Transformers Animation on DVD - resource and news

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  1. Xabungle

    Xabungle Well-Known Member

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    I had trouble obtaining information on the Japanese Beast Wars DVDs... so I thought I would start a thread informing people of what IS and IS NOT available on Official dvds. I know this is all well known to veteran fans, but many new fans don't know this.

    The widely known stuff is shamelessly linked to the wiki, because it is an excellent resource. Please let me know any errors or other nitpicks.

    Region 1 DVD
    The Transformers (Generation 1) series on DVD.
    Current license holder... Shout! Factory.
    Former license holder... Rhino Entertainment

    Transformers: The Movie (aka TF:TM)
    Current license holder... Sony
    Former license holder... Rhino Entertainment (see link above)
    DVD release information.

    Transformers: Generation 2
    Not on official dvd.

    Beast Wars
    Current license holder... Shout! Factory (see link above).
    Former license holder... Rhino Entertainment (see link above)
    DVD release information

    Beast Machines
    Current license holder... Rhino Entertainment (If Shout! Factory now has the license, they have announced no plans to release an updated DVD set.) DVD release information

    Robots In Disguise
    Current license holder - Disney
    No R1 DVD release. May I recommend the Region 2 release?

    Armada
    Current license holder... Rhino Entertainment. (see link above)
    DVD release information.

    Energon
    Current license holder... Paramount Pictures
    DVD release information.

    Cybertron
    Current license holder... Paramount Pictures (see link above).
    DVD release information.

    Transformers Animated
    Current license holder... Paramount Pictures (see above link).
    DVD release information.
    Season 3 is currently not available.

    Headmasters
    Current license holder... Shout! Factory
    DVD release information

    Masterforce
    Current license holder... Shout! Factory
    Currently not available on R1 DVD. Shout! Factory is currently working on this release, but has not announced a date of release.

    Victory
    Current license holder... Shout! Factory
    Currently not available on R1 DVD. Shout! Factory is also working on this, but has not announced a date of release.

    Zone (OVA)
    No R1 DVD license holder known. Will insert link to Shout! forum answering query about this at later time.

    Scramble City (OVA)
    No R1 DVD license holder known. Will insert link to Shout! forum answering query about this at later time.
    Unless of course you count the release by Sony on the TF:TM 20th Anniversary DVD, totally free of original audio, but with commentary from TFW2005 members.

    Beast Wars II
    No R1 DVD license holder. Need info on Japanese DVD release.

    Beast Wars Special "Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger!"
    No R1 DVD license holder. Released on Japanese laserdisc and DVD.

    Beast Wars Neo
    No R1 DVD license holder. Currently, no Japanese DVD release.
     

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