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Postby Seibertron » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 pm

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FATHOM EVENTS, HASBRO STUDIOS AND SHOUT! FACTORY TO BRING THE CLASSIC ANIMATED FEATURE THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE TO MOVIE THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 27 ONLY

Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles as UNICRON

Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2018 – Brace yourself to relive the excitement and nostalgia of the thrilling action battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS from the 1986 TRANSFORMERS movie on the silver screen! The world-renowned animated feature film THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The film has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD.

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THE TRANSFORMERS (1986) MOVIE EVENT will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature, just months before BUMBLEBEE, the new live-action feature film set in the year 1987, hits theatres everywhere in December 2018.

This special event is a collaboration between Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory, and it will also provide moviegoers with a sneak peek behind the making of the BUMBLEBEE feature film, and a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush including recent performances of the theme songs “The Touch” and “Dare.” Moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film in approximately 500 select U.S. movie theatres. A complete list of theater locations will be available at Fathomevents.com.

You can sign up for this screening at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-transformers-1986-movie-event?utm_source=seibertron&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=transformers&utm_term=partner+%28seibertron%29

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS, and thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.

Tickets for THE TRANSFORMERS (1986) MOVIE EVENT will go on sale on Friday, August 3rd and can be purchased online or at participating movie theater box offices.

The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?

The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince Dicola and Ed Fruge.


About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com.


About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media 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 entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. 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 Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com



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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:59 pm

I haven't gotten that latest Shout! release yet; the announcement implies this will be the same version? This will be the third time I've seen it in theater, and it would be awesome if it was the same print as at Botcon 2000 with the extra few seconds of Blaster interfacing with his control panel...but that also had an unfortunate time hiccup that cut off his toaster ovens line, so there's no way.

Heck they might even cut the s#!t out of it to make things more kid-friendly. The Fathom edition of 'DBZ: Battle of Gods' cut out the brief scene where Mr. Satan was actually called such. Oh well, going regardless.

I probably should've gone to some of those Hayao Miyazaki movies this summer, but Fathom is almost entirely about Rifftrax for me.
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Chibi Starscream » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:50 pm

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We had Fathom Events Studio Ghibli movies playing at the theater near my house so Im hoping this will play too, especially considering the 27th of September is the day before my birthday!!!
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Bumblevivisector wrote:The Fathom edition of 'DBZ: Battle of Gods' cut out the brief scene where Mr. Satan was actually called such.
There exist two different versions of that movie, even in Japanese. An 85-minute theatrical version, and a 105-minute extended version that was first shown on Fuji TV. It was the shorter theatrical version that was screened in theaters outside of Japan. Both versions of the movie are available, in both Japanese with subtitles and in English dubbed form, on its DVD/Blu-Ray releases by FUNimation.
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I'd love for this to happen in the UK as well.... :-(
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby dragons » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:52 am

Wow I’m really surprised half people commenting say this is surperor but there passing see this in theaters only good thing I like about animated movie it show transformers and less humans regardless what problems animated movie have I will not see it in theaters I have DVD’s
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby o.supreme » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:48 am

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This is odd... I have attended several Fathom Events Rifftrax events, and my wife has been to a few musicals. While it's true they are usually on Thursday Nights (which September 27th is...), they usually have an encore on the following Tuesday. I'd love to attend, as I know there are theaters near me that always have the Fathom Events. But I always have obligations on Thursdays, so the Tuesday Encores have saved me quite often. This being a one night only event is definitely a bummer. My son has seen the movie a few times, but I'd love to experience it with him, and a few of my other friends as well on the Big Screen.

I guess I can only hope that enough pre-tickets sell to motivate them to add a Tuesday Encore. This is not unprecedented. Although it was Funimation (and not Fathom), dates were extended for Shin Godzilla's limited release in September 2016, although to be fair, that was a new film, not one that's 31 years old. Oh well, c'est la vie. I guess that's what I have the Blu-Ray, 2 DVD's, and 3 VHS versions for. ;)

As for what the audience will see however, I'd love to see an original print from 1986, but I'm sure those were not preserved. It will no doubt be a digital broadcast of the Blu-ray, though it would be nice if somehow they showed the 4K source (since S!F said the Blu ray came from a 4K newly restored Print). I'm sure it wont be edited in any fashion though.

