The first details on the DVD and Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen have trickled out from Paramount Home Entertainment. Five different sets have been revealed for release on 30th November in the UK, so far.
There will be 3 DVD sets, a single disc package, probably with just the film, a 2 disc package, with all the special features, and a combo pack containing both films.
On blu-ray, there will be a 3 disc set, which will really be the one to get, as it will probably contain the most extra features, as well as the better visual and audio selection. The third disc is most likely a digital copy that studios like to include. Again, there will be a set containing both films.
Of course, this doesn’t include all the store exclusives or special variants that are common these days, so check back soon when we have confirmed details, including a look at the box art.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (1 Disc)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2 Discs)
Transformers & Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2 Discs)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (3 Discs)
Transformers & Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (4 Discs)
The latest confirmed box office receipts are in and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has now made £20,785,050 in the UK up to 5th July.
The first film ended making around £25 million by the end of its run in 2007, so expect Revenge of the Fallen to pass this very soon. However, due to differing exchange rates (credit crunch), it probably won’t pass the $50 million equivalent from 2 years ago.
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen;s opening in the UK and Japan last week had brought in big money at the box office over the weekend. In total, the film has made $20m from both territories.
In the UK, Revenge of the Fallen opened on 517 screens, making $14.1million over 3 days, which was 71% more than the first movie and very close to The Dark Knight. This time, it did help that the film opened around the same time as the rest of the world and not on the same day as another blockbuster (The Simpsons Movie opened against Transformers in 2007). Expect the film to easily beaat the $50million made from the first movie. The film has dislodging The Hangover from the top of the UK box office.
In Japan, it made $5.8million showing on 329 screens, which was down on the first film, mainly due to it opening during the school term, but expect it to pick up later in July and August.
Given these already big numbers, expect some more in the coming week, when the film opens in the rest of the world.
Just in time, Paramount Pictures UK have had the IMAX version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen rated by the BBFC in time for today’s release. It has been given the same 12A rating as the regular cinema cut.
As we previously revealed, the regular cinema version of the film is 149m 45s long, but the IMAX version, which was revealed to be longer, is only slightly extended at 151m 16s, or 1m 31s of extra robot action. Now, the question we have to ask is, how much action can you put in 1m 31s that makes it worthwhile? The answer, to the most eager of fans, is absolutely loads.
Look out for details on which extra scenes have been put in very soon.
The date has finally arrived, 19th June, when fans in the UK and Ireland can ignore the sunny weather and head down to their local cinema or IMAX theatre and bask in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The 2 and a half hour movie opens unopposed and should set the box office alight for the next 2 weeks until Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs and Public Enemies open on 3rd July. The film is expected to eclipse the $50 million made by the first film, which was affected by opening on the same day as The Simpsons Movie and a month after most of the world.
Once you’ve seen it, come and tell us what you think!
GAME, the UK largest game store, have revealed that they will be offering the gold skinning character models of Optimus Prime and Megatron exclusively in the UK.
By preordering Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on the PlayStation3 or Xbox 360, you will receive a code to unlock the characters for multiplayer games. In case you are wondering, this is the same promotion as GameStop are offering in the USA.
Another bonus is that GAME are also offering an exclusive cover, which is very similar to the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Autobots game on the Nintendo DS.
Look out for all the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen games out in Europe on 26th June, with the North American release 3 days earlier.
Here’s another first, just like we made for the 19th June UK release date. The BBFC have rated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as 12A in the UK, meaning it is recommended for viewing by anyone aged 12 and over. However anyone under 12 can still watch the film as long as they are accompanied by an adult (18 and over). This is the same rating as the first film. It should be noted that the film contains “moderate action violence, language, sex and drug references”. Full 12A guidelines can be found here.
The other good news is that the film is uncut.
The official running time of the film is 149m 45s, which is 6 minutes 30 seconds longer than the first film. This is most likely the regular cinema version of the film, as the BBFC often make a policy of noting if the movie is for IMAX.
Also, for all you stats people, this rating decision is exactly 2 years to the day as the first film was rated.
Play.com have decided to ship the three new DVD volumes of Transformers: Animated a week early in the UK.
Volume 2: Lost and Found, Vol 3: Megatron Rising and Vol: 4 Mission Accomplished all come curtiously of Paramount Home Entertainment, who have continued their lazy ways and have simply replaced parts of the packaging with new or reordered stock pictures of characters, static menus and absolutely no extra features, just like Vol 1: Blast From The Past.
Vol 2 contains episodes 5-8, Vol 3 episode 9-13, completing season 1, and Vol 4 episodes 14-17.
All three DVDs are rated PG by the BBFC and the Irish Film Censor.
NickToons are finally getting around to airing Transformers: Animated season 3 in the UK. The first episode will be airing on 1st June at 5:30pm, and will only be the first part of the 70 minute season premiere, Transwarped.
The Sky TV listings also reveal that there are more new episodes on Tuesday and Wednesday, same time, on Sky channel 606.
Today I received my copy of Dorling Kindersley’s latest book, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Movie Universe, from my ‘local’ Amazon UK store.
The 96 page book by Simon Furman, contains character profiles for most of the main bots and humans in both the original film and this years hotly anticipated sequel, but also some details on the Civil War between the sides and Trans-Scanning abilities.
Many characters have 3 double page spreads dedicated to them, looking at their robot, vehicle and weapon modes, whilst most others get the first 2 categories. Disappointingly, certain characters, like Bonecrusher and Brawl from the first film, aren’t included, and upcoming characters, like Jetfire and Ravage, only have one double page spread. The back cover also seems pretty poorly done, with the ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ logo actually looking out of place.
Here are some (badly) taken photos for you to gloss over.