Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update

Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 4:52pm CST

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Metrodome's consultant on their Transformers title and renowned Transformers fan, Chris McFeely, was gracious enough to give Seibertron.com an update on the progress of the 20th anniversary DVD title of Transformers: The Movie - The Ultimate Edition, which is scheduled to be released in the UK this summer.

"After a lot of quiet rumblings, it’s finally time for some solid news on the upcoming “Transformers: The Movie Ultimate Edition” DVD being released by Metrodome in the UK this summer!

The movie will be available in a two-disc set – while disc two will contain the original unaltered fullscreen movie, the real show is on disc one, where the movie is presented in a brand-new re-mastered widescreen format - a progressive PAL to PAL transfer made directly from the original film negative. As well as a 2.0 audio soundtrack, a carefully constructed 5.1 audio track has been created to accompany the movie – after the “Prime’s pop-gun” fiasco perpetrated by Magno Sound on Metrodome’s earlier “Transformers: The Movie Reconstructed” release, this track has been picked apart and put back together for the optimized 5.1 audio experience, sans unintrusive whipcracks and other crazy added sounds.

And how does the video image itself look? Well, first let’s compare it to “Reconstructed,” which peeled back the edges of the video to expose more animation, but suffered in the process. Here’s Devastator doing his thing, and Galvatron piloting his ship.





Looking hot, yes? But I think what more people want to know is, how does it compare to the recent 20th Anniversary offering by Sony available in Region 1? Well, let’s set Kup and Optimus Prime side-by-side to show it off (with some caps shamelessly borrowed from IGN.Com)…





Positively bursting with colour in comparison! And to finish it off, here’s Hot Rod in a four-way compare and contrast:





That's all for now, but there's lots more in the works!
"

Credit(s): Chris McFeely


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Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29217)
Posted by Raymond T. on February 20th, 2007 @ 4:53pm CST
Frontpaged and credited! :)
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29232)
Posted by Uncrazzimatic on February 20th, 2007 @ 5:06pm CST
I'm not conviced the quality is that much better than the reconstructed version, and its lost the edges again.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29250)
Posted by Black Arachnis on February 20th, 2007 @ 5:15pm CST
ANOTHER remaster!?geez, if this keeps up there soon won`t BE a master left!
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29261)
Posted by Anonymous on February 20th, 2007 @ 5:21pm CST
It looks brighter, but I wouldn't say sharper. I'll be getting it anyway because I sold my Movie DVD as soon as I saw there was a reconstructed version. Then I held off because of the price and now I'm holding off because there's this Ulitmate Edition! I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29282)
Posted by Anonymous on February 20th, 2007 @ 5:32pm CST
The extras will be the dciding factor for me, I alreay have 3 copies of he movie.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29373)
Posted by Raymond T. on February 20th, 2007 @ 6:33pm CST
Excellion wrote:I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29377)
Posted by Anonymous on February 20th, 2007 @ 6:38pm CST
Raymond T. wrote:
Excellion wrote:I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)


I did not. :oops:

I'm really quite disappointed now. :sad:
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29383)
Posted by Raymond T. on February 20th, 2007 @ 6:41pm CST
Excellion wrote:
Raymond T. wrote:
Excellion wrote:I really hope it's got the Scramble City episode that the US version has!
You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)
I did not. :oops:

I'm really quite disappointed now. :sad:
And then there is the UK dvd... Not saying anything, but they did succesfully release Headmasters, MasterForce and Victory in Japanese dub with english subs in the past! :)
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29419)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on February 20th, 2007 @ 6:59pm CST
Jeez, is TFTM the next Wizard of Oz and get 9 thousand remasters? I love the movie, but this is a little much.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29573)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 20th, 2007 @ 7:47pm CST
I don't know if this is goinng to be any different than the US version, but I feel they went to far in the color correction. Hot Rod was pretty much pink.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29603)
Posted by Big Grim on February 20th, 2007 @ 7:59pm CST
I boought the first version of the film. I shall now wait for the new version of the film.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (29950)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on February 20th, 2007 @ 10:42pm CST
Nemesis_Apoc wrote:Jeez, is TFTM the next Wizard of Oz and get 9 thousand remasters? I love the movie, but this is a little much.


Indeed. I'd rather have a gun put to my head than be convinced to shell out yet another $20 for yet another version of this movie. I'm quite happy with the Sony 20th Anniversary release, thank you so very, very much, indeedy.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (30253)
Posted by killer on February 21st, 2007 @ 7:29am CST
Raymond T. wrote:You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)


You mean that while the show is running, fans are talking? :shock:
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (30946)
Posted by Raymond T. on February 21st, 2007 @ 7:52pm CST
killer wrote:
Raymond T. wrote:You do know the US dvd only had the picture of ScrambleCity and not the sound, right?! (It only had fan commentary on it)
You mean that while the show is running, fans are talking? :shock:
Pretty much,... Yeah! :?
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (31736)
Posted by Private_Random on February 22nd, 2007 @ 1:20pm CST
Looks cracking Chris.

Can't wait for it to come out, but I hope the new additional sounds won't stand out too much and not pinched from Unreal Tournament as they did from the Reconstructed release. :)
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (31753)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 22nd, 2007 @ 1:32pm CST
Hot Rod aint pink in the UK. God Damn it I hate Pink Hot Rod.
Re: Transformers The movie - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD Update (31856)
Posted by Anonymous on February 22nd, 2007 @ 5:05pm CST
This will be my 7th DVD version of TF the move. Truly I am l33t

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