Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008

Transformers News: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 4:18PM CST

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Madman have released their Transformers: Headmasters DVD Set.

The Madman release of Headmasters has improved video, includes an all new Subtitle track with the correct Japanese names as well as a sub with the English names, and is REGION FREE!

Some of the extras include:
- Seibertron's own toy galleries
- Character art, and
- A new cover by IDW artist Guido Guidi.

Super-God Masterforce will be released in February 2008, and in May 2008 Victory (including TF:Zone) will also be released..

The Headmasters set will retail for AU$59.99. For more information, and to order your own copy, please click here.
Credit(s): Madman
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Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446696)
Posted by BLIX007 on November 7th, 2007 @ 4:30pm CST
I wish they would bring this to the US with as many of the origional voice actors, (still living) to redub. But that maybe asking for the impossible
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446716)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on November 7th, 2007 @ 4:40pm CST
wait... REGION FREE?????? Oh my God!!!
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446790)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:18pm CST
Any word on BWII and NEO?

(hopefuly dubbed)
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446821)
Posted by nexisconvoy on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:35pm CST
I cant wait till they come out in stores
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446825)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:37pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:Any word on BWII and NEO?

(hopefuly dubbed)


No word on either series.

Madman also missed out on Beast Machines region 4 release, thanks to Sony keeping the license, and doing a cheap and nasty release.

I am hoping as much as you are that they get their paws on those series though.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446903)
Posted by tech348 on November 7th, 2007 @ 6:32pm CST
Region free means ok to play with U.S. dvd players right?
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446930)
Posted by Damolisher on November 7th, 2007 @ 6:50pm CST
Yup, any DVD player around the world can play them.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (446991)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 7th, 2007 @ 7:27pm CST
Damolisher wrote:Yup, any DVD player around the world can play them.


Without any "hacking" required!

The AU$ is very close to the US$ now, so the price is more or less what you will pay.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447033)
Posted by zemper on November 7th, 2007 @ 7:57pm CST
ouch, that's too steep. but if it would be made available here i'd only get the Headmasters series, as i have the full Masterforce with excellent subtitling (ok, so i am missing an eppy or 2). :P

it's been ages since i last saw Headmasters shown on Star TV (the Singaporean satellite network). they had a channel on our local cable back in the mid-90's (1995-1996 i believe) where they had an early morning hourly slot called Transformers Takara, and Headmasters & Masterforce would be shown on that time slot.



:MAX:
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447256)
Posted by MagnusPrimal on November 7th, 2007 @ 9:55pm CST
It's region-free, but will the PAL part cause any problems for dvd players in the US?
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447379)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 7th, 2007 @ 11:12pm CST
MagnusPrimal wrote:It's region-free, but will the PAL part cause any problems for dvd players in the US?


What PAL part? It's region free, able to be played on any DVD player anywhere in the world.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447395)
Posted by Fang Wolf on November 7th, 2007 @ 11:21pm CST
It'll be A-OK with all DVD players.

As for the series, I realy wish I had faster net to have seen a preview, the format they use where it is narrated makes it boring and seems to slow the show down alot. Is Masterforce and Victory narrated like this too?

The subtitling is inconsistant and has errors from time to time, as I have read "Convoy Maximus" instead of "Optimus Prime" and "Double Optimus Prime" instead of "Double Prime".

The film is not well preserved either, it feels older than G1S1. I feel this is "Collection" fodder, like Season 4. I have only watched the first disc, I do hope it gets better.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447621)
Posted by Chris McFeely on November 8th, 2007 @ 4:13am CST
Fang Wolf wrote:Is Masterforce and Victory narrated like this too?


No, thank Christ.

The subtitling is inconsistant and has errors from time to time, as I have read "Convoy Maximus" instead of "Optimus Prime" and "Double Optimus Prime" instead of "Double Prime".


Hmn. Those errors were on the Metrodome set, as well, so these must be the same subtitles, carried over.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447623)
Posted by Leonardo on November 8th, 2007 @ 4:16am CST
Wasn't there one episode on the Metrodome set where suddenly it started displaying subs from a later episode?
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447626)
Posted by iron maniac on November 8th, 2007 @ 4:20am CST
I say just read the subtitles or you have to hear a lot of "Darn you autobots! Darn you to heck!!". #-o
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447633)
Posted by Sarri on November 8th, 2007 @ 4:35am CST
Region free and PAL are too different things and have nothing to do with each other.

PAL is the general video standard in most of Europe and Australia, the USA and Japan use NTSC.

Since the DVDs are region free, your DVD player will play them. But the question is, is your TV set capable of properly displaying them?
If your DVD player isn't capable of converting PAL to NTSC or your TV can't display PAL, you'll see the whole thing in a stripey black and white (at least the reversal is true for me, displaying anything NTSC on a PAL only TV).

Once again, your DVD player will play the DVDs, but what you see on your TV might look very bad.

If you are using a DVD-ROM drive to watch (aka PC or Laptop, for example), you will have no problems and don't need to worry about PAL or NTSC, the PC doesn't care about those.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447735)
Posted by Prime Evil on November 8th, 2007 @ 7:34am CST
Whoohooo, I finally get a chance to own these. As long as I've been a fan, I've never watched a single episode of Headmasters. I'm expecting 80's style cheese, so I'm going into this with really low expectations.
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447769)
Posted by metalformer on November 8th, 2007 @ 7:53am CST
i_amtrunks wrote:The Madman release of Headmasters has improved video, includes an all new Subtitle track with the correct Japanese names as well as a sub with the English names, and is REGION FREE!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
That "feature" alone is more than a good incentive for me to buy! BTW, where and how much (for shipping to Puerto Rico)?
:CON:
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447801)
Posted by fairplaythings on November 8th, 2007 @ 8:07am CST
All things being equal, is it preferable to get a Madman release or a Metrodome release?
Re: Madman's Release of Transformers Headmasters,Out Now. Masterforce and Victory out in 2008 (447841)
Posted by Chris McFeely on November 8th, 2007 @ 8:33am CST
Well, thus far, all signs are pointing to both sets having the same booklet, video and subs (with the problems that entails, as it doesn't seem like any of the mistakes in them have been fixed for Madman's release), although Madman has added an extra sub track with the Japanese names and terminology, if that's your bag. So what needs to be found out is if the audio synching problem with the StarTV dub that was present for a good few episodes on the Metrodome set has been fixed here. That would give Madman the edge.

When it comes to extras, it's a toss-up between what you prefer - audio commentaries (Metrodome) or toy galleries and some (new ?) art (Madman).

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