Blu-ray 3D Release: Transformers Dark of the Moon, Trilogy

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 31, 2012
Price: Ultimate Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, 7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Trilogy $99.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment


Transformers Dark of the MoonAs promised, the Blu-ray 3D version of Michael Bay’s science-fiction film Transformers Dark of the Moon comes packed with special features.

The third movie in the action franchise, based on the Hasbro toys, Dark of the Moon was first released on DVD and as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack on Sept. 30, 2011, but neither offered extras. Those, Bay promised, would come when the film was released on Blu-ray 3D, and he has kept that promise.

Transformers Dark of the Moon was shown in 3D in theaters to decent reviews — for its 3D, at least — during its original run at the box office in the summer of 2011, racking up a U.S. gross of $352 million. But a home 3D version was delayed. As Michael Bay said at the time of the original DVD and Blu-ray release: “I want to make sure we get it right for home viewing — and that process takes time.”

Bay believes the Blu-ray 3D version of the movie “will blow you away.”

Transformers Dark of the Moon Blu-ray 3D boxAs well as the film in 3D, the four-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack comes with nearly four hours of behind-the-scenes footage on an extra high-definition Blu-ray disc. Here’s the extras list:

  • “Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon
    • “Rising From the Fallen: Development and Design”
    • “Ready for Prime Time: Filming Across America”
    • “Battle in the Heartland: Shooting in Chicago”
    • “Attack of the Birdman: Aerial Stunts”
    • “Shadow of the Sentinel: Post-Production and Release”
  • “Uncharted Territory: NASA’s Future Then and Now”
  • Deconstructing Chicago: Multi-Angle Sequences
    • Previsualizations with optional commentary by director Michael Bay and previsualization supervisor Steve Yamamoto
    • Previsualizations/Final Shot Comparison with optional commentary by director Michael Bay and previsualization supervisor Steve Yamamoto
    • Visual Effects with optional commentary by visual effects supervisors Scott Farrar and Matthew Butler
    • Visual Effects/Final Shot Comparison with optional commentary by visual effects supervisors Scott Farrar and Matthew Butler
  • “The Art of Cybertron”
    • AUTOBOTS
    • DECEPTICONS
    • Enviroments
    • Weapons and Gear
    • Ships
  • The Dark of the Moon Archive
    • 3D: A Transforming Visual Art
    • Moscow World Premiere
    • Birdmen featurette
    • Cody’s iPad
    • The Sound of Transformers Dark of the Moon
  • The Matrix of Marketing
    • Trailers
    • Marketing Gallery

The DVD also includes a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

The 7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Trilogy contains all three Transformers films in high-definition, Transformers Dark of the Moon in Blu-ray 3D, more than 10 hours of bonus material and a plaque of movie images signed by Michael Bay.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.