Directed by Nelson Shin, the 1986 ‘Transformers: The Movie’ was a follow-up to ‘The Transformers’ animated series launched in 1984. It is set between season two and three, bringing in a new generation of Autobots and Decepticons. It has since become a fan-favorite, arguably more popular than the Michael Bay-directed film franchise.
Shout! Factory has announced that they are releasing a 4k Blu-Ray DVD limited edition release on August 3, 2021 to celebrate the film’s 35th Anniversary, GeekVibes Nation reports. It promises a “meticulously re-restored from a cleaner-than-ever, brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film elements.”
According to the synopsis, “The year is 2005 … For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), have been at war with the evil Megatron (Frank Welker) and his Decepticons over control of their home planet of Cybertron. However, an even greater threat – Unicron (Orson Welles, Citizen Kane), a colossal converting planet that devours everything in its path – is heading right for Cybertron. The only hope is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Will the Autobots be able to save themselves and their home world in time?
An all-star cast, including Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Eric Idle (the Monty Python films) and Robert Stack (The Untouchables), brings this inimitable, explosively entertaining Autobot adventure to life.”
Shout! Factory announced several features including a recording of Stan Bush performing acoustic versions of soundtrack songs “The Touch” And “Dare” from the 30th anniversary Fathom Events celebration.
It also includes the documentary ‘Till All Are One,’ which features interviews with “Members Of The Cast And Crew, Including Story Consultant Flint Dille, Cast Members Gregg Berger, Susan Blu, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Singer/Songwriter Stan Bush, Composer Vince DiCola And Others!”
The set is available for pre-order now at the Shout! Factory website.
Check out the trailer from the 30th anniversary release:
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