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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Old dutch editions of Transformers DVD's 005: Generation 1 DVD, Transformers Serie 1



Old dutch editions of Transformers DVD's

I'd like to talk about "Transformers Serie 1" (Transformers Series 1) 

 
This is a Generation 1 DVD released in 2004 and here are some details:
Title: Transformers – Series 1
Released in: Belgium / Netherlands
Company: TSC
Region: 2
Languages: English
Subtitles: Dutch
No of DVD: 1
Episodes: 3
1. The Girl that loved Powerglide
2. The Key to Vector Sigma (1)
3. The Key to Vector Sigma (2)
Length: ca. 60 min.
Extra’s: none
Format: 4:3
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
EAN Code: 8717662551468
Release: 02/02/2004

Below are some screenshots from the menu structure:  Warning because it's very very poor. I think they hired a monkey to make this menu.
 
You can Select the three episodes, (Dutch language version shown here),
Scene Selectie(Scene selection...)
Ondertiteling(Subtitles)

All very exciting ?.....nope not really.
Let's go part by part and starting with the other menu's.
 
When you select "Scene Selectie", you go to a submenu to select the scenes but it can be confusing as a new viewer because the episodes are not mentioned here.
 With "HoofdMenu" (Main menu ) you return to the main menu.

When you select Ondertiteling(Subtitles), you go to the place to select subtitles 
 
"Ondertiteling" means Subtitles
"Aan / Uit" means On /Off
Also, note the Transformers Generation 2 LOGO on this submenu and the Main menu, in the previous DVD's this was reversed. this is only the start.......

Let's move on to the episodes:
 1. The Girl that loved Powerglide
Here is the Dutch Description 
 
and here is the Translation:
Powerglide saves a girl called Astoria form the Decepticon's clutches. She is impressed by Powerglide's rescue and promptly falls in love. She seems to have a machine-jinxing aura because everything breaks in her vicinity. When the Decepticons recapture her, it's up to Powerglide and the Transformers to save her. (Note: not Autobots but Transformers...it gets worse later)
 
As you can see from the overview scan, every episode has a little picture to accompany it with. Sadly, I think the aforementioned monkey gets it wrong 3 times.(please correct me if I'm wrong) This is clearly a still from "The Golden Lagoon", and appears somewhere near the end of the episode if I'm not mistaken.

2. The Key to Vector Sigma (1)
Here is the Dutch Description 
and here is the Translation:
 Megatron is jealous because the Autobots excel at driving cars. He then decides to steal cars and convert them to 'stunticons'. Sadly, these do not work as they should because they can't think for themselves. Trying  to make the 'Stunticons' think, Megatron hooks them up with Supercomputer Vector Sigma. But the effect is not what he imagined it would be.(I always thought that Megatron went to Vector Sigma to give the Stunticons personalities, not Intelligence. also, he seems quite pleased at the end of episode 1)
Another episode, another picture. I identified this one coming from "The Autobot Run", and appears somewhere near the end of the episode if I'm not mistaken and has been mirrored.

3. The Key to Vector Sigma (2)
Here is the Dutch Description 
and here is the Translation:
Because Megatron stole the key to Vector Sigma to give the Stunticons intelligence, Alpha Trion has to come into action to save the day. He discovers the secret of the key and this means that he finds a way to turn Earth into Cyberthron (!) ofcourse this is very advantagious.( the monkeys strike again. Alpha Trion probably knows about the key  but I remember from the cartoon that Megatron discovers that the key turns Earth material into metal. So, it's not as it says here in the dutch translation, Alpha Trion would not approve of a metal Earth.
Another episode, another picture. I don't know were this is from, can anyone help ?

At least 2(well, allright 1) great episodes and 1 mediocre, on the plus side, it's all G1 episodes (who says I'm negative ? )
 
Ahh yes the Cover art. almost forgot that. It seems scraped together from somewhere. Not too bad actually.


Avoid this DVD at all costs !


 See below to look at a bigger size picture of both sides of the package.
 
Please also look at Parts 001, 002, 003 and 004of this series.


this article was also posted on www.ubernerdyboy.blogspot.com














Thursday, February 04, 2016

Old dutch editions of Transformers DVD's 004: Generation 2 DVD, Transformers Deel 4

Old dutch editions of Transformers DVD's


The Fouth and final DVD in this particular series  is, again, a Generation 2 DVD, Transformers Deel 4 (Part4) Bought at a dutchBart Smit toyshop in 2003 or 2004

Like part 1,2 and 3, it has three episodes on it and is very nice to own.

Here are some screenshots from the menu structure: So the question was:
next week: will it be reversed ?? Will Grapple be on the DVD Menu ?
NO ! It's all Decepticon ! But, having said that, there is a grapple connection here. on the previous DVD cover, Grapple can be seen, holding some sort of device. Well, the first story on this DVD will explain that image.
 
 "Deel" means Part
"Speel alles" means Play All
"Hoofdstukken" means Chapters
"Ondertiteling" means Subtitles
"Aan / Uit" means On /Off
 
The Master Builders
"Hoofdmenu" means Main menu.
"Verder" means Next
 
A Decepticon in King Arthur's Court
"Terug" means Back
"Hoofdmenu" means Main menu.
"Verder" means Next
 
The Golden Lagoon
"Terug" means Back
"Hoofdmenu" means Main menu.
All great episodes, but I have a little dislike for the second episode.
The Master Builders is simply epic and shows just what obsession can do. A Decepticon in King Arthur's Court , I had forgotten this classic episode, oh I mean I was really trying to forget this one. too much human action. The Golden Lagoon....Awh. Mayhem and sweetness in one episode.
This series will return is some shape or form but next week it is time for some other DVD's.


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. See below to look at a fullsize of picture both sides of the package.


Please also look at Parts 001, 002 and 003 of this series.

this article was also posted on www.ubernerdyboy.blogspot.com










Thursday, January 14, 2016

Old dutch editions of Transformers DVD's 003: Generation 2 DVD, Transformers Deel 3

Old dutch editions of Transformers DVD's



The second DVD is a Generation 2 DVD, Transformers Deel 3 (Part3) Bought at a dutch Bart Smit toyshop in 2003 or 2004

Like part 1and 2, it has "three"(2 actually) episodes on it and is very nice to own.

Here are some screenshots from the menu structure: Interesting to think back and note that for DVD01, Starscream is on the Cover image and Prime is featured on the Menu image. The powers that be decided to change it again. Grapple on the cover image and Sunstreaker on the menu image.
So next week: will it be reversed ??


 "Deel" means Part
"Speel alles" means Play All
"Hoofdstukken" means Chapters
"Ondertiteling" means Subtitles
"Aan / Uit" means On /Off
 
The Core
"Hoofdmenu" means Main menu.
"Verder" means Next
 
Dinobot Island deel 1
"Terug" means Back
"Hoofdmenu" means Main menu.
"Verder" means Next
 
Dinobot Island deel 2
"Terug" means Back
"Hoofdmenu" means Main menu.
Again, all great episodes, The Core is simply epic and made me love the constructicons and I AM just a sucker for endings like that one has. Dinobot Island, I had forgotten this classic episode, I remember being thrilled when this first went out (in G1 form, remember that these are all G2 cartoon versions) and really wanted to see the resolution to that cliffhanger.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. See below to look at a fullsize of picture both sides of the package.



Please also look at the updated Part 001 and 002 of this series.

this article was also posted on www.ubernerdyboy.blogspot.com