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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.
Why Is Transformers Rated PG-13?
Transformers is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language.
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The film’s opening scenes include a brutal attack on a U.S. Military base in the desert of Qatar. But the action doesn’t stop there. The perpetrators also strike the government’s defense department computers before taking their carnage (bombs, gunfire, car crashes) to the streets. Meanwhile, Sam’s infatuation with a midriff baring girl causes some hormone-charged comments and innuendo as well as a parental discussion about masturbation and a hidden adult magazine. Taken into custody for a suspected offense, Sam is accused of using drugs. The film also contains infrequent use of alcohol by adults along with profanities, vulgarities and a brief irreverent religious remark.
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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.
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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:
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.
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.