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Thumbs down Paramount pulls an Avatar - Barebones Transformers 3 Release in September

Just going to show how ridiculous the studios have gone, this month Paramount will release a barebones Transformers 3 on Blu-ray and DVD, while releasing the 'packed' version later on this year. Somehow Paramount thinks Transformers is like Avatar. Cute.

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Original article (September 9, 2011): Following a gaffe about a week ago when the release date for Transformers: Dark of the Moon accidentally leaked via a mobile app, today Paramount officially announced a September 30, 2011 release date for the Michael Bay film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has amassed an amazing $1.1 million at the worldwide box office, joining the ranks of Avatar and Titanic in the exclusive billion dollar club.

The Friday, September 30 debut for Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray and DVD is exactly three months after the film's theatrical release back in late June. Much like Avatar, Paramount will be releasing staggered versions of the film on home video to both appease the demand of those who want it now, as well as those who want as many extras as possible.

There will be no bonus features on this first version of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray, but it will include the DVD version and a digital copy. Instead, the emphasis has been placed on maximizing the technical presentation with a 1080p transfer, 7.1 Dolby TrueHD Audio, as well as English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Discrete Surround Dolby Digital tracks, both a first for the studio.

Later this year, reportedly in November, Paramount will roll out deluxe Blu-ray 2D, 3D and DVD versions loaded with special features. Per Michael Bay, "...we put a lot of effort into the 3D experience for the theatrical release and I want to make sure we get it right for home viewing--and that process takes time. So stay tuned for an even more incredible release that will include the film on Blu-ray 3D and loads of bonus features."
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well it's a wretched piece of crap film so honestly who cares?
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well it's a wretched piece of crap film so honestly who cares?
Kosty sure will with it's sales figures.

But great comment.
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Just going to show how ridiculous the studios have gone, this month Paramount will release a barebones Transformers 3 on Blu-ray and DVD, while releasing the 'packed' version later on this year. Somehow Paramount thinks Transformers is like Avatar. Cute.

http://www.thehdroom.com/news/Update...Cover-Art/9495
Actually, this is fcking awesome. Some of us don't care about 3D, stupid extras, cast interviews, director's commentary, etc etc. Maximize the bitrate for audio and video and give us the movie! I say bravo. This is awesome and I hope it continues, expeically if it means getting better video, better audio, and getting it earlier. Win-win.
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And 7.1 Dolby? Very interesting choice by Paramount.
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And 7.1 Dolby? Very interesting choice by Paramount.
Why is that? The theaterical mix was Dolby 7.1 SS.
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Somehow Paramount thinks Transformers is like Avatar. Cute.


Uh, no. Michael Bay thinks Transformers is like Avatar.
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Well technically Avatar and Transformers 3 are the same...

1. Bloated overly long films.
2. Both created the false belief in Hollywood that 3D is legit option for films and not a fad.
3. Both will be forgotten in 10 years.

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Somehow Paramount thinks Transformers is like Avatar. Cute.


Uh, no. Michael Bay thinks Transformers is like Avatar.
Michael Bay is the decision maker at Paramount at how and when his titles get released? Someone forgetting Transformers on HD DVD and how he threw a hissy fit like the little child he is?
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Well technically Avatar and Transformers 3 are the same...

1. Bloated overly long films.
2. Both created the false belief in Hollywood that 3D is legit option for films and not a fad.
3. Both will be forgotten in 10 years.

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