Aside from seeing the film originally in theaters in 1986, I saw the film at a Hotel Ballroom at SDCC in 1993 (where I proved to my friends the swear word existed that had been cut from all VHS up to that time). Also I saw it at Botcon 2000, though I think that was just a projection of the Rhino DVD which had just came out IIRC
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Rodimus Knight » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:03 am

I hope that is not a complete list of locations, it's not playing anywhere near me, and we usually get all the fathom events crap.
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Postby S.o.L. » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:39 pm

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So it has been updated, and my local theaters have chosen for Sep. 27...
King Lear
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500 years you've had to show king lear and you pick Sep. 27, of all the low down dirty sidewindin' snake in the grass, good for nothing, tin-horned, yellow bellied, wagon rutted,
Wheelie is Shakespeare you nerf-herders!
Better now.

Maybe there will be a second showing if there are enough ticket sales.

Edit:
Just a heads up,MORE theaters have been added!
One an hour away from me now. :BOT:
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:19 pm

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I've yet to see the movie on a big screen, so I'm looking forward to this. But unless my local theater adds it, I will have to drive 90 miles to see it. #-o
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Remembering the day Transformers: The Movie debuted in theaters Aug 8, 1986 #transformersthemovie86

Postby Seibertron » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:55 am

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August 8th, 2018

The world-renowned animated feature THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits theaters nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 27, but today we're remembering the day this movie first debuted 32 years ago in theaters on August 8th, 1986. You can purchase tickets at FathomEvents.com.

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Join us to celebrate THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE by going down memory lane and share with your fellow Seibertronians and us about your nostalgia obsession for this movie. If you share your thoughts on social media, be sure to use #transformersthemovie86

Moreover, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. Please check out this teaser video on the before and after comparison.



It's your turn to introduce this iconic film to a new generation of fans! We hope to see you and friends at the theaters on the evening of September 27th!

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THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event, a special presentation from Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios, and Shout! Factory.

When: September 27, 2018 (7:00 p.m.)
Tickets are available at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices.

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THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. This special one-night event will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature. Fans will also glimpse at a sneak peek behind the making of the BUMBLEBEE movie, and a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush including recent performances of the theme songs "The Touch" and "Dare." Fathom attendees will also receive a poster of THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (quantities limited, while supplies last).

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THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS, and thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, and Frank Welker.

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Postby Alpha Dominus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:40 am

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I'm one of the "old-timers" that got to see this summer of '86. Was memorable to me not only for its wanton violence (which I love(d)- I hated that the TV cartoon versions of our favorite characters hardly ever got so much as a scratch...) but because it was the first movie I saw without my parents. Ha! Incidentally,that theater was practically empty. As for me, it remains one of my all-time favorite movies.
I'm even breaking my "no more regular movie theater" policy to enjoy its return next month.
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby o.supreme » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:49 am

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Man...32 years...where does the time go? I know I did not see it in the first weekend, but probably sometime the following week after a few friends had seen it and said how awesome it was. It was probably the middle of the week on its 5th or 6th day in theaters. (back then the school year did not start until after labor day...) . The theater was probably about 1/3 full for a mid day matinee but my mom took me and 2 friends (it was actually a friend-of-my friend, some guy I hardly knew), but we didn't care. The movie was awesome and is still one of the best theater experiences I ever had. Unfortunately as I stated above, I'll have obligations come 9/27.

