Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series (7-Disc Collection) [DVD]
Release Date: Now Available on DVD
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 9/10
The Autobots embark on a quest to locate mystical artifacts to save their homeworld of Cybertron from being sucked into a black hole. But the Decepticons want to get their hands on those artifacts too.
‘Transformers Cybetron’ is technically the third and final chapter in the well known Unicron Trilogy. Oddly enough, the series has very little to do with the previous two entries. From what I understand, when the show was originally created in Japan it was done so with having no connection to the previous shows, a fact which apparently quite upset the American Studio planning their version, and as a result they added some discussions and mentions of Unicron in order to try and connect things, at least to some degree. This may help to explain to some who are likely wondering about the absence of previously returning human characters as well as the Autobots’ apparent lack of experience with the planet of Earth itself.
The series delivers yet another fun adventure with all (or most) of everyone’s favorite Autobots and Decipticons as they once again find themselves on Earth to battle it out. Optimus Prime, Megatron and more fan favorite characters to name are present here, many once again with a somewhat new look, a number of which I actually found to be quite an improvement over their appearances in ‘Transformers Energon.’ A number of new human’s also form friendships with the Autobots as we would expect after coming into contact with one of our heroes by a chance of fate and offering him assistance in an act of kindness.
‘Transformers Cybertron’ may not connect much to the previous entries in the Unicron Trilogy, but that in no way makes it any less great of a show and it definitely delivers on all of the ‘Transformers’ excitement and fun that fans have come to expect. Transformers fans will absolutely want to pick up a copy of this Complete Series set in order to complete their Unicron Trilogy collection, especially considering the once again incredibly reasonable price for all 52 of the series’ episodes. In short, this is definitely not one to miss out for the fellow Transformers fans out there.
The video on the DVD release of ‘Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series’ is presented in a 4×3 1.33:1 aspect ratio representing the aspect ratio in which it was originally broadcast. The video presentation on this series looks pretty fantastic, easily the most impressive of the three shows that compile the Unicron Trilogy. The colors are sharp, detail is impressive and far less noise and artifacts are present throughout than were noticeable on the previous titles, although with the animation changes and age of the shows that really should come as no surprise.
The audio on the DVD release is a Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack on all fifty-two episodes in the series, matching the previous two releases in the Unicron Trilogy. The stereo soundtrack on these episodes is pretty solid as a whole. For a lossy soundtrack, the audio sounds clean, is always clearly audible and works quite well and sounds great when utilizing my receiver’s simulated 7.1 surround feature.
Once again, just as was the case with the previous two entries in the Unicron Trilogy, there are no special features included on the release. Regardless, I believe fans will still be thrilled with this collection as it includes all 52 episodes in ‘Transformers Cybertron’ in a great 7-disc collection and at a great price, completing Shout Factory’s releases of The Unicron Trilogy series’.
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