Paramount Home Entertainment has scheduled Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction for release on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in September.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
The film will be releases as a Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and as a single-disc barebones DVD version.
On Blu-Ray you will find a slew of bonus materials, including Bay On Action, an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences.
The Multi-Part documentary ”Evolution Within Extinction” is also included, consisting of the following parts.
Generation 2—A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces—both man and machine—and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago.
Drive Like Hell—Two entirely re-envisioned models of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, Lockdown, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars including a sophisticated Bugatti Veyron and a sleek Pagani Huayra. Check them out and see how actor Jack Reynor learned how to drive his Sonic rally car for the intense chase sequences.
Small Town, Big Movie—When Transformers rolls into some small Texas towns, the normally quiet and picturesque countryside is suddenly alight with explosive action. Explore the different locations with members of the show’s art department and hear from robotics students whose designs appear as part of Cade’s lab.
Shadow Protocol Activated—Follow the production to Detroit with unprecedented access to GM’s Lansing plant and Milford Proving Grounds test track; watch an impressive indoor car chase created in an auto parts factory; return to Chicago where location managers discovered a historical movie theater that served as the backdrop for Cade’s fateful first encounter with Optimus Prime; and finally travel to Washington state and the unlikely site of a never-used nuclear power plant.
The Last Stand—A vacant lot in downtown Detroit is turned into a square block of Hong Kong. Watch as it literally takes shape from the ground up—then marvel as the crew blows it up piece by piece.
The People’s Republic—China plays an extremely prominent role in the film both on-screen and behind-the-scenes; in fact, four Chinese actors were chosen from thousands of applicants on a reality TV show to appear in the movie. In addition, the production traveled to Hong Kong, the beautiful valley of Wulong Karst National Park in Chongqing and the Great Wall in Beijing to capture breathtaking footage.
Rise of the Dinobots—Several new Transformers characters make their live-action debut in this film. Get a brief history of the new recruits and then go inside Industrial Light & Magic to see how they were designed and conceptualized for the film.
The Finishing Touch—Watch Michael Bay work like you’ve never seen him before. The director connects virtually with his Santa Monica headquarters, visits the editing bay and then checks in on the visual effects house in San Francisco—all from the comfort of his Miami home office. Also, get an in-depth look at the music contributions of Imagine Dragons as they collaborate with the film’s composer Steve Jablonsky. Finally, get exclusive red carpet access to the film’s world premiere in Hong Kong.
Also included on the release is Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie, in which you can discover the fun, frenetic and amazing way a movie like Transformers: Age of Extinction gets made.
A Spark of Design let’s you enjoy an exclusive look inside Hasbro’s creation of Transformers: Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock action figure from concept and development to sculpting and painting, and then ultimately to the assembly line.
T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie shows how actor/comedian T.J. Miller never imagined he’d be part of a massively successful franchise like Transformers so he sets off to personally thank the people who made it possible. Come along as he visits Bay Films, gets some pointers from Kelsey Grammer, and even stops by Mark Wahlberg’s house in this funny piece.
In the Kre-O Transformers: Take Us Through the Movies! feature Optimus Prime will bring you up to speed on all of the Transformers movies one by one in this hilarious, animated short where the Transformers Kreon figures act out the movies while building and rebuilding each scene…brick by brick.
The Angry Birds Transformers: Origin Story tells the origin story of how the EggSpark has landed on Piggy Island causing the eggs on the island to turn into evil Egg-bots, wreaking havoc across the whole island. The EggSpark has also caused the Birds and Pigs to turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, who must team up in order to stop the Egg-bots before it’s too late!
The release is rounded out by the movie’s Trailers .
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” will come to stores on September 30 and can be yours for $49.99 as the Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo, $39.99 as a a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo and $29.99 on DVD.