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    Region 4 Release Streets June 20 Source: Madman Entertainment Special Thanks to Ben Pollock

    Autobots in Australia, get ready to roll out with TRANSFORMERS: PRIME– DARKNESS RISING, available on Region 4 DVD from Madman Entertainment on 20 June, 2012 ($19.95srp). TRANSFORMERS: PRIME is a bold new CG-animated series, and the latest exciting installment in the Transformers universe. The first DVD volume, DARKNESS RISING, contains the first five action-packed episodes of the series, linked together as one 110 minute feature length movie. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream return in TRANSFORMERS: PRIME, the brainchild of the creators of the TRANSFORMERS movie trilogy and the recent STAR TREK movie, as well as popular TV shows, LOST, ALIAS and FRINGE. The series also features voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the original Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively. It has been three years since the Decepticons last attacked Earth and the Autobots await their return. After the death of Cliffjumper, the Autobots fight to protect the Earth from the Decepticons and befriend three young humans, and the returned Megatron who has been missing for three Earth years. Using Dark Energon, Megatron plans to raise an undead army of Cybertronians and defeat the Autobots. The Autobots destroy his space bridge and Megatron is believed killed in the process. Starscream becomes the new Decepticon leader. TRANSFORMERS PRIME represents the latest installment of a global entertainment franchise that has been going strong for over 25 years. PRIME is for young and old TRANSFORMERS fans alike: the slick animation and action-packed scenes will appeal to kids, while the references to older series and complex storylines will keep older fans happy. The series is seen on Australian TV, broadcasting on Cartoon Network from 2011, and has a full licensing slate with toys, publishing and apparel all part of the product mix. TRANSFORMERS PRIME was the 2011 Emmy winner for `Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation`. Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL) SRP: $19.95 Catalogue: MMA4390 Release Date: June 20, 2012 Year Of Production: 2011 Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Language: English Runtime: 110 minutes

    About Madman

    Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman`s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment. Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia`s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.

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