'Bumblebee' gets a retro VHS trailer

To celebrate the home entertainment release of everyone’s favorite little yellow Autobot, Paramount Pictures has released a special retro VHS trailer for their hit “Transformers” spinoff, “Bumblebee”. Unfortunately, the VHS edition isn’t actually for sale, but you’ll be able to catch the film yourself on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD tomorrow, April 2.

“Bumblebee” is set in the year 1987, catching up with the title hero on the run. He soon finds refuge in a small Californian beach town junkyard. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers a battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

“Bumblebee” represents a few firsts for the “Transformers” franchise. Not only does the film mark the series’ first spinoff and first prequel, “Bumblebee” is the first live action “Transformers” movie not to be directed by Michael Bay. This time, Laika Studios founder Travis Knight is helming from a screenplay by Christina Hodson. Knight, who has long served as an animator, made his directorial debut with the 2016 stop-motion adventure “Kubo and the Two Strings.”

The “Bumblebee” cast also includes Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Martin Short, Pamela Adlon and Megyn Price.

The special features on “Bumblebee” include:

– Sector 7 Archive
– Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
– Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)
– Deleted and Extended Scenes
– Outtakes
– Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cyber Tron
– Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen
– The Story of Bumblebee
– The Stars Align
– Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
– Back to the Beetle
– California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.


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