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Paramount's TRANSFORMERS on HD-DVD someday?

post #1 of 67
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Go check out this Yahoo exclusive trailer. http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/transformers.html

We should see this on HD DVD someday, right? I sure hope so.
post #2 of 67
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Originally Posted by cnickersonjr View Post

Go check out this Yahoo exclusive trailer. http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/transformers.html

We should see this on HD DVD someday, right? I sure hope so.

A. I'm hoping it's day and date.
B. I was a huge Transformers fan growing up in the mid 80s so I'm hoping this isn;t terrible.
post #3 of 67
It's not out for another 8 months. How about we wait for it to hit the theaters, before worrying about it's home release.
post #4 of 67
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Originally Posted by overcast View Post

It's not out for another 8 months. How about we wait for it to hit the theaters, before worrying about it's home release.

Yeah, I hear what you're saying. I just wanted to show everyone the new trailer.
post #5 of 67
Holy crap this looks goooooood. I'm stoked for this one.
post #6 of 67
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

Holy crap this looks goooooood. I'm stoked for this one.

You watched the HD trailer, didn't you?
post #7 of 67
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

Holy crap this looks goooooood. I'm stoked for this one.

Just from the trailer it sounds like audio is going to test the woofage. O YEAH BABY!

Hope the main characters from the series are recognizable and have the same voices. Wishful thinking I know.
post #8 of 67
Yea that trailer looked like this movie will be a good workout for my bag end.

I'd bet that when it does get released it will be day and date.
post #9 of 67
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Originally Posted by [H]RedDog View Post

Yea that trailer looked like this movie will be a good workout for my bag end.

I'd bet that when it does get released it will be day and date.

Can you explain to me what you meant by "when it does get released it will be day and date"
post #10 of 67
Sigh.

I am a HUGE Transformers nerd and I am hoping this movie gets canned before it hits theaters, let alone hit HD DVD.

Unfortunately, it will be horrid and a monster hit which spawns sequel after terrible sequel.
post #11 of 67
Alright, how do I convert this .mov to either mp4 or wmv to watch on either my 360 or PS3 without having to buy QT Pro?
post #12 of 67
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Originally Posted by brywalker View Post

Sigh.

I am a HUGE Transformers nerd and I am hoping this movie gets canned before it hits theaters, let alone hit HD DVD.

Unfortunately, it will be horrid and a monster hit which spawns sequel after terrible sequel.

What??? What didn't you like? It's Michael Bay blowing stuff up. How can this not be appropriate Home Theatre fodder?
post #13 of 67
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Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post

What??? What didn't you like? It's Michael Bay blowing stuff up. How can this not be appropriate Home Theatre fodder?


not to mention that it's about the transformers. the single greatest toy franchise i have ever had the pleasure of playing with...
post #14 of 67
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Originally Posted by cnickersonjr View Post

Go check out this Yahoo exclusive trailer. http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/transformers.html

We should see this on HD DVD someday, right? I sure hope so.

WOW...I am so psyched for this now that I saw this clip. Thanks, for the post!

I was a HUGE Transformers fan as a kid, too....man, 8 months is a long ways.
post #15 of 67
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Originally Posted by koolio View Post

....man, 8 months is a long ways.

Where is Hiro when you need him? He could go and get the HD DVD and come back with it
post #16 of 67
looks great!
post #17 of 67
"Instant Cassettes - Movies are out on video before they are finished being made!"

Had to throw out the Spaceballs quote.
post #18 of 67
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Originally Posted by cnickersonjr View Post

Can you explain to me what you meant by "when it does get released it will be day and date"

When the HD DVD is released the same day as the DVD... Not months later.
post #19 of 67
Looks like it has a chance of not sucking. It depends on the voice work. Optimus and Megatron had very specific voices. I don't think I could be ok with others. Are the original voice actors still around ? I can hear Starscream in my head right now, they can't change his voice can they ?
post #20 of 67
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

Where is Hiro when you need him? He could go and get the HD DVD and come back with it

Hiro is lost in time again.....
post #21 of 67
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Originally Posted by slider33 View Post

When the HD DVD is released the same day as the DVD... Not months later.

Thanks. Now I know the lingo.
post #22 of 67
Its been confirmed that Optimus's tv voice will be the voice in the movie..... Now Megatron is a different story...
post #23 of 67
Man, that looks NOTHING like the transformers I grew up with.

