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Beast Wars - Transformers
Beast Wars - Transformers
Actors: Scott McNeil, Gary Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Richard Newman, David Kaye
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2002     2hr 20min

Catch the action-packed, popular animated series for the first time on DVD and VHS. Originally aired on Fox Kids, "Beast Wars" follows the adventures of two robotic factions, the Maximals and Predacons, that have crash-la...  more »


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Actors: Scott McNeil, Gary Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Richard Newman, David Kaye
Creators: Patrick Carroll, Asaph Fipke, Barb Dawson, Ian Pearson, Jonathan Goodwill, Steven DeNure, Stéphane Reichel
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, 10-12 Years, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Rhino
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, English

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Movie Reviews

Beast Wars: The Saga Begins
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beast Wars debuted in 1996 as a new take on the classic Transformers show from the 80s. The re-vamped toyline became a hit, and the show was even better. Audiences soon learned that not only did BW tie in with the original Transformers, in many ways, it was a continuation of it.These episodes are a great intro, and a must in order to get the entire epic story of Beast Wars. The show really hits its stride towards the end of the first season, and I can still remember how excited I was through pretty much all of the second season. Do not make the mistake of writing this show off as standard kiddie fare, it was one of the best written "cartoons" I've ever watched, a true science fiction saga. Credit for this goes to the series' two excellent story editors: Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio. They breathed a life into these transforming robots the like of which Transformer fans had never seen (let's face it, the original TF characters were somewhat one and two dimensional). So, there you have it: characterization, plot, script, visuals, all of these and more are reasons not to miss a single volume of this, the best Transformers has to offer, finally on DVD."
Very underrated
K. Beech | Chateauguay, Quebec Canada | 07/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Being a cartoon, this show starts out with a lot of stigmas. I loved the original transformers as a kid. This show was unbelievable. Yes, it was all about selling toys but the creators weren't just satisfied with that alone. The story telling is weaven together better than most primetime television shows. There are very few holes. I dare you not to feel a little teery eyed when Dinobot hits the dust. One of the saddest deaths I've seen on the tube. Oh and Austria stop blasting the show. You have obviously not seen the show and are just a cranky Transformers fan that wont give this new show any respect. Those are the only people that do not like this show. Those that haven't seen it and dismiss it as nothing but a stupid cartoon. Then, there's the original Transformers fans that can't accept this show being better and never give it a chance. If you watch this show from the beginning you will be addicted, I guarantee you. Although as said the show really hits it's mark in season 2 with a lot of drama. Season 1 is a lot of introduction. Season 3 is the payoff with the bots heading back home, very good season. Season 4 is a bit of a mess in auto world but it's entertaining. There wasn't anywhere else to go after season 4. It was a fun ride. I give it a 4 but for cartoons this is definitely a big 5 stars."
Volume 1 is Volumes 1&2 - Sort of
K. Beech | 02/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

">The buy info is wrong though, this is ONLY Volume 1. It contains 6 episodesThe buy info isn't wrong, it's just a little confusing. In the VHS versions volume 1 is the first three episodes, volume 2 is the second three episodes. Someone in marketing decided that it would be less confusing to label volume 1 of the DVD series volumes 1 & 2 so that people would know that it includes all six episodes.Besides this contorted piece of logic, this is a great DVD. I look forward to Rhino releasing the rest of the series!"
Let the Beast Wars Begin!
K. Beech | 10/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is definetly a must buy for Beast Wars fans. In this DVD the first six episodes are presented. The picture and sound quality is very impressive, although it is a bit better in Volume 2. The first six episodes are not particularly interesting, in my opinion, but I enjoyed "Chain of Command" and "Power Surge" the most. There are no special features on this disk,..., but you occasionally see little snipets in the episodes that were not there on TV. For example: You see Megatron bash Terrorsaur in the back in "Beast Wars, Pt. 2" also, at the end of that episode when Optimus declares the "Beast Wars" the camera zooms away from him for much longer. Overall this is a good DVD That is more then worth purchasing. I just hope that Rhino continues to release them until they finish up the series."