Transformers 20th Anniversary DVD In Hand - New Info

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  1. Joe Moore

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    I just recieved an advanced copy of the DVD. The 2 disc set breaks down like this.

    Disc 1:
    - 16x9 Theatrical Widescreen Version
    - Autobot Matrix of Knowledge Version. Full Length film with fun facts
    - Audio Commentary with Director Nelson Shin, Story Consultant Flint Dille, and Voice Actor Susan Blu
    - Fan Commentary with Joe Moore (that's me), Tony Bacala (credited as Alex Weiner), J.E. Alvarez (of the Transformers Collectors' Club Council) and Paul Hitchens (of the Space Bridge)
    - Original Theatrical Trailer
    - TV Spots
    - Photo Gallery containing character sheets and rare movie press items
    - Cinex and Credit Tests - Featuring color, animation and effects tests
    - Scramble city with Commentary by J.E. Alvarez and Tony Bacala
    - Remastering Side-by-Side comparison
    - Transformers 2007 Sneak Peak (all new, not the one shown at Botcon)
    - Transformers 2007 Teaser Trailer
    - Videogame Trailer (not TF game)
    - Special Edition DVD Trailer
    - G1 Series Trailer (announcing a Sony release of G1 on DVD in 2007!)

    Disc 2
    - Full Screen Version (Showing MORE than the Rhino version)
    - Active autobot Trivia Game for DVD-Rom
    - Death of Optimus Prime Featurette
    - Cast and Characters Featurette
    - Q and A Featurette
    - All Featurette with Nelson Shin, Flint Dille, Susan Blu, Joe Bacal (producer) and Tom Griffin (producer)
    - Original Promotional Trailer with Commentary by Paul Hitchens
    - Test, Deleted and Alternate Footage with Commentary by Paul Hitchens
    - Animated Story Boards featuring a Deleted Scene
    - Us and Japanese Toy Commercials
    - Scramble city Commercials
    - DVD-Rom links to exclusive content

    Expect a full review in the coming days. Pics to come soon.
     
  2. Foster

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    ahem. BWA?!
     
  3. McBradders

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    Yes... BWA?
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

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    I will never have enough time to go through all those extra features damn!
     
  5. Edgewise

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    Is it ONLY with commentary, or does it also have the original audio track too? Subtitles?
     
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    Is that referring to the new cartoon series that is supposed to start up?
     
  7. Joe Moore

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    Only with commentary. As explained before they could not get the license for the audio.
     
  8. Joe Moore

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    They are re-releasing the G1 cartoon.
     
  9. Sol Fury

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    Heh, I just heard about this myself. Seems Sony BGM are released G1 Season 1 shortly. Murphy's Law, it'll be a better quality version than the Rhino ones (no added sound effects, the proper animation reels not the incomplete ones from before, etc)

    The extras on there sound really good. I've got two versions of the movie already, but if I have the money, I'll get it for all those extras. The commentary could be very interesting to hear.
     
  10. Deefuzz

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    I hope it is an actual re-release of G1 and not a new release with new cool features, because I don't want to WANT to buy them all again.

    But awesome news for those that need the toon!

    Aaaaaand hopefully if it does well enough, maybe they will try to grab some of the other stuff? (Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory)
     
  11. ambushbug74

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    That is so awesome that you are on the DVD, how did it feel hearing yourself like that? And now that you have watched the DVD you can send it to me! :) 
    How come? Is this his real name?
     
  12. Prowl

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    So is the teaser trailer for the 2007 movie the same as the one this summer?
     
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    Sorry, I hadn't heard anything about it before. Funny that rights to video and audio are separate. (I'm not claiming it's not true, or disputing anything, just my observation that it's "funny")

    There's lots of cool features... but not sure if it's enough to make me buy it again. If there had been a non-commentary track on Scramble City that might have put it over for me.
     
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    Yeah, Tony's real name is Alex actually. I never understood why everyone calls him Tony.

    And Joe, I've got a SERIOUS case of the Green eyes going on right now. That's how jealous I am of you having an advanced copy :p 

    And that's TOO many special features, it'll take me a few hours to go through all of them.

    And I'm probably one of the few people on this board who won't be buying the G1 re-release in 2007. At least for me, the Rhino version doesn't bug me
     
  15. Joe Moore

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    Yes.

    And if this release is anything to go by, then the re-release of G1 will have a ton of great things on it.
     
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    What's this like? Does it have any full-render tests, or just behind the scenes type stuff?

    My wallet is already screaming. Those magnificent bastards. Say what you will about Sony, but they've got the money to do a cleanup job like nobody else.

    Now, I've been trying to figure this out ever since I first heard about it. The Rhino release was the "full screen" right? The theatrical version was cropped from that full screen, correct? Then the full screen version on THIS DVD set will be cropped again from the theatrical version? I mean, that seems extremely odd to me if that's the case. Why didn't they put the cleanup effort into the full screen version, and THEN do the cropping for the theatrical version?

    Ah well, I'll probably watch them both anyways, and keep my Rhino copy around for when I want to see the whole shot.

    Awesomeness. This is the type of stuff I live for even on crappy movies I don't care about. Transformers test and deleted footage? I'm feeling kinda woozy with glee.

    YES! Please tell me the original Jetfire commercial is in there somewhere. Though I suppose not since they probably no longer have the rights to show ANY likeness of that mold.

    Oh, please, PLEASE tell me this isn't another one of those DVDs that the first time you stick it in your computer it instantly loads up it's own special player. I swear I've got about fourteen different DVD players installed on my computer, and only two of them were installed by me. The worst offenders were the Matrix special editions.

    I'll be looking forward to this. I want details. DETAILS!
     
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    Ohhh sounds excellent.
    Definatly going to pick this up.
     
  18. Joe Moore

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    The 2007 movie sneak peak is similar to the Botcon one. No robots ( a quick glimpse of a computer screen showing robots in wire-frame, but it's super fast and blurry), lots of explosions, some talking from Speilberg and Bay. It was cool, but nothing earth shattering.
     
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    Wait is the re-release of G1 going to be to DVD? or on TV as a series?
     
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    Don't forget the easter eggs, some are superb

    Joe, see how many you can find and NO cheating!

    I found the best one first!

    Cheers

    Paul
     

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