Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Steelbook of Transformers: The Movie from Shout! Factory
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Posted by Lucky Logician on June 27th, 2016 @ 1:04am CDT
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 27th, 2016 @ 1:28am CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:So will there be some new features included this time that weren't on previous releases? Or is this just a 1980's movie turned into VHS turned into DVD and now turned into Blu-Ray?
From what I can gather from between the lines; this release will include the special features from the 25th anniversary edition, as well as either new interviews, or an all new documentary.
Posted by griftimus prime on June 27th, 2016 @ 6:53am CDT
Posted by galvatron00 on June 27th, 2016 @ 7:38am CDT
You are all over this aren't you shajaki!!......shajaki wrote:These flashy cases are usually limited in nature and have a collector following all of their own.
I pre-ordered it too...
Posted by shajaki on June 27th, 2016 @ 8:05am CDT
Oh, you know I amitscramtastic wrote:You are all over this aren't you shajaki!!......shajaki wrote:These flashy cases are usually limited in nature and have a collector following all of their own.
I pre-ordered it too...
I can't speak to the quality of Shout's release, but I have the UK Blu-Ray and I'll tell you it's widescreen and far better than a VHS transfer. Hopefully this new one will be similar.Lucky Logician wrote:So will there be some new features included this time that weren't on previous releases? Or is this just a 1980's movie turned into VHS turned into DVD and now turned into Blu-Ray?
Posted by Cyberstrike on June 27th, 2016 @ 8:23am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:will this be widescreen? i have never seen the widescreen version. is it actually widescreen or cropped.
I would say a it is very possible and probable, I mean the Sony 25th Anniversary DVD had both the widescreen and fullscreen versions. It will be up to Shout! Factory and Hasbro to decide in the end however.
Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2016 @ 9:21am CDT
There is no true widescreen version. The film was formatted in 4:3 fullscreen, with all 16:9 widescreen versions having cropped off the top and bottom of the screen.griftimus prime wrote:will this be widescreen? i have never seen the widescreen version. is it actually widescreen or cropped.
Posted by Alpha Prime on July 1st, 2016 @ 3:08am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2016 @ 10:25am CDT
Take that up with Toei, but I expect them to be as crummy about giving Scramble City and Zone to Shout! Factory for this release as they were to Sony, Metrodome, and Madman. Because that's how lousy Toei rolls.Alpha Prime wrote:In addition to a proper version of Scramble City I'd love TF: Zone to be included as an extra...
Posted by o.supreme on July 5th, 2016 @ 1:17pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on July 5th, 2016 @ 4:39pm CDT
They did, but only because they each went a "legally-questionable" route of using an unofficial bootleg copy of Scramble City for their DVD releases of the movie. Sony got an official copy of Scramble City straight from Toei themselves for their (Sony's) DVD release of the movie, but which was video-only with no audio or subtitles, forcing them to create a fan commentary to fill in for the lack of audio and subs.o.supreme wrote:Did Metrodome (UK) and Madman (AU) not get the Audio for Scramble City? I thought they did?
There's a bit more to it than that. See, Hasbro didn't force any changes to the subtitle scripts upon Shout! Factory, Hasbro made the changes themselves. Or at least, the Hasbro team that was in charge of the brand back then, as the brand team we have now is a different one from then.o.supreme wrote:I tend to place the blame on Hasbro more than Toei. (forcing S!F to change the subtitle scripts to fit their Hasbro character names rather than the Japanese ones for Headmasters-Victory)
At the time, the previous Hasbro team oversaw all Transformers fiction and media through a department called HasLab, and were all gung ho for the then-new Aligned continuity media. For the American DVD release of the Japanese G1 cartoons, the Hasbro team at HasLab not only wanted to change the Metrodome/Madman subtitle scripts to better reflect the American names and terminology from the 1980s, but also from the Aligned media and IDW comics, as part of their attempt to better homogenize the brand across the different mediums and continuities (it was from the brand team at HasLab that the Binder of Revelation came about).
They changed the subtitle scripts, and then gave the changed scripts to Shout! Factory and told them to use them. Not being an anime company, Shout! Factory saw no reason to question the use of those subtitle scripts and did as they were told, seemingly unaware of the inaccuracies that Hasbro had created in the subs.
The difference is that Toei seems to have a better relationship with foreign market licensees that specifically specialize in the dubbing and/or subbing of Japanese motion picture media than they do with foreign market licensees that don't.o.supreme wrote:It seems other companies are releasing Toei Anime series in North America on DVD just fine.
