Newswire: Shout! Factory brings the Transformers movie people actually like to Blu-ray

Coming just one month shy of its 30th anniversary, Shout! Factory and Hasbro studios are bringing Transformers: The Movie to Blu-ray this September.

The newest edition of the film that sent countless children running and crying from the theater at the death of Optimus Prime in August of 1986 will feature a new HD transfer from the original 35mm elements, as well as a “full range” of bonus content, some of which will probably be culled from the out-of-print 20th anniversary release that will fetch quite a bit of energon on Amazon. That content includes the international scrolling Star Wars-style opening and audio commentary with director Nelson Shin, as well as deleted and alternate footage (including an animated storyboard where Ultra Magnus is drawn and quartered).

Transformers: The Movie contains more heart, gravitas, and actual Transformers than Michael Bay’s 2007 “live-action” take on the popular toy line—if …

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