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Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory

Transformers News: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 11:02AM CDT

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Just moments ago, we received a press release from our good friends at Shout! Factory. They will be releasing the fan-favorite Transformers The Movie on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 13th, 2016, just in time for the 30th anniversary of this film. This is the first time that Transformers The Movie has been released in the US since 2006 and the first time ever that it will be released on Blu-Ray in the US. Special features or specifics about the film (such as full screen or widescreen) have not yet been released but we'll keep all of you posted as information becomes available. In the meantime, check out the full press release from Shout! Factory below and join our discussion about this exciting news on our forums by clicking here.

Transformers News: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory

SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER NEW DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE

Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Distribution Rights to Renowned Classic Animated Movie Adventure TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE

Los Angeles, California - June 9th, 2016 - Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Hasbro Studios announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring the iconic animated feature, TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S. and Canada. This full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Hasbro's Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis.

The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD) and select digital rights to Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE for home entertainment releases in North America. In honor of the 30th anniversary of TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE, this beloved animated feature will be newly remastered and transferred in HD from the original 35mm elements. A full-range of bonus content and collectible packaging are currently in development. Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition on September 13th, 2016.

"The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe," said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Hasbro. "TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE played a huge role in the brand's early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience."

"TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE is a highly sought-after animated feature, boasting a large fan following and consumer interest. On its 30th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating this film by bringing it to North America on Blu-ray for the first time. Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO, TRANSFORMERS PRIME, MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS movies and more, this is incredibly exciting and important news for us," said Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. "We look forward to bringing TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE, featuring all-new HD transfer with stunning packaging and great extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves."

Action-packed animated feature TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE chronicles the heroic efforts of the AUTOBOTS as they defend their native planet CYBERTRON from the evil DECEPTICONS and UNICRON.

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?

TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joel Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince DiCola.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer products licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at 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 digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Timeless Media Group, Westchester Films, Biograph Records, and Video Time Machine. 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 Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796223)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:09am CDT
Yes!
:D
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796224)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:09am CDT
Finally!! This is awesome!
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796226)
Posted by Kyleor on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:14am CDT
Fingers crossed the audio mixing doesn't get screwed up on the transfer to Blu-Ray.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796229)
Posted by shajaki on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:18am CDT
I'm happy about this, and I'll buy it, but I bought the UK version ages ago.

She's a beaut in HD though ;)
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796238)
Posted by YRQRM0 on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:31am CDT
YES! Can't wait, I was about to rewatch the other day, but I guess I'll wait for this now haha.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796239)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:32am CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:YES! Can't wait, I was about to rewatch the other day, but I guess I'll wait for this now haha.


You can't watch it too much. Watching the version you have now will just help you appreciate the Blu-Ray even more when it comes out. :-D

seriously, this is me right now!! :DANCE: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796250)
Posted by Seibertron on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:03pm CDT
Courtesy of Hasbro's Transformers Facebook page, we now have our first look at some new artwork that looks like it's being used for the Blu-Ray and DVD covers for the upcoming Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition, which Shout! Factory announced earlier today. The artwork is from Livio Ramondelli of IDW Transformers comic book fame. The artwork features Optimus Prime opening his chest to reveal the Matrix, Hot Rod kneeling in front of Optimus, Megatron and the "original" Decepticons on the left, Galvatron and the "new" Decepticons on the right, and Unicron in the background. Check out the new image below and join our discussion here.

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Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796251)
Posted by Dagon on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:06pm CDT
This is outstanding news! It's about time too.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796254)
Posted by o.supreme on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:29pm CDT
Too bad they couldn't get it out on August 2nd or 9th (the closest dates to the TRUE 30th anniversary on August 8th), but no sense in splitting hairs. Well done SF! Sony may have just had a 10 year hold or something, but still this is nice. I have the original Rhino DVD from 2000, and the Sony released 2 disc set from 2006.

If I had any say in the extras (which I don't obviously) it would be...

1. Can we please just get an unaltered Scramble City, without the garbage fan commentary for audio?
2. If there is going to be any commentary at all, let it be from individuals that worked on the film, fan commentaries are the worst, no matter how "well researched" they may think they are, it was still riddled with mistakes and assumptions. One of the reasons why I would never do a commentary even if asked to.

