Terminator (Blu-ray)

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on 3/13/2012

Before there was The Matrix and a dark vision of the future with machines dominating humanity there was The Terminator! With its dark vision, extraordinarily well laid out plot and "Arny" starring as the bad guy, this film was destined to succeed. Not only was there an outstanding script, written and directed by James Cameron, but those starring in the film made it the success that it is and only to be matched by its sequel.

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He's back

on 6/4/2012

The terminator has arrived on blu ray, which really enhances the picture quality of a rather old movie. Unfortunately, the special effects still look extremely cheesy at times. This is largely irrelevant though thanks to the great story that is the terminator.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is "perfectly cast" (Los Angeles Times) as the fiercest and most relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! A "genuine steel metal trap of a movie" (The Hollywood Reporter), The Terminator fires an arsenal of thrills, intriguing plot twists and heart-stopping suspense that "never lets up for a minute" (Leonard Maltin)!

In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet, hell-bent on exterminating the human race! And to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg - a Terminator - back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. But can Sarah protect herself from this unstoppable menace to save the life of her unborn child? Or will the human race be extinguished by "one mean hunk of mutant metal" (L.A. Herald-Examiner)?


Studio MGM Home Entertainment
SKU 202501347
UPC 027616151285
UPC 14 00027616151285
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/11/2012
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Good Vs. Evil
Theatrical Release
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR is one of the tightest, tensest sci-fi films ever made and a landmark in the genre. In the year 2029, battles rage between the superintelligent machines that rule the world and the last vestiges of humanity. In late-20th-century Los Angeles, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) suddenly finds herself stalked by an unstoppable killing machine--a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sent from the future to kill her and her unconceived son, John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah can rely only on Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from the seemingly indestructible Terminator and save humanity. This low-budget masterpiece was the breakthrough film for director Cameron, who weds special effects, thrills, and understated romance to create one of the finest action films of the 1980s, which spawned many imitations but few equals. Science fiction author Harlan Ellison sued over the film's similarities to his own works, especially the OUTER LIMITS episode "Demon with a Glass Hand," and won acknowledgement in the film's credits. Schwarzenegger will forever be known as the relentless Terminator, a heartless killing machine who returns (in a kinder, gentler form) in 1991's TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I'll be back."--the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
New York Times "...A B-movie with flair....Set forth engrossingly by [Hamilton and Biehn]..." 10/26/1984 p.C19
Variety "...A blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuous moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances from the three leads, and a compelling story..." 10/31/1984
Entertainment Weekly "...Kineticism and suspense, combined with strongly conceived characters....Made [Cameron] a talent to watch..." -- Rating: A- 01/13/1995 pp.66-8
Total Film "...A nerve-bludgeoning, relentlessly exciting action movie masterpiece..." 04/01/2001 p.104
Premiere "A model of economic storytelling....[It] raised the bar for movie action to a bionic level." 12/01/2003 p.13
Sight and Sound "[It] has a seriousness and depth of feeling that belie initial expectations." 12/01/2005 p.91
James Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Cast & Crew
Bill Paxton - Star
Bess Motta - Star
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Star
Earl Boen - Star
Michael Biehn - Star
Linda Hamilton - Star
Dick Miller - Star
Rick Rossovich - Star
Paul Winfield - Star
Lance Henriksen - Star
Franco Columbu - Star
Maria Rebman Caso - Set Decorator
John Daly - Executive Producer
Stan Winston - Special Visual Effects
Harlan Ellison - Source Writer
Derek Gibson - Executive Producer
Mark Goldblatt - Editor
George Costello - Art Director
Adam Greenberg - Director of Photography
Hilary Wright - Costume Designer
William Wisher - Screenwriter
Gale Anne Hurd - Screenwriter
James Cameron - Screenwriter
Brad Fiedel - Composer
Gale Anne Hurd - Producer
Donna Smith - Production Designer
James Cameron - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 100144
UPC 00027616151285
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 109 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Schwarzenegger,Arno
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD / Blu-Ray

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