In case you guys wanted to pickup the three episodes that started it all, Shout! Factory will be releasing a Generation 1 More Than Meets the Eye DVD.
The single DVD contains More Than Meets the Eye Parts 1, 2, and 3, as well as bonus episodes Transport to Oblivion and Roll Out. The set will be available September 1, 2009 with an MSRP of $9.99.
Four million years after crash-landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present-day Earth. Desperate to find a new energy source for their home planet of Cybertron, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend their new friends Spike and Sparkplug and the innocent people of Earth against their archenemies, Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons. More Than Meets The Eye is the 3-part story arc detailing the beginning of the battle between good and evil on Earth. This single disc release also features two bonus episodes Transport To Oblivion and Roll For It.
I have the first season Shout! Factory G1 release and it's garbage.
None of the episodes are remastered at all and it has the same old colouring errors that the original prints has.
Just milking the franchise dry, the only goo thing is they kept the original theme and sfx without adding the horrible sound effects to the intro and episodes, but that's all, and it's certainly not worth paying the full price for, let alone buying that Matrix edition of the complete series, who knows how bad the rest of the episodes look.
Jeeze, is it that hard to find a company that will actually do a competent job at emastering the series and get a fan in to point out the colouring errors so they don't botch it up like Rhino did, Shout Factory did a poor job with this release, but who cares eh? as long as Hasblo get their money out of the dvd sales, they don't give two craps about it.
That's exactly why their Transformers games suck as well, they don't put enough effort into the games by hiring a competent games company to make it, just like the dvd's. :fire :doh
cool but i want the whole collection not just the first disc
The only validity that I can see in producing this release is for the casual viewer that just wants a taste of nastalgia. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. :shrug
- 2009-07-30 @ 2:07 pm
Two words: It's lame
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wait, didn't the first 3 episodes "more than meets the eye" come out with the 25th an. OP figure? An like was already mentioned you can get the whole first season with it for just $20. And if you buy the entire series when it comes out for $140 you will get it too. Is this like all the repaint figures. Same thing different colors?
waits for Ultimate Doom announcement
Not realy blaming them though. Theseguysw where probably startng of like "yeah, lets try and get the rites for M.A.S.K. Starcom, Jayce and The WHeeled Warriors, Shirt Tales, Rubix The Amazing Cube, and a bunch of other 80's properties"
Then some guy, lets call him Ted who probibly calls hiself Tedatron was all like "nah, screw all that, lets invest heavy into Transformers and like quadupel what we have to spend" Then Ted shot down the idea that somehow everyone who would want to buy the series either already has it, downloaded it, or scored a Chinesse import...
Hence, they have to do this. Who wants to bet 5 Faces will be out befor S3 and an angry Tedatron is now working as a fry cook...
I saw that at TRU a week ago. Really, what is the point of such a random DVD release?
Does seem pointless. You can get the entire S1 set for $20 at Target.
is there a "milking it" emoticon?