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Transformers: Season One (Collector's Edition)
Transformers Season One
Collector's Edition
Actors: Michael Bell, Gregg Berger, Corey Burton, Scatman Crothers, Peter Cullen
Directors: John Walker, Peter Wallach
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
NR     2002     8hr 10min

The 1985 series Tatakae Cho Robot Seimetai Transformers ("Fight Super Living Robots Transformers") was a U.S.-Japanese coproduction, written in America and animated in Japan. Based on a line of robot toys from Takara--lice...  more »


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Actors: Michael Bell, Gregg Berger, Corey Burton, Scatman Crothers, Peter Cullen
Directors: John Walker, Peter Wallach
Creators: Alfred A. Pegal, Bryce Malek, Dick Robbins, Donald F. Glut, Doug Booth, Earl Kress
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Sci-Fi Action, Animation, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Rhino / Wea
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 04/23/2002
Original Release Date: 09/17/1984
Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/1984
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 8hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set,Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Celena R. (Ayronsmom)
Reviewed on 4/8/2010...
This is an awesome throwback DVD. I was 9 when this first came out and I couldn't wait for Saturday AM to come to see the next one. I requested it for my two little boys who love the new transformers. They thought this was the most awesome thing yet! There is not a day goes by that they don't ask to watch this at some point in the day. :)
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Movie Reviews

It is the year 2002.....
atori2001 | Miami, Fl. USA!!! | 04/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"....The year of The Transformers!!! It's about time! I'm 25 years old and i'm sure that others from my generation used to spend their afternoons with their friends transforming their autobots and decepticons and talking smack on which ones we bought. I can't wait for this DVD collection to come out. Hopefully it doesn't stop with the first season and also give us a chance to see again He-man, Voltron, M.A.S.K, Gem (jk!!!). Anyway keep up the good work RHINO!!!!!"
Feels like it was just yesterday...
hardcorekingpin | Garland, Texas United States | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought about ordering this DVD set for some time but had held off. I thought it was rather pricey. Along came by birthday, though, and I decided to buy myself a little something....I forgot how good this show really was. It was incredibly loyal to the each of the characters and everything at this point. The voice actors are an all star cast as well. The remastering job was very good when you consider what they had to work with to start. They cleaned up a lot of noise and dirt off of the film and made the colors a lot more vivid and clear. There are some occasional sound effects added, but they are not intrustive and not that frequent, really. A couple of scenes in "Heavy Metal War", the last episode on the disc, turned out pretty poor, but otherwise they did an awesome job restoring this first season run, even including the original opening of the show and the commercial bumpers.I am still annoyed by the constant coloring mistakes made by the original animators of the show. I guess it's part of the charm, and it's probably best that Rhino left them like they were. I remember these coloring mistakes in the original series just as well, and it even bothered me back then in 1984-85 that Sunbow couldn't seem to tell the difference between Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp most of the time (though as the series goes on past the first 5 or 6, they DO get better about for the part in Heavy Metal War where there are two Starscreams side by side, one of which was supposed to be Skywarp).I wish Rhino would take out the stupid cartoon openings on their videos and DVDs, though. While I know they are mostly a children's video company, with things like Transformers and GI Joe, they are mostly catering to adults...adults who don't want to sit through a cartoon rhino dressed like Elvis at the start of each disc while we wait for the menu to appear.Overall, if you grew up with this original series of Transformers, as I did, you will very much enjoy this set. I enjoyed every minute of it, and can hardly wait until late November now, where Rhino releases the first half of Season 2 in a box set. The second half of Season 2 follows in the Spring.So if you are waiting like I did, stop waiting now. After watching this, I felt like a kid again, and you will too."
Rhino disappoints yet again!
Jay Stefancik | Seattle, WA USA | 05/03/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Rhino's careless and unworthy handling of the immensly popular "Transformers" license is never more apparent than in the Season One box set. I gave it two stars because they only did two things right. One was the packaging, which they smartly decided not to do artwork for the covers and went with the plain brushed metal look. They must have learned something from the horrible packaging from the previous DVDs and videos they produced. Second they retained the original commercial bumpers.My main problems with the DVDs is their supposed remastering. The sound effects they added are distracting, sometimes drowning out what characters are saying. Plus, anyone who knows the cartoons knows that those sound effects aren't authentically original. They don't add anything to the presentation and only give Rhino a blurb to put on the packaging.The biggest mistake Rhino made with this set is the recoloring.
Everyone knows that the first season was already riddled with animation, voice, and color errors, but did Rhino fix any of these things? No, they added to them! In one shot they color Trailbreaker (a black pickup) completely red. In another scene Skyfire(a white jet) is colored with Skywarp's color scheme(a black and purple jet). It's funny cause in the side by side comparison extra you can see that colors and effects were correct in the original. Rhino shows that they can change the colors at will, but neglected to fix any of the original errors, i.e. Optimus Prime being blue in a scene from S.O.S. Dinobots.There are too many mistakes Rhino has engraved into the Transformers video library to name here. I just emplore Rhino to not take this valuable license for granted and be a little careful and mindful of the material and fans when releasing future seasons."