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Madman Complete Beast Wars and G1 Japan Sets & TFTM on Blu-ray

Written by Big Bot on May 24, 2009 | DVD,Madman,News,Transformers The Movie (1986) | Tags: ,

Transformers The Movie Blu-ray (Madman)Madman Entertainment have updated their website with details on three new DVD sets coming next month.

The first 2 sets are simply repackages of DVD sets that have already been release. There is a complete Beast Wars set, containing all three seasons and the extras and a complete Transformers Japan Generation One Complete Collection, with all Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory and Zone episodes.

The final DVD is a Blu-ray version of Transformers The Movie. The set contains all the same features as Madman’s 2 disc DVD version from 2007, but has the movie in high definition. It’s expected that this is the same master as Metrodome’s Blu-ray version.

All three sets are out on 24th June in Australia.

Victory Boxset released in Australia

Written by Big Bot on May 14, 2008 | DVD,Madman,News |

Today, Madman Entertainment have released the final episodes from Generation One in their Transformers Victory DVD boxset.

The 4 disc set contains all 32 episodes in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. As a bonus, that wasn’t included on Metrodome’s set, is Transformers: Zone. Other extra features include an introductory booklet, toy galleries (by TF@TM), character art gallery, Japanese toy ads, scans from the Japanese toy catalogues and some DVD ROM Content – the story continued in Mang.

There is also a new cover from artist EJ Su, who works on IDW’s comic series.

First Details of Transformers: Victory DVD from Madman

Written by Big Bot on March 18, 2008 | DVD,Madman,News,Victory |

Madman Entertainment have put up a listing for Transformers: Victory, the last Generation One cartoon series, on DVD. The 4 disc set will arrive in Australia on 14th May with a unique set of extra features.

There will be 32 episodes with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles. Like the Super-God Masterforce set from Madman, there will probably only be the English audio on certain episodes. There is also the bonus that Transformers Zone will be included, which Metrodome didn’t include in the UK.

The full set of extra features can be found below:

Introductory booklet with episode guide
Includes RARE final Transformers episode: TRANSFORMERS: ZONE
All-new cover by IDW Transformers artist EJ Su
Toy gallery
Character art gallery
Japanese toy ads
Japanese toy catalogues
DVD ROM Content – the story continued in Manga

Madman’s Transformers: Super-God Masterforce DVD Set Out Today

Written by Big Bot on February 13, 2008 | DVD,Madman,News,Super-God Masterforce |

Four months after their release of Transformers: Headmasters on DVD, Madman Entertainment have today released the second Japanese exclusive Generation One series, Transformers: Super-God Masterforce, on DVD.

This Australian release includes all 42 episodes with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles (borrowed from Metrodome’s version) but, unlike Metrodome’s, also the StarTV English dub.

For special features, there is an introductory booklet with an episode guide, an exclusive cover by IDW Transformers artist Guido Guidi, a toy, character art and making the cover galleries and some Japanese toy ads and scans from toy catalogues.

The discs are PAL encoded but also, according to Madman’s listing, REGION FREE.

First Details for Madman’s Super-God Masterforce DVD

Written by Big Bot on December 18, 2007 | DVD,Madman,News,Super-God Masterforce |

Madman Entertainment have put up the first information on their next Transformers DVD release: Transformers Super-God Masterforce Collection. The set is coming out on 13th February 2008 and will contain both English and Japanese audio tracks with English subtitles. The subtitles are likely to be the same as Metrodome’s Masterforce DVD released in 2006. The discs will be in PAL format, and will apparently be region free.

For special features, the following details have been announced:

Introductory booklet with episode guide
All-new cover by IDW Transformers artist Guido Guidi
Toy gallery
Character art gallery
Japanese toy ads
Japanese toy catalogues
Making the cover gallery

The cover art can be found on Madman’s preorder page.

Transformers Headmasters out on DVD from Madman

Written by Big Bot on November 8, 2007 | Cartoon,DVD,Headmasters,Madman,News |

Madman Entertainment have today released Transformers Headmasters on DVD in Australia. The 4 disc set contains all 35 episodes with the original Japanese audio and the famous StarTV English dub. Also included are English subtitles, but we are not sure yet whether these are teh Metrodome ones or completely new.

Extra features include an introductory booklet with episode guide, toy gallery, character art gallery, tech specs gallery and Japanese toy ads.

Like Metrodome, the set is region 0 (PAL format). We hope to have a full review soon.

Simon Furman Blog: POD PERSON

Written by admin on June 29, 2007 | Comics,DVD,Generation One,Madman,News |

With the release of Madman’s Complete G1 DVD Collection in Australia on 27th June, Simon Furman has commented on the exclusive comic that comes with the set. Written by himself with art by Nick Roche, he also appears on a podcast on Anime Snacktime talking about all things Transformers.

READ Simon Furman’s Blog

Madman TFTM and G1 Complete Collection DVDs

Written by admin on April 3, 2007 | DVD,Generation One,Madman,News,Transformers The Movie (1986) |

Madman Entertainment have announce that they will be releasing Transformers The Animated Movie – Special Edition and Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection later this year to capatilise on the live action movie.

Transformers The Animated Movie – Special Edition

will contain both resolutions of the film in widescreen and full-screen. The full list of extras are

  • “Scramble City” movie tie-in bonus episode
  • Cast and crew commentaries (TBC)
  • 80’s toy TVCs, TV spots and theatrical trailer
  • The Touch film-clip (by Stan Bush)
  • Character, voice-actor and musician biographies
  • Bonus episode of TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS
  • Reversible collector’s cover

Transformers Generation 1 Complete Collection will cost $149.95 including all 98 Generation 1 episodes. The extras are as follows

  • Interviews with key figures from Transformer’s 20 year history
  • Animated Public Service Announcements
  • Historical trailers
  • Scripts & storyboards
  • Interview and commentary with Voice Director Wally Burr
  • Television commercials
  • Limited Edition Packaging
  • 16 page booklet containing exclusive comic by Simon Furman (TBC)

Both discs are due for release on 27th June in Australia (Region 4).

Thanks to TAAU for the heads up.

Beast Wars Season 3 DVD Released Today

Written by admin on November 8, 2006 | Beast Wars,DVD,Madman,News |

Another Transformers DVD is released today with Madman’s Beast Wars Season 3 DVD being released in Australia. The set compiles all 13 episodes from the final season of Beast Wars with a high quality list of extras including toy galleries, interviews, episode commentries, deleted scene and much more.

The DVD is Region 4 PAL encoded.

Madman’s Beast Wars Season 3 DVD Info

Written by Big Bot on August 13, 2006 | Beast Wars,DVD,Madman,News | Tags: , ,

Madman have put up information on their Beast Wars Season 3 DVD (Region 4 PAL), due out on 8th November. The 2 disk set will include all 13 uncut episodes of season 3 and a whole host of extras

– 1996 Mainframe “Making of” documentary
– Interviews with Mainframe animators, directors & programmers
– Interviews with voice actors
– Scott McNeill (Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, Silverbolt)
– Alec Willows (Tarantulas)
– Garry Chalk (Optimus)
– David Kaye (Megatron)
– Interview with writer Simon Furman and commentary on final episode Nemesis part 2
– Further audio commentary from Mainframe directors and animators on “Proving Grounds” and “Nemesis”
– Bonus inclusion of Beast Wars parts 1 and 2 with voice actor commentary by Scott McNeil, Alec Willows, and Garry Chalk
– Mainframe profile and showreel
– Outtakes and deleted scene
– Character profiles
– Tech spec and toy gallery
– Early animatics and 3D test shots
– Booklet with episode guide and Transformers comic art

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