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The Transformers: The Movie [30th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 5577202
  • Release Date: 09/13/2016
  • Rating: PG
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (616 out of 626)

    Synopsis


    The Transformers: The Movie
    In this theatrically released chapter of the 1984-1987 syndicated animated series, the struggle between the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons is taken twenty years into the future as both sides must deal with a world-devouring being called Unicron (voiced by Orson Welles). Set in 2005, The Transformers: The Movie serves as a bridge between the series' second and third seasons, with the deaths of several major characters and the introduction of new ones. Darker and more action-packed than the TV series, the movie was originally dismissed as little more than a feature-length toy commercial, but it has since grown in stature to become a cult favorite. ~ Skyler Miller, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Leonard Nimoy
      Leonard Nimoy - Galvatron
    • Robert Stack
      Robert Stack - Ultra Magnus
    • Judd Nelson
      Judd Nelson - Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime
    • Eric Idle
      Eric Idle - Wreck-Gar
    • Orson Welles
      Orson Welles - Unicron



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 626 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than the original!

      Posted
      ChicagoPlayer

      The blu ray version looks great! They cleaned the film frame by frame and did some color correction to Hot Rod so he looks the way he is supposed to. They say you can see details that were not picked up during original film projection. This is described in the bonus area about the restoration process and conversion to 4k. Apparently it was originally made in 6k, so 4k was no trouble at all! It definitely takes me back to seeing it in the theater. While I think Hasbro and the writers should have made some different choices, the first 30 minutes are amazing, and the ending as well. If you ask me, Optimus Prime should have lived and simply been repaired and upgraded to become Ultra Magnus. Hot Rod becoming Rodimus was cool, but Rodimus looks like a futuristic Winnebago, that should have been a cooler design. They killed off the original autobot line to sell us Arcee and Springer-- not cool. Also the junk planet and sharkticon planet scenes were just weird. But the new decepticons were cool, Cyclonus and Galvatron. So they killed the entire line and we only got 4 cool characters, Hot Rod, Blur, Cyclonus, and Galvatron. Scourge is a hovercraft? Might come in handy when huntin' for gators. Else it looks weird flying in space. But the action, art, and animation are awesome. I miss hand drawn and will always like it better than computer animation. I liked that the movie was dark and appreciate it more as an adult. But it could have been even better. Also, you definitely do get a digital version when you buy the blu ray. It works with iTunes, PC, and Mac. Someone on here said you don't but he is mistaken.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The wait is over!

      Posted
      Sarge
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I watched the Transformers cartoon religiously back in the day, and when I first saw The Transformers: The Movie in early 1987, like many fans of the series, I was really shocked and surprised. Old characters pushed aside (the lasers fired by either party actually inflicted damage rather than just ricochet or bounce off), with new ones introduced. But what a movie! I missed out on opportunities to get a copy (the 20th Anniversary DVD went out of print as fast as the release). But I'm glad to have waited, because now I have the Steelbook Blu-Ray, and am very happy with the overall sound and quality. I didn't expect a lot of special features, which tend to be ignored on films like this which appeal to only a certain demographic, but Shout! did a great job giving some extras to the fans. The one glaring omission that I wish would have been included is the original music video for "The Touch" by Stan Bush which aired on MTV back in the day, but perhaps there was some legal entanglements, who knows. At any rate, I am thrilled to finally own this film, along with the DVD releases of the original series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great look back

      Posted
      Wolfbrothertitan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I’m annoyed that the digital copy is no longer available with this purchase, it actually expired in September 2017, so I’m out of luck there, but the movie itself is still quite fun. It’s nice to look back and see that even though technology wasn’t there they had the ability to create great stories, and really, the animation is pretty good. Basically though I bought it to be reminded of my childhood and it was pleasantly surprised to find that I still enjoyed it. The music is fun, though not Disney, as in, you’re unlikely to sing to it. I’ve already mentioned the animation quality is good and the story is great, so really the only question of whether or not you should buy this is if you have the money. It’s honestly a great way for someone who doesn’t want to invest the time to rewatch the old show episode by episode to get to relive their childhood, or, if the movie is older than they are, for someone to get a good idea of where the Transformers story began. If you’re only exposure to Transformers is the live action movies this is a good way to see where all those stories came from, and yes, I would definitely recommend just about anyone with any interest to get it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Transform and roll out!

