THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE – 35th Anniversary Edition Announced

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THE TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE | 35th Anniversary Limited Edition SteelBook

Shout! Factory have announced that in collaboration with eOne, a Hasbro company, they’re releasing a brand new 35th anniversary edition of THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE. They describe a number of versions they’ll be releasing. First of all, is the 4K UHD + Blu-ray set which will be packaged in a collectible SteelBook (pictured above). They mention that this SteelBook features art done by comic artist Matt Ferguson. They also say that this is the first time the movie will be released in 4K UHD and fans who pre-order from the Shout! Factory website will receive a limited edition 18″ x 24″ lithograph while supplies last, also featuring art from Matt Ferguson. This special edition will be releasing on August 3rd 2021.

On September 28th, 2021, Shout! Factory says they’ll release two additional 35th anniversary editions of THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE. Both a standard 4K UHD + Blu-ray combo pack and a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack. You can read more on what Shout! Factory had to say about this release, down below.

Experience the enormously popular animated feature THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE like never before! In celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary, THETRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE has been meticulously re-restored from a cleaner-than-ever, brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film elements. Fans now can immerse themselves in this thrilling animated adventure with stunning picture quality for the optimal home entertainment experience, in 4K UHD for the first time.
THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since it premiered in theaters 35 years ago on August 8, 1986. Featuring memorable characters – the heroic AUTOBOTS, villainous DECEPTICONS and UNICRON, thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.
Under license from Shout! Factory, THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE SteelBook and standard 4K UHD will also be released in the UK this September.
Whether reliving the excitement from childhood or discovering this animated feature for the first time, THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 35th Anniversary Edition is a must-own for fans and collectors and makes the ultimate fan gift!
THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 35th Anniversary Edition
Featuring the newly restored movie from a new 4K transfer of original film elements
Special Bonus Content:
·        *New Feature-Length Storyboards, including deleted, alternate and extended sequences
·        *New Fathom Events 30th Anniversary Featurette, including Stan Bush’s acoustic performances of “The Touch” and “Dare”
·        ‘Til All Are One – A comprehensive documentary looking back at THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE with members of the cast and crew, including story consultant Flint Dille, cast members Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, singer/songwriter Stan Bush, composer Vince Dicola and others!
·        Audio Commentary with Director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille and star Susan Blu
·        Featurettes
·        Animated Storyboards
·        Trailers and TV Spots
*exclusive to the Limited Edition SteelBook and 4K UHD releases
Movie Synopsis:
The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour.  Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?
THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince Dicola and Ed Fruge.

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