Thursday, February 16, 2012

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy)

This is the way "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" was meant to be seen: in 3D! I saw this movie in 3D at the theater and I can tell you it was a great experience. The movie itself has some flaws, but the stereo image was simply amazing... say what you want about director Michael Bay, the man knows how to shoot action sequences! This is one of the most entertaining 3D movies to date, and is a no-brainer for anyone with a 3D TV.

Not only is the picture quality top-notch, but the sound is great too. I recently watched an interview with sound mixer Greg P. Russell, and he said that the TF3 blu-ray sound mix was specifically tailored for home video release. Anyone who owns the previous blu-ray release would agree that the sound mix is incredible. This blu-ray will make a great demo when you show off your home theater system!

Here is a detailed description of what is in this set:

Disc 1: Feature Film -- Blu-Ray 3D

Disc 2: Feature Film -- Blu-Ray

Disc 3: Special Features -- Blu-Ray

Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon
- Rising from the Fallen: Development and Design
- Ready for Prime Time: Filming Across America
- Battle in the Heartland: Shooting in Chicago
- Attack of the Birdmen: Aerial Stunts
- Shadow of the Sentinel: Post-Production and Release
- Uncharted Territory: NASA's Future Then and Now

Deconstructing Chicago: Multi-Angle Sequences
- Previsualizations with optional commentary by director Michael Bay and previsualization supervisor Steve Yamamoto
- Previsualizations/Final Shot Comparison with optional commentary by director Michael Bay and previsualization supervisor Steve Yamamoto
- Visual Effects with optional commentary by visual effects supervisors Scott Farrar and Matthew Butler
- Visual Effects/Final Shot Comparison with optional commentary by visual effects supervisors Scott Farrar and Matthew Butler

The Art of Cybertron
- Autobots
- Decepticons
- Environments
- Weapons and Gear
- Ships

The Dark of the Moon Archive
- 3D: A Transforming Visual Art
- Moscow World Premiere
- Birdmen Featurette
- Cody's iPad
- The Sound of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The Matrix of Marketing
- Trailers
- Marketing Gallery

Disc 4: Feature Film -- DVD

**There is also a digital copy included - both a standard digital copy for iTunes, and you can also stream the movie through UltraViolet.

Additional Info:
The blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD sound.
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portugese

