Transformers To DVD And Blue-ray Already?!

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Whether the $820 million that it managed to rake n at the box-office was fully deserved or not is still a matter of debate. One thing is for sure, however, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was the number one movie this summer! It does come as a slight surprise to me, however, that the film is set for release on October 20th. I could have sworn I just saw it at the theater last month...right?

Are you ready for the abundance of additional and interactive footage on the Blue-Ray and DVD? Not only will you have the chance to watch the film  again; but there will be a third interactive disc! The three disc set will include of course the film, as well as three hours of additional and behind the scenes footage, as well as a documentary which will include interviews with many of the cast members and people involved in creating the film.

The Blue-ray disc will contain an interactive augmented reality feature that will allow you to interact with holographic images of Optimus Prime via webcam.
Fans will be asked to piece together the Matrix of Leadership to bring OPTIMUS PRIME back to life, help repair his armor and calibrate his weapons by actually controlling his aim during target practice.

Additionally, the discs will provide a sneak peak at a brand new "rogue robot" and will provide a look at the upcoming "Transformers" project!

Here is what you can expect to find in the upcoming release of the Blue-ray disc and DVD:

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Disc 1:

* Commentary by Michael Bay, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

Disc 2:

* The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen--This multi-chapter documentary chronicles the entire creation of the film and includes interviews with the cast and crew:
o Seeds of Vengeance - Development and Design - After the overwhelming success of 2007's Transformers, how do the filmmakers top themselves for the sequel?
o Domestic Destruction - Production: United States - Michael Bay believes in going big: Big action and big explosions. Cast and crew are pushed to the limit as they traverse the U.S. from New Mexico to Pennsylvania.
o Joint Operations - Production: Military - No other filmmaker in the world enjoys the kind of military access and cooperation Michael Bay has. Here we see just how efficient our armed forces are and the awe and respect shown by the cast.
o Wonders of the World - Production: Middle East - You can't really reproduce Egypt anywhere but Egypt so off we go to Giza and Luxor.
o Start Making Sense - Editing - In order to turn over the massive amount of film as quickly as possible to VFX, four editors work tirelessly in a unique tag-team approach to shape the film.
o Under the Gun - Visual Effects - Revenge of the Fallen features the most complicated VFX in film history. So complicated in fact that the filmmakers were unsure they would make the deadline. The DEVASTATOR VFX alone required 83% of ILM's total render farm capacity.
o Running the Gauntlet - Post-Production and Release - Working seven days a week, Michael Bay and company usher the film through sound design, Digital Intermediate color-timing and a globe-trotting whirlwind of premieres.
* A Day with Bay: Tokyo--An intimate and fun all-access journey with Michael Bay as he travels to Tokyo, Japan for the world premiere of the biggest film of the year.
* 25 Years of TRANSFORMERS--Access an all-new featurette celebrating a monumental milestone for one of Hasbro's most successful and popular franchises.
* NEST: Transformer Data-Hub--Explore conceptual artwork created by the production for 12 of the most popular AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS from the film.
* Deconstructing Visual Bayhem with Commentary by Pre-Vis Supervisor Steve Yamamoto-- A series of multi-angle pre-visualization sequences allowing viewers to learn how some of the film's most spectacular scenes were created with an introduction by Michael Bay.
* Extended Scenes
* Music Video: Linkin Park's "New Divide"

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BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE:

* The ALLSPARK Experiment--Viewers get their chance to unleash the power of the recently recovered ALLSPARK shard on Earth vehicles. Begin by selecting and customizing a vehicle with a selection of parts and accessories. Then apply the ALLSPARK to this creation and watch what happens. Applying the ALLSPARK to certain custom combinations enables four new robot characters with special powers. If viewers discover all four, they unlock a fifth vehicle, which reveals a top secret message about the future of the TRANSFORMERS movie franchise.
* NEST: Transformer Data-Hub--A database of some of the TRANSFORMERS characters that appear in the new film, offering users access to each robot's confidential file including:
o Innovative 3D spin galleries of each robot
o A timeline for each TRANSFORMERS character charting its origins, back story and design evolution from toys to animated series to comics and finally feature films
* Giant Effing Movie - A very personal look at the making of the movie.
* The Matrix of Marketing--An archive of the film's promotional media including trailers, posters and television spots.


What do you think? Are you looking forward to picking this up? Do you think that all of these "cool" features have been added to compensate for a film that received very poor reviews?
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#1 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (26773 posts) - - Show Bio

its going there already? wth... 
 
maybe cause the fans did not love it they wanted to offer more to make money?

