The TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Comes to Theaters Nationwide on September 27 Only Courtesy Fathom Events
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Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles as UNICRON
Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2018 – Brace yourself to relive the excitement and nostalgia of the thrilling action battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS from the 1986 TRANSFORMERS movie on the silver screen! The world-renowned animated feature film THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The film has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD.
THE TRANSFORMERS (1986) MOVIE EVENT will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature, just months before BUMBLEBEE, the new live-action feature film set in the year 1987, hits theatres everywhere in December 2018.
This special event is a collaboration between Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory, and it will also provide moviegoers with a sneak peek behind the making of the BUMBLEBEE feature film, and a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush including recent performances of the theme songs “The Touch” and “Dare.” Moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film in approximately 500 select U.S. movie theatres. A complete list of theater locations will be available at Fathomevents.com.
You can sign up for this screening at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-transformers-1986-movie-event?utm_source=seibertron&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=transformers&utm_term=partner+%28seibertron%29
THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS, and thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.
Tickets for THE TRANSFORMERS (1986) MOVIE EVENT will go on sale on Friday, August 3rd and can be purchased online or at participating movie theater box offices.
The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?
The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince Dicola and Ed Fruge.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
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Posted by Quantum Surge on August 1st, 2018 @ 6:24pm CDT
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 1st, 2018 @ 8:59pm CDT
Heck they might even cut the s#!t out of it to make things more kid-friendly. The Fathom edition of 'DBZ: Battle of Gods' cut out the brief scene where Mr. Satan was actually called such. Oh well, going regardless.
I probably should've gone to some of those Hayao Miyazaki movies this summer, but Fathom is almost entirely about Rifftrax for me.
Posted by shocksound96 on August 1st, 2018 @ 10:42pm CDT
Posted by Chibi Starscream on August 1st, 2018 @ 11:50pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 2nd, 2018 @ 12:01am CDT
There exist two different versions of that movie, even in Japanese. An 85-minute theatrical version, and a 105-minute extended version that was first shown on Fuji TV. It was the shorter theatrical version that was screened in theaters outside of Japan. Both versions of the movie are available, in both Japanese with subtitles and in English dubbed form, on its DVD/Blu-Ray releases by FUNimation.Bumblevivisector wrote:The Fathom edition of 'DBZ: Battle of Gods' cut out the brief scene where Mr. Satan was actually called such.
Posted by leokearon on August 2nd, 2018 @ 1:55am CDT
Posted by Amelie on August 2nd, 2018 @ 3:00am CDT
Posted by dragons on August 2nd, 2018 @ 7:52am CDT
Posted by o.supreme on August 2nd, 2018 @ 11:48am CDT
I guess I can only hope that enough pre-tickets sell to motivate them to add a Tuesday Encore. This is not unprecedented. Although it was Funimation (and not Fathom), dates were extended for Shin Godzilla's limited release in September 2016, although to be fair, that was a new film, not one that's 31 years old. Oh well, c'est la vie. I guess that's what I have the Blu-Ray, 2 DVD's, and 3 VHS versions for.
As for what the audience will see however, I'd love to see an original print from 1986, but I'm sure those were not preserved. It will no doubt be a digital broadcast of the Blu-ray, though it would be nice if somehow they showed the 4K source (since S!F said the Blu ray came from a 4K newly restored Print). I'm sure it wont be edited in any fashion though.
Aside from seeing the film originally in theaters in 1986, I saw the film at a Hotel Ballroom at SDCC in 1993 (where I proved to my friends the swear word existed that had been cut from all VHS up to that time). Also I saw it at Botcon 2000, though I think that was just a projection of the Rhino DVD which had just came out IIRC
Posted by Rodimus Knight on August 3rd, 2018 @ 9:03am CDT
Posted by S.o.L. on August 3rd, 2018 @ 2:39pm CDT
So it has been updated, and my local theaters have chosen for Sep. 27...
500 years you've had to show king lear and you pick Sep. 27, of all the low down dirty sidewindin' snake in the grass, good for nothing, tin-horned, yellow bellied, wagon rutted,
Wheelie is Shakespeare you nerf-herders!
