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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Transformers the animated movie (1986) represents one of the most exciting experiences of my childhood and something that I still hold dear as an adult.

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).

The movie also has an awesome rock and roll soundtrack that helps it be the great adventure it is, including such inspirational classics as 'The Touch' by Stan Bush (subsequently used in various other movies and TV shows such as ';Boogie Nights' and 'Chuck'), and 'Dare to be Stupid' by Weird Al Yankovic.

I watched this at the cinema, owned it on VHS, it was the first DVD I ever purchased and also subsequently the first Blue-ray I owned so highly I rate it. It offers something for everyone regardless as to whether you are a 30-something fan like myself or a wide-eyed youngster just looking for an exciting cartoon to watch!
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on 17 April 2017
Loved this film innthe 80s and wore my VHS copy out in the process so this was a must buy on DVD so I could relive the highs and lows of this great animated outing of the behemoth battling bots!
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on 19 July 2017
Cartoon from my day when I was a lad that I introduced my son to and he loves it.
Quite handy as a movie for his PSP and fills in time in long journey's - which is good all round.
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on 3 August 2017
good item purchased as a gift
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on 18 May 2012
As a Transformers fan, I couldn't care less about the "bitty" source material. The animation is top-notch, the colour's are fantastic and the story is awesome.
Overall, a truly magnificent classic animated movie that I am proud to own, and be able to place among my blu-ray collection.
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on 8 October 2016
Excellent first class condition
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on 18 July 2017
Transformers fan will want to watch this film again and again
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on 10 January 2015
No real Transformers fan should be without it.
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on 13 May 2017
Great release on blu ray must have I recommend this
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on 1 April 2008
First of amazing film, watched it like once a week as a kid and its still good. Great 80's music and all teh best Transformers in a film thats actually well done.

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.
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