Optimus Prime returns with Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD
By Patrick Luce May 30, 2006, 16:15 GMT
When Megatron said, "It's over Prime," he had it all wrong. This November, the home entertainment group of Sony BMG Music Entertainment pulls out all the stops for the 20th Anniversary of the pop culture phenomenon and original theatrical release, Transformers: The Movie with an explosive special edition DVD.
The new DVD marks the return of the out-of-this world animated big screen bonanza that catapulted the likes of Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave and even the Dinobots into pop culture icons. The Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will be packed with premium features and behind-the-scenes footage developed with input by and for Transformers fans across the country.
"The Transformers franchise continues to thrive across multiple platforms, and we are excited to celebrate this pop culture phenomenon with a compelling new DVD tribute," said Jim Wilson, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Home Entertainment for Sony BMG. "By teaming with Transformers fans, we have developed an exclusive product with premium content and special features that will be sure to attract fans of all ages."
The 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, interactive games and collectible packaging. The film features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The Transformers" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush.
To coincide with the special edition DVD release, this fall Hasbro will pay a special tribute to the rich history captured in the saga that is More Than Meets The Eye with the Transformers Classics line of figures. Available in November 2006, these new figures will feature updated versions of the first generation of Transformers (or "G1"), inspired by the look and spirit of the original figures and characters.
M&C will post more details about the upcoming DVD release as they come available.