Press Release: Advance Screening Of TFTM 20th Anniversary Special Edition @ BotCon 2006
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ADVANCE DVD SCREENING OF TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION PREMIERS AT BOTCON 2006
New York, New York, September 19, 2006 — The home entertainment group of SONY BMG Music Entertainment today announced that the first-ever advance dvd screening of TRANFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will take place at BotCon 2006 on Friday, September 29th. The DVD is being released November 7th.
It will be the first chance for fans to see this newly restored legendary animated film. A special midnight screening of the brilliantly remastered and color-corrected movie - in widescreen format - will be presented on the big screen at the historic Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky! BotCon package holders will receive special passes for this one-time event. Passes and full details will be available at the on-site BotCon registration.
SONY BMG will participate during the Hasbro panel on Saturday, September 30th. Stop by to find out more details about the November 7th DVD release.
For the 20th Anniversary Edition, Sony BMG Home Entertainment completely remastered and color-corrected the film and will present Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the star-studded Autobots and Decepticons in true splendor through three distinct versions: 16x9 Widescreen presentation, the Autobot Matrix of Knowledge presentation featuring trivia and fun facts about the movie itself; and a full-screen edition.
To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS, including original commercials for the toy line and movie.
Sony BMG Home Entertainment is expanding the DVD’s collectibility to the packaging itself. The company has commissioned fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa to create the imagery for a special “transforming” cover.
TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush. The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.
For more information on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com.
About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.
Credit(s): SONY BMG Entertainment
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