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#2 Posted by dondasch (932 posts) - - Show Bio

Passing on this one.   Summer blockbuster or not, it seems a horrible movie.

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#3 Posted by bigmoneyb (178 posts) - - Show Bio

anybody  who thought this was a horrible movie was gay period lol idc it comin out so soon am going to get it

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#4 Posted by HaloKing343 (1355 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool looking box. l love the box with the white background though for the first film's DVD. That was sweet.
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#5 Posted by TedFoolery (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, Movies seem to come out on dvd very quick these days. Where before it used to take a year to two now they throw them out onto the dvd market while the buzz about the movie is still hot..... Plus this is something that geeks and dvd geeks will get even if they saw it in the theater a month ago.
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#6 Posted by King Saturn (223108 posts) - - Show Bio
HOT DOG  !  Transformers is coming out a bit early it seems on Blue Ray  !
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#7 Posted by kjc007 (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats not early. It came out in June. The release schedule for DVD's is four months after it is released in theaters.

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#8 Posted by TedFoolery (24 posts) - - Show Bio
@kjc007 said:
"Thats not early. It came out in June. The release schedule for DVD's is four months after it is released in theaters. "

I'll be damned... You're right. The first came out in July and hit DVD in October the same year. Meanwhile take a movie like Batman forever that came out in summer of 95 yet didn't come out on VHS til fall of 97
 
Man, Is this one of those "Becoming old" things where you start telling kids "I remember when all we had was VHS and it took 2 years to even get it on that! And most of us rented them..... What? HELL NO WE DIDN'T HAVE NETFLIX! We had to go to a store where they let us pay too much for something we would get bent over at the counter if we didn't return it in time." 
 
Ah, Gotta love getting old.......
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#9 Posted by inferiorego (25737 posts) - - Show Bio

Umm... Where's my Star Trek on Blu-Ray?

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#10 Posted by TedFoolery (24 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
"Umm... Where's my Star Trek on Blu-Ray? "

November 17.... Hmmmmm, Says it came out in May so thats what, A six month gap from the point of opening to dvd release. Not four months but still, Six months isn't forever compared to the "GOOD OL' DAYS"
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#11 Posted by kjc007 (32 posts) - - Show Bio

I should have clarified more. A DVD will can be released four months later, some studios wait a little longer. I'm guessing there trying to release Star Trek close as to Christmas as they can, without waiting to long.

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#12 Posted by TedFoolery (24 posts) - - Show Bio
@kjc007:

Wouldn't suprise me seeing as they did the same tatic to place it near summer even though it was ready before then.
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#13 Posted by xerox_kitty (17342 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly thought they'd hold it back an extra month in time for the Christmas rush.

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#14 Posted by reaper2923 (2863 posts) - - Show Bio

Who cares the sooner the better

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#15 Posted by Jamiracles (354 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
" Umm... Where's my Star Trek on Blu-Ray? "
...Yea, wheres Star Trek?
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#16 Posted by Darkchild (43005 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannot wait for this. Then shawn and I can watch it on Blu Ray and both go crazy an dork like when he an Jetfie combine in all awesomeness of blu ray

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#17 Posted by Secret Identity (237 posts) - - Show Bio

Any news on the a Transforming DVD case like they had for the spesial addition of the last one?

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#18 Posted by G'bandit (13664 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to watch it again :D

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#19 Posted by jefprice (882 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved this movie.

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#20 Posted by jefprice (882 posts) - - Show Bio

All these movies receive poor reviews. The big reason this one did is left wing critics who thought it was racist.  
 
These special features aren't much different then the ones that come with every other film like this, and they about the same as what I remember from the first 

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#21 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio
@jefprice said:
" All these movies receive poor reviews. The big reason this one did is left wing critics who thought it was racist.   These special features aren't much different then the ones that come with every other film like this, and they about the same as what I remember from the first  "
I thought it was a crappy movie not because I felt it contained racist undertones, but because it was a lousy script and horrible acting.
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#22 Posted by jefprice (882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs said:
" @jefprice said:
" All these movies receive poor reviews. The big reason this one did is left wing critics who thought it was racist.   These special features aren't much different then the ones that come with every other film like this, and they about the same as what I remember from the first  "
I thought it was a crappy movie not because I felt it contained racist undertones, but because it was a lousy script and horrible acting. "
 
Really? It was a lot like the old show for me. I don;t know, I thought it was a good follow up to the first. But I also like the subject matter and loved the first one. I really have a hard time saying bad things about a well done movie based on a toy
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#23 Posted by The Hottness (4207 posts) - - Show Bio

HELLZ YEAH!!! 
 
