Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed

Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed

Thursday, May 24th, 2007 3:59pm CDT

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Dvd Active has reviewed Metrodome's UK release of Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition, to be released on June 4th. The Review is mostly comparing screenshots from this DVD with the US release of the 20th Anniversary Edition.

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Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134722)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:03pm CDT
where is our US release!?!?!?!
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134726)
Posted by magnusupreme on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:06pm CDT
whens the UK release!?!?!?!
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134731)
Posted by Seibertron on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:08pm CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe: Our U.S. release was from Sony BMG on November 7th, 2006.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134757)
Posted by BigBot on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:21pm CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:where is our US release!?!?!?!


You had yours last November with Sony BMG's 20th Anniversary DVD.

whens the UK release!?!?!?!


This is the UK release, coming out 4th June.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134764)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:27pm CDT
BigBot wrote:
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:where is our US release!?!?!?!


You had yours last November with Sony BMG's 20th Anniversary DVD.

whens the UK release!?!?!?!


This is the UK release, coming out 4th June.


Yep, and it doesn't seem like we've (the US) have missed out on anything major with this "Ultimate Edition."
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134770)
Posted by dragons on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:32pm CDT
ill have to read more about the extras i do see some new extra stuff compared the orginal version and the screen shots and colors are differnt and brighter but they should have done that with the first version not this version here making colors and the film brighter compared to the 20th edition if the extras are good and differnt from the version i have now ill buy it other wise im not going to buy it just for a couple new extra stuff added to this version here and brighter and better sound.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134774)
Posted by BigBot on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:35pm CDT
Basically, Metrodome's picture is better and Sony BMG's extras are more complete. Metrodome were going to use most of Sony BMG's extras, but when BMG pulled out of DVD market, communication broke down.

So buy both for the complete package.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134800)
Posted by Seibertron on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:52pm CDT
After "Transformers: Movie" Restoration or whatever Metrodome's attempt was in 2005, I'll believe the video quality is better after I see this. Man, I'm going to own 10 copies of this movie in the very near future. Sony's is by far the best of everything that I own so far.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (134972)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 24th, 2007 @ 7:28pm CDT
How many copies do you need, it's just gonna be the same stuff maybe just tweeked in a different order with a different cover.

Nothing you can't download.

Not for nothing, I felt it was to color corrected and switched to the origional after a few minutes.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (135068)
Posted by Robzimus Prime on May 24th, 2007 @ 8:20pm CDT
This review of the extras on the Metrodome version sounds like the same stuff we got here in Australia on our “normal” release of the movie. We got the Character profiles, the extended Japanese trailer (with “deleted scenes”), the “Opening Voice over” & Spike’s expletive. But we also got EXTRA stuff too!

Does anyone know what Madman's AUSTRALIAN Special Edition (in June) will be like? Apparently it's a 2 disc set with remastered theatrical widescreen and full-screen editions. It also has 80s TVCs, TV spots, cast & crew commentaries, 'The Touch' film clip (AGAIN!!??), plus 2 bonus episodes ("Scramble City" and "Beast Wars").

It sounds like a good set. Anyone know?
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (135430)
Posted by Leonardo on May 25th, 2007 @ 2:30am CDT
The screencaptures of the new edition do look a lot sharper than the Sony one. I'm not sure if that warrants me buying another copy, though.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (135469)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on May 25th, 2007 @ 3:27am CDT
So Clean and Sharp! Thanks for the review man :D
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (136045)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 25th, 2007 @ 2:06pm CDT
Leonardo wrote:The screencaptures of the new edition do look a lot sharper than the Sony one. I'm not sure if that warrants me buying another copy, though.


I noticed that too. I swear my Sony copy looks a little sharper when I plsy it. Could be wrong though.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (138575)
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 27th, 2007 @ 7:36pm CDT
Robzimus Prime wrote:This review of the extras on the Metrodome version sounds like the same stuff we got here in Australia on our “normal” release of the movie. We got the Character profiles, the extended Japanese trailer (with “deleted scenes”), the “Opening Voice over” & Spike’s expletive. But we also got EXTRA stuff too!

Does anyone know what Madman's AUSTRALIAN Special Edition (in June) will be like? Apparently it's a 2 disc set with remastered theatrical widescreen and full-screen editions. It also has 80s TVCs, TV spots, cast & crew commentaries, 'The Touch' film clip (AGAIN!!??), plus 2 bonus episodes ("Scramble City" and "Beast Wars").

It sounds like a good set. Anyone know?


I am led to believe that it is somewhat akin to the US Sony release. Being a Madman release is great, as Madman have had the best extra's of any Transformers releases anywhere in the world.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (139102)
Posted by BigBot on May 28th, 2007 @ 7:53am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:
Robzimus Prime wrote:This review of the extras on the Metrodome version sounds like the same stuff we got here in Australia on our “normal” release of the movie. We got the Character profiles, the extended Japanese trailer (with “deleted scenes”), the “Opening Voice over” & Spike’s expletive. But we also got EXTRA stuff too!

Does anyone know what Madman's AUSTRALIAN Special Edition (in June) will be like? Apparently it's a 2 disc set with remastered theatrical widescreen and full-screen editions. It also has 80s TVCs, TV spots, cast & crew commentaries, 'The Touch' film clip (AGAIN!!??), plus 2 bonus episodes ("Scramble City" and "Beast Wars").

It sounds like a good set. Anyone know?


I am led to believe that it is somewhat akin to the US Sony release. Being a Madman release is great, as Madman have had the best extra's of any Transformers releases anywhere in the world.


Well, the Beast Wars DVD extras were brillant but the G1 discs were generally lacking compared to Metrodome and Rhino.
Re: Transformers: The Movie (1986) - The Ultimate Edition Reviewed (139983)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2007 @ 10:27pm CDT
BigBot wrote:
i_amtrunks wrote:
Robzimus Prime wrote:This review of the extras on the Metrodome version sounds like the same stuff we got here in Australia on our “normal” release of the movie. We got the Character profiles, the extended Japanese trailer (with “deleted scenes”), the “Opening Voice over” & Spike’s expletive. But we also got EXTRA stuff too!

Does anyone know what Madman's AUSTRALIAN Special Edition (in June) will be like? Apparently it's a 2 disc set with remastered theatrical widescreen and full-screen editions. It also has 80s TVCs, TV spots, cast & crew commentaries, 'The Touch' film clip (AGAIN!!??), plus 2 bonus episodes ("Scramble City" and "Beast Wars").

It sounds like a good set. Anyone know?


I am led to believe that it is somewhat akin to the US Sony release. Being a Madman release is great, as Madman have had the best extra's of any Transformers releases anywhere in the world.


Well, the Beast Wars DVD extras were brillant but the G1 discs were generally lacking compared to Metrodome and Rhino.


Is this the same version of the movie that is included in the BIG G1 set Madman is putting out?

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