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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Hitting Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 30
Source: Paramount Home Entertainment September 9, 2011

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon will hit Blu-ray and DVD on September 30, followd by a deluxe Blu-ray and DVD release in the coming months. Here is the full press release:

Spectacular action, stunning visual effects, non-stop thrills and fan-favorite characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and Sam Witwicky rocketed Transformers: Dark of the Moon into the stratosphere, with the latest installment of the wildly popular TRANSFORMERS franchise surpassing its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the breathtaking film redefines the scale, scope and emotional impact of what a blockbuster can be with the ongoing epic story of the mighty AUTOBOTS in a thrill-packed adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will debut in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo with a digital copy and on standard DVD on Friday, September 30, 2011, followed by a deluxe Blu-ray and DVD release, including a Blu-ray 3D, in the coming months.

"For fans who can't wait, the Blu-ray release in September will deliver an awesome ride with the movie in stunning 1080p high definition and a 7.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack that was personally overseen by our phenomenal supervising sound mixer just for the Blu-ray," said director Michael Bay. "As you know, we put a lot of effort into the 3D experience for the theatrical release and I want to make sure we get it right for home viewingand that process takes time. So stay tuned for an even more incredible release that will include the film on Blu-ray 3D and loads of bonus features."

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Transformers: Dark of the Moon explodes with high-octane action when a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day threatening to bring a war to Earth so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone will not be able to save us. Stars Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers) and John Turturro (The Good Shepherd) have returned along with a host of new stars including Patrick Dempsey ("Grey's Anatomy"), Frances McDormand (Fargo) and John Malkovich (Beowulf). The film also features the voices of Leonard Nimoy ("Star Trek") and Hugo Weaving (Captain America: The First Avenger) and introduces newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Disc Specifications

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD andin a first for Paramount Home EntertainmentEnglish 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Discrete Surround Dolby Digital tracks, each of which was individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience. The disc additionally features French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The DVD in the Combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Discrete Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The digital copy is presented in English 2.0 Stereo with no subtitles.

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Discrete Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

Epic Marketing Support

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray and DVD debut will be supported by a massive marketing and promotional campaign befitting the mega-hit status of the franchise. In addition to a multi-million dollar advertising blitz spanning television, print, radio and online, a stellar array of allies has joined forces with Paramount Home Entertainment to transmit the AUTOBOTS' message to all inhabitants of the globe.

Hasbro will host a "Roll Out In PRIME Style" sweepstakes in the U.S. giving entrants the chance to "Win a Ride to School" with the AUTOBOTS! The grand prize winner will be picked up by BUMBLEBEE and transported to school where OPTIMUS PRIME will be waiting with TRANSFORMERS toys and products in his trailer. Details are available at www.TransformersPrimeStyle.com.

Also in the U.S., Hostess will feature TRANSFORMERS images on millions of packages and will have thousands of displays in grocery and convenience stores across the country. The company will also host a branded "Transform Your Treat" sweepstakes that gives consumers the chance to win a variety of valuable prizes. Additionally, Hostess will offer consumers a $4 rebate on the purchase of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray or DVD with purchase of two (2) Hostess products (additional details available at http://www.hostesscakes.com). Energizer will offer coupons good for $5 off the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray or DVD at retailers throughout the U.S. via special displays and packaging.

In Canada, 250,000 Kernels Popcorn Shakers have been outfitted with Transformers: Dark of the Moon promotional branding in support of a consumer sweepstakes tied to the home entertainment release. The Popcorn Shakers will be available at major retailers across the country.

Synopsis

A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS' all-consuming evil in the smash hit from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.

About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA - News), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon

Street date: September 30, 2011
Runtime: 154 minutes
SRP:
$19.99 (Single-disc DVD)
$29.99 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo with digital copy)

U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo

Canadian Rating: PG for violence and coarse language


Source: Read more: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Hitting Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 30 - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movie...#ixzz1XSrpwbis
post #2 of 309
Launches only 3 weeks after announcement?

Back to Dolby TrueHD in 7.1 no less.. Aren't all Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks discrete?

