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Transformers: Season 1 (25th Anniversary Edition)
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Four million years after crash landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present day Earth. Engaged in a crucial race to find a new energy source for their home planet of Cybertron, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend the innocent people of Earth against their archnemeses, Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons.
For 25 years the war between the peace loving Autobots and the villainous Decepticons has captivated children and adults alike, launching countless collectible toys, comic books, animated series and feature films beloved by loyal fans. Now you can return to where the phenomenon began with the original The Transformers: The Complete First Season.
* Restored to the original broadcast versions with a new stereo soundtrack created from the original audio
* Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers
* Printable Transport to Oblivion Script
* Rare PSAs
* Archival Hasbro toy commercials
Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers
Printable Transport to Oblivion Script
Archival Hasbro toy commercials
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1: More Than Meets the Eye (1)
2: More Than Meets the Eye (2)
3: More Than Meets the Eye (3)
4: Transport to Oblivion
5: Roll for It
6: Divide and Conquer
7: S.O.S. Dinobots
8: The Ultimate Doom: Brainwash (1)
9: The Ultimate Doom: Search (2)
10: The Ultimate Doom: Revival (3)
11: War of the Dinobots
12: Countdown to Extinction
13: Fire in the Sky
14: Heavy Metal War
15: Fire on the Mountain
16: A Plague of Insecticons
Special Features Are So Far Said To Include:
Original Concept Artwork
Archival Hasbro Toy Commercials
Rare Public Service Announcements
"Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers" Featurette
A Printable Script For The Episode "Transport To Oblivion"
& A Limited Edition Autobot Magnet
The animation may not have been the best on this series but in the eighties it's all we needed and our active imaginations filled in the rest. Despite the older less impressive animation these episodes are still classics to those who remember them and will be more enjoyable for most of us than the many spinoffs that followed the G1 series.Read more ›
The first season which was written and recorded in the US featured animation by Japan's Toei Animation, aired on television in the US between September through December 1984. The series is based on the popular Japanese toys from Takara and various other toy companies (ie. Shockwave came from ToyCo., the Insecticons and Skyfire came from Takatoku Toys, etc.) and developed into a line called "Transformers" by Hasbro in the United States. The TV series which featured the first season characters (known as Generation 1 or "G1') would spawn about 98 episodes in a total of five seasons.
The first season was originally released on DVD back in 2002 from Rhino but was criticized for its high price but most importantly for its problems. Rhino used the original 35mm film masters which gave the series a much more vibrant look but the problem was that the masters did not include the corrections that were shown on the final cut that aired on television and thus the episodes had incomplete animation. Picture quality also had problems with "jaggies" and featured new sound effects that fans of the original series were not entirely very happy with.
This time around, for the 25th Anniversary release of the first season on DVD, SHOUT FACTORY was not determined to make the same mistake.Read more ›
First off Shout! Factory was formed from Rhino, so the same people are behind this...you can read about it from their website. However they did attempt to fix many of the errors that were present on the original disc.
1. A lot of the ending credits text is actually misalined, though you can't notice unless you compare it to the broadcast versions. The first few eopisodes have the wrong (more then meets the eye) ending credits.
2.The last 4 epoisodes sound effects are turned down much to low. The remix was doing well up until Ultimate Doom 3 and the rest have loud dialog and low sound effects.
-The Ultimate Doom: Part 3
-Countdown to Extinction
-A Plague of Insecticons
-Heavy Metal War
3. Some scenes they fixed like with Ironhide transformering in reverse were done w/ cheap digital software and look out of place. But it's rather minor issues.
For $20 it's well worth it, just don't expect it to be perfect like I did.
With the recently released Transformers season one 25th anniversary edition, Shout! Factory has stepped up its game and taken on a tent-pole series, looking to correct the mistakes in the show's past DVD releases (both in terms of price point, attractive packaging and actual animation and sound snafus from the 2002 Rhino releases.) Taking a nod from Time Life and their release of the Real Ghostbusters, Shout! is putting together multiple DVD sets that'll hopefully appease both casual and hardcore fans. This set is the first of 4 individual releases that will comprise the complete Transformers cartoon. They're also prepping a all-in-one complete series package set ,the Matrix of Leadership edition set for release on July 13th through their website.
This first set includes all 16 episodes from season one, a 20 minute documentary featurette featuring a lot of the creative team responsible for the original toy line, the Marvel comics series, and the cartoon, a G.I. Joe-style "Knowing is half the battle..." PSA featuring Bumblebee, three archival Hasbro toy commercials, a printable script for the episode "Transport to Oblivion", and a large b&w Autobot magnet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the kid who loves transformers it was great to be able to watch the old ones with him. Quality was good as the 80's.Published 1 month ago by Justin T.
There is a certain giddiness that goes with the Transformers and G.I. Joe cartoons from the mid 80's. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Phillip
I adore Generation One transformers, and its a shame that there no highquality broadcast tapes left of it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Devin McCabe
Amazing. Prime at his best with all the original characters. Never able to defeat the decepticons. Pretty funny how big those old mainframes and loved seeing the old hard-disks... Read morePublished 3 months ago by fredwin
My grandson (and his mother) enjoy this show very much! My son used to watch it when he was a boy too.Published 3 months ago by Emerald Dream
Must be good, my son fell asleep after trying to watch it back to backPublished 3 months ago by Rudolph G White I
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May 23, 2011 by blackaciddevil | See all 3 posts
Buy it today and the box set have no spanish audio and subs.
Jun 16, 2009 by Josée Quenneville | See all 4 posts
I agree. It's really cheaper to use Subtitles instead of Close-Captioning. I was hoping that this set and the G.I. Joe set will be English subtitled but unfortunately not. But I did see an advertise for a Complete Transformers Series, it has an english subtitled option. See the below link. I'm... Read More
Jul 1, 2009 by Jason Fox | See all 5 posts
|C.Cooley is right||
Will you be kind enough to let me know if it has English subtitle feature or not? Sometimes dvds have them, but didn't say so on the box. Maybe the same goes for this set, so I hope. Can you check for me? Thanks for your time.
Jul 6, 2009 by Jason Fox | See all 2 posts
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