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Review: Transformers: Original Series Volume One (R2 UK) DVD

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on January 18, 2002 | Reviews |

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Maverick sent a copy of their new DVD, released January 28th, to us here at TheTF.Net to cast our eye over it. It features five episodes from the first season of the original Transformers series – War of the Dinobots, Fire on the Mountain, and The Ultimate Doom parts 1-3.

So what is the DVD like? The episodes themselves are all classics, particularly War of the Dinobots which features the creation of Swoop and Snarl. The Ultimate Doom is currently available in the US on the Villains DVD, but the other two episodes are not yet available on DVD in the English language.

The episodes aren’t re-mastered in any way, but the picture quality is clear enough and it’s the best quality that you can currently find these episodes in. The menu system is actually quite impressive, and features a scene selection allowing you to choose your episode. I would have preferred a theme running through from the movie DVD in the menu system, or in the cover but there isn’t one.

The cover is something of a let down unfortunately. It seems that all of the best Transformers art either exists in comic form or from fan artists such as Dan Khana, leaving very little for official DVD releases – unless they were to commission any art.

Rhino in the US are releasing a season 1 box set, and I’d hoped to get one here in the UK soon but it seems we may have to wait a while. Maverick still intend to release a season 1 box set but not for some months yet. Before you judge them, don’t forget that Rhino released two volumes of episodes on DVD before announcing that a box set was planned, forcing fans to buy the same episodes twice.