Of course however...I'll be getting the Blu-Ray

Hopefully S!F will someday get BWII & Neo. The fan subs are really good, but I'd like to have something official and tangible.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796260)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:41pm CDT
Wasn't the 30th anniversary of the release a few days ago? Either way I'm happy about this, wonder if they'll re-release GI Joe the movie
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796261)
Posted by Seibertron on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:45pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Wasn't the 30th anniversary of the release a few days ago? Either way I'm happy about this, wonder if they'll re-release GI Joe the movie


The Movie came out in August 1986.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796264)
Posted by o.supreme on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:47pm CDT
August 8th to be exact (at least in the US), trust me...my 10 year old self will never forget that experience. 8-)
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796266)
Posted by Cobotron on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:50pm CDT
Nice! I can finally replace my VHS copy, and retire my VCR! :lol:
Seriously, the only reason I still have a VCR was to watch this and the two seasons of Yo Gabba Gabba I had to bootleg for my girls because cable is for dinosaurs. (said the guy with a VCR. :lol: )
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796270)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 9th, 2016 @ 12:56pm CDT
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuunk yeah!!!!!

3rd disc based copy of the movie coming my way! Wooooooo!!!
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796274)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on June 9th, 2016 @ 1:00pm CDT
is this Livio Ramondelli artwork? it looks....surprisingly ......competent?
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796286)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 9th, 2016 @ 1:25pm CDT
SG Roadbuster wrote:is this Livio Ramondelli artwork? it looks....surprisingly ......competent?


I made that comment to a friend of mine. It's a lot cleaner than his art usually is. I really like the cover.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796297)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2016 @ 1:47pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:August 8th to be exact (at least in the US), trust me...my 10 year old self will never forget that experience. 8-)


God bless my Grandfather for taking me, poor guy didn't know what he was getting into.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796304)
Posted by karyuudo on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:08pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:T

Hopefully S!F will someday get BWII & Neo. The fan subs are really good, but I'd like to have something official and tangible.


Glad to hear you've been enjoying BWII ;)
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796311)
Posted by o.supreme on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:22pm CDT
Yes. Very much. Just to give you a little background...I've had the series in straight Japanese on VHS since 1999, and BW Neo shortly after that. I've seen them both several times, but seeing it for the first time with subs is very much appreciated ;) .
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796312)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:23pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Yes. Very much. Just to give you a little background...I've had the series in straight Japanese on VHS since 1999, and BW Neo shortly after that. I've seen them both several times, but seeing it for the first time with subs is very much appreciated ;) .


Where can I see it with Subs?
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796315)
Posted by o.supreme on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:28pm CDT
check out karyuudo signature
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796325)
Posted by karyuudo on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:37pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:check out karyuudo signature


http://karyuudofansubs.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoy it :)
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796326)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:39pm CDT
karyuudo wrote:
o.supreme wrote:check out karyuudo signature


http://karyuudofansubs.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoy it :)


Thanks!
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796327)
Posted by Crisdecal on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:40pm CDT
Right now the Australian Blu-Ray release is selling for $17.99 on eBay, region free. The description shows that there're extras on the disc. I don't know if it'll be worth waiting for the U.S. release and I'm sure it'll be for more than the one on eBay.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796331)
Posted by MrBlack on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:44pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:is this Livio Ramondelli artwork? it looks....surprisingly ......competent?


I made that comment to a friend of mine. It's a lot cleaner than his art usually is. I really like the cover.

His linework is usually very clean, but it's ill-served by the muddy coloring he usually does. Some of his more recent work has been much brighter, which looks quite a bit better.

