HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (August 26, 2014) – From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures’ $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014.
The Transformers: Age of Extinction four-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature more than three hours of illuminating bonus content. From selecting fierce new cars and designing new TRANSFORMERS characters to constructing elaborately detailed sets, this comprehensive footage truly takes viewers inside the fun, hard work and excitement of making an electrifying global blockbuster film.
The spectacular Combo Packs also include an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his approach to the film’s jaw-dropping action sequences, a crash course on the “Bayhem” of being on set for the massive, global production, a revealing look at the design process inside Hasbro Headquarters, and more. Plus there’s even more than meets the eye with the hilarious TRANSFORMERS KREON trailer where KREON figures take you through all of the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movies. In addition, the Combo Packs include a brand new Angry Bird TRANSFORMERS trailer where birds and pigs turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, creating havoc on Piggy Island.
The Blu-ray 3D includes expanded images as seen in IMAX™ theaters.
Blu-ray Combo Pack
The Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The English 5.1 and English 2.0 tracks were each individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience.
The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
The disc breakdown is as follows:
Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
Feature film in high definition
Disc 2 (Blu-ray):
Bay On Action—In-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences.
Evolution Within Extinction:
Generation 2—A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces—both man and machine—and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago.
Drive Like Hell—Two entirely re-envisioned models of OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, LOCKDOWN, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars including a sophisticated Bugatti Veyron and a sleek Pagani Huayra. Check them out and see how actor Jack Reynor learned how to drive his Sonic rally car for the intense chase sequences.
Small Town, Big Movie— When Transformers rolls into some small Texas towns, the normally quiet and picturesque countryside is suddenly alight with explosive action. Explore the different locations with members of the show’s art department and hear from robotics students whose designs appear as part of Cade’s lab.
Shadow Protocol Activated— Follow the production to Detroit with unprecedented access to GM’s Lansing plant and Milford Proving Grounds test track; watch an impressive indoor car chase created in an auto parts factory; return to Chicago where location managers discovered a historical movie theater that served as the backdrop for Cade’s fateful first encounter with OPTIMUS PRIME; and finally travel to Washington state and the unlikely site of a never-used nuclear power plant. o The Last Stand—A vacant lot in downtown Detroit is turned into a square block of Hong Kong. Watch as it literally takes shape from the ground up—then marvel as the crew blows it up piece by piece.
The People’s Republic— China plays an extremely prominent role in the film both on-screen and behind-the-scenes; in fact, four Chinese actors were chosen from thousands of applicants on a reality TV show to appear in the movie. In addition, the production traveled to Hong Kong, the beautiful valley of Wulong Karst National Park in Chongqing and the Great Wall in Beijing to capture breathtaking footage. o Rise of the DINOBOTS—Several new TRANSFORMERS characters make their live-action debut in this film. Get a brief history of the new recruits and then go inside Industrial Light & Magic to see how they were designed and conceptualized for the film
The Finishing Touch— Watch Michael Bay work like you’ve never seen him before. The director connects virtually with his Santa Monica headquarters, visits the editing bay and then checks in on the visual effects house in San Francisco—all from the comfort of his Miami home office. Also, get an in-depth look at the music contributions of Imagine Dragons as they collaborate with the film’s composer Steve Jablonsky. Finally, get exclusive red carpet access to the film’s world premiere in Hong Kong.
Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie—Discover the fun, frenetic and amazing way a movie like Transformers: Age of Extinction gets made.
A Spark of Design— Enjoy an exclusive look inside Hasbro’s creation of TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock action figure from concept and development to sculpting and painting, and then ultimately to the assembly line.
T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie — Actor/comedian T.J. Miller never imagined he’d be part of a massively successful franchise like Transformers so he sets off to personally thank the people who made it possible. Come along as he visits Bay Films, gets some pointers from Kelsey Grammer, and even stops by Mark Wahlberg’s house in this funny piece.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: Take Us Through the Movies! – OPTIMUS PRIME will bring you up to speed on all of the TRANSFORMERS movies one by one in this hilarious, animated short where the TRANSFORMERS KREON figures act out the movies while building and rebuilding each scene…brick by brick.
