Transformers IMAX Release To Include Additional Footage

Posted on Sep 5, 2007

Nelson here…

I contacted Michael to verify if the IMAX release of Transformers will include additional footage not seen in the first theatrical release, and he has confirmed that there will be about 2 extra minutes.

101 Comments

  1. ahnberg
    January 6, 2014

    I wouldn’t have dared to get up on that stage infront of everyone in the first place, don’t sweat it man! 🙂 We all mess up and just have a bad day sometimes, it only shows you’re human. Next time will go better for sure. Keep making awesome movies!

  2. Sean Clark
    January 6, 2014

    I know this may not necessarily make you feel any better, but you just got more publicity for Samsung than they could have ever hoped for. I didn’t even know about this TV before I heard about this.

    Keep your head up. You tried your best and sometimes nerves interfere with that. You have nothing to be ashamed of.

  3. Sam
    January 6, 2014

    Wait. This is the real Josh Nizzi!?

  4. Rob Broadbent
    January 6, 2014

    Mr. Bay, I think you just got more coverage for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV than you ever intended, or was this stunt planned?

  5. Josh Nizzi
    January 6, 2014

    Is this the real Sam?!

  6. Booma
    January 6, 2014

    Not to the same scale but I’ve gotten flustered and walked off mid-presentation too. I feel you, friend. You’ll be fine. Walk it off. 😉

  7. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    You handled it with class. Those who say doing something like this is easy haven’t ever done it. Hang in there. You made a new fan out of me by dealing with it like you have here. Take care.

  8. Sam
    January 6, 2014

    Concept artist? Love your work.

  9. Paul
    January 6, 2014

    Are you for real Im an actor and I can speak in live audiences but you are a director you are BOTH I mean woooow

  10. Josh Nizzi
    January 6, 2014

    Thanks Dude.

  11. Phil Schwarzmann
    January 6, 2014

    Michael Bay is both highly respected and a millionaire. He doesn’t need this from Samsung. He clearly didn’t prep and realized “Hey, I’m MICHAEL FUCKING BAY, I don’t need this shit.”

  12. Dave Spruce
    January 6, 2014

    Chin up mate, live shows aren’t everybody’s thing and the fact you openly admitted it here speaks your integrity I think.

  13. Graison Swaan
    January 6, 2014

    Rough one dude, you’ll get’em next time

  14. yup
    January 6, 2014

    not sure who said it was easy, but if any effort at all is put into preparation he would have been fine. if you had any idea what you were talking about you’d realize this…

  15. Kevin Otterness
    January 6, 2014

    You’re all good Michael! I got to work with you this past summer here in Chicago on TF4…Hope to do it again! Looking forward to the teaser!

  16. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    I’ve done about 50 of them and I’ve been busy and human enough to have had one of them not go too well. It happens and your inability to admit that you’ve failed to prepare for at least one thing in your life and in the end failed as a result isn’t lost on anyone.

  17. padresj
    January 6, 2014

    Good on you Mr. Bay. — The only way through it to own it.

    Kudos.

  18. Rob Broadbent
    January 6, 2014

    BTW can you tell us why we should be excited about curved screens?

  19. Cariad Eccleston
    January 6, 2014

    It was a tough situation, and don’t beat yourself up for it. Have fun with the Samsung/Transformers 4 tour!

  20. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    It happens. We all screw up. Dealing with the consequences is how character is measured.

  21. warex3d
    January 6, 2014

    because there was no explosion

  22. damacus
    January 6, 2014

    “…. Are you on drugs?” (Sam Witwicky, Transformers 1) 🙂

  23. tim robinson
    January 6, 2014

    Awww love you guys

    (Chest thump) right here, man right here

  24. An Observation
    January 6, 2014

    Im looking at these comments, “Hang in there” “You handled it with class” “It was a tough situation” What am I missing? He should NOT be bashed, because indeed everyone gets nervous but the questions where simply “What inspires you and how do you come up with your ideas?” WHY DOES HE NEED A TELEPROMPTER TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS?????

  25. Thomas Boxley
    January 6, 2014

    debian nice

  26. Benjamin Denes Hoyt
    January 6, 2014

    Not your finest moment, Mr. Bay, but not a big deal. Will definitely be good for a laugh when you look back on it. Hang in there.

