Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th

Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th

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Let the speculation end! Paramount has just issued the following official press release regarding the Transformers Dark of the Moon home release date. The film will debut on Blu-ray/DVD Combo with a digital copy and on standard DVD on Friday, September 30th, 2011, followed by a deluxe Blu-ray and DVD release, including a Blu-ray 3D, in the coming months. See the full press release below:

TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon

  • Street date: September 30, 2011
  • Runtime: 154 minutes
  • SRP: $19.99 (Single-disc DVD)
  • $29.99 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo with digital copy)



HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ -- Spectacular action, stunning visual effects, non-stop thrills and fan-favorite characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and Sam Witwicky rocketed Transformers: Dark of the Moon into the stratosphere, with the latest installment of the wildly popular TRANSFORMERS franchise surpassing its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the breathtaking film redefines the scale, scope and emotional impact of what a blockbuster can be with the ongoing epic story of the mighty AUTOBOTS in a thrill-packed adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will debut in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo with a digital copy and on standard DVD on Friday, September 30, 2011, followed by a deluxe Blu-ray and DVD release, including a Blu-ray 3D, in the coming months.



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"For fans who can't wait, the Blu-ray release in September will deliver an awesome ride with the movie in stunning 1080p high definition and a 7.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack that was personally overseen by our phenomenal supervising sound mixer just for the Blu-ray," said director Michael Bay. "As you know, we put a lot of effort into the 3D experience for the theatrical release and I want to make sure we get it right for home viewing--and that process takes time. So stay tuned for an even more incredible release that will include the film on Blu-ray 3D and loads of bonus features."

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Transformers: Dark of the Moon explodes with high-octane action when a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day threatening to bring a war to Earth so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone will not be able to save us. Stars Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers) and John Turturro (The Good Shepherd) have returned along with a host of new stars including Patrick Dempsey ("Grey's Anatomy"), Frances McDormand (Fargo) and John Malkovich (Beowulf). The film also features the voices of Leonard Nimoy ("Star Trek") and Hugo Weaving (Captain America: The First Avenger) and introduces newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.



Disc Specifications


The Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD and--in a first for Paramount Home Entertainment--English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Discrete Surround Dolby Digital tracks, each of which was individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience. The disc additionally features French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The DVD in the Combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Discrete Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The digital copy is presented in English 2.0 Stereo with no subtitles.

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Discrete Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.



Epic Marketing Support


The Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray and DVD debut will be supported by a massive marketing and promotional campaign befitting the mega-hit status of the franchise. In addition to a multi-million dollar advertising blitz spanning television, print, radio and online, a stellar array of allies has joined forces with Paramount Home Entertainment to transmit the AUTOBOTS' message to all inhabitants of the globe.

Hasbro will host a "Roll Out In PRIME Style" sweepstakes in the U.S. giving entrants the chance to "Win a Ride to School" with the AUTOBOTS! The grand prize winner will be picked up by BUMBLEBEE and transported to school where OPTIMUS PRIME will be waiting with TRANSFORMERS toys and products in his trailer. Details are available at http://www.TransformersPrimeStyle.com.

Also in the U.S., Hostess will feature TRANSFORMERS images on millions of packages and will have thousands of displays in grocery and convenience stores across the country. The company will also host a branded "Transform Your Treat" sweepstakes that gives consumers the chance to win a variety of valuable prizes. Additionally, Hostess will offer consumers a $4 rebate on the purchase of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray or DVD with purchase of two (2) Hostess products (additional details available at http://www.hostesscakes.com). Energizer will offer coupons good for $5 off the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray or DVD at retailers throughout the U.S. via special displays and packaging.

In Canada, 250,000 Kernels Popcorn Shakers have been outfitted with Transformers: Dark of the Moon promotional branding in support of a consumer sweepstakes tied to the home entertainment release. The Popcorn Shakers will be available at major retailers across the country.



Synopsis


A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS(TM) alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS(TM) must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS'(TM) all-consuming evil in the smash hit from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.



About Hasbro, Inc.


Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



About Paramount Home Entertainment


Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.







TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon
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Street date: September 30, 2011
Runtime: 154 minutes
SRP: $19.99 (Single-disc DVD)
$29.99 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo with digital copy)



PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences
of sci-fi action violence, mayhem
and destruction, and for language,
U.S. Rating: some sexuality and innuendo
Canadian Rating: PG for violence and coarse language

Credit(s): Paramount


This article was last modified on Friday, September 9th, 2011 1:21pm CDT

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Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287430)
Posted by Bouncy X on September 9th, 2011 @ 11:19am CDT
i appreciate the advance warning about the double dip, now i can wait. :)

of course just like avatar, you'll have people bitch and moan when the 2nd version hits because they bought this one anyway even though in both case, we are warned ahead of time. lol

i'm guessing this will be a barebones release or just have a few things. but they said "coming months" so i figure the deluxe version will hit in nov. or dec.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287431)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 9th, 2011 @ 11:23am CDT
and of course, "Loads of Bonus features" Doesn't neccesarily mean "Extended footage of the twins getting slagged" Now does it?
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287441)
Posted by paul053 on September 9th, 2011 @ 11:37am CDT
And are there any exclusives this time? Like the Target exclusive transforming box and that and that.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287445)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 9th, 2011 @ 11:53am CDT
paul053 wrote:And are there any exclusives this time? Like the Target exclusive transforming box and that and that.

