money

I'm not sitting there reading while the action is going on
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (253101)
Posted by Seibertron on July 30th, 2007 @ 1:32pm CDT
Wheeljack35 wrote:If there not in english then to me there a waste of money

I'm not sitting there reading while the action is going on


Interesting. I prefer to watch it in Japanese without the English subtitles. Once you learn their names and read the synopsis of the episode here on Seibertron.com, it doesn't become too hard to follow. Cybertrons beat Destrons in about 99% of the episodes.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (253594)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 30th, 2007 @ 5:04pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:Take a drink after a character repeats what the last character said, for example:

"The Decepticons are going to the moon."
"What's that? The Decepticons are going to the moon?"

There's a LOT of that in the dub.


Oh, so aparently I've been playing this game for the past 11yrs or so.

Who Knew!

PS, any one who wants to play along, come over, just don't mess up my house to much!

CHEERS!
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (253613)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 30th, 2007 @ 5:11pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Wheeljack35 wrote:If there not in english then to me there a waste of money

I'm not sitting there reading while the action is going on


Interesting. I prefer to watch it in Japanese without the English subtitles. Once you learn their names and read the synopsis of the episode here on Seibertron.com, it doesn't become too hard to follow. Cybertrons beat Destrons in about 99% of the episodes.


Nope, I gotta agree with WheelJack35. The problem with subtitles is that if you leave the room for whatever reason in an episode with an actual story like the one with Daniel and SixShot, you can easily loss your place. With an english dub, you can just turn up the volume.

Not that there where lots of stories with depth, but in general, this is why I don't like subtitles, besides who want to read TV :???:

As far as the Episode Guides here, those are awesome, I checked out all those before I became a member here. For me they where most helpful with RID, as I was traveling alot during that series run and pretty much missed it, but let me guess AutoBots beat the Preds 99%0f the time :lol:

Reguardless, it's just one more thing to thank ya for Ryan!
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (253790)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 30th, 2007 @ 6:32pm CDT
Are they going to release a super set of all three Japanese series with the Zone OVA like Metrodome is doing?
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (253950)
Posted by Damolisher on July 30th, 2007 @ 7:49pm CDT
I fail to see how you have to give up watching the action to read subtitles. If you have a smaller TV, you can easily read the subtitles and watch the thing.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (254034)
Posted by i_amtrunks on July 30th, 2007 @ 8:24pm CDT
I cant believe people still whine about subtitles!

After 2 dozen episodes of Full Metal Alchemist anyone and everyone should be fine to read and watch at the same time. It is easily the best "training for subtitles show" around.

If you leave the room while watching a subbed program, press pause, or stop, not a difficult thing to do.
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (254195)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 30th, 2007 @ 9:30pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:I cant believe people still whine about subtitles!

After 2 dozen episodes of Full Metal Alchemist anyone and everyone should be fine to read and watch at the same time. It is easily the best "training for subtitles show" around.

If you leave the room while watching a subbed program, press pause, or stop, not a difficult thing to do.


Sorry my friend, it aired in English here :grin:
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (254229)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 30th, 2007 @ 9:41pm CDT
Here's a question since we've beat the subtitle issue to death, will these also be remastered or will watching them still make me feel like I'm in a dirty Korean flee marked with all its orange grainieness?

No ofense to Koreans, I'm German&Italian but spent most of my childhood in a Korean household. I just remember having to wash every Saturday eveing to get the feeling of that place in Garfield that my Oma use to drag me to off me. It was cool though cause they had little $1 Voltrons.

Also, don't bother asking, but I can't speak a phrase of that language
Re: Madman Entertainment to release Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory (256744)
Posted by Elita One on July 31st, 2007 @ 11:12pm CDT
I don't mind watching things with subtitles. Even without them I could pick up what's being said. Of course that is only if the thing is in Italian or Japanese. I studied both at school. Watched a ep of Bleach last night dubbed and I didn't like it.
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