But even then, sometimes Toei even ends up screwing over those companies they do have good relations with, providing inferior or straight up faulty masters to said companies arbitrarily, requiring the licensees to then either try to acquire superior quality masters from Toei or to be forced to use what was given to them without question. Sometimes the licensees can get better versions, and sometimes they can't. It all depends on their relationship with Toei and if Toei's willing to play ball or not.
But for a company like Shout! Factory, who doesn't strictly specialize in dealing with Japanese media, it's much more of an uphill battle. In the end, the masters Shout! Factory got from Toei for The Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory were no better than the ones that both Metrodome and Madman got, which wasn't so bad for Masterforce and Victory, but The Headmasters ended up with an inferior master that was, from a production standpoint, missing footage from every episode across all three releases in the UK, Australia, and the U.S.
Posted by o.supreme on July 5th, 2016 @ 5:14pm CDT
Also...one wonders why Hasbro doesn't try to negotiate with Disney to get Car Robots/RiD, or with Nihon Ad Systems (NAS) to get BWII/Neo subbed. I know the initial response is Hasbro doesn't believe there is a market for it...but they would be wrong. I talked to Brian Ward the producer of the S!F DVD's, and I recall him stating back in 2011 that Hasbro initially didn't want even to release Headmasters etc... in the US believing the same thing. I'm glad the folks at S!F (or whatever the powers that were) could convince them to do so...I just regret the character name changes made to the subtitles. I guess they would have to work with Toei again to try to get the BWII movie. It's a shame all the red tape involved. Toei produces most of my favorite anime from the 70's on.
Posted by Sabrblade on July 5th, 2016 @ 5:27pm CDT
New Hasbro team or not, getting a complete copy of Scramble City is all in Toei's hands at this point. They just have to be willing to not shortchange Shout! Factory like they shortchanged Sony.o.supreme wrote:yeah, I figured the releases wouldn't be any better, but I didn't think they would be any worse either. Like I said I don't blame S!F. I applaud all their efforts. If Hasbro, as you say, may have a different viewpoint now, than they did in 2011 when S!F released Headmasters, Masterforce & Victory, perhaps they will realize that for this 30th anniversary release, they have to have something special, hopefully they will be able to negotiate with Toei to actually get it right this time...
Best guess is that Hasbro (old or new) simply hasn't any real interest in pursuing the shows that they don't already have easy access to.o.supreme wrote:Also...one wonders why Hasbro doesn't try to negotiate with Disney to get Car Robots/RiD, or with Nihon Ad Systems (NAS) to get BWII/Neo subbed.
The best reason that the Shout! Factory releases of the three JG1 cartoons even happened was that the UK and Australian releases had already happened previously. Hasbro and Shout! had access to preexisting materials with both the masters and the subtitle scripts that Metrodome and Madman had already used. A lot of the harder work (getting the masters from Toei, actually translating the dialogue into English subtitles, etc.) had already been done ahead of time, so all Hasbro had to do was change the scripts and give everything to Shout! Factory to work with.o.supreme wrote:I know the initial response is Hasbro doesn't believe there is a market for it...but they would be wrong. I talked to Brian Ward the producer of the S!F DVD's, and I recall him stating back in 2011 that Hasbro initially didn't want even to release Headmasters etc... in the US believing the same thing. I'm glad the folks at S!F (or whatever the powers that were) could convince them to do so...
Yeah, but it wasn't just the names and terms that were changed. Certain lines of dialogue were rewritten entirely to contradict the spoken dialogue, and other bits of dialogue were given some newly-created terminology that also altered the original context of the dialogue.o.supreme wrote:I just regret the character name changes made to the subtitles.
I'm grateful we have Karyuudo Fansubs to provide us with high quality subtitled releases of not just Beast Wars II and its movie, but also Zone, Car Robots, Micron Densetsu, and even the Beast Wars Metals movie (which never even got a DVD release in Japan!).o.supreme wrote:I guess they would have to work with Toei again to try to get the BWII movie. It's a shame all the red tape involved. Toei produces most of my favorite anime from the 70's on.
Posted by o.supreme on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:08am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I'm grateful we have Karyuudo Fansubs to provide us with high quality subtitled releases of not just Beast Wars II and its movie, but also Zone, Car Robots, Micron Densetsu, and even the Beast Wars Metals movie (which never even got a DVD release in Japan!).
Yes their work has been amazing. After having BWII & Neo on VHS since 2000, its nice to have good quality subs. (well with BWII at least)
Posted by Sarahthecutevixen on July 19th, 2016 @ 2:48pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on July 22nd, 2016 @ 10:22pm CDT
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