I wish someone else would color for him.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796332)
Posted by o.supreme on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:44pm CDT
yeah but what's the shipping cost?
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Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:46pm CDT
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796336)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on June 9th, 2016 @ 2:51pm CDT
This is long, long, LONG overdue. I am very excited to finally get the last piece of the U.S. G1 cartoon! :D
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796368)
Posted by Cyberstrike on June 9th, 2016 @ 3:39pm CDT
ALRIGHT! :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796398)
Posted by dragons on June 9th, 2016 @ 4:15pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Courtesy of Hasbro's Transformers Facebook page, we now have our first look at some new artwork that looks like it's being used for the Blu-Ray and DVD covers for the upcoming Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition, which Shout! Factory announced earlier today. The artwork is from Livio Ramondelli of IDW Transformers comic book fame. The artwork features Optimus Prime opening his chest to reveal the Matrix, Hot Rod kneeling in front of Optimus, Megatron and the "original" Decepticons on the left, Galvatron and the "new" Decepticons on the right, and Unicron in the background. Check out the new image below and join our discussion here.

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I had check copy I bought I defiantly buy it see what difference is from madman copy I own
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796413)
Posted by Emerje on June 9th, 2016 @ 5:46pm CDT
Looking forward to this, but can't say I'm a big fan of the cover art. Where are all the Autobots? The classic cover art and the later Sony DVD double covers were great because of how they balanced out the factions, but just sticking Hot Rod and Optimus on the cover with a pile of Decepticons and Unicron in the background feels poorly planned out by comparison. Maybe if it was Rodimus Prime instead of Hot Rod and Optimus was on the same side as the older Decepticons, but as is it just feels like minimal effort.

Now, don't get me wrong, the art itself is good, it's the layout that I'm not happy with. Instead of just having Decepticons flying around why not have respective battles on each side instead, really make it look epic? Covers are supposed to get you excited to watch a movie, but there's no action at all on this one while the old covers made it look like they were all in for the fight of their lives (and were). What's Hot Rod even doing (and isn't he kinda big)?

Emerje
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796438)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2016 @ 7:50pm CDT
I think I prefer almost every previous piece of TFTM cover/poster artwork that we got before over this new artwork.

I'm being cautiously optimistic about this release, as they could very easily mess this up in the transfer over to Blu-Ray, which in turn could result in a version inferior to the UK and Australian Blu-Ray releases.

There's also the matter of which version of the movie this release would have. Would it be the U.S. version that featured the actor credits and the Lion theme song sung aloud? Or the UK version that replaced the actor credits with a text scroll narrated by Victor Caroli, which resulted in the Lion theme sung to be toned down a bit? Or would it be the mixture of both that aired on The Hub, which kept the actor credits but had Victor Caroli's narration played over them (the text scroll itself was absent, but Caroli's voice was present), with the Lion theme song likewise quieted down for Caroli's narration?

And would Caroli's closing narration from the UK and Hub versions be included or no? And what of the cuss words? Will they be kept like in the U.S. version, or muted like in certain foreign versions and the Hub version?

A lot of factors to consider here. :-?
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Posted by Dagon on June 9th, 2016 @ 11:08pm CDT
I mentioned this news to my wife today, and she asked if I was going to buy the Blu Ray. When I gave the obvious answer of yes, she said "At least there will be one Transformers movie that I (she) won't be embarrassed to see on the movie shelf."

Thanks to black Friday deals and used cd stores, we have amasses the four live action movies on Blu Ray, for a combined total of $24.....but we'll finally have a good one in September! :lol:
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1796521)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 10th, 2016 @ 12:58am CDT
I hope that artwork won't be the cover of the Blu-ray. I have the 20th anniversary DVD release and I love it, and the art just makes it that much better. I'm not a fan of this style, and as it has been pointed out, it's not organized well. It should have more Autobots, old and new, and it should have Rodimus Prime in the center holding up the Matrix, with Optimus in the background with the old Autobots. That's what the movie is about.
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Posted by o.supreme on June 10th, 2016 @ 9:27am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I'm being cautiously optimistic about this release, as they could very easily mess this up in the transfer over to Blu-Ray, which in turn could result in a version inferior to the UK and Australian Blu-Ray releases.


A lot of factors to consider here. :-?


Indeed. *If* S!F utilizes the full potential of Blu-Ray correctly, I'd imagine that there would be options for both the original Theatrical versions as well as the UK version with the Opening Crawl & Caroli voice over. No need to omit the cursing that I can comprehend. Also I don't see a need to have a version that includes Caroli's narration over the opening title sequence, but that's just me.

