Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st

Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 10:28pm CDT

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The live action Transformers Movie may not be released on the Blu-Ray format, but it appears that the Animated version will be. Our very own sniper_samurai has passed along word of a play.com listing for a Blu-Ray release of the Animated Transformers Movie, to be released in the UK on the first of October. The artwork features the same artwork used for the recent Metrodome release of the film and will retail for approximately £14.99. Click here to order your copy.

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Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303071)
Posted by UltraPrimal on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:06pm CDT
I don't see the point in releasing an animated movie on Blueray or HD DVD. I've watch the new Special Edition of TFTM on a HDTV and I don't see how it could look better. Most cartoons aren't detailed enough to justify it.
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303108)
Posted by RaYdeX on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:54pm CDT
I agree that the high def formats are wasted on movies originally done in much lower definition...


But I'll still wait till it comes out in HD-DVD and grab a copy anyway ;)
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303262)
Posted by sniper_samurai on August 24th, 2007 @ 2:37am CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:I don't see the point in releasing an animated movie on Blueray or HD DVD. I've watch the new Special Edition of TFTM on a HDTV and I don't see how it could look better. Most cartoons aren't detailed enough to justify it.

There are quite a few anime releases coming out on hi-def formats Akira, GitS 2: Innocence, Freedom, Wings of Honneamise, Dragon Ball Z and GitS:SAC Solid State Society to name a few. But I agree though that most American/ American funded Korean animation should be left far away from hi-def formats, there just not good enough video quality wise to justify the extra detail.
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303442)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 24th, 2007 @ 6:50am CDT
I wonder if this is being done as a thrown bone or compromise?
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303535)
Posted by Fred2012 on August 24th, 2007 @ 8:09am CDT
i want it in dvd... wah!
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303599)
Posted by Maquese on August 24th, 2007 @ 8:53am CDT
Concerning this coming out on Blu-Ray:

I'm not sure because this is a European release, but it would make sense in the US, since I believe Sony owns the rights to the animated movie now. Can't see Sony pushing things out on HDDVD :)
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303711)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 24th, 2007 @ 10:14am CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:I wonder if this is being done as a thrown bone or compromise?


No kidding, talk about second prize...
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303731)
Posted by jgilkinson on August 24th, 2007 @ 10:33am CDT
do blueray disks have the same region codes as dvds? Dont own a blueray but just curious
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (303793)
Posted by sniper_samurai on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:18am CDT
jgilkinson wrote:do blueray disks have the same region codes as dvds? Dont own a blueray but just curious

Nope only 3 regions with Blu-Ray, A, B and C
A= North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
B=Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
C=India, Nepal, Mainland China, Pakistan, Russia, Central and South Asia.
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (308962)
Posted by Bumblethumper on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:59am CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:I don't see the point in releasing an animated movie on Blueray or HD DVD. I've watch the new Special Edition of TFTM on a HDTV and I don't see how it could look better. Most cartoons aren't detailed enough to justify it.


Well, there's no point for TV cartoons(except recent HD ones), but anything that was shown theatrically, it should make a difference.

A lot of dvd releases of golden age cartoons have been severely compromised by compression artifacts and poorly applied DVNR restoration.
Re: Transformers: The Animated Movie on BluRay October 1st (309756)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:36pm CDT
Yet another release on the 1986 movie released. Talk about over-saturating the market. The Special Edition version was only just released here in Australia, so I'm guessing it will be closer to Christmas before we get a release of it here.

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