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Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray

United States
Limited Edition | Includes 96-page prequel graphic novel Shout Factory | 2011 | Season 1 | 600 min | Rated TV-Y7 | Mar 06, 2012

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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0

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None

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Four-disc set (4 BDs)

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Region A (locked)

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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Adventure100%
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Action82%
Animation82%
Family38%
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Transformers Prime: Season One

 (TV) (2011)

Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

The TRANSFORMERS saga starts a new chapter as old foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new EMMY Award winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, A Hasbro Studios production, currently airs on The HUB television network in the U.S. and Teletoons in Canada, deepens the epic mythology of both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting a new chapter for a new generation of fans.

For more about Transformers Prime: Season One and the Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray release, see Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Sumalee Montano, Kevin Michael Richardson

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Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Transformers Prime: Season One's 1080p transfer isn't all that consistently pretty. Certainly, there are moments when the animation sparkles, but aside from its flatness, there are some technical bugaboos that drag it down considerably. First, the image is greatly hindered by what is oftentimes intense banding. Huge chunks of the image often suffer through terrible bouts, with entire backgrounds sometimes reduced to large masses of bands of poor color transitions. Unfortunately, many a line are jagged, and aliasing appears with some frequency, too. As noted, the animation is naturally flat and often looks to have a plastic-like texture to it. There's no real flow on anything but the Transformers themselves; human hair and clothes offer no real movement or textures. Such elements are very much flat and stiff, but that's inherent to the original elements, not a fault of the Blu-ray transfer. On the flip side, those Transformers can look quite good in close-ups; the digital artists have taken the time to create some fairly complex elements within eyes, faces, various exposed gears, and the like. Their metallic exteriors are scratched, dented, dirty, and generally well-abused, but that's mostly the extent of fine detailing. Colors, likewise, are very flat and lack much range outside of basic shades. The yellows, reds, greens, whites, and blues that make up the Autobots are bright but monochromatic. The Decepticons are a bit colder, favoring rather flat shades of purple and gray. It's all relatively simple, but it's that intense banding, frequent jaggies, and occasional aliasing that really hurt this one. The banding is nothing short of an eyesore, so audiences sensitive to that might want to rent before committing to a purchase.


Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Transformers Prime: Season One features a high quality DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack. "Solid" is the name of the game here; rarely is the track top-tier spectacular, but never is it shoddy. There's a consistently good energy to it and a positive low end in battle scenes as metal hits metal, various objects explode, or Transformers walk with heavy footfalls. Laser blasts sometimes seem to lack a real authoritative punch, but in many instances they're suitably hard-hitting. The many action scenes also play with very natural spacing across what becomes a rather wide soundstage; the surrounds aid in creating an immersive environment, and action gets kicked around the various speakers with natural precision. Ambience is fair, sometimes a bit lacking and sometimes powerfully enveloping, such as a haunting motif that floats around the soundstage in a scene featuring a Transformer graveyard in episode three or the cold blasts of an arctic wind blowing about the listening area in episode seven. Music plays with great spacing and top-notch clarity. Brian Tyler's and Matthew Margeson's score sounds inspired by Star Trek, and the notes are effortlessly reproduced here and throughout the entire range. Dialogue is steady; the track captures all of the little vocalized nuances and it plays with an adequate sense of space in those scenes where it reverberates around more cavernous locales. This is a strong all-around performer that should please fans immensely.


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