Dark Side Of The Moon
Megatron Special Edition (UK)
Features: Megatron "transforming" figure which is the packaging for the Blu-ray disc and DVD disc of the movie.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Region: Region Free (Blu-ray disc)
This Release: November 28, 2011
BBFC Rating: 12
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Running Time: 154 mins
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
Cons / Disadvantages
- Nice-lookin' video
- Some rather powerful audio moments
- Dialogue really comes through with the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack
- New Autobot and Decepticon models look fantastic on Blu-ray
- A somewhat cohesive story, and a lot of action — that's what I'm talking about
- Some very artistic battle sequences that I have to watch over and over
- Keep the supermodel girlfriends away from the script
- Leave the Witwicky parents at home, where they belong
- This is a barebones release, so if you're looking for a bunch of extras of your favorite actors making stupid sounds during the movie and talking about themselves...this edition is not for you
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is presented with a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack (4301 Kbps (48kHz/24-bit)). If you have a home theater system which can take advantage of it...do it. Just warn the neighbors.
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon looks fantastic on its 1920x800 pixel presentation (2.4:1). While still having a slight "gritty" and "contrasty" look to it, the detail is certainly there, and looks great. In fact, I noticed the entire BD-50 disc is dedicated to the feature film — 98.5% (42.47 GB / 43.10 GB). There is a lot of video content in there. And from looking at the bitrate graph on the previous page, it seems the bitrate was artificially capped because it was just too high for a Blu-ray disc to take advantage of. Interesting. Can't wait for the 4K Blu-ray release!
The Transformers franchise is eye-candy and just great to watch to when you're not in the mood to analyze multiple sub-plots and angles. A group of bad robots are consistently attacking good robots and want to dominate the planet, if not, the universe. What's interesting, is this plot is very popular, but in the end, few pull it off properly and convincingly. Transformers does it well. However, the once funny sidekicks are getting annoying the third time around, so let's drop them or get some different material for them at the least.
The extras on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon are...non-existent on this UK import.
A surprisingly good third installment of the Transformers series, Dark Of The Moon does not fail to entertain. This UK import edition has a collectible Megatron figure, which is kinda fun to play around with.
Action, action, action, is the winner here, and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Megatron Special Edition Blu-ray gets a respectable RECOMMENDED.
If you want to purchase the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 2-Disc Blu-ray, without the Megatron figure, it can be had for less.
There is also the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 3D Blu-ray 3-Disc Combo available, for those who want the extra Blu-ray disc of special features. If you're the type of completist who wants everything, I'd suggest going with the 3D version. In any case, there are versions ad nauseum for anyone's particular interest.