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Year's Top Movie Coming to Disc Oct. 20

20 Aug, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Big news this morning: The year's biggest box office hit, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Oct. 20 by Paramount Home Entertainment. Special features include a comprehensive documentary chronicling the making of the Michael Bay blockbuster, which has taken in around $820 million worldwide; an "all-access" featurette that lets viewers spend a day with Bay; indepth looks at a dozen characters in the movie; and multi-angle breakdowns of several of the film's most compelling action scenes.

The Blu-ray Disc and two-disc special-edition DVD also will include something called "augmented reality technology" that lets viewers interact with a holographic image of Optimus Prime using their own webcams and a special website. They can play a game in which they are asked to piece together the matrix of leadership to bring Optimus back to life, help repair his armor and calibrate his weapons by controlling his aim during target practice.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc release is another interactive feature that lets viewers customize their own robot characters and catch a glimpse of a rogue robot. Out of all the various permutations, one will unlock an exclusive interview with Bay (sort of like the Easter eggs of old) in which the director talks about plans for his next Transformers adventure.



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