TF:TM - The Ultimate Edition UK DVD news and screengrabs

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chris McFeely, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Chris McFeely

    Chris McFeely Well-Known Member

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    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.



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    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)…



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



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    That's all for now, but there's lots more in the works!
     
  2. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    I'll wait to see it in motion. Then encoding is just as, if not more, important than the color correction.

    Also, screen grabs that are taken by multiple sources should never be used as comparison material, especially when the caps are being recompressed at such small sizes. I'd love to see screen caps taken from all discs by the same machine, with each image at full size. I'm cautiously optimistic.

    And I'm curious to see what special features are going to be on the set.
     
  3. Chris McFeely

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    Yeah, I'mma retake the Sony ones when I actually get a copy of it (which should be in a day or two).
     
  4. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Looking good man, the colours (especially on Devestator) look lush.
     
  5. Boardwise

    Boardwise There are no strings on me Super Mod

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    How many copies of this film am I expected to buy??
     
  6. Scourge_151

    Scourge_151 Never gargle the rum. TFW2005 Supporter

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    ALL of them naturally......
     
  7. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    is this another reconstruction other then the 20th anniversary one we just got?
     
  8. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Oh, well, fuck. I wish they'd stop pulling this George Lucas shit, I am too dumb to say no to this :( 
     
  9. KA

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    gawdammit all this playing with color is for girls.

    the results look nice tho.
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    this is a UK release and has nothing to do with the US. Sony's DVD was for the US, This is not.
     
  11. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    I am so mad that I'm having to buy this yet again and refuse to fall for this.... er... I'm fooling nobody am I? ;) 
    It'll only be my sixth copy - Here's hoping it's FINALLY the 'definitive' one!
     

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