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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Single Disc Edition) [DVD] [2009]

Arnold Schwarzenegger , Nick Stahl , Jonathan Mostow    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes, David Andrews
  • Directors: Jonathan Mostow
  • Writers: Gale Anne Hurd, James Cameron, John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Tedi Sarafian
  • Producers: Andrew G. Vajna, Aslan Nadery
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Italian
  • Dubbed: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001IMD2Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,190 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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With a reported budget of $172 million, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines starts in high gear and never slows down. The apocalyptic "Judgment Day" of Terminator 2 was never prevented, only postponed: John Connor (Nick Stahl, replacing T2's Edward Furlong), now 22 and disconnected from society, is being pursued yet again, this time by the advanced T-X, a sleek "Terminatrix" (coldly expressionless Kristanna Loken) programmed to stop Connor from becoming the saviour of humankind. Originally programmed as an assassin, a disadvantaged T-101 cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger, bidding fond farewell to his signature role) arrives from the future to join Connor and his old acquaintance Kate (Claire Danes) in thwarting the T-X's relentless pursuit. The plot presents a logical fulfillment of T2 prophesy, disposing of Connor's mother (Linda Hamilton is sorely missed) while computer-driven machines assume control, launching a nuclear nightmare that Connor must survive. With Breakdown and U-571 serving as worthy rehearsals for this cautionary epic of mass destruction, director Jonathan Mostow wisely avoids any stylistic connection to James Cameron's Terminator classics; instead he's crafted a fun, exciting popcorn thriller, humorous and yet still effectively nihilistic, and comparable to Jurassic Park III in returning the Terminator franchise to its potent B-movie roots. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

Product Description

Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes, David Andrews
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre: Action Games


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Blu Ray won't disappoint you 12 Oct 2009
Format:Blu-ray
As it was released few months ago, the quality of this blu ray is up to 2009 standard, lots of extra and lossless soundtrack.

This is superior to the US version which contains dolby 5.1 soundtrack.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Oh what a suprise (not); the Terminator is now a woman; how predictable. What really is a suprise is that the third film in the Terminator franchise is rated '12'. Terminator films were and always should be rated '18' otherwise all you get is some diluted version of what was a winning formula. Instead they have turn Terminator 3 into a family film and from beginning to end this is plain to see.

Also; its a shame they couldnt make a new Terminator without Arnie. Ok he was great in the first two films but the franchise is strong enough to make this third film without this aging less convincing Terminator.

The latest bad guy Terminator is obviously a woman (suprise, suprise), but sadly this doesnt work and the villian is no where near as threatening or impressive as the liquid Terminator in the second film.

This is a deeply unsatisfactory film and I still cant get my head around why they have tried turning it into a family film. The Terminator films are horror movies and for it to be as good as the first 2 movies; it has to be a rated 18 movie. Otherwise all the things that made the first 2 great would be missing here ..... and they are.

Poor film
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nooooooooooo, A 12a Terminator movie 27 Dec 2013
By timelord007 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Positive.
1)There is a decent chase with The Terminator & T-X & a superb cherograped fight between these 2 cyborgs.
2)Arnie just about makes this average.

Negative.
1)Didn't need another second sequel, T2 had closure.
2)12a rating, It's a Terminator movie FFS!
3)Nick Stahl as John Connor is miscast here.

Blu Ray Info.
Running Time 106 minutes, Documentary, Commentary, Trailer, Deleted scene.

Trivia.
1)Arnie fee was $30 million for this movie.
2)This is the first Terminator movie that doesn't feature any input from James Cameron & boy does it show.
3)Arnie gave $5 million of his fee back so director Jonathan Mostow could expand upon the chase between the T-800 on the police bike & TX in the fire truck on the freeway.
4)This was Arnies last film before his political career as Governor of California.

Review.
Arnies back but this time it's more likely for the $30 million dollar payday he received for his return.

