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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Special Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 126 (Dec 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Josh Duhamel, Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachel Taylor, John Turturro & Jon Voight

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews and the following: Our World, which has four featurettes: The Story Of Sparks (eight minutes), Human Allies (13 minutes), I Fight Giant Robots (14 minutes), and Battleground (14 minutes). Their War has four more featurettes: Rise Of The Robots (14 minutes), Autobots Roll Out (20 minutes), Decepticons Strike (15 minutes), and Inside The Allspark (17 minutes); and finally More Than Meets The Eye, which includes the featurette From Script To Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack (nine minutes), a conceptual artwork sequence (two minutes), and additional trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13127
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and lanuage
(Retail Price): $36.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 143
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/16/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Bay
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the interstellar battle between the Transformers two factions continue to fight. The noble Autobots and the evil Decepticons are at war, and their battle now threatens the destruction of Earth. Hundreds of years ago, the Autobots hid Allspark, a talisman that is able to grant infinite power to its possessor, at an unknown location on planet Earth. The Decepticons have come to Earth to find the talisman and will destroy the planet if the Autobots don

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 exhibits a pleasing image with deep blacks and good shadow delineation, giving it a good sense of depth. Contrast is very hot, which seems to be a deliberate choice made by the filmmakers, but colors are balanced well. Details are captured and delivered well, with an almost high-definition look to the textures. Fleshtones look pasty at times, often looking blocked up and unnatural. Pixel breakup and edge enhancement can be seen, and compression artifacts are also noticeable from time to time. (Danny Richelieu)

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