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What I really like about this new DVD is that they remixed the Audio to up-date to today's sound system standards to make it sound excellent. The old <i>The Terminator</i> DVD was so flat I had to turn up the bass and treble to just start getting the feel of it. This Special Edition is remixed and is excellent to TURNUP the volume! Enjoy!

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I only rated the cinematography a 3 because the original was a budget film and I know the VHS tapes and their original mono soundtrack left so much to be desired. I haven't viewed this re-release yet but I've been looking forward to it since I first heard they were going to remaster it. That said, this has got to be just about my favorite action movie of all time. Though it was on a budget and the effects technology of the time was still kind of in it's infancy the special effects blew my mind. The ending sequence after the truck fire (if there really is anyone out there who still hasn't seen this flick I won't ruin the ending for you!) still sends a shiver up my spine coupled with that adrenaline rush! &quot;Ahnowld&quot; really made a name for himself with this great, classic movie. If you're already a fan of the movie, this remastered version should be a great treat for all of us, finally allowing us to see and hear it the way it should have been. If you've never seen it, what are you waiting for? This one defines action-movie entertainment!

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Terminator Special Edition

on 10/20/2001

What I really like about this new DVD is that they remixed the Audio to up-date to today's sound system standards to make it sound excellent. The old <i>The Terminator</i> DVD was so flat I had to turn up the bass and treble to just start getting the feel of it. This Special Edition is remixed and is excellent to TURNUP the volume! Enjoy! Read More

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simply a classic!

by fly2me@........ on 11/3/2001

I only rated the cinematography a 3 because the original was a budget film and I know the VHS tapes and their original mono soundtrack left so much to be desired. I haven't viewed this re-release yet but I've been looking forward to it since I first heard they were going to remaster it. That said, this has got to be just about my favorite action movie of all time. Though it was on a budget and the effects technology of the time was still kind of in it's infancy the special effects blew my mind. The ending sequence after the truck fire (if there really is anyone out there who still hasn't seen this flick I won't ruin the ending for you!) still sends a shiver up my spine coupled with that adrenaline rush! &quot;Ahnowld&quot; really made a name for himself with this great, classic movie. If you're already a fan of the movie, this remastered version should be a great treat for all of us, finally allowing us to see and hear it the way it should have been. If you've never seen it, what are you waiting for? This one defines action-movie entertainment! Read More

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Product Overview

In the year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet have devised the ultimate plan. They will reshape the future by changing the past. The plan requires something that feels neither pity, pain, nor fear--a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Part man, part machine, the Terminator is sent back to present-day Earth to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), a young woman whose life will have great significance in the years to come. Sarah has a single ally--Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a young soldier sent from the future to protect her. The fate of the world lies with two humans who must defeat an unstoppable killing machine--the Terminator. When casting The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered for Kyle Reese, the hero, and Lance Henricksen was cast as the cyborg from the future. But after reading the script, Schwarzenegger asked for the villain's role, and a movie legend was born.

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40157962
UPC 027616854735
UPC 14 00027616854735
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Blockbuster
Classic
Enemies
Essential Cinema
Futuristic
Good Vs. Evil
On-The-Run
Post-Apocalypse
Recommended
Robots
Robots/Cyborgs
Science-Fiction
Theatrical Release
Thriller
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)
Reviews
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
Directors
James Cameron
Actors
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Cast & Crew
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Actor
Linda Hamilton - Actor
Michael Biehn - Actor
Paul Winfield - Actor
James Cameron - Director
Adam Greenberg - Director of Photography
Brad Fiedel - Musical Score
Gale Anne Hurd - Producer
Gale Anne Hurd - Writer
James Cameron - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 1001182
UPC 00027616854735
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 108 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as violence-prone robot who cannot be stopped. Terrific action picture never lets up for a minute--a model for others to follow.
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ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Schwarzenegger,Arno
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Los Angeles Times (Schwarzenegger is) perfectly cast.
Variety ...blazing, cinematic comic book...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Exhilirating, explosive thriller.

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