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Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6

Transformers News: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6

Saturday, September 10th, 2011 12:42PM CDT

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Here is the official Press Release from Shout! Factory who will release the Transformers Prime miniseries Darkness Rising on DVD December 6.

Prepare to Experience the World of TRANSFORMERS PRIME!

TRANSFORMERS PRIME:
DARKNESS RISING

A 5-Part Original Miniseries Hitting
Home Entertainment Shelves Nationwide

OWN IT ON DVD DECEMBER 6, 2011
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

"MEGATRON has not been seen nor heard from in sometime, and if his
return is imminent, it could be catastrophic," said OPTIMUS PRIME.



The lure of the TRANSFORMERS saga starts a new chapter as all foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, which currently airs on The Hub television network and is a Hasbro Studios production, deepens the epic mythology of both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting fresh for a new generation of fans. Arch rivals the AUTOBOTS and the evil DECEPTICONS, lead by MEGATRON once again face-off in their rivalry for control of Earth in this new show. Celebrate the triumphant return of the AUTOBOTS through cutting-edge CGI animation with TRANSFORMERS PRIME - DARKNESS RISING. Early 2011, loyal TRANSFORMERS fans, as well as families and kids, were introduced to this visually stunning five-part miniseries on The Hub. OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET, BULKHEAD, and many others are back to "roll out" against MEGATRON's latest attempt to conquer Earth. And MEGATRON proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTBOTS may be few against the DECEPTICON hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers, taking the human drama to levels as yet unseen by the franchise.

On December 6, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc, will release TRANSFORMERS PRIME - DARKNESS RISING DVD, featuring the entire five action-packed episodes. Delivering a new level of heavy metal action and family entertainment for all ages, this highly collectible DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.97.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME - DARKNESS RISING boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Dwayne Johnson, and other notables. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is produced by Hasbro Studios. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline are executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as writers for the feature films TRANSFORMERS and TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen.


About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (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 THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multiplatform 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. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
Credit(s): Shout! Factory

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Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287884)
Posted by Leviathan on September 10th, 2011 @ 1:13pm CDT
I hope Darkness Rising comes with the season 1 box set. Or, even better, they include all the seasons in one box set.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287890)
Posted by LadyBug on September 10th, 2011 @ 1:21pm CDT
I doubt Hasbro will be that kind to us fans for releasing the 5-part series with season 1. I have a feeling we will have to wait until 2012 for season 1 on dvd, let alone - a box set.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287899)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 10th, 2011 @ 1:46pm CDT
Not having cable (or a TV), I already own all the (available) episodes in HD via iTunes, plus the "Behind the Scenes" bit so I'll wait… >:oP
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287919)
Posted by kingben55 on September 10th, 2011 @ 2:18pm CDT
can someone explain to me what all of this is. I have not seen one episode of the prime series but eventually want to get it on dvd to watch. Is this the same thing? I noticed from the comments that people are asking if this would be included with season one? I know season one of transformers prime has like 26-27 episodes. Any clarity would be great, and thanks for any help.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287930)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 10th, 2011 @ 2:39pm CDT
kingben55 wrote:can someone explain to me what all of this is. I have not seen one episode of the prime series but eventually want to get it on dvd to watch. Is this the same thing? I noticed from the comments that people are asking if this would be included with season one? I know season one of transformers prime has like 26-27 episodes. Any clarity would be great, and thanks for any help.

Darkness Rising is just the first five episodes of TF: Prime. Like back in the day when new TV series would have a 2-hour movie "pilot". If you have iTunes the first episode is still free, that's where they got me hooked. I honestly thought it was gonna be a 3D version of TFA (which I personally find an abomination) and put off watching it til last month. Immediately after watching it I bought the whole season on iTunes and marathoned it.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287931)
Posted by Bouncy X on September 10th, 2011 @ 2:40pm CDT
figured they woulda done this earlier to help promote the show.

at this point we should be getting a complete season 1 collection. the fact the season isnt done airing shouldnt be an issue as there have been mutiple shows over the years that release a complete season mere days or weeks after a season is finished.

of course being a kids show, i fear this will follow the ultra annoying trend of releasing volume sets with just 5 or 6 episodes each. some shows eventually put it together as a full season set but others never do. so as that other person said, doubt we'll see a season 1 collection before 2012.

and considering this airs in widescreen and HD in some places, i am surprised there isnt a blu-ray release. i bet this show looks gorgeous in HD. (canada only airs the SD one so i cant say)
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287974)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2011 @ 4:25pm CDT
I'm gonna guess that we'll get this Darkness Rising release, followed by a set of the rest of season 1, then a set of each of the following seasons, then a set of all episodes together in a complete series set.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287976)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 10th, 2011 @ 4:34pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:figured they woulda done this earlier to help promote the show.

"Promote the show"? Hasbro doesn't know the meaning of those words… they're pushing over a year to release the toys and let TeleToon one-up them on first-to-air episodes when they are showing it on THEIR OWN NETWORK… :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287988)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on September 10th, 2011 @ 5:49pm CDT
Come on shout, it's 2011;

No Blu-ray= No sale.

