Shout Factory has announced plans to release a 30th anniversary edition Blu-ray and DVD for 1986's Transformers: The Movie. The animated classic has long been a fan-favorite, but has been out-of-print for almost decade with copies being sold on the second-hand market for over double its retail price.
Transformers: The Movie introduced several major concepts into Transformers lore, including the death of Optimus Prime, as well as the villainous Unicron, voiced by Orson Welles in his final role.
“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.”
The 30th anniverary edition will be newly remastered in HD from the original theatrical print. It will hit shelves September 13.