On their 2-Disc HD-DVD release of Michael Bay’s blockbuster “Transformers, ” Dreamworks Home Entertainment has included a number of cool hidden features.
Now insert the first disc in the player and after viewing the film, make sure to run the entire end credits. Once the film and credits have completed you will be taken to a separate menu screen which gives you access to three video clips. The first one is the “Iron Man” movie trailer, the second one is the “Transformers” teaser trailer and the third is a clip called “Autobots Rollout,” a montage of views of the Autobots.
Insert the second disc of the set in your HD-DVD player and on the Main Menu highlight the “Our World” menu entry. Now press the “Left” arrow key on your remote control and the mask of Optimus Prime will appear as an icon. Press “Enter” now and you will get to view the DVD credits.
Now select the “Our World” entry from the Main Menu and on the appearing submenu highlight the menu entry “I Fight Giant Robots.” Now press the “Right” arrow key on your remote control and an icon of Bumblebee’s face will appear. Press “Enter” now and you will get to see an amusing commercial for the “Baybot,” a transformer that looks like director Michael Bay.
Back up on the Main Menu, select “Their War” and on the submenu that appears highlight the entry “Inside The All Spark.” Now press the “Reft” arrow key on your remote control and Frenzy’s face will appear as an icon, giving you access to some behind-the-scenes footage as Michael Bay’s cameo in the movie is prepped and shot.
Now, go open up the “More Than Meets The Eye” section and highlight the menu entry “From Script To Sand.” Press the “Up” arrow key on your remote control and Ratchet will appear. When you press “Enter” you will now get to see a short clip called “Casting Mojo,” about the casting of the film’s pint-sized dogs.
Still in the “More Than Meets The Eye” section, select the menu entry “Trailers” and there highlight “Trailer 4.” Press the “Right” arrow key on your remote control to highlight the icon of Ironhide’s face and then press “Enter.” This will give you the chance to view a clip about the special effects man enjoying his job that day, as they work on the Xbox Transformer effects.