I can download these for free in HD and would replace my tvr-rips in a heartbeat, but not for standard def.....
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1287989)
Posted by Shadowdodger on September 10th, 2011 @ 5:52pm CDT
TFA did the same thing. They released the pilot miniseries and then complete Season 1 & 2. No S3 though unfortunately.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1288006)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 10th, 2011 @ 6:58pm CDT
I thought this DVD would come with that Prime/Megatron set. Ah well depending on special features I'll pick it up.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1288095)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2011 @ 11:28pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I thought this DVD would come with that Prime/Megatron set. Ah well depending on special features I'll pick it up.
There is a DVD coming with that set, but we don't know what's on that DVD yet. If it's anything like the Animated one, then it may just have the first one or two episodes only, and maybe one extra feature or something.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1288438)
Posted by triKlops on September 11th, 2011 @ 8:11pm CDT
looks like i am going to get the cheap Amazon preorder for this
looking forward to the box set when it does come out
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1288638)
Posted by paul053 on September 12th, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
Good. But where is Animated season 3?
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1288645)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2011 @ 11:32am CDT
paul053 wrote:Good. But where is Animated season 3?
In the evil clutches of Cartoon Network. :twisted: :lol:
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1288897)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 13th, 2011 @ 2:53am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I thought this DVD would come with that Prime/Megatron set. Ah well depending on special features I'll pick it up.
There is a DVD coming with that set, but we don't know what's on that DVD yet. If it's anything like the Animated one, then it may just have the first one or two episodes only, and maybe one extra feature or something.


Wouldn't it be funny if the Prime/Megs set comes with a revised version of the Famous Battles DVD just to make Gary Chalk feel good? Wait even better the dvd will have all the special features that the Shout Factory should have as extra's on their release.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290230)
Posted by Seibertron on September 16th, 2011 @ 2:43pm CDT
Earlier this week, we informed you about the press release Shout! Factory posted on their website regarding the upcoming Transformers Prime "Darkness Rising" DVD, which will be released on December 6th, 2011. Thanks to Shout! Factory, who sent us an image of the artwork earlier this afternoon, we now can see what the cover of the DVD will look like.

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"The lure of the TRANSFORMERS saga starts a new chapter as all foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, which currently airs on The Hub television network and is a Hasbro Studios production, deepens the epic mythology of both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting fresh for a new generation of fans. Arch rivals the AUTOBOTS and the evil DECEPTICONS, lead by MEGATRON once again face-off in their rivalry for control of Earth in this new show. Celebrate the triumphant return of the AUTOBOTS through cutting-edge CGI animation with TRANSFORMERS PRIME - DARKNESS RISING. Early 2011, loyal TRANSFORMERS fans, as well as families and kids, were introduced to this visually stunning five-part miniseries on The Hub. OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET, BULKHEAD, and many others are back to "roll out" against MEGATRON's latest attempt to conquer Earth. And MEGATRON proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTBOTS may be few against the DECEPTICON hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers, taking the human drama to levels as yet unseen by the franchise."


Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for further information from Shout! Factory pertaining to the release of Transformers Prime on DVD.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290234)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2011 @ 2:52pm CDT
:shock: Wow! :APPLAUSE:

Even though it's mostly just stock footage and a reuse of the poster image we saw, the lighting and shading effects use in this image manage to look very impressive.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290235)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 16th, 2011 @ 2:59pm CDT
Should I buy this now or wait for the whole Season 1 to be released which may or may not include this 5-part series? :-?
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290239)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 16th, 2011 @ 3:12pm CDT
Kinda reminds me of old Bionicle poster artwork, main characters and fan favs up front, more obscure chars (AKA The ones you love) in the back, and the bad guys looming WAY in the back.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290322)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on September 16th, 2011 @ 8:29pm CDT
mmm arcee..so sexy.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290419)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 17th, 2011 @ 4:15am CDT
Bland artwork. For a show as fantastic as this, it deserves better artwork.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290715)
Posted by El Duque on September 18th, 2011 @ 1:31am CDT
Amazon.com has opened pre-orders for Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising. The DVD is scheduled to release on December 6th with a MSRP of $14.97, but Amazon has it priced at $10.49.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Jeffrey Combs
  • Directors: David Hartman
  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290778)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on September 18th, 2011 @ 8:35am CDT
Just the first five episodes on DVD in full screen? Screw that crap. I'll wait for the full season on Blu-ray in glorious high definition.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290792)
Posted by Red 50 on September 18th, 2011 @ 9:56am CDT
Man I hope it hits Europe as well.
Re: Shout! Factory Will Release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD December 6 (1290866)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on September 18th, 2011 @ 1:41pm CDT
Pretender Skywarp wrote:Come on shout, it's 2011;

No Blu-ray= No sale.

I can download these for free in HD and would replace my tvr-rips in a heartbeat, but not for standard def.....


Totally agree. HD show with SD release = fail.

WeatherManNX01 wrote:Just the first five episodes on DVD in full screen? Screw that crap. I'll wait for the full season on Blu-ray in glorious high definition.


I hope so, but with all of the past TF mishap releases who knows.

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