Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

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  1. Southpaw

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    A recent Michael Bay interview indicated that you will be working on the DVD/Blu-ray release. Any info you can share about it? Will it incorporate a PiP feature like the first Transformers? Will there be a separate disc for all the bonus features? Little tidbits would be great! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mike Wadkins

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    Would be nice to know also if it will be the Imax print
     
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    Can't really say anything at this early stage, I'm afraid. But even though it's been one of the most challenging and ambitious projects I've ever worked on, I'm also having a blast.
     
  5. Zack Gibbs

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    Nothing was said about a separate release, "skew" referring to the aspect ratio.
     
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    Thanks, Charlie. Color me superficial, but I'd love to see a little segment on the impact of Shia's injury on production, how that was worked around . . . and how he avoided being charged with DUI.

    Zack, I think it's safe to say that Michael wouldn't use the word "skew" to refer to aspect ratio. When that bit from the article was quoted in pertinent part at blu-ray.com, the editors chose to spell out what Michael was pronouncing phonetically: "SKU." Google it if you need more info. I think he's referring to a separate "IMAX" BD release--as in, it will have its own UPC and be a version like the current TDK BD in that the IMAX sequences will be presented at 1.78. To some folks' elation, I take it there will be another release that will be 2.35 for the entire running time of the film, even the sequences shot with IMAX cameras that "open up" to occupy the entire ~1.4 aspect of the IMAX screen (IF you see it in true blood 15/70 IMAX not the IMO inferior digital IMAX with much smaller screens).
     
  7. Zack Gibbs

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    It didn't occur to me he could be saying SKU, and that does make sense, but it's still a large assumption to make. Given the context of the sentence I still don't believe this is any indication of separate Imax/non-Imax releases.
     
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    What do you think Michael is referring to when he says "special IMAX [SKU]"? Simply a BD release with variable AR like TDK? How would that be "special"? It's been done before (on the home vid release of a pic Michael likely feels competitive about 'outdoing') and wasn't branded or marketed in any way as "special" or "IMAX."

    Although it may be an intuitive leap (based in no small part upon Michael's past home vid accomplishments: Criterion's first blockbuster DVDs; a freakin' 4-disc Vista Series Pearl Harbor), I don't think it's a "large assumption."

    Obviously we'll see with time. Keep us apprised, Chas! [​IMG]
     
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    Is there any news on when we might see Transfromers 2 released on Bluray? I am going to assume that this title will most likely include a Dolby True HD track.
     
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    Sorry the formatting didn't turn out right... No PiP which is kinda sad but overall the bonus features disc looks very comprehensive. Can't wait to see it. Oh, and DTS-HD MA sound too! :)


     
  11. Charles de Lauzirika

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    I'm not a big fan of PiP, to be honest. And on the rare occasions I do it, I prefer to seamlessly branch the video pods so that we can resize the feature film accordingly (as I did way back in 2002 for the MI6 Datastream on "Die Another Day.")

    Plus, Bay wants as little competing with the feature for disc space as possible, resulting in a higher bitrate for the film itself. Can't say I disagree.

    But I will say that I'm incredibly pleased with the way this one turned out.
     
  12. Southpaw

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    Yes, that is hard to disagree with. The package does look great. Congrats.
     
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    Holy mother that is one packed set! I'm in, for sure!
     
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    I have been a star trek dvd since it first premiered back in the sixties. I taped all the episodes when Sci Fi ran them uncut. Thanks to DVD, and now Blu-Ray, however, you can own a great quality version of your favorite shows. This blu-ray set is fantastic. I am a purist...I don't like the idea that they messed with the classic shows and redid all the special effects. However, I am watching star trek dvd that way out of curiosity. But the best part of this set is, the originals are still on here, in the same high quality blu-ray can offer. The interface is easy, the picture quality is supurb. I used to watch this in reruns in such bad quality prints, this is refreshing to see them like this. The audio is better than can be expected...truly a great effort in dealing with a classic. Highly recommended for the traditional star trek dvd. Even if you don't like the revamped effects, the old ones are still here. Here is looking forward to season two, which I already have on pre-order.
     
  15. Southpaw

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    Charles -
    I just read that someone from Germany was able to view the Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray and stated the entire movie is in 2.35:1 AR. Wasn't there a comment from Bay a while back that they were going to use variable AR for IMAX worthy scenes ala The Dark Knight? Was there a decision along the way to not do variable ARs and how serious was Bay about doing this?
     
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    +1 re ^^
     
  17. Southpaw

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    And now I see that according to someone over at blu-ray.com, Wal-Mart will sell an exclusive "IMAX Big Screen Edtion" for only $20????? They even attached a copy of the ad but can Charles confirm that Wal-Mart is indeed selling something different from other retailers?
     
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    Jason:

    Do you mind posting a Blu-ray.com link to what you read/the ad you refer please? Thanks.
     
  19. Southpaw

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    Sure...
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=116152
     
  20. Jim_E

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    Just got the Transformers 2 disc today. I've realised I read far too much HTF as I only bought it as I'd heard here that Charlie was responsible for the documentary! Haven't watched it all yet but had to drop in to congratulate him on capturing the moment when Bay gives the instruction to add Devastator's wrecking balls
     

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