Transformers The Movie - Special Edition  [DVD] [Animated]
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In Transformers: The Movie it's the year 2005, and the universe is going right down the toilet. Not only have the heroic Autobots lost their homeworld of Cybertron to the evil Decepticons, a giant metallic planet named Unicron is on the prowl, treating solar systems like a gigantic buffet and gunning for the Autobots' matrix of leadership. Fortunately, struggling against the odds is what heroes do best, and it is indeed hard to keep a good robot down. As the battle rages from space to earth and back into space again, characters die, others are reborn and, ultimately, good must face evil in a climactic battle for the fate of the universe. When this animated film arrived in American cinemas in the mid-1980s, the Transformers--both the robot toys and the television show--were at the height of their popularity. Transformers The Movie took these battling 'bots and, er, transformed them into film stars, albeit of the cult variety. The animation is a bit touch-and-go: at its best, it's up there with classic Japanese manga; at it's worst, it reeks of horrible 80s assembly-line productions. And the plot is little more than an advert for the (then) new toys, many of which show up as main characters in the film (Hot Rod, Kup, Ultra Magnus, Galvatron, etc). However, some of the action sequences are indeed spectacular--especially the battle for Autobot City--and the violence is a bit intense for what is, basically, a kid's film (they may just be robots, but they still die, apparently). What really makes this film more than meets the eye, though, is the names who show up as voices in the credits: Leonard Nimoy, Judd Nelson, Robert Stack, Eric Idle and even Orson Welles, in one of his last roles, as Unicron.--Robert Burrow --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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By the way all the people who rated this film 1 star are merely rating their own intelligence because they were unable to read a description "A classic of 1980's animation" or look at a picture (the big cover) with "1986" next to it. Sounds harsh but if your going to mark a film down for your in-ability to read then you deserve everything you get.
I can't praise this film enough. And now it can live forever on DVD! Now all we need is the episodes released in chronological order so we can force kids to watch them and make the world a better place.
Look, just buy it, ok? And when you're done buy the toys. Now they were REAL toys back then. Why I remember.......
Story is the same as it always was, great transfer. POOR extras = none.
Definitely worth buying though :D
The critics who panned it as being `one, giant toy commercial' didn't know what they were on about. It changed everything about Transformers, introducing such radical, yet awe-inspiring concepts that inspired and fuelled the success of Transformers comics and future shows. The movie also showcased deeper and darker storytelling than that usually seen in the first two seasons of the TV show, boasted a phenomenal soundtrack and all-star voice cast, and had animation beyond anything else from Generation 1.
For those who don't know the plot of the film, it goes like this. It's set in the year 2005 (God, does that feel weird now or what?). Twenty years have passed since the end of Season 2, and things have gone very bad for the Autobots. The Decepticons now rule Cybertron, and whilst the Autobots are planning their uprising, the Decepticons attack Autobot City: Earth to wipe out their arch-enemies once and for all. But whilst all this is going on, a new threat arrives which makes the civil war pale in comparison. Unicron, a monster planet that is intent on destroying the Transformer race.
Now, there're have been so many DVD releases of this film. Starting in 2001 when Maverick released a long-awaited Region 2 copy of this film. Then we've had versions of the film that can be purchased for a fiver and come without any extras.Read more ›
Based in the setting of the popular Transformers animated and comic book series of the mid to late 80's, Transformers the movie is set in the then distant 2005. The Autobots have been banished from Cybertron by the evil Decepticons and are now based at Autobot City on Earth, as well as two of Cybertrons moons. Decepticon leader Megatron conceives of a plan to vanquish the Autobots forever, and a new evil that threatens the very universe emerges...
The movie is a classic tale of good v's evil, although it has a decidedly darker tone than that of the ongoing animated series of the time, with the Decepticons being portrayed as killing without hesitation, and many popular Transformers being unceremoniously destroyed. Certainly it was considered perhaps a little too adult at the time for the children who formed the franchises main audience, although it may seem a little tame by modern standards.
Even by modern standards Toei Animations anime-style filming stands the test of time. Whilst being distinctly 80's in its style, it is still beautifully crisp, smooth and bright. Voice talent for the movie included the likes of Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Eric Idol (Monty Python) and even Orson Wells (Citizen Kane) in his very last acting role before his death, as well as such staples of the animated series like Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Frank Welker (Megatron).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
£30 for one film, I know its a special edition and all but that's taking the piss.Published 1 day ago by Cahir Cassidy
So...many....memories!! Love it! Also comes with a lot of extra features included that I didn't realise so that's a bonus.Published 2 days ago by Benny boy!
The only good Transformers film there is. This blu ray is top quality, with an awesome picture and a cracking sound mix. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Mike "JetSetWilly" Wilcox
Brilliant high quality version of the film. Loved it!!!!! Also has a great commentary teaching you all sorts about the original transformers. Very happy.Published 2 months ago by Richard Marshall
Ok ok I've grown up since this movie release. But my grandson Jack loves it as he adores robots.Published 2 months ago by Jeremy Garrett
First of all I will admit that the level of animation is far, far superior to the frequently goof-ridden TV series and that Transformers: The Movie looks more like Akira or Ghost... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Inspector Gadget
Brought for my son but ended up watching it nearly as much as he has .... Fond childhood memoriesPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer