Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Transformers Season 3 Part 2/Season 4 Boxed Set|
Actors: John Hostetter, Jack Angel, Roger Behr, Jerry Houser, Beau Weaver
Director: Peter Wallach
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
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Metahead | Nashville, TN | 08/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hopefully, you see this before paying the rip-off prices that third party sellers are posting. Yes, this DVD set is out of print, BUT Sony WILL BE RELEASING THEM IN THE FUTURE. I asked Rhino Video what happened through their Q&A person, Dr. Rhino. Here is the response:
A message from the Rhino Video Deptartment:
Rhino's deal with Sunbow, the licensor of Transformers, GI Joe and Jem, has expired. Sony Music has acquired them and will reissue these titles at some point.
So, if you can wait then you will save yourself at least 50 bucks. I can't believe these sellers are trying to sell the items for more than they are worth."
Another excellent DVD set to send off the series!
David Waters | Montgomery, AL USA | 03/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What can those of us who were very, very small children in the 80's (like me, I'm 20) who grew up with Transformers or who were just fans of the show possibly say in tribute to this series? It holds a special place in our hearts. With this final DVD set, Rhino has given us another excellent package. As with previous DVD's in the set, the animated menu is superb with a 3-D model of a character (in this case, Rodimus Prime) performing some minor action. Although this menu is a little strange. Its like the animated menu from the Season 3 Part 1 set, but the Autobot headquarters is damaged and Rodimus is also heavily battle-damaged. A little odd, but still very cool. The special features are somewhat limited (the first DVD set was so jam-packed with them that they sort of got used up), limited mainly to an interesting interview with a series writer and original broadcast audio.The episodes on this set are among the best of the series. The oft-maligned season 3 has some great stories to offer. Rodimus Prime continues to struggle with his inner angst regarding his burden of leadership, Galvatron slips further into madness, and of course it culminates with the return of the greatest Autobot of all, Optimus Prime. Season 4 gives birth to the Headmasters and Targetmasters while bringing a somewhat conclusive end to the series. The animation quality varies, as is typical of previous seasons.The most interesting aspect of this DVD set is the inclusion of the 3 season 4 episodes (Rebirth parts 1-3) spliced together in a "movie" format. The Rebirth trilogy was released on video years ago in this fashion and was called a second Transformers movie (which it was not). Although nothing particularly spectacular, its still an interesting special feature to be able to watch these episode as they aired or as a "movie." If only they had included the original ending to "Dark Awakening" in this or the last DVD set. All in all, this is a wonderful release with some great episodes. Theres something here for most Transformers fans. If you like Rodimus Prime, he's in the spotlight quite a lot. If, like most fans, your an Optimus Prime-lover, you'll love his triumphant return. Well worth it, all Transformers fans should have this set to complete the series."
TF Season 3 "THE SPACEAGE"
David Waters | 07/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a child and as an adult, I remember seeing both season 1 and season 2. To be perfectly honest, I, as well as many other transformers fans was alienated from the season 3 series, due to the killings and replacements of many autobots and decepticons, don't get me wrong, this whole new spaceage era in cybertron, despite how boring that may sound, wasn't bad at all, it was good, since if there's no change in a series, it will eventually get boring anyway. I missed starscream and his naive plots against megatron, ironhide, optimus, etc, but the birth of many new robots wasn't bad at all either. The season three series, unlike the former episodes, doesn't take place on earth, it's primarily based on the planet cybertron about 25 or so years in the future. At first, i thought that they ruined the series, but if you actually see them all, you'll love it like i did in the end. The animation did not have the good quality that season 1 and 2 had though. Another thing that really annoyed me was that galvatron(which was a morphed megatron) seemed strong and powerfull in the movie, just like his former self (megatron) was, but in the series, galvatron was like a spoiled, tempered, immature little brat that simply liked to shoot at his fellow decepticons. The excuse that was used in the series was that his brain was dammaged due to the battle suffered in the movie (completely ridiculous reason to give him an uncharismatic character). Also, Rodimus Prime, the replacement for Optimus prime was immature and is an obvious reason why fans wanted an episode in this season which consisted of optimus prime being revived. Well, beside this criticism, i recommend people to buy this as a good completion for the transformers collection, it's well worth it. Till all are one!"
Truly the end of an era!
comebackking1 | 03/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most of us grew up with the Transformers and if you didn't live, eat, and breathe them as a kid, you certainly have heard of them. For those not already familiar with these sets, Rhino has remastered the final 17 episodes of the series. The shows are clean and crisp and the sound is great. As far as the episodes go some of the best and some of the worst of the series are included. Nightmare Planet and Only Human are certainly forgettable. Call of the Primitives, Dweller in the Depths, and the two-part Return of Optimus Prime are among my favorites.Two things really stand out about this DVD and keep it from five star status 1)The entrance to these DVDs again show Rodimus walking into the control room as in S3 Part 1. What's different this time is that he limps, is badly injured, and the control room is in shambles. Now I realize he is not Optimus Prime, but I personally found that apalling and I think many true fans of the series will agree. 2) Special features are once again lacking. They have included an uninterupted version of the three-part Rebirth episode in addition to the originals (with intros and commercial bumpers for each). The other is an interview with writer David wise. (I personally found this very interesting.) The fact remains though the extras were very thin and much more could have been included.If you are a long time fan of the series than you will enjoy these episodes particularly if you liked the first half of season 3. If you are new to Transformers I would recommend checking out Seasons 1 and 2 before purchasing this. All in all this is another well done set by Rhino!"