A Review of the ‘Transformers’ HD DVD

Obviously, the big draw to HD DVD titles is the audio and the video, but Paramount’s release of Transformers on HD DVD joins a limited number of titles that is just as much fun for its special features as well as its movie. I say this, of course, as someone that actually didn’t enjoy the movie that much when I saw it in theaters, but now after watching it a minimum of five times just to evaluate the features of the 2-Disc DVD of which I already reviewed and now the HD DVD, it is starting to grow on me.

Before Transformers I was impressed by the GPS and Tech Specs features on Universal’s Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the pop-up Tech Specs on Miami Vice were also impressive. Warner Bros. had a great blue-screen feature and accompanying commentary on 300 and Paramount had a great interactive commentary with J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise with the Mission: Impossible III HD DVD. Finally, Universal did an impressive job on bringing “Heroes” to HD DVD with a cool Character Connections feature and a “Helix Revealed” feature.

However, none of that compares to the interactivity and web-enabled features made available on Transformers. Not only do you get everything it has now, but more features are promised in the future. Now, if you want to know about everything that is not HD DVD exclusive then click here for my DVD review. Otherwise, buckle up to learn about everything else.

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