It’s been 30 years since one of the weirdest and greatest television-to-big-screen films ever created was released: Transformers: The Movie, which brought the highly popular cartoon series that debuted in 1984 to the cinemas with a star-studded voice cast including Leonard Nimoy as Galvatron, Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus, and the final performance by Orson Welles as Unicron. It’s a movie that many, many people grew up loving, and to celebrate, Shout Factory is putting out a glorious 30th Anniversary Edition, and on Friday night at San Diego Comic-Con, during Shout’s official panel, details were announced about what fans will find if they pick up the Blu-ray.
Continuing the battle for supremacy between the Autobots and the Decepticons (which, let’s be honest, we had to know they were bad guys immediately, right?) and really made the action more grown up than had been shown on the 22-minute Hasbro series. Characters get hurt, really bad. The movie crushed the spirits of millions of fans after it–spoilers–killed off Optimus Prime before the halfway mark of the run time.
In addition to the 4K scan of the movie–which will probably look good as helllllll–from the original 35mm film elements, in widescreen and full frame on two Blu-rays, there will be a Steelbox version, as well, to make your Transformers love as metal as possible. The set will have a brand new documentary called “Til All Are One” with interviews with members of the cast and crew, including story consultant Flint Dille, cast members Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, singer/songwriter Stan Bush, composer Vince Dicola and others. In addition, there will be audio commentary by director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille, and star Susan Blu.
There’s going to be some awesome shiz, and it’s all coming out on September 13, 2016, so mentally prepare yourself now, for the enjoyment, the childhood heartache, and the majesty of the song “The Touch” that became a hit.
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