Made in 2003 a whopping 12 year's after T2 this watered down second sequel sees Judgment day as inevitable & Arnies T-800 is sent back again to locate & protect John Connor from a new Terminator the T-X a female cyborg who has arrived seeking out John Connors future generals in a bid to assassinating them to change the outcome of the war against Skynet with the hope of luring out Connor who has gone off the grid since his mother Sarah Conmor has passed away from cancer.

The action scenes via the chases & the 2 Terminators fighting are well shot & are great action sequences, My issue is with the 12a violence were we see bloodless & shootouts shot at angles were we see no impact making this movie a more watered down effort than the first two (15)R rated classics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last REAL terminator movie! 7 Nov 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Very good movie and the last in the series (for me Salvation did not count!) not as good as T1 or T2 but still worth purchasing!
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What A Travesty 30 Jan 2007
Format:DVD
For starters, let me say what a fan I am of the first two Terminator films. 1984's 'The Terminator,' despite having a relatively very low budget changed science fiction movies forever. To make a sequel that could live up to such a film was incredibly ambitious, but proved to be more than worthy. It too changed movie-making in 1991 with it's revolutionary use of CGI, brilliantly executed and embodied in the T-1000. These movies (nevermind the later addition of 'Titanic') made up a repetoire of cinematic excellence that propelled James Cameron into the super-elite of directors in league with Spielberg, Lucas and Kubrik.

Based upon the success of the previous efforts, a second sequel was inevitable. The Terminator franchise was too great a money-spinner to sacrifice. And so, in spite of legal wrangling with regards to studio rights, budget and casting problems, the film was made. And what a bloody, God-awful mess they made of it.

In much the same vein as the Alien franchise, the Terminator story has been obliterated at it's third outing. On both occassions, James Cameron set up an incredibly cohesive dynamic between it's main characters, only for the makers of the third films to 'improve' said inter-relationships. I can only speculate as to quite what Mr. Cameron makes of having his ideas perverted once again, but I'm pretty sure he's not pleased.

From the opening scene, I had an idea that all was not well. The 'aesthetic' just wasn't consistent with it's predecessors. No flash graphics showing the font of the terminator logo, just plain black and white. The familiar Brad Fiedel score was also missing, which may sound very trivial, but I consider it to to be a movie no-no.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Flick, Great Release
Not That This Really Needed An HD Upscale As The Difference Is Really Hard To Tell For Most Of The Film, Where As In Small Snippets Of The Movie The Upscale Is More Noticeable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Angus
5.0 out of 5 stars UK release of Terminator 3 has Dolby True HD audio
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines from the UK has a very good video transfer and it also has what the US release doesn't have at this current time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dave Moritz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
This is a great film. It was well packaged and the disk is good quality. This is well priced and worth it!
Published 1 month ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
a very good version, perfect for adults,the grafics in this film are cool, could watch this film hundrends of times.
Published 1 month ago by Smarty
4.0 out of 5 stars ok
this was a Christmas present for my brother in law as far as I know he enjoyed it I also have a copy of this film
Published 2 months ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars EXIICTING
lots of great Moments action packed and a great ending for the series even though THEY MADE A 4th 1 which was awesome but unneeded see this movie
Published 2 months ago by tallulah
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
I love the first two films. The original film created a stark tone, comparing the unstoppable, brutal and coldly efficient Terminator and the human spirit. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Fraggle
4.0 out of 5 stars My Review.
I enjoyed this film because of the special effects and the acting and the length of the film also the actors that were in it.
Published 6 months ago by Mr Cyborg
4.0 out of 5 stars A sci-fi actioner with a surprising take on America's weapons of mass...
Doesn't have the gritty feel of 'Terminator' or the sleek cutting edge of technology look of 'Judgment Day,' but it's a decent addition to the Terminator mythos. Read more
Published 6 months ago by danhasthespeed
5.0 out of 5 stars Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free] A decade has passed since John Connor [NICK STAHL] helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Andrew C. Miller
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