Thanks to a deal between Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios, a 30th Anniversary Edition of 1986’s animated “Transformers – The Movie” is headed for home release this fall.
Starring iconic actors like Orson Welles, Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker, “Transformers – The Movie” finds the Autobots juggling the approach of Unicron — a colossal planet-eating robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership — with an all-out attack from the Decepticons. The film’s new special edition will feature a newly remastered version of the film, bonus content and collectible packaging.
“The ‘Transformers’ franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Hasbro, said in a statement. “’Transformers – The Movie’ played a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”
“’Transformers – The Movie’ is a highly sought-after animated feature, boasting a large fan following and consumer interest. On its 30th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating this film by bringing it to North America on Blu-ray for the first time. Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series ‘Transformers Robots in Disguise’ ‘G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,’ ‘Transformers Prime,’ ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girl’ movies and more, this is incredibly exciting and important news for us,” added Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to bringing ‘Transformers – The Movie,’ featuring all-new HD transfer with stunning packaging and great extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves.”
“Transformers – The Movie” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.