Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Transfomers DVD release date and special features

Transformers is coming to DVD October 16th as 1-disc standard DVD, a 2-disc special edition and a 2-disc HD-DVD. Here are the features:

Transformers Special Edition DVD

  • Disc 1:

    • Feature film
    • Commentary by Michael Bay

  • Disc 2:

    • Our World
      • The Story Sparks - Steven Spielberg discusses his love for the franchise and early concept art for the film. Explores how the writers adapted the cartoon into a live-action movie and why Michael Bay is the perfect director for the film.
      • Human Allies - A look at how the actors were selected and their experiences on the set.
      • I Fight Giant Robots - An exploration of the military training that
      • Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson underwent for their roles and the various stunts that the actors were asked to perform.
      • Battleground - A piece on the senior officials from the Department of Defense and Air Force who consulted on the film to give it authenticity and the key locations that the U.S. government provided access to.
      • Their War
      • Rise of the Robots - Explores the interaction between Hasbro designers and Michael Bay to bring the toy line roaring to life.
      • AUTOBOTS Roll Out - Michael Bay discusses working with Chevy and its designers and the modifications that were made to the cars seen in the film.
      • DECEPTICONS Strike - The film’s military advisors discuss the “toys” they allowed the production to borrow: F-22 Raptors, Ospreys and A-10 Warthogs.
      • Inside the AllSpark - ILM’s digital artists discuss the challenges of bringing the TRANSFORMERS to life.
    • More Than Meets The Eye
      • From Script to Sand: The SKORPONOK Desert Attack - An in-depth look at the making of this particularly epic and challenging scene from initial storyboarding through production and visual effects.
      • Concepts - Early sketch concepts of the robots.
      • Trailers

Transformers HD-DVD

The HD DVD includes the above special features as well as this exclusive content:

  • Disc 1:

    • TRANSFORMERS H.U.D. (Heads Up Display)—In this mode, viewers can access running text-based behind-the-scenes background information on the production during the feature. Users can also watch relevant picture-in-picture b-roll and video with Bay, Spielberg and other filmmakers during select sequences.
    • Transformers Intelligence Mode web-enabled features consist of:
      • Transformation Mode
      • Health Meter
      • Weapon Mode
      • Robot Bio
      • In Scene Indicator
      • Text Ticker
      • GPS
  • Disc 2:
    • TRANSFORMERS Tech Inspector - Gives viewers an unprecedented look at the TRANSFORMERS robots through the exquisitely detailed models created by ILM artists. Users can zoom in on each detail for a closer examination and pause and change the rotation of the models.

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