I'm sure in various regions there have been so many differing color & audio mixes, and we've seen the errors such as "pink Hot Rod" on the WS version of Sony's release.

The Optimum situation would be to find the best preserved original video source (since we know it was created in 4:3 format) and convert it to HD. Then the best theatrical film source (though you are losing some of the picture, some want the version we saw in the theater as kids) . I cant believe there are original master copies out there that all have poor coloring. I would *hope* some have been well preserved. Blu Ray offers the potential for tons of extras. I know its not fair really to compare S!F with a company like say...Criterion who knocks it out of the park with most of their Blu Ray releases. But just as reference, the potential is there. Plus the fact that this has a street date of about 3 months away, not sure how long it has been in the works until the announcement yesterday, but *if* it was delayed slightly in an effort to present the best possible release, I wouldn't mind. Of course this is S!F, and while they have a track record of offering great releases, often they come up just short of expectations, often through no fault of their own, but still on the slightly disappointing side.

As an abstract example... I don't know if anyone here has Criterions Blu Ray release of the original 1954 Godzilla (Gojira), but it is virtually perfect. An amazing restoration, and upgrade to HD of both the Japanese & American versions of this film, plus tons of extras, all on one Blu Ray Disc.

--If S!F Blu Ray of TF:TM had complete original Video presentations, and Theatrical presentations with correct colors, and a new (accurate)audio mix. Add in as many variations from different countries of opening/closing credits as extras, Scramble City, original Toy Commercials, Film trailers (foreign & domestic) Interviews with Productions Staff & Voice Actors, *possibly* a Productions staff commentary (though not required), I'd pay $25 for that Blu Ray no problem.
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Posted by Optimum Supreme on June 11th, 2016 @ 11:42am CDT
I've been waiting for this on BR as long as I've had a BR player! I only hope they don't have screwed up colors on this like they did on the last DVD release. HOT ROD IS NOT PINK
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Posted by Rainmaker on June 11th, 2016 @ 5:31pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:1. Can we please just get an unaltered Scramble City, without the garbage fan commentary for audio


Not sure which, but pretty sure one of my Transformer's DVD's from Season 1 to 4 or the movie has the Scramble City with just it's proper audio.

:MAXIMAL:
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2016 @ 10:00pm CDT
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
o.supreme wrote:1. Can we please just get an unaltered Scramble City, without the garbage fan commentary for audio


Not sure which, but pretty sure one of my Transformer's DVD's from Season 1 to 4 or the movie has the Scramble City with just it's proper audio.

:MAXIMAL:
The only DVDs that had Scramble City with its proper audio were the UK Transformers: The Movie — Ultimate Edition from Metrodome and the Australia Transformers: The Movie — Special Edition from Madman, but both of which contained an unofficial bootleg version with fansubs, as the official one that Toei gave to Sony for their American The Transformers: The Movie — 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD was video only with no audio and no subtitles.

Because giving foreign market licensees the short end of the stick like that is just how Toei rolls. >:oP

Thus, using the bootleg (and without Toei's involvement) was the only way the UK and Australian DVDs could get a full version of Scramble City with all of its video, audio, and subtitles.
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Posted by Rainmaker on June 11th, 2016 @ 10:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
o.supreme wrote:1. Can we please just get an unaltered Scramble City, without the garbage fan commentary for audio


Not sure which, but pretty sure one of my Transformer's DVD's from Season 1 to 4 or the movie has the Scramble City with just it's proper audio.

:MAXIMAL:
The only DVDs that had Scramble City with its proper audio were the UK Transformers: The Movie — Ultimate Edition from Metrodome and the Australia Transformers: The Movie — Special Edition from Madman, but both of which contained an unofficial bootleg version with fansubs, as the official one that Toei gave to Sony for their American The Transformers: The Movie — 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD was video only with no audio and no subtitles.

Because giving foreign market licensees the short end of the stick like that is just how Toei rolls. >:oP

Thus, using the bootleg (and without Toei's involvement) was the only way the UK and Australian DVDs could get a full version of Scramble City with all of its video, audio, and subtitles.


