19 November 2012

DVD Review: Transformers Prime: Season Two

My family and I recently received a copy of the new DVD Transformers Prime: Season Two to review.

Transformers Prime is the latest incarnation of the Transformers family, and it's a CGI animated series that airs on The Hub network. It features many of the beloved Auto-Bots - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Rachet, and Arcee - up against the usual suspects of Megatron, Starscream, and the Decepticons gang trying to get control of Earth. While Unicron had been defeated by Optimus Prime, things get hairy when both the Autobots and Decepticons uncover clues relating to the secret artifacts of Iacon, Cybertron's capital city. These discoveries could change the balance of power in the ongoing war - and perhaps revive ther dead home planet.

This four disc set contains all 26 episodes of season two: "Orion Pax, Part 1", "Orion Pax, Part 2", "Orion Pax, Part 3", "Operation: Bumblebee, Part 1", "Operation: Bumblebee, Part 2", "Loose Cannons", "Crossfire", "Nemesis Prime", "Grill", "Armada", "Flying Mind", "Tunnel Vision", "Triangulation", "Triage", "Toxicity", "Hurt", "Out of the Past", "New Recruit", "The Human Factor", "Legacy", "Alpha; Omega", "Hard Knocks", "Inside Job", "Patch", "Regeneration", and "Darkest Hour".

It also contains some bonus features: brand new interviews with the creative team behind the Prime series, and a featurette called "Optimus Prime: Up Close And Personal" which is footage from the San Diego Comic-Con International Panel in 2012 featuring Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus) and Larry King.

My DH adores his Transformers, and while he's normally against CGI reboots of his 80's cartoons, this is one he actually enjoys. The highlight for him was getting to view the interview with Peter Cullen.

Transformers Prime: Season Two will be available on DVD this coming Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. Widescreen format, the total running time is about 10 hours. It is rated TV-Y7/FV with some animated violence. The suggested retail price is $29.93, but Amazon has it available on pre-order for $17.99 as of this posting. It will also be available on Blu-Ray.

I received a copy of this DVD in order to view it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.

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