I'm gonna take a pass on that one probably.
post #24 of 67
Man, you guys should just appreciate the classics being brought back. Of course it looks nothing like the Transformers of the 80s. What did you expect? They are catering to this generation. I watched a video interview a while back about this movie and I think they will really make it well in comparison to its legacy.
post #25 of 67
To me, this movie is a tough sell. Why? It's such a taret audience specific film, and honestly, I'm not sure it's been created to match them very well. Who is the target audience? Men, ages 28-34. And that's a real problem. Why? Well, it's a lot like George Lucas making Star Wars prequels. We will be passing judgement and using comparisons to 20 year old material, and in all honesty, it's just not fair to the film makers! Remembering what it was like to sit down and watch Transformers as a child (I am 31), the experience was almost spiritual. Those cartoons could do no wrong (with the exception of killing Prime in the animated movie.) The toys that spawned the cartoons were simply outstanding. Having been down the toy ailse recently, today's Transformers look like JUNK in comparison. But were the cartoons really that great? Were the toys REALLY that good? Those are BIG moffin questions, because the answer comes from the realization that not only has times changed, cartoon and toys changed, but we change as well. I happen to own all five box sets of the Generation I series. And while I enjoy them occasionally, it honestly surprised me how goofy most of the cartoons seem now. I mean, owning the entire series of the highest quality video... had someone gave that to me in 1987 I probably would have bowed down to worship them, then took them to my bedroom and never came out. But now that I'm older I haven't even watched them all one time and I've had the set for about 3 years.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and it's just that.

Anyway guys, my biggest advice for everyone that is 25-35 seeing these movies, is to go in with LOW LOW expectations. It would probably even be best to try and forget that this movie is somehow attached to those dreamy childhood memories, because in reality, it really isn't attached. And maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to enjoy the action without critiquing every single line, every single "why the Hell do these robots look like skelotons?" moments.

Peace,
Dreamaster
post #26 of 67
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Originally Posted by Maxx_75 View Post

Looks like it has a chance of not sucking. It depends on the voice work. Optimus and Megatron had very specific voices. I don't think I could be ok with others. Are the original voice actors still around ? I can hear Starscream in my head right now, they can't change his voice can they ?


For some reason, I'm thinking that the voice actor for Starscream died. Also on XBOX live , they have a 1 minute HD trailer (I don't know if is is same as this thread or not) & the shadow on Mars, lookes suspiciouly Starscreamish. If memory serves, the guy that voiced Optimus Prime was old then. I think he is still alive, but probably not still doing voice overs.


edit:
Looks like Peter Cullen will not be reprising his Origianl Optimus Role.



edit too:

Man am I a "Robots in Disguise" nerd or what! My memory was correct. Chris Latta died in 94.




edit three:

Mr. Cullen, apparently, will be back!!
post #27 of 67
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Originally Posted by Dreamaster View Post

To me, this movie is a tough sell. Why? It's such a taret audience specific film, and honestly, I'm not sure it's been created to match them very well. Who is the target audience? Men, ages 28-34. And that's a real problem. Why? Well, it's a lot like George Lucas making Star Wars prequels. We will be passing judgement and using comparisons to 20 year old material, and in all honesty, it's just not fair to the film makers! Remembering what it was like to sit down and watch Transformers as a child (I am 31), the experience was almost spiritual. Those cartoons could do no wrong (with the exception of killing Prime in the animated movie.) The toys that spawned the cartoons were simply outstanding. Having been down the toy ailse recently, today's Transformers look like JUNK in comparison. But were the cartoons really that great? Were the toys REALLY that good? Those are BIG moffin questions, because the answer comes from the realization that not only has times changed, cartoon and toys changed, but we change as well. I happen to own all five box sets of the Generation I series. And while I enjoy them occasionally, it honestly surprised me how goofy most of the cartoons seem now. I mean, owning the entire series of the highest quality video... had someone gave that to me in 1987 I probably would have bowed down to worship them, then took them to my bedroom and never came out. But now that I'm older I haven't even watched them all one time and I've had the set for about 3 years.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and it's just that.

Anyway guys, my biggest advice for everyone that is 25-35 seeing these movies, is to go in with LOW LOW expectations. It would probably even be best to try and forget that this movie is somehow attached to those dreamy childhood memories, because in reality, it really isn't attached. And maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to enjoy the action without critiquing every single line, every single "why the Hell do these robots look like skelotons?" moments.

Peace,
Dreamaster



Dreamaster, please turn in your Transformers membership card to your local Decepticon office at once!


































j/k

Actually dude, I agree with everything you said, except the ages. I'm 39 now & was 18 in '85. My friends & I loved Transformers (& actually the whole early to mid 80's Video Killed the Radio Star schlocky expiereince) waaaay more than say my brothers age group (he's 29 now) becuase we were old enough & cynical enough to recognize it for the campy, we-got-to -move-these-toys crap that it truely was. Now, I'm off to save John Blackstar.



......thunder....thunder...THUNDERCATS HOOOOO!!!!!
post #28 of 67
told you so
post #29 of 67
i dont care if it is or isnt... i kind of had an idea that they would do the same thing but what the hell..... its michael bay we are talking about.....
post #30 of 67
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Originally Posted by ShagMan View Post

Man, that looks NOTHING like the transformers I grew up with.

I'm gonna take a pass on that one probably.


Yeah..... more like Bionicle.

Other than Prime/Megs..... Bay & Co pretty much disregarded the source material.

Christ.... they couldn't even get the look right.
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