Remastered TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary will hit BLURAY + DVD

Just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary, Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios announced that they are working together to release an all new edition of the classic animated film on September 13, 2016.

maxresdefaultThe re-release will contain a newly remastered digital high definition transfer from the original 35mm source material. The film will be available in a collectible packaging and as expected will include bonus features but what’s not known is if these bonus features will be carried over from the 20th anniversary release of the film or if it’s all new bonus material. Perhaps a combination of the two? Why not!

The film has been released on blu-ray format in other countries outside of the United States before but with out the additional bonus content.

“The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Hasbro. “Transformers – The Movie played a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”

20th Anniversary DVD Cover
20th Anniversary DVD Cover

“Transformers – The Movie is a highly sought-after animated feature, boasting a large fan following and consumer interest. On its 30th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating this film by bringing it to North America on Blu-ray for the first time. Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise,G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Transformers Prime, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls movies and more, this is incredibly exciting and important news for us,” said Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to bringing Transformers – The Movie, featuring all-new HD transfer with stunning packaging and great extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves.” via COMICBOOK.com

I’m really excited to finally own a much deserved high definition version of this classic movie. Looking forward to reliving the moment a robot made me cry as a child lol. I’m also hoping the blu-ray comes with a UV Digital download so I can add it to my digital video library to enjoy on the go.

STUMBLE UPON: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES LIVE-ACTION INTRO

Really quick before I hit the sack. I wanted to share this awesome fan made, live-action version of the BATMAN: TAS intro. Big fan of the series and a big fan of the Fleischer inspired style. One thing I noticed in the very first seconds, there’s a quick static-tracking line the goes up on the old WB logo and distorts a bit… ah good old days of VHS, nostalgia. Enjoy!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teaser

So Paramount and Nickelodeon has finally released the first teaser for The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Hmmm…. I’m going to hold back judgment for a proper trailer. But I will say this, the Ninja Turtles look better than I expected. Other than that the film is directed by  who isn’t terrible but isn’t all that great either so I hope he’s stepped up his directing game since the headache inducing Wrath of the Titans. Check out the trailer below!

Credited cast

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION TRAILER

Mark Wahlberg has taken helm of the upcoming 4th installment in the Transformers franchise.

I think Mark Wahlberg actually helps the movie feel less adolescent and goofy. That and I’ve had just about enough of Shia after the first film. My favorite scene from the trailer is with out a doubt Optimus Prime letting out a monstrous roar… damn that was awesome! Can’t wait to see it!

STUMBLE UPON: Live-Action Simpsons Parodies

So I stumbled upon a few live action Simpsons parodies, who knew this was a thing? Well it’s the internet so I guess I can’t be too surprised.

Here’s my personal favorite and it’s spot on!

 

Here’s a “clean” trailer for the XXX parody of the Simpsons which is produced by HUSTLER, it’s not all that great with it’s heavy ADR voice over work but it’s worth watching once.

 

Here’s a creepy looking incarnation of the Simpsons from what appears to be a spanish sketch comedy show.

R.I.P. Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

Comics legend, Joe Kubert best known for his work on the DC Comics Sgt. Rock and Hawkman died of multiple myeloma on August 12, 2012, three weeks short of his 86th birthday.

Joe Kubert was an American comic book artist and founder of The Kubert School. He is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. His sons, Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, have themselves become successful comic-book artists.
Kubert’s other creations include the comic books Tor, Son of Sinbad, and Viking Prince, and, with writer Robin Moore, the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret.

Kubert was inducted into the Harvey AwardsJack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.

Kubert also opend the Kubert School in New Jersey in 1976.

The DC Entertainment Team also released the following statement:

“We are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Kubert. An absolute legend in the industry, his legacy will live on through his remarkable talent, with his sons and with the many artists who have passed through the storied halls of his celebrated school. An important member of the DC Comics family, Joe made an indelible mark on the entire DC Comics universe including his renowned and award-winning work on iconic characters such as Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Hawkman and most recently Nite Owl. We are so honored to have worked side-by-side with such an unforgettable force in both comics and in life.”

We all here at TEMPLAR DIGITAL would like to share our condolences to the Kubert family and friends. The Comic Book world has lost yet another great legend and he will be greatly missed.

-Brian Lansangan
Follow me on Twitter @MrSnugglenutz84

Tickle your Pickle: Crazy Venom Cosplay Pics

Check out this incredibly cool series of cosplay photos featuring model Freddie Nova turning into a crazy looking female Venom….these pics will definitly tickle your pickle

The photos were taken by Adam Jay of SuperHero Photography, and they used liquid latex to pull off the twisted awesomeness. What do you think of the Venom cosplay photo series? leave the comments below

MY FAVORITE ONE BY FAR

Photos done by Adam Jay
Website: SuperHero Photography
Twitter: @SuperheroPhotography

-Brian Lansangan
Follow me on Twitter @MrSnugglenutz84