The Angry Birds TRANSFORMERS: Origin Story – Bonus content tells the origin story of how the EggSpark has landed on Piggy Island causing the eggs on the island to turn into evil Egg-bots, wreaking havoc across the whole island. The EggSpark has also caused the Birds and Pigs to turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, who must team up in order to stop the Egg-bots before it’s too late!
Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D with expanded images as seen in IMAX theaters presented in 1080p high definition, English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The English 5.1 and English 2.0 tracks were each individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience.
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
Disc 3 (DVD):
Feature film in standard definition
The Transformers: Age of Extinction DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.
Congratulations to Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo di Boneventura, Ian Bryce, Hasbro, and the entire cast and crew on this billion dollar global blockbusters. And last but not least, a great thank you for all of our fans.
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The Transformers DVD…when does it come out you ask. What’s it gonna have? What I can tell you is this: there will be 2 versions:
1- A regular version with no extras (just a director commentary).
2.- A multi-disc version with the movie w/ director’s commentary and additional disc(s) with tons of extra stuff.
Transformers will also be available on HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats.
Hope all of the US fans have a great 4th of July!
The giant robots from Transformers: Age of Extinction may be computer generated, but the theater-rattling explosions they cause are intensely real, very frequent and highly popular.
Though the fourth installment of the franchise met with some harsh reviews from critics, it earned $100 million during its opening weekend to finish at No. 1. And despite its perceived faults in the drama department, no one was carping about the quality and quantity of the pyrotechnics.
“Everyone loves a good explosion, that’s what people like to see when they go to a Transformers film,” says Jim Schwalm, the special-effects coordinator who oversees the bangs, booms and kablooeys. “We always get a thumbs up. I haven’t gotten a bad review yet.”
Schwalm, 59, has worked on all of the Transformers movies, and each time out, he and his team of “top-notch pyro guys” have had to find different ways to make sparks fly.
Director Michael Bay “does not want to see the same thing. That’s a no-brainer,” says Schwalm. “No one says, ‘I want a Die Hard-type explosion.’ We always come up with something new. We don’t want to get boring.”
Schwalm has special tricks to make each explosion memorable, such as putting cement bags on top of the explosives to boost the amount of flying debris. He has a 48-foot truck tasked solely for carrying explosion equipment to each film set, where he and Bay often riff right on the spot.
“I’m always creating and trying to do something other than your average fireball. We always add pizzazz,” says Schwalm.
The special effects in the new film are more elaborate and intense: One particularly impressive explosion features five cars with their engines removed for better flight. Schwalm and his team spent one morning hooking them up to mechanical rapid accelerators and devices that flipped them over.
Bay “told me he was coming to shoot this later in the afternoon and he wanted a nasty, dirty explosion,” says Schwalm. “When he came back we had five cars ready to go. One car flew 120 feet. It was a big, dirty explosion.”
In a further extra touch of mayhem, one of the cars was directed into an old street light, leveling it.
Schwalm’s artistry also meant for some hair-raising days for stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. For one scene, they had to run through the middle of two sets of carefully placed rolling explosions. It was all done in one take, with the cameras focusing on their faces to capture their reactions.
“When you hear the explosions, the adrenaline goes and you just haul ass,” says Peltz. “Things were blowing up behind us and on both sides.”
While Schwalm assures that the actors were never in danger, he was standing nearby just in case. “Jim’s the best, and most of all, he’s safe,” says producer Ian Bryce.
Schwalm is so proud of that effect that he still carries the raw footage in his camera to show off.
“That was a real beautiful explosion,” he says. “Beautiful history.”
Supervising Sound Editor And Sound Designer
Post Production Sound Assistant
Peter J. Devlin
First Assistant Sound Editor
David Michael Green
Post Production Infrastructure
Jeffrey J. Haboush
Sound Re Recording Mixer
Sound Play Back
Dialogue Editor: Mpse
Jason W. Jennings
Sound Effects Editor
Post Production Sound Assistant
Kyle D. Krajewski
Sound Re Recording Mixer
Alyson Dee Moore
David Peifer Digital
Dolby Atmos Consultant
Sound Mixer (Additional Photography)
Production Sound Mixer: Additional Unit
Greg P. Russell
Sound Re Recording Mixer
Roland N. Thai
Sound Effects Editor
Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Re Recording Mix Technician
A.D.R. Recordist (Uncredited)
Adr Mixer (Uncredited)