$29.99 SRP for a BD/DVD/DC combo?

Seems very odd?
post #3 of 309
Pass.
post #4 of 309
Yes please, will look and sound fantastic
post #5 of 309
Will rent this release, then buy the 3d blu in December. Should be some good HT fun!
post #6 of 309
I'm guessing it might be worth it to wait for the 3D release seeing as apparently this was one of the "good" 3D theatrical releases.
post #7 of 309
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Originally Posted by Rach View Post

I'm guessing it might be worth it to wait for the 3D release seeing as apparently this was one of the "good" 3D theatrical releases.

It's the best use since avatar, it also slowed Bay's camera down.
post #8 of 309
I'm waiting for the 3D release.
post #9 of 309
Me too. Anyone know a concrete date for the 3D blu?
post #10 of 309
that was fast
post #11 of 309
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Originally Posted by markmathers View Post

Me too. Anyone know a concrete date for the 3D blu?

I feel it may be another Paramount exclusive
post #12 of 309
It will be nice to watch it again, but this time having the ability to skip every scene not involving robots. I love Transformers, but this movie was painful to watch. I might make my own cut and remove about an hour's worth of useless dialogue and slapstick.
post #13 of 309
is this gonna be some sort of movie-only edition followed by the complete package a few months later? If that's the case maybe I'll wait.

[edit]hmm according to this:
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...nnounced_/7622 it doesn't include any extras. So..yes, I'll wait.
post #14 of 309
7.1 TrueHD, eh?

I'm okay with this.
post #15 of 309
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

7.1 TrueHD, eh?

I'm okay with this.

What difference does it make, other than zero?
post #16 of 309
No difference. Just surprised to see TrueHD again. Dolby has been MIA from the vast majority of BD releases in the past couple years.

Plus... you know... I had a in there too.
post #17 of 309
I loved 1, did not like 2, is this one worth buying? Thanks!
post #18 of 309
It's better than 2 but that's about it.
post #19 of 309
The audio in the particular theater I saw this in was incredible. Looking forward to seeing (hearing) it at home.
post #20 of 309
Michael Bay realized how bad Revenge of the Fallen was and tried to make amends with Dark of the Moon. It's still not as good as the first film.
post #21 of 309
Thread Starter 
Amazon has it available for preorder but at a very steep $31.49 (ouch!) especially for a barebones release. I don't even want to know how much they're planning on listing the 3D and special editions for..
post #22 of 309
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

The audio in the particular theater I saw this in was incredible. Looking forward to seeing (hearing) it at home.

Yes according to mixer Greg Russell, they did a HT version and there will be both 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD tracks.
post #23 of 309
Oh really?

Hmmm...

*strokes chin*
post #24 of 309
Will wait for the 3D release
post #25 of 309
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Originally Posted by alexg75 View Post

Yes according to mixer Greg Russell, they did a HT version and there be both 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD tracks.

Kind of a waste, unless he's talking about the TrueHD track being 9.1 channels.

For those who don't know, 7.1 TrueHD is actually 9.1 channels with an optimized rear-left surround and rear-right surround added to the bitstream for 5.1 setups. The three front channels are the same, if the system is set to 7.1 it substitutes the side-left and side-right and adds the surround back left and surround back right channels instead.
post #26 of 309
I don't get the separate 2.0 lossy mix? It would make sense for True HD as the 2.0 and 5.1 could be part of the 7.1 as True HD can do that!
post #27 of 309
Why even bother with those DD English tracks? Just have the 7.1 track and the foreign tracks and thats it...
post #28 of 309
I'm convinced this has gotta be a typo and that they mean discrete 5.1 and 2.0 TrueHD. Every TRUEHD track has to have a discrete DD track. The only diff would be adding a 2.0. I can't believe they'd make a big deal over a 2.0 DD track?
post #29 of 309
It's not an audio description track then? was there not one on the last movie?
post #30 of 309
Perhaps the "first" is the 7.1 TrueHD track, and there's a typo where that description was placed.

Lee
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