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|Transformers 2 Revenge Of The Fallen Exclusive Big Screen IMAX Edition 2-Disc Special Collector's Edition Widescreen DVD Featuring The Biggest On-screen Picture Available|
Genres: Kids & Family, Documentary
Immerse yourself in the world of Transformers and maximize your home viewing experience with this Big Screen Edition featuring the biggest on-screen picture available. This 2-disc DVD includes exclusive packaging and over ... more »
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Reviewed on 7/6/2014...
Off to college...buckle up for laughter and Transformers entertainment you love. The IMAX additions are fantastic.
Transformers 2 - Big Sreen Edition
A. Salazar | Houston, TX United States | 12/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Similar to the 'Dark Knight' blu-ray, this is the version shown at IMax theaters. This is on both the dvd and blu-ray from Wal-Mart. In addition, it has a slightly different cover, with Bumblebee instead of Megatron.
Keep in mind, that the whole movie is not "big screen", just the fight scene in the middle and end of the movie, the rest is standard 16:9. It even boast's a few extra seconds of deleted scenes during these segment's as well. I would recommend this version to people, especially if you got a really big screen tv, 55" and bigger. If you live in the states, pick this up at your local Wal-Mart, and if you got a blu-ray player, even better!!"
Some clarifications on this awesome Transformers 2 DVD...!
Lawrence V. Mendoza | Northern California | 04/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
Let me clarify some cool details which make this DVD a unique, one-of-a-kind, must-have:
- The "base version" of the Transformers 2 movie was released in 2.4:1 screen format. What this means is that similar to most recent "blockbuster" movies, the image retains large black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, even on widescreen HDTVs, which have a top-to-side screen ratio of 16:9 (or 1.78:1 if you reduce the fraction). These movies aren't designed to fill the screen on a regular HDTV (kind of annoying).
- This "Big Screen Edition" of Transformers 2 tries something only done once before on either DVD or Blu-Ray releases (Dark Knight) - about 10 minutes of the movie was actually shot using super-resolution IMAX film stock, so those original images are captured on 1.33:1 (i.e. 4:3, the old almost-square TV top-to-side ratio), then cropped to only use a portion of that for the original release. For major scenes in this DVD, however, a larger portion of the IMAX film was used, enough to completely fill a 1.78:1 HDTV widescreen. These "Big Screen" images are larger, show more information (from the IMAX film stock) and are superior resolution in any format. So if you're watching on a standard HDTV screen, the black bars vanish and the entire HDTV screen is used, with even more detail than you would see in the regular 2.4:1 image.
The end result is SPECTACULAR. The images are bigger, sharper, more vivid, and completely fill up your HDTV screen, without black bars. My only wish is that they would have included MORE of these IMAX scenes, not only the major fight scenes. Still, there are simply no other movies like this today (Dark Knight had quality problems) - it's a GEM, a showcase for your home theater, and a substantially improved experience when watching the movie. Highly, highly recommended, and the quality improvement is noticeable on any DVD, in any Home Theater, regardless of the system. And they're rare - trust me, you're friends don't have this, and will be wow'ed by it when you show them. And while the Blu-Ray is better, this is still a killer feature on the regular DVD version (which I have)."