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Transformers

They ain't kid's toys anymore! Those little plastic playthings that could transform into robotic action figures are now taking over the big screen. Looking way too scary for tiny tykes, the mechanical menaces drop out of the sky so they can rage a battle here on Earth. With no regard for their surroundings, it is up to people like young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) to stop the giants before they stomp out all human life. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 02 Jul 2007
Video Release: 15 Oct 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Like Sam, Dean Jones finds a car that seems to adopt him rather than the other way around in The Love Bug. Shia LaBeouf also shares the screen with androids in the sci-fi film I, Robot.

This movie is part of a franchise that includes: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon The three movies are also available in a single package: Transformers Trilogy: 7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Release: Transformers Trilogy: 7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition

Blu-ray Release: 31 January 2012

The Transformers Franchise releases to home video as a trilogy in a 7- Disc set. Bonus extras include:

- Blu-ray and DVD copies of: Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

- Plaque of movie images signed by Michael Bay

- More than 10 hours of special features

DVD Release: Transformers

Release Date: 15 October 2007

The DVD release of Transformers packs a lot of bonus materials onto this deceptively simple-looking two-disc set. These include trailers, Easter Eggs and an audio commentary by director Michael Bay, as well as a series of featurettes that are presented under the following topic headings:

Our World

The Story Spark (Steven Spielberg discusses the film’s conceptual stage), Human Allies (a behind the scenes look at casting), I Fight Giant Robots and Battleground.

Their War

Rise of the Robots (bringing the toys to life through the collaboration of Hasbro designers and the film’s director), AUTOBOTS Roll Out (Director Michael Bay talks about working with Chevy to modify the cars seen in the movie), DECEPTICONS Strike (insights by the film’s military advisors) and Inside the AllSpark.

More Than Meets the Eye

From Script to Sand: The SKORPONOK Desert Attack (the making of this complex scene from storyboarding through production and visual effects).

Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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