More Minutes to Transformers IMAX?

Transformers News: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 6:55PM CDT

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Could there be more minutes than meets the eye? Superhero Hype! reports that there could be an additional 5 minutes added to the IMAX release of Transformers instead of the previously announced 2 minutes.


"We hate to go against what Michael Bay said about the IMAX release of Transformers, after all he IS the director, but from what we are hearing the September 21 re-release has been timed at 149 minutes. The original theatrical release was 144 minutes.

Bay previously said here that the large format version would have 2 minutes of extra footage. Could it be 5 minutes now?

Either way, the fans win, as you'll get to see the robots even bigger along with more footage than before!"


You can read the original article here.
Credit(s): Robinson, Superhero Hype!
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Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340189)
Posted by BluePhirePB on September 12th, 2007 @ 7:01pm CDT
Hmm ... five minutes would be great but if Bay said two, then perhaps this is just a discrepancy.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340199)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 12th, 2007 @ 7:06pm CDT
Either way, it's more.

Whether it is actually decent and relevant additional footage, or not is all that truly matters.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340228)
Posted by UltraPrimal on September 12th, 2007 @ 7:17pm CDT
Actually the IMAX movie just runs slightly slower than the normal theater version. That's why it seems like there's 5 extra minutes.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340232)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on September 12th, 2007 @ 7:19pm CDT
If those extra minutes were spent wit Sam bonding with the Transformers rather than rush rush rush, then it will enhance the movie.

I liked it, but its biggest fault was that I felt it needed more time to let the audience get to connect with the Autobots.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340264)
Posted by Bouncy X on September 12th, 2007 @ 7:28pm CDT
or....maybe those extra 2 minutes created new credits so the end credits are longer?
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340328)
Posted by King Grimrob on September 12th, 2007 @ 7:58pm CDT
I'm still saying its the added scene of Figuroa on the plane back from Quatar. Its in the teaser with Lennox grabbing his ahand. and we see the aftermath once they're on the ground and you see the Ambulance driving off.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340346)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on September 12th, 2007 @ 8:08pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:or....maybe those extra 2 minutes created new credits so the end credits are longer?


Bingo. And tacked on to the end of the credits will be extra "Conversion-To-IMAX" credits, that'll extend the official runtime of the movie by at least another minute, possibly more...
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340427)
Posted by ondi on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:00pm CDT
Hi everyone this is my first post on your awesome site. I just wanted to ask if anyone knew whether this extra footage would be included on the dvd release or is this just an IMAX exclusive?
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340444)
Posted by Jedi Kermit on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:07pm CDT
ondi wrote:Hi everyone this is my first post on your awesome site. I just wanted to ask if anyone knew whether this extra footage would be included on the dvd release or is this just an IMAX exclusive?


According to this news post the running time is 143 minutes.

http://seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=11567
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340476)
Posted by ondi on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:22pm CDT
Thanks for that Jedi Kermit. Bummer about the extra footage but I will look forward to buying an extended edition dvd in the future aswell! We won't get to see this version of the movie here in Brisbane Aus as our only IMAX theatre shut down. DOH!!
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340493)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:30pm CDT
Crap in a hat.

I really don't want to buy the 2-Disc special edition, then find out months later that there's a Director's Cut of the movie coming out, with extra footage.

What to do, what to do?!
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340508)
Posted by ondi on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:35pm CDT
Unfortunately I can't wait that long for the directors cut so I will buy both editions. October 16th better hurry up!! LOL Can't wait to watch all the special features and of course the movie.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340511)
Posted by dabattousai on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:36pm CDT
Five minutes or two, it better be spent wisely. Maybe use 45 seconds of it telling us where Barricade went...
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340521)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:41pm CDT
More movie goodness for Liege!
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340540)
Posted by ondi on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:47pm CDT
well as so many have mentioned in other posts that he gets killed by prime in the bonecrusher fight. I kinda hope they leave him alone so he can come back for the sequal. I really liked barricade and think there would be too many new decepticons for the sequal if they kill him off. Considering they took out brawl/devastator, blackout and Megs. They just introduced us to all these new characters i don't want to have to go through all that again for number 2. Hopefully they show him running to fight another day rather than his demise, although it would be cool as a deleted scene!
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340836)
Posted by Toyotus Superion on September 13th, 2007 @ 2:55am CDT
Its just so they can run the credits longer. There were a lot of people on the special effects crew!
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340840)
Posted by Prime's Trailer on September 13th, 2007 @ 3:10am CDT
I'd put money on it being the first car chase/fight between bumblebee and barricade that's extended.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (340966)
Posted by King Starscream89 on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:26am CDT
you know it would be great if those five minutes were at teh end of the movie and dealt completly with sam and the transformers it would be a great way to close out the movie but considering how this movie it will probly be exteneded footage of the interigation scene
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (341120)
Posted by Rocky87 on September 13th, 2007 @ 7:55am CDT
It's funny how some people are reporting on the extra minutes in this IMAX release. I loved the film, but hanging on to every extra minute seems a bit overkill to me.
Re: More Minutes to Transformers IMAX? (341165)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 13th, 2007 @ 8:35am CDT
5 minutes is good. Better than 2 minutes.
More for the money's worth!

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