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Shout Factory Will Release Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition in 4K and Blu-Ray

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Shout Factory has confirmed to release The Transformers: The Movie in 4K and Blu-ray on September 13. The new edition would extra features like digital copy, brand-new documentary, audio commentary, etc.


Shenzhen, Guangdong -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/15/2016 -- It's been 30 years since Transformers: The Movie first rumbled onto screens. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this original Transformers movie, Manga Entertainment, Hasbro Films, and Shout! Factory have planned to release a remaster of the original animated Transformers movie in 4K and Blu-ray. The anniversary edition releases on 4k Blu-ray and DVD September 13, 2016 in North America and December 12, 2016 in the UK on 4k Blu-ray.

With the fast development of 4K transferring technology, a great many classic movies have been remastered in 4K for better image quality. Watching movies in 4K with 4K movie player has become a big leisure. Every 10 years since the Transformers: The Movie was announced in 1986, there would be an anniversary edition to recall this epic automotive struggle. And from the featured clips of Transformers: The Movie released by Manga UK, the 30 Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Movie without doubt looks crisper than its previous editions, due to the 4K transfer technology. The released clips of Transformer movies definitely make it worth viewing.

In the released clips, Joseph Slomka, the Principle Color Scientist behind the latest transfer, explains how they were able to restore the film for its anniversary print. The in-depth remastering process involved a sizable team of animators and technicians who converted the original animation cells and 35 millimeter print into the vibrant digital cut.

As to the remaster, Shout Factory, the independent US. distributor, focused on restoring much of the detail that was lost even included in the original theatrical release of the film. According to Slomka, the Principle Color Scientist behind the latest transfer, "The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook (2-Blu-ray™ set + Digital Copy) comes with a highly collectible Steelbook packaging that features striking key art, all-new HD transfer of the movie in widescreen and full frame on 2 Blu-rays™, immersive bonus content including brand-new featurettes, plus a digital copy of the movie." Fans could either choose to view the 4K Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition with 4K Blu-ray player or 4K movie player plus 4K display to get crisper movie experience at home.

For the details of the new edition movie content, Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition contains extra features like featured clips released by Manga UK, a digital copy of the film. The bonus features include: a brand-new documentary called 'Til All Are One, which includes interviews with the cast and production crew of the movie, and an audio commentary with director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille, and star Susan Blu. There are also featurettes, animated storyboards, trailers, and TV spots.

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