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Shout! Factory is Bringing ‘Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising’ to DVD in December


Megatron returns and Autobots get iced in this five-part miniseries.

On December 6th, Shout! Factory is releasing the first arc of the latest incarnation of Transformers franchise with Prime and…

… Oh, man, did you know the Rock was on this show? He played Cliffjumper for about a minute. Besides Mr. Dwayne Johnson, Peter Cullen returns to the role of Optimus Prime, joined by Frank Welker as Megatron (who talked to us about his role on the series earlier this year), Jeffrey Combs as Ratchet, and Kevin Michael Richardson and Bulkhead.

Anyway, casting coups aside,* this pretty brutal miniseries which ushered in the CG version of the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons with all kinds of casualties on both sides and get this: zombie robots. Did this tie into the IDW Infestation event from earlier this year?

No word on any kind of special features on the disc, and cover art is currently unavailable. Here’s the official synopsis:

Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, AUTOBOT Ratchet, Bulkhead, and many others are back to “roll out” against Megatron’s latest attempt to conquer Earth. And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTBOTS may be few against the Decepticon hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers, taking the human drama to levels as yet unseen by the franchise.

*Tooth Fairy aside, The Rock is dope.

Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising will be arriving on DVD on December 6 from Shout! Factory. Take a sneak peek of the DVD below:

Transformers Prime Ep. 105 Sneak Peek

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