  27. Michael Freeman
    January 6, 2014

    I don’t know about Michael Bay, but honestly, I would have reacted the same exact way in that situation, no matter how comfortable I was with the subject matter I was being asked about. It’s about suddenly being thrown into an unexpected and uncomfortable panic situation. For some of us, myself included, it’s an impossible thing to gracefully and effectively recover from, no matter how much we know about the subject. I’ve walked out of presenations before as well. I would venture a guess that Michael Bay is an introvert, like about 1/3 of the population, who can play the extrovert role when needed, with enough preparation, self-confidence, expertise in his field. For us introverts, this is a very common and natural reaction to this type of situation.

  28. Jason H
    January 6, 2014

    That was painful to watch. I’m guessing you had little to no prep so was just going to wing it with the prompter like most people do. They probably had a specific line for you to say to segue into the product description which is why the other presenter froze. We all know you could talk for hours about your career and what your job entails. Still a fan, sorry that happened to you.

  29. Jordan Schmidt
    January 6, 2014

    dude, sit back in your amazing house and don’t worry and keep making bad ass movies. You’re the man.

  30. Tonya Hall Barzhini
    January 6, 2014

    Michael ~ Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh once told me that his biggest fear is public speaking. I have had a radio show for over 4 years. It gets to me too. ~ Nice job owning it on your blog! @TonyaHallRadio

  31. Guest
    January 6, 2014

    this was better than some SNL sketches
    It is funny but understandable so no need to feel bad

  32. Penesote
    January 6, 2014

    lolololol

  33. Mike Walsh
    January 6, 2014

    It happens. Don’t let it bum you out – seriously.

    Best,
    @mwalsh

  34. Gg
    January 6, 2014

    Presentations canbe tough for anyone, hope you don’t beat yourself up about it 🙂

  35. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    Nope. He excused himself and left rather than making the situation worse, which he knew he would’ve done had he tried to rescue it further.

  36. simmy5
    January 6, 2014

    What is funny about someone embarrassing themselves and feeling mortified about it? At least he was man enough to admit it. Don’t laugh at someone’s pain- that will come back to you and it won’t be funny then either.

  37. Stephanie
    January 6, 2014

    You handled that extremely well. Good for you. There’s nothing wrong in leaving if it feels too much for any reason. Well done.

  38. Ryan Clark
    January 6, 2014

    I want to run off just about every time I have to do public speaking…better luck next time 🙂

  39. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    Seriously dude, why are you spending the entire evening trolling anyone who has anything positive to say? Appears you need a buddy of your own.

  40. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    You don’t just know when and how you’re going to get stage fright. You’re completely clueless as to how stage fright occurs.

  41. Kevin
    January 6, 2014

    Don’t worry about it… you gave Samsung exactly the buzz and publicity they were looking for. Great job!

  42. An Observation
    January 6, 2014

    I am against anyone giving him a hard time about it I just didn’t understand what may have caused that sort of reaction. Thanks for the insight.

  43. Shayne Cole
    January 6, 2014

    Extremely well said. Thanks for sharing it for those, particularly for those who prefer to make asinine comments in lieu of realizing they don’t understand the full spectrum of human responses.

    I too am an introvert and completely relate.

  44. djakdekiel
    January 6, 2014

    Don’t worry, you’re great 🙂

  45. Jeff Ledger
    January 6, 2014

    The product and company have received more attention than if things had gone as planned. End result: it worked. Have a drink and shake it off.

  46. Stephanie
    January 6, 2014

    There are other reasons someone could have for leaving during public speaking. They shouldn’t be chastised for it. From what I saw I don’t think he could have handled it any better (could be completely wrong in this case). I probably wouldn’t have even apologised before leaving tbh.

  47. Chris Lau
    January 6, 2014

    I’ve been there. I had a flashback of that moment happening once before, actually. I’m guessing (forgive me if wrong) that being a Film Director is like being a composer, a writer, a person behind the scenes. So by being literally on stage, on the spot light, but with technical glitches, that’s quite overwhelming. You’re actually surprised it’s happening to you, too. Lessons learned? Have a backup plan. An exit. In this case the glitch was the system. A good backup would have been written cue cards. That’d have been funny.

  48. Fortyseven
    January 6, 2014

    It happens. No worries. 🙂

  49. Guest
    January 6, 2014

    For the first time ever, the absence of a script proves to be an actual issue for Michael Bay.

  50. Chris Lau
    January 6, 2014

    That’s what she said! 🙂

  51. An Observation
    January 6, 2014

    Not that simple. Perhaps he knows he suffers from stage fright but really believes in this product and wanted to support it but panic set in when things went wrong. I just did not understand why he was unable to answer the questions that pertained to himself and not the product. But after reading someone else’s comment it help me to see that perhaps his “panic” was paralyzing in a sense and he could not move on. So he he chose to excuse himself.