This Saturday though I have invited some friends to watch the Blu ray in my home. We usually do double features at whoever hosts the event pics the theme (We've done 80's sci-fi and Westerns), so I'm doing animation. I would think GI Joe:TM would be a natural pairing for TF:TM, but I have some others I'm considering...Lensman, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Titan A.E. are some of my favorite animated films...
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Seibertron » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:09 pm

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I don't think I saw the animated Transformers Movie until I started 4th grade that fall. I was really excited about the movie throughout the whole summer. The commercials had me really hyped because they just looked so epic to me. I remember the "Does Prime die?" commercials really resonating with me ... but also thinking "There's no way Optimus Prime would die!" A friend of mine who was a year younger than me, her name was Katie, was my big Transformers friend during elementary school. When we got back to school that September, I remember being shocked at her spoilers about what happened. Optimus died! Megatron killed Starscream! A giant planet ate Earth! Bumblebee died! So a few exaggerations and incorrect details she had, but still, the biggest shocker of them all just didn't resonate with me. I thought for sure she was pulling my leg or something. Regardless, when I actually saw the events of the movie unfold with my Dad and my brother, I was speechless ... and devastated! Crushed! I couldn't believe Optimus Prime really died. The movie was so epic. So many new Transformers. So many dead Transformers. It was a lot for 9 year old me to take in. And I don't think my Dad realized how devastated I was after the movie.

I must have saw it the first week of September, because I clearly remember watching Five Faces of Darkness when it debuted. I had really connected with Hot Rod during the movie, so when it got to Rodimus Prime's "death scene", I just couldn't believe it. What monsters those Decepticons were! I had to leave for school at that commercial break in order to catch the bus in time, so I sat in school all day wondering what the Autobots were going to do now that Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime had died, not knowing yet that Rodimus Prime was ultimately fine and that Springer did not become leader of the Autobots. I was very distraught! It wasn't until I saw the rest of the episode during the afternoon re-airing that I got to find out that Rodimus Prime was actually OK, but I'll never forget that very long school day worrying about the poor Autobots and being sad that Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime had died!

Once the movie came out on VHS, I was absolutely obsessed over it. About a year after the movie had come out, I used to brag that I had seen the movie over 50 times, and then 100 times (I might have been exaggerating a little bit, but I'm sure I hit those goals not long after). To this day, it's one of the only movies that I can recite almost line for line while watching it. It's burned into my brain like a favorite song.

This movie has a very strong place in my childhood. It definitely left its mark, intentionally or not, and continues to be one of my absolute favorite things to watch. It helped cement my love for all things Transformers and might very well have been what kept me as a Transformers fan during those pivotal years in my childhood.

Bought my tickets today so I can go see it with my wife and two daughters. My daughter is 9 now so it'll definitely be a passing of torch moment (though it's often a staple of background TV noise while I'm working so I'm sure she's familiar with most of it already). Can't wait to see it on the big screen again!
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:19 pm

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To be honest, I'm really not sure if I want to go see the screening of this movie or not. Were this ten or fifteen years ago, I'd be psyched up and all for seeing it. But nowadays, I've seen it so many times that I kinda feel burned out by it. I still haven't even bought the Shout! Factory Blu-Ray release yet (yes yes, I know it looks amazing).
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby 1984forever » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 pm

Had to wait until the Tuesday after this came out for my grandfather to take me. It was a hot theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn with a failing AC. Every seat was packed that afternoon with a cloud of cigarette smoke hanging over the crowd (you could smoke indoors back then). There were a lot of older kids in the crowd too, cheering, cursing etc., everyone was surprised when Blaster ejected his tapes because it was the first time most people had ever seen them. I gave all the kids on the block an entire play by play when I got home.

Saw it again at a movie theatre with my parents in Greensboro, NC three weeks later. There was a Toys r us in the same mall where we saw the movie and my Dad took me to buy a Transformer. I lied and said I had all the figures on the shelves so he could buy me Ultra Magnus, who happened to be the most expensive of the assortment at $25.
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby o.supreme » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:33 pm

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Seibertron wrote: I must have saw it the first week of September, because I clearly remember watching Five Faces of Darkness when it debuted. I had really connected with Hot Rod during the movie, so when it got to Rodimus Prime's "death scene", I just couldn't believe it. What monsters those Decepticons were! I had to leave for school at that commercial break in order to catch the bus in time, so I sat in school all day wondering what the Autobots were going to do now that Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime had died, not knowing yet that Rodimus Prime was ultimately fine and that Springer did not become leader of the Autobots. I was very distraught! It wasn't until I saw the rest of the episode during the afternoon re-airing that I got to find out that Rodimus Prime was actually OK, but I'll never forget that very long school day worrying about the poor Autobots and being sad that Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime had died!

