The 1980’s animated Transformers Movie celebrates its 30th anniversary with a collector’s edition Blu-Ray and HD transfer

By ·July 30, 2016 11:30 am

You heard it right, The Transformers – The movie is being given the HD treatment as it celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year. The legends at Shout! Factory and Manga Entertainment has combined forces to produce a beautiful collector’s edition Blu-Ray of the 1986 animated Transformers movie packed with bonus content and brand new featurettes, all wrapped up in a glorious steelbox (which can be seen at the end of this article).

Featuring an all-star voice cast of Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles, the limited-edition 30th Aniversary steelbook will be released December 12th 2016 in the UK. The Blu-Ray collector’s steelbox comes with two Blu-Ray discs featuring an all new high definition transfer of the original film in widescreen, brand-new featurettes and bonus content plus a digital copy of the film for when you’re on the move.

With the film having been restored and meticulously re-mastered from a brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film element, it is now suited for modern day home entertainment systems.

Special features include:

  • ‘Til All Are One – A brand-new, comprehensive documentary looking back at 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

With all of the exciting informaton out of the way, we will sign off with a brief synopsis of The Transformers – The Movie, under which you can find a packshot of the collector’s edition Blu-Ray steelbox.

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?

Transformers - The Movies - steelbook packshot

The 30th anniversary edition collector’s Blu-Ray of the Transformers Movie will be avaialble for purchase from December 12th 2016. Just in time to make an excellent Christmas present for fans and collectors.

Image Credits: Hasbro / Shout! Factory / Manga Entertainment

Written by Michael James Ilett


Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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