Paramount Home Media Distribution’s mega-summer box office smash, director Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been given a Sept. 30 release date for a three-SKU array of products.
Fans will be able to select from a stand-alone DVD release, a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a four-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack that includes a 3D presentation of the film.
The ARR is a zippy 95 days and action at multiplexes nationwide generated ticket sales of a whopping $243.8 million.
With this — the fourth installment in the series — filmmaker Michael Bay and his associates made two very smart moves. The addition of Mark Wahlberg as the lead was inspired (first Megan Fox was sent packing, next Shia LaBeouf … the franchise has grown up) and the writing of the series (script by Ehren Kruger — Arlington Road, Reindeer Games, The Ring, The Skeleton Key and both Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon) continues to evolve with less kid-fluff and a better focus on the sci-fi elements. More installments of this studio franchise are a certainty!
As to bonus nuggets included with this home entertainment monster, let us begin with the Blu-ray SKUs. The film clocks in at 165 minutes, so one complete Blu-ray disc is devoted to the film itself … double that up for the 2D and 3D Combo Pack.
A separate Blu-ray disc holds the extensive array of bonus goodies which kicks-off with a newly-prepared interview session with filmmaker Michael Bay. There is a multi-part collection of eight featurettes titled “Evolution Within Extinction” — included are segments variously titled “Rise of the Dinobots,” “The Last Stand” and “Shadow Protocol Activated” — plus there are five additional stand-alone featurettes, including one titled “Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie.”
Paramount says that all of these bonuses add up to about three-hours worth of material … no wonder a separate Blu-ray disc is required!!!
The DVD SKU is a movie-only presentation.
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