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The Terminator [Blu-ray] [1984] [Region Free]

Arnold Schwarzenegger , Linda Hamilton , James Cameron    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
Price: 8.78 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Earl Boen
  • Directors: James Cameron
  • Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, Danish, Finnish, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Dubbed: Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2012
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003BNY6YY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,961 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The Terminator was the film that cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's place in the action-brawn firmament, and both his and the movie's subsequent iconic status are well deserved. He's chilling as the futuristic cyborg that kills without fear, without love, without mercy. James Cameron's story and direction are pared to the bone and are all the more chillingly effective for it. But don't overlook the contribution of Linda Hamilton, who more than holds her own as the Terminator's would-be victim, Sarah Connor, thus creating--along with Sigourney Weaver in Alien--a new generation of rugged, clear-thinking female action stars. The film's minimalist, malevolent violence is actually scarier than that of its far more expensive, more effects-laden sequel. --Anne Hurley,

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In this blazing, cinematic comic book, Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as the fiercest and most relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind. From the Oscar winning director of Titanic, this fast-paced, cleverly conceived, rip roaring action adventure fires an arsenal of thrills, intriguing plot twists and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up for a minute.

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. 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?

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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic 23 Dec 2007
By Sam
Made on a budget of around 6.5 million dollars its a real marvel a film like this was made, quite simply its edge of your seat thrills and non-stop suspense at its finest, but with great heart and tremendous story. A lot of work has clearly gone into this wonderful movie and its evident on screen. With Cameron's masterful story telling, an underrated cast with some chilling effects for the Terminator cortesty of the legend himself Stan Winston and an amazing story which maintains realism despite time travel and the sci Fi elements i honestly cannot find one significant flaw in this movie.If you like action or sci Fi or thrills or intricate story or even a bit of horror or even a love story then you will like/love this film because it somehow SUCCESSFULLY combines them all seamlessly.

As for the DVD it has been re-released on several versions but the Definitive edition is just that, it has all the documentaries and features the other versions had but with a few extras. Disc one contains the film itself in its best picture and remastered sound, basically the typical DVD improvements that you get as opposed to VHS. Disc Two contains about half a dozen deleted scenes some more relevant than others (one which contains a very good twist which sets up part of the story for The sequel T2) and several documentaries. The legacy of the terminator and closer to the real thing are OKAY its "Other voices" which contains the real gold, fantastic look into the films making cast,crew, effects and a number of brilliant anecdotes regarding effects,filming,casting(given budgetary constraints things like the last Scenes were made involving a good few VERY interesting stories) this two disc set comes in a metal slip book and is almost certainly the best edition you will get for the first Terminator movie.

A great Film presented in a premium DVD package it is a movie you need to see at least once in your lifetime. Top notch entertainment.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Although , it really is a ten star film! 12 Oct 2012
By Julian
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Cant believe I completely missed the release date on this classic film on Blu-ray and only just received it nearly two weeks after it was available.
This was the film that kick started Cameron's career , and with the huge success with this and all his other films (where he and he alone can only outgross himself at the box office) he's been firmly placed with the big players in Hollywood...and rightly so!
This film has always been a firm favourite of mine and its still just as popular after nearly 30 years and have bought many versions throughout the decades.

Although this film already had a Blu-ray release for a while now (US import only) , I never bought it , as I find US imports to be tricky at best when playing them in the UK... Sometimes they work , sometimes they don't , but this newer UK version is a vast improvement from previous released formats and I can quite honestly say that the picture quality is now just how it should be.
Though the film was mostly shot at night (..mostly) , the daytime scenes are the ones that impress the most with the overall quality.
Detail has to be seen to be believed and you'd be forgiven into thinking that this was filmed on anything other than a state of the art HD camera as facial closeups are just astounding ! Being able to see the pours in peoples skin and count the individual hairs on their heads is pretty amazing , especially when you think just how low a budget this film was , it impresses me even more and can now hold its head up very highly indeed in the quality stakes.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for the Definitive Edition DVD 23 Sep 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
When I went to buy this movie I was anxious to get the uncut version. I was confused by a couple of things. Firstly, the original VHS release was rated at 18 and the DVD releases are rated at 15. Secondly, the VHS release has something like 6 minutes extra run time over the DVD's. This is all academic really as a) the original video transfer is so horrifically bad and b) the soundtrack is at the wrong pitch, so you couldn't enjoy watching it anyway.
To date I have not been able to reconcile either of these issues, but I did buy this version of the movie and I can confirm that all the usual scenes that are cut when the movie is aired on TV (multiple gunshots to the first Sarah Connors back, cutting out the eye etc...) are intact and uncensored. The video transfer is also excellent (37 inch plasma, component video input, 580p) and the sound is as good as its going to get from a movie of this age.
One small irritation for me, you cannot watch the extended scenes found in the extras as part of the movie.
I hope this was helpful.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
I bought this on import for my playstation 3 as i read it wasn't region coded, i received it within 3 days from a uk supplier who distributes imported blu ray dvds and needless to say i wasn't disappointed. The picture is amazing, the main menu well designed and the packaging was superb too, a nice 3D hologram cover, the special features are in standard definition but that dosen't really bother me. The question is why hasn't this film been released in the U.K. yet? sometimes i don't understand these marketing decisions made by 20th century fox etc. Oh well all i can say is BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT, a classic not to be missed and fully uncut, the film has never looked better, especially the technoir club scene in all it's retro glory :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Terminator (1984) Blu Ray Review
Rather than review the film I’m going to write about the blu-ray, specifically the remastered UK version which was released at the tail-end of 2012, and features a mainly blue... Read more
Published 13 days ago by M. Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Upgrade
This blu-ray is without a doubt a perfect upgrade in terms of picture and sound quality, of one of the best action/sci-fi movies of all time. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Sergio
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is a classic film and they really have done a good job at making the picture better.. Unlike the T2 Blu-Ray I got that made me think it was just simply a DVD that had a... Read more
Published 29 days ago by JD Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie, Excellent Transfer
An Incredible Transfer On A Classic, No Age Spots, Excellent Sound, Good Extras, Sadly No Title Menu. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Angus
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray review
Picture quality = 8/10
Whilst overall the look of the film is infinately better than the dvd version. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Mark R. Woodhall
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic
This movie holds up so good after 30 years! I was too young to see it in the cinema in 1984, but rented it and saw it on VHS in 86 and it was mind blowing then! Read more
Published 1 month ago by MrLockertsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack is a little off, otherwise great.
It's quite hard to hear the dialogue at the start of the film even with the sound turned up quite loud, is it possible the remastering of the sound to 5.1 is responsible? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sketcher
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
5.0 out of 5 stars I will be back on Blu ray
I remember seeing this on holiday and really enjoying it so I decided to get it on Blu ray. I had no issues with the quality of the Blu ray how ever it wasn't as good as I remember... Read more
Published 2 months ago by George Spence
5.0 out of 5 stars Total classic.
The 1980s were the best period of cinema for action movie fans and The Terminator is the best of the lot. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rupert Henson
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