Michael Bay pulls a George Lucas! Advertisements put into the TRANSFORMERS DVD movie!

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by netkid, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    THEY'RE HERE...HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT...and we never noticed! UNTIL NOW!

    http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38792&pid=774636

    ^Saw this over at the Allspark.com, Credit goes to the incredibly observant "Skunkobot."

    Apparently during Col. Lennox's over-the-internet chat with his wife & kid, the filmmakers completely spliced in a "CISCO Unified Communications" Web Browser over the original Web Browser's display setup (or whatever the hell you tech-savvy people call it), thus eliminating the ever so present "File", "Edit", "View", etc. The alteration was made to BOTH Lennox's laptop and his wife's laptop. So no more cool military Web Browser.

    I wonder what else was changed or added in?

    Hell, at the rate this movie is going with promotion tie-ins and product placement, it'll practically have been made for free!
     
  2. Fit For natalie

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    Wasn't this noticed awhile ago? Lennox is a captain, and given that Michael Bay complained about his lack of involvement in the DVD production, I think the Cisco advertisement was inserted by Paramount.
     
  3. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    I did an extensive search to make sure no one posted this already. Nothing of conflict came up. If it's already been reported then my bad.
     
  4. NIDARAM12

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    Man I noticed a Cisco logo when I watched it the other day but I didn't think anything of it...i didn't know that it wasnt in the original print
     
  5. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    I have to laugh out loud at the fact that this changed, but the subtitle still says, "Devastator".

    I can warm my hands on the heat released by the fanboy rage from here. Ahhhhhhh.
     
  6. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    You do have one hell of a point there.
     
  7. Robimus

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    When did Lucas put advertisments in Star Wars?
     
  8. shibamura_prime

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    What? You don't remember the can of Coke Obi-Wan was drinking at the bar in Attack of the Clones...?
     
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    Robimus Wanna'be Cassettebot

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    Yeah, alright then. Don't get stepped on in the IDW comic:tongue:  By the way, congratulations. you must be on cloud nine!
     
  10. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    I'm just referring to how directors change things in their movies from the original theatrical release when then go to DVD. Lucas is notoriously know for this.

    What are there? Like 5 versions of A New Hope now?
     
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    I gotcha now...........I'm just a bit slow. :redface2: 
     
  12. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Don't worry about it. If you ever tried to choose a version of Star Wars to buy then you'd understand. I still haven't bought any Star Wars films on DVD because of all the damn alterations Lucas has done to his films. And to think, I thought Steven Spielberg switching the guns in E.T. to walkie-talkies was bad...oh boy was i wrong.

    Now let's get back on topic.

    Does anyone now of any other changes from theater to DVD?
     
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    My theatrical version was missing complete scenes

    Where bumblebee goes up on two wheels in the tunnel, then scans the 2008 camaro.. that wasn't in the theaters where I went in Peterborough Ontario, I saw it three times.

    There were a few other cut scenes as well, that I noticed in the DVD when I watched it. I had thought that they added in extra scenes, but turns out, they were there in other peoples theatrical versions, but not the one I saw.

    untill I watched the DVD I had no idea where Bumblebee scanned the camaro, in the theater, it just showed him drive away, then it instantly went to the parked sideways (advertisement shot) where it played the cool music.
     
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    Actually I own the original Trilogy on VHS 3 times over plus both Ep1 and 2 on VHS as well. DVD sets of both trilogy's(special edition on the original). The only thing I haven't picked up is the original theatrical version DVD's from last year. Since I've still got the VHS originals I just decided enough is enough. Lucas does like to tinker with his films.

    Its a good idea to wait though because we know Lucas is going to one day release the ultimate 12 disk set. Maybe for the 50th Anniversary or something:lol 

    I originally just thought you had found an advertisement for something in Star Wars and wanted to find out what it was so I could go back and rewatch something for the gazzilionth time.

    So we already have three slightly different versions of Transformers then? Original, Imax and DVD? Strange, Silly and kind of annoying all at once. And like somebody else said"Brawl is still Devastator"
     
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    I can imagine seeing Bay stand along with Spielberg, Lucas, and Coppola on a stage. Every one of them being known for altering their greatest films. LOL.
     
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    Rumor was Bay wanted to do a Prince of Persia movie. That I strongly doubt. How would he do excessive product placement in a movie set in ancient Arabia? Can't hype Pepsi if it hasn't been invented yet.

    I do wonder who exactly at Hasbro insisted on Bay doing this film, even after he turned it down and insulted it.
     
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    The version I saw in Australia, earlier than the US release, had this scene. Saw it twice, opening day and then the saturday of that week, was in it both times.
     
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    Steven Spielberg wanted Bay, and Bay rejected it at first because he didn't want to do what he thought was a kid's movie based upon a toyline (which, when you think about, is a fairly stupid idea for a movie if you don't know anything about Transformers).
     
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    Could it be that the scene was missing because changing reels was messed up in your theater? If they switched from one reel to the other too early... That could easily be the reason for missing things.
     
  20. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    I agree. If the scene wasn't there, it was the theater's fault.
     

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