In summary, the difference between this set and the previous release, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy), is the addition of the 3D blu-ray and a bonus blu-ray with 4 hours of new special features.
Shia LaBeouf ... Sam Witwicky
Peter Cullen ... Optimus Prime (voice)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ... Carly Spencer
Tyrese Gibson ... Epps
Leonard Nimoy ... Sentinel Prime (voice)
Patrick Dempsey ... Dylan
Frances McDormand ... Mearing
John Turturro ... Simmons
Kevin Dunn ... Ron Witwicky
John Malkovich ... Bruce Brazos
James Remar ... Sideswipe (voice)
Julie White ... Judy Witwicky
Alan Tudyk ... Dutch
Ken Jeong ... Jerry Wang
Glenn Morshower ... General Morshower
Lester Speight ... Eddie
Buzz Aldrin ... Buzz Aldrin
Bill O'Reilly ... Bill O'Reilly
Ravil Isyanov ... Voshkod
Dustin Dennard ... Lennox Lieutenant
Markiss McFadden ... Lennox Team 'Baby Face'
Nick Bickle ... Lennox Team 'Chapman'
Ajay James ... Lennox Team 'Atroui'
Brett Lynch ... Lennox Team 'Phelps'
Chris a. Robinson ... Lennox Team 'Bruno'
Scott C. Roe ... Lennox Team 'Nelson'
James D. Weston II ... Lennox Team 'Tuens' (as James Weston II)
Brian Call ... Lennox Team 'Taggart'
Aaron Garrido ... Epps Team 'Mongo'
Mikal Vega ... Epps Team 'Hooch' (as Mikal A. Vega)
Kenny Sheard ... Epps Team 'Marc L'
Josh Kelly ... Epps Team 'Stone'
Keiko Agena ... Mearing's Aide
LaMonica Garrett ... Morshower's Aide
Yasen Peyankov ... Voshkod Associate
Brett Stimely ... President Kennedy
John H. Tobin ... President Nixon (as John Tobin)
Drew Pillsbury ... Defense Secretary McNamara
Patrick Pankhurst ... Director of NASA
Larry Clarke ... NASA Scientist (1969)
Tom Virtue ... Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Thomas Crawford ... Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Kevin Sizemore ... Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Alan Pietruszewski ... NASA Mission Controller (1969)
Michael Daniel Cassady ... NASA Launch Technician (1969)
Peter Murnik ... Tracking Station Supervisor (1969) (as Peter B. Murnik)
Don Jeanes ... Neil Armstrong (1969)
Cory Tucker ... Buzz Aldrin (1969)
Lindsey Ginter ... Old NASA Scientist
David St. James ... Old NASA Scientist
Mitch Bromwell ... NASA Technician
Elya Baskin ... Cosmonaut Dimitri
Eugene Alper ... Cosmonaut Yuri
Inna Korobkina ... Russian Lady
Zoran Radanovich ... Russian Bouncer
Kathleen Gati ... Russian Female Bartender
Annie O'Donnell ... Human Resources Lady
Chris Sheffield ... Pimply Corporate Kid
Ken Takemoto ... Japanese Executive
Michael Loeffelholz ... Executive Interviewer
Mindy Sterling ... Female Insurance Agent
Stephen Taylor ... Mailroom Worker (as Stephen Monroe Taylor)
Andrew Daly ... Mailroom Worker (as Andy Daly)
Derek Miller ... Mailroom Worker
Leidy Mazo ... Mailroom Worker
Scott Krinsky ... Accuretta Executive
Katherine Sigismund ... Accuretta Worker
Maile Flanagan ... Accuretta Worker
Darren O'Hare ... Berated Scientist
Jack Axelrod ... Simmons Tileman
Meredith Monroe ... Engineer's Wife
Charlotte Labadie ... Engineer's Daughter
Christian Baha ... Dylan's Executive
Jennifer Williams ... Dylan's Assistant
Danielle Fornarelli ... Dylan's Assistant
Danny McCarthy ... NEST Guard
John Turk ... NEST Guard
Pete Kelly ... NEST Guard (as Peter A. Kelly)
Mark Golden ... SEAL
Sean Murphy ... SEAL
Scott Paulson ... SEAL
Luis Echagarruga ... SEAL
Iqbal Theba ... UN Secretary General
Anthony Azizi ... Lt. Sulimani
Sammy Sheik ... Lt. Faraj
John S. McAfee ... GPS Tracking Coordinator
Jay Gates ... DC Mall Reporter
Bonecrusher the Mastiff ... Bones the Mastiff (as Bonecrusher)
Josh Duhamel ... Lennox
Hugo Weaving ... Megatron (voice)
Frank Welker ... Shockwave / Soundwave / Barricade (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Ironhide (voice)
Charles Adler ... Starscream (voice) (as Charlie Andler)
Robert Foxworth ... Ratchet (voice)
Francesco Quinn ... Dino (voice)
George Coe ... Que / Wheeljack (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Wheelie (voice)
Reno Wilson ... Brains (voice)
Ron Bottitta ... Roadbuster / Amp (voice)
John Di Maggio ... Leadfoot / Target (voice)
Keith Szarabajka ... Laserbeak (voice)
Greg Berg ... Igor (voice)


dopdavid said...

i liked this movie a lot it was so good :D

Nathan said...

Yeah, I'm not really into the whole 3D thing. I do want to see this movie though.

The Angry Lurker said...

Very enjoyable movie even with Shia in it.......

Jéanne said...

Wow, I find it hard to keep up with modern technology! I must look into this 'three dee' of which you speak!

Just look at all to awesome features! I'm addicted to special features! I can't believe most girls watch movies to drool over the leading man! Silly skirts! Sure, that has it's place and all, but I want to know how they made the film. The special effects, costume makers, make-up artists and set designers really facsinate me. Such awesome talent! Deep, deep envy! I'm also always amazed by how many people are involved with the making of just one film. You know it's a big job when the credits run for around half an hour! Damn hard work, I say! Long hours, too.

I had no idea this film had such a large cast. Holy crap! Brilliant! Note to self: watch this film!

Great post! :)

Jéanne said...
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Jéanne said...

Sorry for the delete, Blogger published my comment twice, so I deleted one. :)