  52. nelsonadmin
    January 6, 2014

    Some of the comments that were posted earlier had insults and/or trolling. Not saying yours were.

  53. Jonathan Keith
    January 6, 2014

    It happens!

    Good luck.

  54. Guest
    January 6, 2014

    when you see someone falling it is funny even if for him it hurts

  55. Guest
    January 6, 2014

    Michael, it happens to everyone – famous or not. Don’t worry about it and keep doing what you’re doing. You’re a great guy and the only way to forget about this is to get on stage again and overcome it. Lots of people have been in this situation before when they public speak and it will make you feel a lot better after!

  56. joespivey
    January 6, 2014

    Because he’s promoting a product. What if he accidentally said “Samsung are shit”?

  57. Taradacktyl
    January 6, 2014

    I’m a comedian so I understand stage fright. Stay out of your head, man! Good for you for talking about it, but you MUST get back in front an audience soon so this incident doesn’t balloon in your head! Don’t listen to jerks on this thread posting negative comments. Most people understand. Those who don’t are a-holes anyway, so who gives a shite what they say? Make a joke out of it, and move on… and get back out there!

  58. Nick Econopouly
    January 6, 2014

    It’s all good man happens to everybody

  59. Rayshawn Archer
    January 6, 2014

    when will this be happening Michael.

  60. Rayshawn Archer
    January 6, 2014

    when i need to know

  61. eilfurz
    January 6, 2014

    shit happens – this only makes you look human.

  62. Jeff Strauss
    January 6, 2014

    Time for some improv classes

  63. symbolset
    January 6, 2014

    It’s no big deal.

  64. Alex Fakenam
    January 6, 2014

    its ok bro, you took it like a champ. Maybe next time! You could always take little que cards out with ya and show people you got this under wraps! Keep up the solid work!

  65. digidave
    January 6, 2014

    I’ve seen worse……

  66. Stephanie
    January 6, 2014

    I’m not knowledgeable enough on his films to give my opinion there. He obviously must have some talent to be successful but I can’t argue because I haven’t followed it. What I can write is that it’s not weakness to have this type of reaction. No one chooses to. There are many people who could have anxiety and so on who do not deserve to be looked down upon by people fortunate enough not to. With all due respect unless you’ve had that experience you can’t understand the strength it takes to overcome it.

  67. Benjamin Mill
    January 6, 2014

    There is nothing worse than losing control no matter what the situation, personal or professional. For Mr Bay this major tech. glitch took this very talented man to a primal fight or flight response from where very quickly in his brain without conscious consideration for himself or his commitment to Samsung told him to get out of there. Post event he has acknowledged his embarrassment. It happens to the best of us Mr Bay and your brain as you have proven so many times with your outstanding movies can be both magical and mystifying and on the flip side a pain in the ass. Most people feel your pain right now so bounce back, it was a life experience, aren’t they terribly wonderful !!!

  68. Tony
    January 6, 2014

    I believe it’s more about the “stage fright” that got to him, not about his ability to answer those questions. One understandable mistake led to another and the situation just snowballed. Not everyone is great at handling these type of public speaking mishaps. Take it easy man…

  69. Hans
    January 6, 2014

    No big deal at all. It’s shows you’re human and not a robot.

  70. webkitstudio
    January 6, 2014

    oh well! at least people know about the new UHD from samsung!

  71. kriter
    January 6, 2014

    We’ve all been there at one time or another… Keep your chin up Michael 🙂

  72. justfortango
    January 6, 2014

    Don’t worry, you’re great.

  73. Alf
    January 6, 2014

    No big deal. They screwed up the prompter and then dumped all that pressure on you! Happens to everyone.

  74. Lisa Matheson
    January 6, 2014

    Our bodies have a sneaky way of reminding us all that we’re merely human. Laugh it off. It’ll be a great cocktail party story. Head high. Shoulders back. Onward and upward.

  75. Alf
    January 6, 2014

    You’re so cool. If only I could be as evolved as you some day. Chode.

  76. Tony
    January 6, 2014

    I think that’s probably what happened as well. At that point it was too late for him to even concentrate on the impromptu personal questions.

    If they didn’t get a chance to rehearse and Samsung just told him to read off the prompter when he got up there, I could totally understand how frightening it would be if things went out of sync right away.

  77. Ant
    January 6, 2014

    🙁

  78. Alf
    January 6, 2014

    What’s pathetic is your apparent need to break people down. Find something productive to do with your life — like earning millions like Mr Bay. He’s laughing at you right now from his 10k sqft house and life full of models. Chode.

