Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections

Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 6:59pm CDT

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While this will not interest those who already own every Transformers series on DVD, it is good news for those fans who want to collect the Transformers series on DVD, but are yet to do so.

Just in time for the release of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen live action film, our good friends Madman Entertainment will be releasing "Complete Collections" for three classic Transformers Series this June.

First up is the re-release of the sold out Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection. This set contains all of the same goodies as the original release, but this time comes packed in a Decepticon themed tin, and at a lower price. The special features and additional extra's include:
- 16 page booklet: Containing exclusive comic by Simon Furman
- Interviews: With key figures from Transformer's 25 year history
- Animated Public Service Announcements
- Historical trailers and Television commercials
- Scripts & storyboards
- Interview and commentary: With Voice Director Wally Burr


The Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection runs for over 2500 minutes over 17 discs will retail for AU$99.95, and be available from the 24th of June 2009. The collection is a Region 4 set only, so you will need a region free player to watch the collection.

Also being released by Madman on the 24th of June 2009 is the Japanese Generation 1 Complete Collection, which gather the three Japanese Generation 1 cartoons: Headmasters, Super God Masterforce and Victory, as well as the single episode of Zone in a 13 disc, 110 episode collection. Special features include:
- Introductory Booklets with Episode Guides
- Toy, Tech Spec and Character Art Galleries
- Japanese Toy Ads and Catalogues
- DVD ROM Content - The Story Continued in Manga


The Japanese Generation 1 Complete Collection has a runtime of 2425, and is a REGION FREE DVD collection, available to play on any DVD player. The Japanese G1 Complete Collection will also retail for AU$99.95.

The Transformers Beast Wars Complete Collection collects all 3 seasons of the Beast Wars series together in a 10 disc 52 episode set. The Beast Wars Collection special features include:
- World Exclusive Creator Commentaries and interviews: Cast and crew including Story editors, voice actors, writers, directors and animators
- Episode guide booklets with comic inserts and essays
- Character profiles, Toy Galleries and Commercials (including galleries from Seibertron.com)
- Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Animatics and 3D Test shots
- Making of BEAST WARS documentary
- David Kaye (Megatron) and Garry Chalk (Optimus) Convention Panels


The Transformers Beast Wars Complete Collection is also slated for a June 24th release, and will also retail for AU$99.95. This set is a Region 4 set only, so you will need a region free player to watch the collection.

And finally, the Blu Ray edition of the original 1986 Transformers the Animated Movie will be released in Australia on June 24th 2009, special features include:
- Remastered High Definition Transfer
- "Scramble City" movie tie-in bonus episode
- Interview with Story Consultant Flint Dille
- Q&A with voice of Optimus, Peter Cullen
- 80's toy TVCs, TV spots and theatrical trailer
- The Touch film-clip (by Stan Bush)
- Character, voice-actor and musician biographies
- Bonus episode of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS


Transformers the Animated Movie on Blu Ray will retail for AU$34.95.

Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections

If you are interested in either of the Region 4 sets, but are uncertain as to how you can play the, click here to see Ryan's thread about making your DVD region free.

For more information concerning these products, head on over to the Madman Transformers website by clicking here.

Credit(s): Madman Entertainment


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Re: Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections (916317)
Posted by rpetras on April 30th, 2009 @ 8:48pm CDT
I've never seen any of the Japanese G1 series. If anyone has seen them (and I'm sure a few have :D ) Are they worth getting?

Second the site lists them region free, it does mention they are PAL. Will they still play on a US DVD player?
Re: Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections (916322)
Posted by dabattousai on April 30th, 2009 @ 9:01pm CDT
The Japanese G1 episodes are alright. Headmasters is basically the long lost Season 4 that we should have gotten. Pretend the US Season 4 never happend when you watch that one.

Masterforce I am currently watching from a Fansub group and it's alright. It's Power Rangers Meet the TransFormers where human control the bots, but the series does have some fan favorites like the Seacons and Browning, the other gun mode that came out with Megatron back in the good ol Diaclone days.

Victory, I only seen a little bit. It looks okay, but have very little knowledge on it.

The Japanese G1 Collection will play on any player in any region. The other two series will require a Region 4 DVD player. Here is where you can look:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code
Re: Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections (916343)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2009 @ 11:04pm CDT
This is why I hate machi-- er, rereleases!

I own the UK box set of Headmasters/Masterforce/Victory/Zone, and this one seems so much better. But I'm a bit skeptical on on its so-called "Region free" format because the previous individual releases of Masterforce and Victory by Madman were also advertised as Region Free, but in reality were not and were in Region 4 format instead.

rpetras wrote:I've never seen any of the Japanese G1 series. If anyone has seen them (and I'm sure a few have :D ) Are they worth getting?
Absolutely!

Headmasters was a good continuation of G1 and had a real nostalgic feel to it at first. And as it went in its own direction, things got really good.

Masterforce is pure win! The crown jewel of the three series. While had the mot humans, almost none of them were useless. Plus it had some of the best characters and battles. And can I just say that the Decepticons were just full of win! While the ones from the Unicron Trilogy were goofy and clumsy, these 'Cons are the polar opposite: cold, bitter, ruthless, bringers of death and destruction. Not to mention the Autobts were amazing too.

Victory was like G1 but with all new faces. A typical 80's Saturday morning cartoon-type show, but with its own deal. If your looking for a good old-fashioned "Autobots vs. Decepticons" type series that isn't G1 but feels like it, then this is for you.

As for Zone, for just one episode, it got me want more. A whole LOT more. It's a shame that it's only one episode, as it has some true potential.
Re: Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections (916448)
Posted by Anonymous on May 1st, 2009 @ 9:35am CDT
rpetras wrote:I've never seen any of the Japanese G1 series. If anyone has seen them (and I'm sure a few have :D ) Are they worth getting?

Second the site lists them region free, it does mention they are PAL. Will they still play on a US DVD player?


OK first post but no stranger to this site.

I have the Japanese sets from Madman, which to the best of my knowledge, are sourced from the UK sets. The Headmasters & Victory sets both have original Japanese audio with English subtitles, plus the notorious English dub on all episodes. The Masterforce set also has Japanese/English subtitles but only has English audio on selected episodes (which is a real let down). The Zone episode has hardwired subtitles against Jap only audio.

All 3 Jap series were notorious for their use of numerous "clip show" episodes. I don't know about the UK sets but Madman chose to leave all those clip shows out. Depending on which side of the fence you sit on this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Repetitious as they are, some clip shows actually revealed backstories and new information (particularly on Masterforce). Sadly they're MIA.

Headmasters for me kinda ruined the whole American G1 experience. The Japanese spin and storytelling was goofy, and plotwise, was fairly drab most of the time. Masterforce was a better series but had its own issues. Victory & Zone are very manga flavored. Better than Masterforce but not as good as Headmasters.
Re: Madman Transformers Complete DVD Collections (929827)
Posted by cartoonjunkie on May 31st, 2009 @ 10:13pm CDT
if you want to buy a good not expensively priced dvd of transformers go to http://www.oldschooltoons.com they sell them there!

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