So did it have official video and bootlegged audio or?

:MAXIMAL:
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2016 @ 10:22pm CDT
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:
o.supreme wrote:1. Can we please just get an unaltered Scramble City, without the garbage fan commentary for audio


Not sure which, but pretty sure one of my Transformer's DVD's from Season 1 to 4 or the movie has the Scramble City with just it's proper audio.

:MAXIMAL:
The only DVDs that had Scramble City with its proper audio were the UK Transformers: The Movie — Ultimate Edition from Metrodome and the Australia Transformers: The Movie — Special Edition from Madman, but both of which contained an unofficial bootleg version with fansubs, as the official one that Toei gave to Sony for their American The Transformers: The Movie — 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD was video only with no audio and no subtitles.

Because giving foreign market licensees the short end of the stick like that is just how Toei rolls. >:oP

Thus, using the bootleg (and without Toei's involvement) was the only way the UK and Australian DVDs could get a full version of Scramble City with all of its video, audio, and subtitles.


So did it have official video and bootlegged audio or?

:MAXIMAL:
I just said the American Sony DVD had an official one with video but no audio or subtitles, while both the UK Metrodome and Australian Madman DVDs had unofficial bootleg ones with video, audio, and subs.
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Posted by shajaki on June 25th, 2016 @ 6:18pm CDT
Who likes collectable stuff? Because Shout! Factory is turning the Blu-Ray release of Transformers: The Movie itself into a limited collectible by packaging it as a Steelbook! These flashy cases are usually limited in nature and have a collector following all of their own. It has a pricetag of $34.99 USD and a release date of September 13th, and the pic below will lead you to a pre-order available on Amazon.com for Transformers: The Movie Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Steelbook. The steelbook version is NOT an Amazon.com exclusive. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

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Posted by Alpha Dominus on June 25th, 2016 @ 8:08pm CDT
Even without knowing what special features we're getting here this is a no-brainer. For any 80's movie enthusiasts Shout Factory is killing it on their Blu Ray special editions lately.
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Posted by dragons on June 25th, 2016 @ 8:30pm CDT
Got my preorder today
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1800980)
Posted by skywarp408 on June 26th, 2016 @ 5:31pm CDT
I got about 5 or 6 versions but could always use another. :D
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1801080)
Posted by NassaDane on June 27th, 2016 @ 12:05am CDT
Blue ray? Pfft. No reason to get that than. Now how about a Dvd version, huh?
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1801084)
Posted by Lucky Logician on June 27th, 2016 @ 1:04am CDT
So will there be some new features included this time that weren't on previous releases? Or is this just a 1980's movie turned into VHS turned into DVD and now turned into Blu-Ray?
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1801087)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 27th, 2016 @ 1:28am CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:So will there be some new features included this time that weren't on previous releases? Or is this just a 1980's movie turned into VHS turned into DVD and now turned into Blu-Ray?


From what I can gather from between the lines; this release will include the special features from the 25th anniversary edition, as well as either new interviews, or an all new documentary.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1801104)
Posted by griftimus prime on June 27th, 2016 @ 6:53am CDT
will this be widescreen? i have never seen the widescreen version. is it actually widescreen or cropped.
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1801108)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 27th, 2016 @ 7:38am CDT
shajaki wrote:These flashy cases are usually limited in nature and have a collector following all of their own.
You are all over this aren't you shajaki!!......

I pre-ordered it too... :lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers: The Movie animated film to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory (1801111)
Posted by shajaki on June 27th, 2016 @ 8:05am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:
shajaki wrote:These flashy cases are usually limited in nature and have a collector following all of their own.
You are all over this aren't you shajaki!!......

I pre-ordered it too... :lol: :lol:
Oh, you know I am 8-)

Lucky Logician wrote:So will there be some new features included this time that weren't on previous releases? Or is this just a 1980's movie turned into VHS turned into DVD and now turned into Blu-Ray?
I can't speak to the quality of Shout's release, but I have the UK Blu-Ray and I'll tell you it's widescreen and far better than a VHS transfer. Hopefully this new one will be similar.

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