I rewatched my copy of Transformers on DVD last night after owning it for nearly an entire week. I forgot JUST how much I enjoyed that movie. I opted for the standard single disc edition despite the fancy two disc edition. Today I found out that Transformers sold 8.3 million copies in one week!!
Of course, these 8.3 million copies were made up of a number of exclusive versions for different retailers, including one from Target that came in a transforming case, and one from Wal-mart that came packaged with an animated prequel called Transformers: Beginnings. If you didn’t get your hands on the Wal-mart release but would still like to watch the prequel, it has recently found its way onto YouTube.
I only watched the first part (its broken up on YouTube) and I don’t feel bad about watching it online since the greedy bastards didn’t give us Canadians any of those special options like a transforming case or extra prequel.
Of course, I have to agree with the writer at FilmJunk who suggested that calling this “animated” was a bit of a stretch. Aside from having Peter Cullen do the voice over, there isn’t much about this collection of moving still images that made me think that this would be worth acquiring that particular edition.
If you enjoyed that then perhaps you are the kind of freak who thought that the Star Wars Christmas Special had “artistic value”.