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DVD Talk have a review of the Transformers Prime Series Blu-Ray disks
Video & Audio Quality
Presented in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio, this 1080p transfer of Transformers Prime: Season One is excellent but not perfect. To be fair, a few small problems are inherently due to the source material, including mild aliasing and jagged edges. Mild compression artifacts can also been spotted along the way, which seems like more of an authoring issue than anything else. Either way, what's here is largely impressive, as the image is typically razor sharp with vivid, striking colors and strong black levels. So while there's room for improvement, I'd imagine that most fans of Prime will be pleased.
The audio is a touch more consistent, as each episode arrives with your choice of DTS-HD 5.1 or LPCM 2.0 mixes. The former creates an enveloping and dynamic soundstage from start to finish, often filled with plenty of surround activity once the action heats up. A bit more low end would've helped to sell some of the action, as well as some added "punch" for the gunfire. Dialogue is crisp and the score is also well-represented with no obvious sync issues. Overall, fans won't find much to complain about here, as this ambitious audio presentation is leaps and bounds above most animated TV shows.
Unlike the show itself, almost all of these bonus features seem to be aimed directly at older fans. The bulk of these are 14 Audio Commentaries that largely focus on episodes from Discs 1 and 4; more often than not, they do an excellent job of covering all the bases. Featured participants include several producers, a number of representatives from Hasbro, animation and art directors, composer Brian Tyler, several directors and writers, a handful of voice actors (including Peter Cullen and Ernie Hudson) and...Bumblebee, just to name a few. These are generally fun and informative audio commentaries... which is good news, because the remaining bonus features don't dig quite as deep.
Disc 4 houses the remaining extras, which lead off with a promotional Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (11:03). It's short and not especially enlightening, though I enjoyed seeing a handful of voice actors do their thing. Also here is a slightly more in-depth Toy Featurette that focuses on Prime's characters and how they selected the roster (16:30), as well as a ridiculously short Teaser for Season 2 (0:20). Like the episodes, these bonus features are presented in 1080p and do not include optional subtitles.
Also included in this "Limited Edition" package is a softcover Graphic Novel that serves as a Prime prequel of sorts. It's a nice little bonus and quite substantial at 96 pages, but I'm assuming that later releases of this boxed set will omit the book (although I'm guessing it'll still be available separately).
Roll Out Roll Call 2012 guest Jim Sorenson has recently updated his blog The Diciples of Boltax with the transforamtion sequence of Lander from Transformers Masterforce.
Welcome back, true believers! Another edition of The Ark Addendum, extra model sheets not in The Complete Ark, my 416 page tome of Transformers character models.
This week's offering is another transformation sequence from Masterforce. I give you: Lander! I find the last picture in the sequence especially nice, what with the clouds and the mountains. For a pretty simple toy, he they sure make his Transform seem dynamic.
Jim Sorenson, who we recently announced will be in attendance at Roll Out Roll Call 2012, has updated his blog with a new Ark Addendum entry entitled "Rumble's Transform and Cheetor's Badge".
As you van probably guess the entry contains the character model for the transformation sequence of Rumble from the Generation One cartoon, where as Cheetor's badge is his suppose to be the police badge he would use within the Transformers Animated universe
We have continue our Character Model gallery updates with 11 new and two update image galleries. All of the character models are from the Beast Wars II Japanese series which was released on DVD for the first time last month.
The character models now available cover the letters G through P and are Galvatron, Gigastorm, Hellscream, Ikard, Lio Convoy, "Logos and Lists", Magnaboss, Mantis, Max-B, Megastorm, Moon and Powerhug
Jim Sorenson has posted a new additional to his Ark Addendum yesterday called Mircobots Part 1 . Here's Jim to tell you all about it, though remember to click the link to view the character model.
"This week in The Ark Addendum... MICROBOTS! Part 1. No, it's not a
two-part episode, I just have some more designs from the episode.
Unusual ones... but we'll get to that next week.
This week's installment is the backgrounds and props from the episode.
As we all remember, the Decepticons discover the remains of their
as-yet-unnamed starship, which Beast Wars would dub Nemesis. Inside is
the Heart of Cybertron, which powers up Megatron and prompts the
Autobots to shrink down, Fantastic Voyage style, and infiltrate
To me, the stand-out models here are Floro Dery's take on Megatron's
insides. He reused some of this imagery for the inside of Unicron a
little later. It's just a lovely alien landscape, bizarre and
compelling. Hats off to you, sir, hats off."
In a guest post over on Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, Monzo has posted an article reference and re-producing some storyboards from the first ever cartoon episode of Transformers, More Than Meets The Eye, that were sold on Heritage Auctions way back in 2002. The images show some high resolution scans of ten pages of storyboards which make some interesting analysis.
You can check out the blog here.
Following on from the last news story, and last weeks update, Jim Sorenson has posted The Ark Addendum - The Insecticon Syndrome Part 2 to his blog which continues on with more character models from the Generation One debut episode of the Insecticons.
Here's Jim to explain more:
"This week, it's time for the Ark Addendum from The Insecticon Syndrome,
part two.† We get some really nifty interiors and exteriors in this
episode, including the Nova Power Plant and the Iron Mountain military
It was consuming the Nova Power Core that made the Insecticons grow
large and unstable.† Really, the episode has a very odd structure.† The
Insecticons are enlisted to help the Decepticons, attack a power plant,
grow large, attack the real target, turn on the Decepticons.† All the
while, they're getting ready to explode... it's just sorta random.† It
almost feels like two episodes smushed together.† As much as I have a
nostalgic bone for the classic Transformers, newer shows really are much
tighter and more well written."