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Transformers Season 2.1 - Re-Release [DVD] [1984]

Peter Wallach    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Peter Wallach
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Metrodome Distribution Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 528 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00292BMU4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,802 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Episodes from the first half of the second season of this animated adventure series. The battle is on as Optimus Prime struggles against the evil Decepticons to gain supremacy of the Earth. Episodes are: 'Autobot Spike', 'Changing Gears', 'City of Steel', 'Attack of the Autobots', 'Traitor', 'The Immobilizer', 'The Autobot Run', 'Atlantis Arise', 'Day of the Machines', 'Enter the Nightbird', 'A Prime Problem', 'The Core', 'The Insecticon Syndrome', 'Dinobot Island (Part 1)', 'Dinobot Island (Part 2)', 'The Master Builders', 'Auto Berserk', 'Microbots', 'Megatron's Master Plan (Part 1)', 'Megatron's Master Plan (Part 2)', 'Desertion of the Dinobots (Part 1)', 'Desertion of the Dinobots (Part 2)', 'Blaster Blues' and 'A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court'.


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show, great value... naff extras 19 Nov 2003
Format:DVD
Well, it's been a long, hard, bitter year since Maverick Entertainment released their boxset of season one of the Transformers, and since then, the rights have changed hands to Metrodome. Blessedly, they have refrained from releasing individual volumes, and gone straight for releasing a box set containing twenty-four episodes from the 49-episode-strong season of the show.
While the second season of Transformers is certainly the most memorable in the minds of most fans, introducing a wealth of new characters, with lots of diverse stories, in terms of actual inter-episode continuity, cohesion and general storytelling, season two is the weakest Transformers season, strung out too long, with too many new toys to sell. It introduces many new concepts and explores Transformer history, but it would be season three that would take it and run with it.
Metrodome is connected with Kid Rhino, the company that is releasing Transformers on DVD in the US. Hence, while Maverick used their own animation, and purchased Rhino's 5.1 audio, Metrodome has access to Rhino's sharp, colourful remastered animation, and both their 5.1 and 2.0 audio tracks. And unlike the Rhino S1 set, these episodes do NOT have any added animation errors, so there's no problem there. You'll remember from the s1 boxset, however, that Rhino's 5.1 audio has added several original sounds to the show, blaring out loudly at you and generally feeling out of place. Well, while we had to put up with it on Maverick's set, on this set, you can turn on the 2.0 audio option, which doesn't have these sounds - except for on "Changing Gears," "City of Steel," "Attack of the Autobots" and "Traitor," where a technical error resulted in their application. Thankfully, these episodes are light on them.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Me Grimlock like this DVD! 30 Oct 2003
Format:DVD
It's good to see The Transformers back on DVD. After a six month wait since the last release by Maverick, all you Transformers fans out there can have your fill of Autobot versus Decepticon action.
Since a new publisher has been given the rights to publish the episodes, I'm hoping they'll make a better job of it than Maverick. Not that they did a bad job... It's just that it could've been a whole lot better.
Anyway, this set features the first half of Season 2. Season 2 is the biggest series out of the four, as at the time the toys were at their best. And, Hasbro were preparing for the movie.
As far as picture and sound quality goes, you won't be dissapointed at all. They've re-mastered the episodes completely and they look great. (Not bad considering the master tapes have been left to rot in a basement somewhere since 1985.) The jumping or distortion that Maverick had on their copies is gone, thankfully, so we can watch the episodes without distraction.
The special features are pretty good. Artwork, episode scripts, and even a Season 2 quiz with a bonus if you get all the answers correct! Nice one. I'm hoping that this publisher dosen't just include random footage they have like Maverick did. Their Season 1 set was more like 'The Maverick Set' because it had excerpts from Seasons 3 and 4, and even the Japanese 'Takara' series. WHY???!!!
Overall, this is gonna rock, 'cos Season 2 introduced some of the best robots. For example Blitzwing, Astrotrain, and The Aerialbots to name but a few.
Well worth your cash if you're a Transformers fan. If you're not but you're looking for some great action animation, then you can't go far wrong. Trust me!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great vintage-style cartoon 4 Dec 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The original Transformers series from the eighties in itself is very great and entertaining.
The DVD release is very good, brilliant picture, crisp sound. The menues are well animated, with the original theme playing in the background.
For this a price a must-go for all Transformers fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent series 17 Nov 2003
Format:DVD
A good deal of us who bought the first series thought we were getting a lot for our proverbial dollar, but after buying this I can say we're getting even more. While this is not the full season it does include 24 episodes, none of which feel short like other shows (ie Simpsons) tend to. Each episode is presented in rich, well defined color, and features excellent sound. Additionally there is a 'Play All' option so that you can sit down and watch an entire disc without having to reach for the remote. All in all this is a great series to buy and own, more so if you already own the first series. If you're a TF fan who has been waiting for the DVD releases this is what you were waiting for, and it's certainly worth it. Highly, highly recommended.
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This is a decent boxset , compared to the season 1 transformers remastered box-set , because the digital editors seem to have been less sloppy this time around.

For those who don't know the current versions of tranformers episodes on dvds have been digitally remastered ... with enhanced sharper image quality and enhanced sound effects.

There's good and bad in this digital remastery , the good is improved picture visabilty / colours have a bold makeover (Although the new colours seem to have a photoshop-ish look to them.) when compared to previous TV broadcast and home vhs/dvd releases.

The bad news is that this processes has caused more errors to appear than the original versions because of sloppy editing. ( You can compare with previous releases , and see there are indeed more mistakes in these new , so called " digitally remastered " box sets )

Luckily this time round , the editing wasn't as bad as in the previous box-set ..... so these episodes can be enjoyed much more .

As with the last boxset , this version of the transformers episodes , the editors have inserted " out of place sound effects " which at times are so loud , they can drown out the original audio content ..... which is a shame .....

Anyhow all in all , this is one of the better box-sets in this collection ....

Overall artistic quality of the transformers show itself , was always abit questionable .... you get episodes with really good art and episodes with really bad art ..... so it becomes obvious different studios handled different episodes .....

In this box-set are some great episodes , my personell favourites are " Insecticon Syndrome " and " Traitor " .....
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Spot on, this really takes you back to the original televised series from its first inception (part of a series).
Published 3 months ago by roger
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best
Because this series is best of the best I start watching when I was a child and never stop. Hope someone will enjoy it like me
Published 9 months ago by Daniel Przeniewski
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
I love watching these old transformers cartoons it reminds me of when I was a kid going to school I always had to watch transformers or I wouldn't go to school.
Published 9 months ago by The Cunjurer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Walk Down Memory Lane
I'm glad that these DVDs are available because I'm able to share one of my favorite childhood shows with my own children.
Published 18 months ago by Tin @ Love Saves the World
5.0 out of 5 stars A great DVD
First of a two part set of Transformers. Bought as present for my adult son who watched Transformers and played with the figures etc when he was young.
Published 19 months ago by kathleen bassett
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good DVD
Bought this because I use to watch Transformers when I was young. It's still a good cartoon even though it was made in the 80's.
Published 20 months ago by Christopher McDermott
5.0 out of 5 stars Transformers Season 2.1
As stated in the other review of season 2.2, my niece loved the entire series of both one and two, and now has the entire collection. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Bill Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a collection
I love this DVD, good condition, and I have now completed the whole G1 collection with this package. Good thing for amazon for having this item on show, took time to find it. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Gread96
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dvd
my youngest Son is a great fan of Transformers and loves anything to do with them. If you or the person you are buying this item for are the same you can't go wrong with this item.
Published 23 months ago by Review Buddy
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