Sunday, October 28, 2007

Review: TransFormers The Movie DVD

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Review by : Mark Cerbo

ReviewReviewReviewReviewTransFormers The Movie DVD
Category:Movies
Genre: Action & Adventure
From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a thrilling battle between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the evil DECEPTICONS and ultimate power is a clue held by Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf). Join the fight for mankind in the extra ordinary adventure "features some of the most spectacular action and special effects sequences of any movie of its kind and will appeal to the kid in all of us." -Claudia Puig, USA Today

The biggest movie to hit on DVD was a subject of speculations. There where a lot of hang ups and lose ends that was never explained. But at the end of the day the movie had thrilled a lot of people in the big screen. Now being released on DVD format there was disappointments as I watch both discs. As read in previous reports Michael Bay had to rush the release of the DVD. There was no time to correct Devastator as oppose to Decepticon Brawl in the toy.

There was no extended cut scenes that people expect to see, where it was shown in IMAX in the US. Though it was marketed with a transforming DVD turning into Optimus Prime reactions can be like a knee jerk. The release itself here in the Philippine was little clouded with controversy being a day late, but honestly there where unanswered questions for the delay.

A few comments where quite a surprise how the DVDs look like, they used a well known CD-R brand due to the color of the surface. It was too simple unlike if you compare it to other well known movie it looked a bit cheap.

The US version of the transforming DVD had a Target Exclusive comics, that was released only through the internet unreleased here. Though it was great to see it again this time in the small screen there was something missing. Something that the big screen had to offer what people expect about this DVD.

In the end it attracted buyers to get the heavy marketed transforming DVD but fell a little flat out not having those extras Bay had included in the US released editions.

DISC ONE

Same quality that was retained from the big screen plus added Michael Bay's commentary.


DISC TWO

The second disc featured some interesting stuff. Interviews by the director, executive producers, actors, Hasbro, and what not...

Our World
The Story Sparks - The beginning and making it in live film.
Human Allies - The humans and people behind it.
I Fight Giant Robots - The actors fight for there lives.
Background - Filming on locations.

Their War
Rise of the robots - Talks about Transformers from G1 to present.
Autobots Roll Out - Featuring our robot heroes.
Decepticon Strike - The evil `con on spotlight.
Inside The Allspark - Blending them in the real world.

More Than Meets The Eye
From The Script To Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack - Filming the familiar scene.
Concepts - Artwork.
Theatrical Trailer - Contains Trailer 1, 2 & 4.

If your just going to add this to your DVD collection I suggest you get the steel case. For serious fans the transforming DVD, but as of now due to its sold as limited quantities. Overall I'm still optimistic that they will release a four disc edition that has everything. For now a transforming DVD will do for a TransFan like me, but in the end they could have done better.

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