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Transformers The Movie website back up

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on March 4, 2010 | Site Updates,Transformers The Movie (1986) |

Only this week we realised that one of our very first Transformers websites, TransformersTheMovie.co.uk, was down due to a mix up with the domain names. This website was originally designed and put live back in 2000, and was a website dedicated to the original 1986 animated Transformers movie.

Looking back on this website we can see how our love for putting Transformers information came about, and hope that now it’s back up that it will provide something for today’s generation of Transformers fans who have come to Transformers through the movies of Michael Bay.

You can visit the website at www.transformersthemovie.co.uk.

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.

Stan Bush rerecords The Touch for Transformers 2

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on May 15, 2009 | Multimedia,News,Transformers The Movie (1986),Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

When we first heard this we have to admit, we thought it was a hoax story, or someone had got the wrong end of the stick. But now, rock legend (at least to Transformers fans) Stan Bush has re-recorded a version of the orginal 1986 Transformers Movie’s anthem ‘The Touch’ in the hope that it will be used in the new Transformers sequel, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

Fans of the original will know just how inspiring The Touch can be and how it always reminds them of Optimus Prime cutting a swathe through Decepticons. This new, updated, version is very different and even features a rap, but in a good way. Have a watch of the video, which features clips from both Michael Bay Transformers movies, and see what you think.

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Leonard Nimoy to provide voice work for Transformers 2?

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on April 22, 2009 | News,Transformers The Movie (1986),Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

Could it be true? Could the man who voiced Galvatron in Transformers The Movie really be providing a voice for one of the characters in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?

If Michael Bay has anything to do with it he will, as the two are actually related. Yup, our favourite action movie director and the pointy eared one from Star Trek are what the Americans like to call ‘kin’.

Leonard Nimoy is actually married to Michael Bay’s cousin, so the dream of having another voice actor from the original animated classic appear in the new movie could become a reality.

Michael Bay explained in an interview with MTV:

I’m still not done with all the voices

When asked about Nimoy, Bay added:

You know, he’s related to me,” laughed Bay. “And now that you are filming this, maybe you can send it to him.

[Nimoy] is married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin to me. I just feel kind of bad about asking him. Like ‘I can’t pay you that much? But would you do this voice?

Would he do it? He suggested to my mom that he might do it.

It’s nice to know that even in Hollywood and on a multimillion dollar movie, someone still to ask their mum to ask their cousin’s husband if they’ll come out to play.

CGI Video of TFTM Optimus Prime V Megatron Fight

Written by Big Bot on January 30, 2008 | Generation One,Hasbro,News,Transformers The Movie (1986) |

As well as providing a sneak peak of the first wave of Transformers Universe toys, Hasbro have also created a cgi version of the classic fight between Optimus Prime and Megatron from Transformers The Movie.

The video, titled “They were always real to me” starts off with the original scene from the film, but suddenly changes to a modern cgi version, with all the classic set pieces from the fight, except for Hot Rod getting in the way.

The clip (1m 19s) can be found on Hasbro’s official Transformers Universe site.

Dirk Diggler sings ‘The Touch’

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on January 20, 2008 | Transformers The Movie (1986) |

I just found this clip on YouTube from the film Boogie Nights where Dirk Diggler (Marky Mark Whalberg) sings The Touch from Transformers The Movie.

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Absolutely classic.

Transformers The Movie Out on UMD (Again)

Written by Big Bot on December 3, 2007 | Cartoon,DVD,Generation One,Metrodome,News,Transformers The Movie (1986) |

With the Transformers movie out on DVD today in the UK, Metrodome have decided to re-release the 1986 classic, Transformers The Movie, on UMD for Sony’s PSP. TFTM was originally released on UMD on 1st September 2005 when the PSP was released in Europe.

There are no special features on the disc and uses the same cover art as the Ultimate Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Metrodome Update

Written by admin on October 11, 2007 | DVD,Headmasters,Metrodome,News,Transformers The Movie (1986) |

Raymond T. of Seibertron has been in contact with Metrodome over future Transformers DVD releases in the UK. Here’s the email he received from them

“I’ve no news of the 20th Anniversary of the movie I’m afraid but we are planning a summer release of Takara – Headmasters.

We’ve managed to track down all the original 1991 Japanese Takara masters for Headmasters. These are better quality than the ones we have in the US and they are complete. Tracking them down has been a bit of a job.

My plan at the moment, is to release a 4 disc DVD using these original Japanese masters with the original Japanese audio and we’ll create accurate English subtitles. The original dubbing by Star was pretty dreadful, so my thoughts are to keep it intact, as it was originally broadcast in Japan.

However, I am also looking into the possibility of copying the English audio dub from the US masters and placing it as an optional audio track on the DVD. This is only possible if they are exactly the same so we’ll have to do technical comparisons and configurations etc. and this may end up being too expensive and the US master list is not complete so we won’t be able to do this to all at the moment but I am looking into it.

As for re-dubbing. I’ve dismissed that for the moment as I think it will be far too expensive.”

Chris McFeely, who has worked on the Seasons 3/4, Season 1 and RID Boxsets, has provided some more info

Yeah, I can confirm that what Seibertron have posted is accurate – this is the news I was waiting for permission to release, but Ken hasn’t replied to me in two weeks, and since Seibertron have it up now, what the hey.

The news, of course, was that Metrodome have acquired the original Japanese masters for “Headmasters.” In the recent company restructuring, I’m sad to say that Jane Lawson, a lovely woman who was the product manager for Transformers and our link to what the company was up to, was made redundant. Ken Law is currently handling the product while searching for a new manager. Anyway, where Jane’s approach to Headmasters was “We have the dub, and we’ll see if we can get the Japanese,” after this development, Ken’s approach is “We’ve got the original Japanese, now we’ll see if we can put the dub on it.” The original version is now paramount. Personally, I’ve reccommended that the dub be included, just for the sake of giving viewers a choice. That bit about the US master list not being complete is news to me, however.

Regarding the movie, though, last I heard an Autumn release is planned. Which reminds me, I need to bring up the business of a fan commentary to Ken again!

Unfortunately, and for whatever reason, they only have 17 English masters, as opposed to the 35 Japanese ones they have.

Also, last year, it was reported that TVNihon and Wolfpack Productions would be doing the subtitles, but that’s off the cards now.

Les Brown of N.R.G emails

Written by admin on | News,Transformers The Movie (1986) |

We just received this email from Les Brown of N.R.G.

Yikes!

Hello Transfan, N.R.G. Fan, Melodic Hard Rock Fan! My name is Les Brown I was the vocalist in the band N.R.G.(Instruments of Destruction) from Transformers The Movie and soundtrack… I have a new release out… the band is called Damn Cheetah and the CD is called P R I M A L.

Please stop by and check it out at www.area403.net MP3’s,Reviews,Contests…

Til All Are One,

Les ; )

2 Disc Commemorative edition of TFTM?

Dan Collins sent is a message he received from Toon Zone stating that there’s going to be a two-disc, expanded DVD edition of Transformers The Movie. It is in development now, timed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Transformers. A late 2004 Region 1 release date has been tentatively scheduled.

We don’t know anything about it or what it will contain, but we’ll endevour to find out.

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