The Earth is the battleground in an age-old struggle for control over the universe. Ordinary looking planes, cars, and vehicles suddenly transform into mighty robots that wage war with the advanced armory of super technolo... more »gy. It's the Decepticons against the Autobots in a battle for the world's energy supply. With the help of human allies, the Autobots just might be able to keep control away from the power-hungry Decepticons. Featuring Episodes, "The Ultimate Doom, Part 1-3," Megatron plots to bring Cybertron into Earth's orbit and harness the resulting destructive energy. With the help of a human scientist, he plans to use hypnotized humans to assist him. Sparkplug is captured as a guinea pig for the experiment and is the one to press the button bringing Cybertron into Earth Orbit.« less
""The Ultimate Doom" is one of the best episodes of the Transformers, and perhaps the #1 best episode from the first season. A must-have for even casual Transformers fans.I'm not quite sure what this whole "Villains" thing is about, or why Cyclonus is pictured on the cover - he won't show up for another season and a half!"
A Misleading Dissapointment
Michael Bush | Boston, MA | 01/10/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly, the two star review is because of the DVD itself, not the material contained on it. The episodes are from the first season of the original cartoon series, which I loved then and still do. I enjoyed reliving my childhood, but was not overwhelmed. The addition of Scourge on the cover (a character which did not appear until much later) made me expect espisodes that took place after the movie, when the characters and stories were much more indepth and intriguing. The remastering to DVD is laughable. Nothing on this particular DVD is superior to what a VHS version would contain. I can not see myself watching this DVD again, while I have watched Rhino's DVD of ' The Movie many times."
It's nice to have them on a disc, but...
Michael Bush | 05/10/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The picture quality is that of a VHS tape. If I wanted VHS quality on a disc, I would have burned my own VCD. No retouched video, no fixing the occasional mis-coloring (i.e. the Autobot Symbol turning puple or Transformers being mis-colored), no extras.... nothing...On a side note... I also bought the Heroes (Rebirth 1-3) DVD and it contained the same 3 episodes as this disc (the label on the disc does read Heroes). I wrote a review on here about it... but did anyone else have that problem?"
Can't wait for more!
Michael Bush | 05/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all thats Cyclonus on the cover which is still weird considering he was season three. I am looking forward to more DVDS like this. I also have the VHS tapes and the image quality is far superior in the DVDS, everything is brighter and crisper, I love the Transformers and this DVD brought out one of the best episodes, plus its season one with the original (and best) introduction."
Less than Meets the Eye
Brian Deever | Columbus, Ohio United States | 06/01/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Transformers: Villains is a.k.a. "The Ultimate Doom," a three-part story arc from Season 1 of the classic Transformers cartoon series of the 1980s. Megatron and the treacherous Decepticons join forces with the arch evil scientist Dr. Archevil (Get it?). With the help of hypnotized humans, the robotic planet Cybertron is transported into Earth's orbit, upsetting the stability of the univserse. It's up to Optimus and company to set the worlds in balance once again.The rating of three stars is based on nostalgia. Objectively, the production on this DVD is subpar. Rhino made a few goofs on the packaging, which have been adequately detailed in other reviews. Special features on this DVD include the following: Chapter Selection......(yes, that's all). The picture and sound quality are merely satisfactory. While it is exciting to have Transformers preserved in digital format, there is good room for improvement. Rhino is capable of high quality work (see "Transformers The Movie" DVD); hopefully future releases will be more effective."