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#24 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3645 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs said:

" @jefprice said:

" All these movies receive poor reviews. The big reason this one did is left wing critics who thought it was racist.   These special features aren't much different then the ones that come with every other film like this, and they about the same as what I remember from the first  "
I thought it was a crappy movie not because I felt it contained racist undertones, but because it was a lousy script and horrible acting. "
I agree on most of the script and the acting. So much felt forced. Though those Autobot Twins were so over the top. Not to mention, "Why would an ancient Decepticon be disguised as a Blackhawk jet?"
There was also that female  Decepticon  that looked like a real woman. If they could do that. Why didn't they have more?
This movie was more like a special effect orgy. (Forgive the imagery, but it seemed appropriate.)
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#25 Posted by Aronmorales (9735 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the movie did things too fast.
would've been waaaaaay better if they slowed down a notch or two.

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#26 Posted by emperorvulcan432 (248 posts) - - Show Bio

i hate blu ray its ruining dvds and now i got to replace my dvds with it 
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#27 Posted by Pistol Packin' Poet (8 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs said:
" @jefprice said:
" All these movies receive poor reviews. The big reason this one did is left wing critics who thought it was racist.   These special features aren't much different then the ones that come with every other film like this, and they about the same as what I remember from the first  "
I thought it was a crappy movie not because I felt it contained racist undertones, but because it was a lousy script and horrible acting. "
I agree. The only decent thing about the movie was action.
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#28 Posted by Giuseppe Riccadonna (2080 posts) - - Show Bio

I literally saw this 2 months ago, lol.
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#29 Posted by cascadeking09 (6877 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aronmorales: then the movie would've been four hours instead of three.
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#30 Posted by Comiclove5 (1304 posts) - - Show Bio
@G'bandit:
Me too I loved that Movie!!!
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#31 Posted by defaultdefaultdefault (16426 posts) - - Show Bio

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technologically  impaired, no BR
 
i can say this. ive read many, many reviews of this movie. these are the largest used complaints ive seen.
 
 - had too many scenes of jets and vehicles for no reason (in a movie about robots that turned into vehicles
- Bay directed a movie that was mainly an action flick with big explosions and other eye candy
- Megan Fox's acting wasnt on point. she was there to be eye candy
- Bays plot was horrible and filled with holes ( Bay isnt the writer, he's the director. his job is to choragraher the action sequences.)
- it was filled with juvenile " Beavis and Buttheadish "humor
- it seemed as if it was partly for kids
 
yep all true...this is the part that grabs me...
 
- this movie failed my " expectations "
 
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it wasnt a quality movie. wasnt meant to be. its meant for hyperactive teenagers, supposed to be corny and flashy, and its number one purpose was to sell merch, especially the toys. this movie was what it was supposed to be. alot of kids love it, and the issues that bothered adults dont phase the majority of the target audiance. i read the same or close to complaints and gripes about Garfield, The Chipmunks and Cat In The Hat ( Mike Myers acting wasnt up to par, oh really? )

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#32 Posted by Dr. Chaos (9 posts) - - Show Bio

This Movie could have been Way better!!

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#33 Edited by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

its still in theaters here. lol and i dont care if they were racially insensitive characters the twins were f--king hilarious, and anyone who go offendeded by ROBOTS was obviously looking for stereotypes in the first place

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#34 Posted by Bio Guyver (7156 posts) - - Show Bio

The movie was awesome and better than the first. No critic is gonna change that for me.
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#35 Posted by welshguy79 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Apart from the action sequences, the film was cringe-worthy in a lot of places. Comedy robots I can do without (which is why I hate CP30 so much). As a piece of escapism from the usual crap that is my life it fulfilled a purpose. Still, once again hearing Optimus Prime's voice stirred fond memories for me (seriously, people talk about Old Yella or Bambi's mother dying as the saddest thing from thier childhood, not a patch on how i felt when Optimus Prime died in the 1980's Transformers the Movie). If they ditched the "comedy" robots and worked hard at making a better plot the third entry in the series could be amazing. 
As for DVD and BlueRay extras.. meh. I used to buy special edition DVD's with all the extras but found I rarely watched them. Aside from listening to the film-maker commentary i usually don't bother. If I am going to get this on DVD i shall go for the basic edition (if possible)

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#36 Posted by ARMIV (3927 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW...that was quick!

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#37 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1673 posts) - - Show Bio

The first one came out on DVD in October as well, so this isn't really an accelerated timeframe.  They wouldn't want it to compete with the disc release of Star Trek in the following two months anyway.

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#38 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll get this on Blu-ray for sure!!!

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