      Posted
      XAvenger
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      This movie rocks! The animated movie follows the classic TV series of the same name and features all the great characters longtime transformers fans know and love. In this movie, the Decepticons have conquered Cybertron and a new menace named Unicron lurks on the horizon. Transformers; The Movie features some brilliantly animated and exciting actions scenes with more Transformers than you can shake an Energon cube at. The pulse-pounding rock score makes the action even more exciting. Watching this movie once is not enough (I've lost track of how many times I've seen it). Unlike the live action movie, which I am a big fan of, this one features more of that Transformers themselves than Human characters. If you have a favorite character from the TV series, he's probably in this movie. The voice cast features Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, who played also played PRime in the live action movie. Other cast highlights include Leonard Nimoy, Eric Idle and Orsson Welles in his final big screen performance. The action is fast and intense, and may be a little too intense for some children. If you plan to buy this for a child, I'd recommend watching it yourself first, then decide. Essential for any Transformers fan!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Back to the 80's with a Blu ray touch!

      Posted
      TheBatPunk
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      Who doesn't like to go back now and then and remember the cool stuff you liked as a kid. Probably a good chance that Transformers was on that list. Here the beloved hand-drawn animation cartoon movie gets a good Blu ray touch up and holds up well; Presented in Full Frame aspect ratio as well as the first time in Wide Screen Format. It was a departure from its TV cartoon source in that characters actually "died" but also paved the way for the next generation of Transformers as well. The improved audio goes well with a great rock n' roll sound track accompaning this movie, thus adding to its over all action feel. The Steelbook cover features iconic artwork recognizable by most fans. Finally, a few bonus features thrown in (for the fans!) such as the original trailers and a documentary that brings in original voice cast members just to mention a couple. So, all in all - A great Blu ray transfer to a movie that takes you back! So in the immortal words of Optimus Prime: "Transform and Roll Out!"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie but...

      Posted
      GracieV
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      I upgraded my Transformers the Movie to blue ray from DVD and was really looking forward to the digital download. However, the collectors edition box doesn't mention if it comes with a digital download. I had to search online and look for an unboxing video where they show you that it indeed does come with a digital download. Great! or so I thought. The digital download is with VHX. I had never hear of them before, I was hoping for itunes since my kids digital library is through itunes. I haven't tried to download the movie to a computer and then put it on my ipad. Hopefully it works, but I should be able to download the movie directly to my ipad without having to connect it to a computer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Overall not bad

      Posted
      Fontaine
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      What's with these lame reviews? Folks going on about their childhood and their growing up... For those looking for a technical review. They did a transfer from a supposed 4k master (not sure why). Not that I am shocked but their is grain and dirt. I was hoping to see a smoother, clean and more color corr ected transfer. Obviously not on the same scale as the star wars trilogy, but some improvement. I do like that you have a full screen disc and a widescreen disc. If you have the 30th anniversary edition, then lower your expectations. If you have the first run dvd from early 2000 you may see the improvement slightly more. In all they put as much thought into the remastering process as they did with the movie having 4 dinobots or bombshell/skywarp (pick one) becoming cyclonis lol. The steelbook and having a widescreen version was why I pulled the trigger.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It still holds up!

      Posted
      insomniak1
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      Since this is a very old movie and the content has been reviewed countless times, I'll stick to the relevant copy and its features. Being that this movie was originally made in full screen (4:3), I was pleased to know that the two versions were included. As far being "remastered" and color corrected, it seems they did a fair job, considering the medium (cells instead of digital prints). The colors are a bit more vibrant and not as washed out as my old DVD copy. I must say that I ended up watching the full screen version because, in order to make the feature widescreen, the top and/or bottom had to be cropped and that's unfortunate. Either way, I highly recommend this for anyone who hasn't seen it (kids?) and fans alike.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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