Maybe there will be a second showing if there are enough ticket sales.
Just a heads up,MORE theaters have been added!
One an hour away from me now.
Posted by DISCHARGE on August 3rd, 2018 @ 5:47pm CDT
shocksound96 wrote:I swear if this doesn't show in davenport there is going to be hell to pay.
Bought mine for cedar rapids..it was almost sold out already
Posted by Lunarabbit on August 4th, 2018 @ 10:22am CDT
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 4th, 2018 @ 2:19pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2018 @ 10:55am CDT
August 8th, 2018
The world-renowned animated feature THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits theaters nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 27, but today we're remembering the day this movie first debuted 32 years ago in theaters on August 8th, 1986. You can purchase tickets at FathomEvents.com.
Join us to celebrate THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE by going down memory lane and share with your fellow Seibertronians and us about your nostalgia obsession for this movie. If you share your thoughts on social media, be sure to use #transformersthemovie86
Moreover, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. Please check out this teaser video on the before and after comparison.
It's your turn to introduce this iconic film to a new generation of fans! We hope to see you and friends at the theaters on the evening of September 27th!
THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE hits cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event, a special presentation from Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios, and Shout! Factory.
When: September 27, 2018 (7:00 p.m.)
Tickets are available at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices.
THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. This special one-night event will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature. Fans will also glimpse at a sneak peek behind the making of the BUMBLEBEE movie, and a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush including recent performances of the theme songs "The Touch" and "Dare." Fathom attendees will also receive a poster of THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (quantities limited, while supplies last).
THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS, and thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, and Frank Welker.
Posted by Alpha Dominus on August 8th, 2018 @ 12:40pm CDT
I'm even breaking my "no more regular movie theater" policy to enjoy its return next month.
You got the touch!! You got the powerrrr!!!
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2018 @ 12:49pm CDT
This Saturday though I have invited some friends to watch the Blu ray in my home. We usually do double features at whoever hosts the event pics the theme (We've done 80's sci-fi and Westerns), so I'm doing animation. I would think GI Joe:TM would be a natural pairing for TF:TM, but I have some others I'm considering...Lensman, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Titan A.E. are some of my favorite animated films...
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2018 @ 1:09pm CDT
I must have saw it the first week of September, because I clearly remember watching Five Faces of Darkness when it debuted. I had really connected with Hot Rod during the movie, so when it got to Rodimus Prime's "death scene", I just couldn't believe it. What monsters those Decepticons were! I had to leave for school at that commercial break in order to catch the bus in time, so I sat in school all day wondering what the Autobots were going to do now that Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime had died, not knowing yet that Rodimus Prime was ultimately fine and that Springer did not become leader of the Autobots. I was very distraught! It wasn't until I saw the rest of the episode during the afternoon re-airing that I got to find out that Rodimus Prime was actually OK, but I'll never forget that very long school day worrying about the poor Autobots and being sad that Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime had died!
Once the movie came out on VHS, I was absolutely obsessed over it. About a year after the movie had come out, I used to brag that I had seen the movie over 50 times, and then 100 times (I might have been exaggerating a little bit, but I'm sure I hit those goals not long after). To this day, it's one of the only movies that I can recite almost line for line while watching it. It's burned into my brain like a favorite song.
This movie has a very strong place in my childhood. It definitely left its mark, intentionally or not, and continues to be one of my absolute favorite things to watch. It helped cement my love for all things Transformers and might very well have been what kept me as a Transformers fan during those pivotal years in my childhood.
Bought my tickets today so I can go see it with my wife and two daughters. My daughter is 9 now so it'll definitely be a passing of torch moment (though it's often a staple of background TV noise while I'm working so I'm sure she's familiar with most of it already). Can't wait to see it on the big screen again!
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2018 @ 1:19pm CDT
Posted by 1984forever on August 8th, 2018 @ 1:32pm CDT
Saw it again at a movie theatre with my parents in Greensboro, NC three weeks later. There was a Toys r us in the same mall where we saw the movie and my Dad took me to buy a Transformer. I lied and said I had all the figures on the shelves so he could buy me Ultra Magnus, who happened to be the most expensive of the assortment at $25.