Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Transformers - Season 1 Vol 1|
Actors: Brad Garrett, Steve Bulen, David Workman, Joe Leahy, Joy Grdnic
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
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THE classic 80s cartoon series! ...but over-remastered
wkjun | 09/05/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"PICTURE QUALITY (2/5 STARS)
The overall image quality has definetly been improved: brighter colours, sharp images and heavy remastering (scratch removal, ect.) but WHAT HAVE THEY DONE?? They really made some devastating mistakes! Some scenes are played in reverse (i.e. the infamous Ironhide transformation scene from 'Heavy Metal War'), some visual heat-, smoke- and fire-effects are just missing!! And there is this mistake-documentation which should show the people what errors the original film masters had and that they have been corrected... they found the errors, but forgot(?) to correct many of them.
Sharpness and colour of the image deserve 5 STARS, but in fact of the errors 2 STARS is the proper rating!SOUND QUALITY (2/5 STARS)
Generally the sound is very clear and free of hiss/crackles but WHAT HAVE THEY DONE...AGAIN?? They have remixed the soundtrack to Dolby Digital 5.1, initially that sounds brilliant but to reach this goal Rhino added some really strange&stupid soundeffects. Ok, the explosions have a great *boom* but gunfire sounds like children toy guns.
The Dolby Stereo soundtrack is another mess, some episodes have the new 5.1 remix simply downmixed to stereo, but others have the original soundtrack with no added effects. I believe every fan of the series demands at least an option to hear the original sountrack!
First a disappointment then you (have to) get used to it. Nothing more and nothing less.EXTRAS (1/5 STARS)
No Extras included. You have to buy the Season 1 Box Set containing a fourth disc with all the extras. To match the Amazon-rating there is a 1-star rating because of the non-existent zero-star rating option.SPECIAL/UNIQUE ON THIS DVD RELEASE:
- all new transfer from the original 35mm negative
- Dolby Digital 5.1 remix & Dolby StereoCOMMENT:
I am a great fan of Transformers G1 and I would have loved to see the TFs in its original form, without remastering mistakes and additional soundeffects.
As a Transfan I also bought the UK boxset of season 1 which contains a lot of other worthy extras. The picture quality is not so sharp and brilliant but there are NO MISTAKES and errors. The soundtrack is the 5.1 remix from this US boxset. I highly recommend buying both editions or if you are not sure, just buy the UK Region 2 boxset if your DVD player is PAL-compatible!"
Really stands the test of time.
Kevin RE Watts | Welland, On. | 02/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After watching G.I.Joe cartoons from the same era, I was fully expecting to be disappointed watching my favorite cartoon as a child, the Transformers.Imagine my surprise when I watched this first DVD! I was amazed at the quality of the dialogue and how well the animation holds up. Granted, there are numerous continuity errors, and there are numerous occasions where the animation is rushed. These flaws are obvious but don't really subtract from the whole package, nostalgic as it is.If you watched this show as a child, you're going to enjoy them again with this DVD. Don't listen to the detractors about the extra sound effects as they're not noticeable in the least.However, I would recommend that you save a little bit more and buy the Season 1 boxset."
I love Transformers Volume 1 season 1!
N. Kok | USA | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This single Transformers DVD disc is the contains the very first five episodes of the Transformers: Generation 1 cartoon (1984)! I like this DVD a-lot because I remember in September, 1984 watching this show on television after school. the episodes in this disc are:
The Transformers (September, 1984)
1)More Than Meets The Eye Part 1
2)More Than Meets The Eye Part 2
3)More Than Meets The Eye Part 3
4)Transport to Oblivion
5)Roll For It
These Transformers episodes ar the best because the introduce the original Transformers like Optimus Prime(voice by Peter Cullen) and Megatron (voice by Frank Welker)in the series. I highly Recommend this Transformers DVD to anyone who is a Transfan! Witness and take part in Television history! Highest Possible Recommendation!"