LOL Meanwhile, at the legion of doo-err, hasbro,
"Sentinel Prime this time?"
"Nah, just do another Bumblebee."
BOTH: Evil Grin
"AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!"
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287487)
Posted by D-340 on September 9th, 2011 @ 1:14pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:and of course, "Loads of Bonus features" Doesn't neccesarily mean "Extended footage of the twins getting slagged" Now does it?



Why would it? All the "bonus and extended" footage from the other 2 movies was all useless human crap that did nothing to add to the "plot" of either movie. What makes you think this will change with DOTM? Bay and company had no interest in furthering the Transfomers mythos, stories, or movie plots. They were only a necessary evil for the action, and all the "plot" and "story" went towards Shia the Beef and the useless, American Pieesque, teen comedy love story. And all the rest of the extras are about Bay or ego stroking Bay, with very little about the Transformers. I doubt this will change with the release of DOTM on dvd.

Sorry about the loathing rant, but the last 2 movie extras on the dvd releases have left a VERY bad taste in my mouth. I am excited about DOTM on dvd. I enjoyed it, particularly the last hour, hour and a half. All the good stuff after The Beef's all important and plot advancing job hunt, and the very believable love story between him and Rosie Can't-Act.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287501)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 9th, 2011 @ 2:12pm CDT
Double dip? Check.
Won't bitch about it when I do? Check.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287502)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 9th, 2011 @ 2:14pm CDT
D-340 wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:and of course, "Loads of Bonus features" Doesn't neccesarily mean "Extended footage of the twins getting slagged" Now does it?



Why would it? All the "bonus and extended" footage from the other 2 movies was all useless human crap that did nothing to add to the "plot" of either movie. What makes you think this will change with DOTM? Bay and company had no interest in furthering the Transfomers mythos, stories, or movie plots. They were only a necessary evil for the action, and all the "plot" and "story" went towards Shia the Beef and the useless, American Pieesque, teen comedy love story. And all the rest of the extras are about Bay or ego stroking Bay, with very little about the Transformers. I doubt this will change with the release of DOTM on dvd.

Sorry about the loathing rant, but the last 2 movie extras on the dvd releases have left a VERY bad taste in my mouth. I am excited about DOTM on dvd. I enjoyed it, particularly the last hour, hour and a half. All the good stuff after The Beef's all important and plot advancing job hunt, and the very believable love story between him and Rosie Can't-Act.

Wich is why "Doesn't neccesarily mean" was added there, go figure. I know bay is a bit of a jocky for the human bits, but TF3 focused alot on both human AND robot interactions, so, I think TF3 COULD have the extra footage we all want, but probably wont, hence the "Now does it?"
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287515)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on September 9th, 2011 @ 3:05pm CDT
I'll buy this version. I doubt the "loads of bonus features" will be worth waiting for.

I'm happy to hear it's coming out so soon. I was about to go and pay to see it in the Imax again with my cousin.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287540)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on September 9th, 2011 @ 4:05pm CDT
I think I'll wait for the trilogy edition..nuff said! =;
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287543)
Posted by DMSL on September 9th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CDT
Here's hoping we will get extended robot scenes including the death of Skids and Mudflap.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287588)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 9th, 2011 @ 6:10pm CDT
DMSL wrote:Here's hoping we will get extended robot scenes including the death of Skids and Mudflap.

Preaching to the crowds, but I doubt it.

NEW FOOTAGE


Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287597)
Posted by Aximalli_Prime on September 9th, 2011 @ 6:42pm CDT
Am I the only one who's in love with the box art?
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287608)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 9th, 2011 @ 7:45pm CDT
jaredautobot1 wrote:Am I the only one who's in love with the box art?

Not exactly, I'm sure fan girls are squealing! :lol:
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287612)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 9th, 2011 @ 7:51pm CDT
I preferred the original poster with Sam and Carly standing in front of him as the boxart. :( Hopefully the special edition will just kick all kinds of ass with loads of awesome behind it.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287665)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on September 9th, 2011 @ 11:00pm CDT
lolwut? No two-disc DVD special edition?

HASBRO

I AM DISAPPOINT
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287692)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 10th, 2011 @ 12:33am CDT
Wow, so soon. Can we get a thread on all the trilogy sets? I don't have the other two on Blu-Ray so I think I'm gonna nab that.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287715)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 10th, 2011 @ 2:37am CDT
Treetop Maximus wrote:lolwut? No two-disc DVD special edition?

HASBRO

I AM DISAPPOINT


Not in Hasbro's control. Did you read the full press release? Special editions/box sets and 2-Disc sets will be released later this year, most likely at Christmas.
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287914)
Posted by El Duque on September 10th, 2011 @ 2:11pm CDT
Walmart.com has listed a preorder for an exclusive Transformers Dark of the Moon Blu-ray. This version appears to be the Blu-ray only rather than the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy that was mentioned in yesterday's official press release. The listing also reveals alternate cover art featuring Sentinel Prime. Priced at $29.99 with an online price of $19.96 and scheduled to release September 30th.


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The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has to come to the aid of his robot friends.


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Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287925)
Posted by LadyBug on September 10th, 2011 @ 2:28pm CDT
Treetop Maximus wrote:lolwut? No two-disc DVD special edition?

HASBRO

I AM DISAPPOINT


Hasbro don't have control over this. =/
Re: Official Press Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th (1287969)
Posted by freakzero1981 on September 10th, 2011 @ 4:14pm CDT
so anyword on a target exclusive???

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