  79. E.C. McMullen Jr.
    January 6, 2014

    Hey, but that’s why you’re a director and not an actor, right? 🙂
    ‘Tis but a scratch’, dude. There’ll be someone or something else viraling by Friday. Hell, probably by Wednesday!
    ‘Nothing to get hung about!’

  80. transpar3nt
    January 6, 2014

    Agreed, if he was asked the exact same questions in a more private setting (or even on stage but when things were going smoothly) it would have turned out different. One bad thing led to another and at some point almost anyone would freeze up in that situation, especially someone who doesn’t do a lot of appearances like this, which he already said that he doesn’t.

    He needs practice and Samsung reps need to be better prepared for issues (both in how they handle it, and how they coach the talent to handle it).

  81. David
    January 6, 2014

    Sometimes our best option for a given situation is to simply walk away. I doubt this incident will keep you from doing great things in the future.

  82. Buster Blakeney
    January 6, 2014

    Eh, all good. People calling this a “meltdown” are kind of overstating things a bit. Personally, it was kinda nice to see a director at the top of his game getting regular human jitters.

    But I wouldn’t exactly say you don’t lend your name to any products… We’ve all seen The Island.
    And Transformers.
    And Transformers 2.
    And Transformers DOTM.
    And Bad Boys 2.

  83. Formul
    January 6, 2014

    It was awkward and cringeworthy but nothing especially bad.

  84. Spencer Evans
    January 6, 2014

    No sweat. It will be something just to laugh off before you know it. There’s a lot of pressure going in front of huge audiences. Occasionally embarrassing things like this happen. I’ve had my share of embarrassing things I’ve said or done on a smaller scale. Now at least they make fun stories to tell at parties eh? 🙂

  85. Alexander
    January 6, 2014

    Don’t worry man. We all are human beings. We all can fail.

  86. Jennifer Mawhinney
    January 6, 2014

    They say, “No such thing as bad publicity.” 🙂

  87. David Alpert
    January 6, 2014

    You’re human. Things like that happen. Don’t sweat it. The TV looks really nice BTW.

  88. Art Green
    January 6, 2014

    This gives me solace knowing that I don’t need to be able to bullshit my way through a pitch in order to be successful or prove my convictions and beliefs.

    So good to see one of the most brilliant creatives dealing with the same issue I have.

    Carry on carrying on, please.

  89. Mike
    January 6, 2014

    You love it so much you need a teleprompter to talk about it

  90. victorbalta
    January 6, 2014

    Don’t sweat it, I have had that same situation happen to me before giving presentations. Something unexpected happens and your hearts starts beating like its going to go out of your chest. I find the best thing to do is to slow down and take each statement slowly, once the initial shock passes you will recover.
    I also agree that the best thing to do is to get back out there and make light of the situation it happens to everyone.

  91. Prentice Mathew Porter
    January 6, 2014

    People will forget this in 24 hours, believe me.

  92. Ben
    January 6, 2014

    Just watched the clip and it’s completely understandable, so many flashes and the prompter breaking! I’d say you actually managed it quite gracefully all things considered.

  93. simmy5
    January 6, 2014

    Perhaps when YOU see someone fall or fail, you find humor in that, You’re a sad,warped individual.who obviously has been hurt to the point of irretrievable pain. I send you off with light and love. .

  94. Maryam
    January 6, 2014

    Don’t worry at all. I think this just brings you more recognition and I doubt anyone is judging you negatively bc speaking in front of a large crowd is very unnatural and can be terrifying. Cheers!

  95. Guest
    January 6, 2014

    Not all people feel comfortable on the stage.

    You can be a talented person, invest everything, all your time in your work, but on the stage you may feel uncomfortable.

    So nothing pathetic or horrible here. It happens

  96. Tomaxopolis
    January 6, 2014

    I’m sure you’re just swelling with talent. That’s why you’re here burning calories, slamming someone you don’t even know. This guy has accomplished so much more than you could ever could dream of.

  97. aftoy
    January 6, 2014

    Duh, the questions were about a Samsung TV. Nope is a pathetic dope looking for 2 seconds of fame.

  98. aftoy
    January 6, 2014

    Not the end of the world. A shrug of the shoulders and move on.

  99. Michael Emery
    January 6, 2014

    Mike, if you’re still in Vegas, find a crappy bar (so many to choose from) and go hard out. If I was there with you I’d be buying. You’re alright [man-hug].

  100. Car Ma
    January 6, 2014

    No big deal Michael.

  101. Thomas Leo
    January 6, 2014

    lol. seriously. This probably gave samsung more publicity than they would have gotten.