Once the movie came out on VHS, I was absolutely obsessed over it. About a year after the movie had come out, I used to brag that I had seen the movie over 50 times, and then 100 times (I might have been exaggerating a little bit, but I'm sure I hit those goals not long after). To this day, it's one of the only movies that I can recite almost line for line while watching it. It's burned into my brain like a favorite song.


TF:TM could have still been out in theaters in early September...not sure what the cycle time was on it, but I imagine it was shorter than most films. Still, back then, theaters were a bit more selective about when to pull a movie from theaters, and not so regulated as they are now.

According to TF Wiki FFOD premiered on 9/15/86, which was a Monday. I thought it corresponded with labor day (being Sept 1st), because IIRC all the kids at my first day of 5th Grade (which would have been Sept 2nd) were talking about it, but of course it could have just been TF:TM we were talking about, then FFOD 2 weeks later. I DO remember though that FFOD AND "Arise Serpentor Arise!" aired the same week. That (and the TF GI Joe Marvel crossover) was what finally got me into GI Joe, I had always turned it off when it came on before or after Transformers because it just didn't interest me like TF did. But from that point on, they were pretty much tied together, though I did never get into GI Joe comics or toys, I really did have a late blooming appreciation for the animated series.

Slightly OT... In 1990/91 I was in high school and was irritated that DiC brought back only GI Joe and not Transformers...in hindsight, that was probably a good thing though. (seeing as how I much prefer what Japan did with Headmasters, MF, Victory etc...)
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 pm

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I doubt that I got to see TF:TM on opening day but I know I did see it in a theater. My Grandfather drew the short straw and had to take me, in truth mom and dad were working and he drove. I don't remember it being the theater by my house but that makes sense since it was a niche film. The two things that stuck out to me at the time were the music and the fact that I couldn't process what I saw, I think this was the first time that I experienced death and didn't understand it. I think deep down I knew they couldn't keep Prime dead and I was right. This was the only film I saw on the big screen of the toy films that actually made it to theaters, didn't even know about the Rock Lords film until a few years ago. Over the years I've learned just how connected that film was to my life back then, many of the bands featured in the film I was or became fans of over time. I still chuckle at how Lion is connected to both Asia and Dio. I'm looking forward to going on September 27th with my Dad and sister as it's a bit of a full circle.
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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby KVO Prime » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:16 am

Just got my tickets.. I remember walking down Miracle Mile in Stockton back in 86, back when it was safer... and I'd just walked out of the theater. I was 5 years old and just saw this hero I looked up to die a horrific death, and wondered what was real or if anything could be believed in? My brother had the original Optimus Prime back in 84 and my first one was Jazz. It's been an amazing blessing to have such a franchise like this and Legend of Zelda that has had so many wonderful iterations of it's beloved characters throughout different generations and different palettes to play from. I'm excited to see where the franchise will go, although I do think that they will need to start moving away from G1 characters soon to keep things fresh. The cycle begins AGAIN.. and thus begin the BEAST WARS!!

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Re: The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events

Postby Amelie » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:18 am

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Transformers: The Movie is probably my earliest consciously recallable memory. I would have been around 2.5 years old when it came out and my mum took my brother (who was 7) to go see the film, with me in tow. I obviously can't remember the "movie" itself, but I remember waking up to crying and the rough visage of Prime on screen just before he turns grey and snuffs it.

Skip forwards about 2 years and I actually get my own VHS of it, which is when I can actually remember seeing it properly. To say I watched it a lot would be an understatement and every sound, sight and song is etched into my memory.

A lot of new(er) (and by new I mean post Beast Wars) might not always get the full scope of the film to the community. I can remember
Rodimus Prime once said for a long time the movie was the community. It dominated the lore and whilst we're still seeing the effects of that (IDW: Unicron, Movieverse: Matrix), its hard to fully appreciate how much discussion we got from those 90 minutes of animation in the way back.
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