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The Terminator [VHS] [1985]


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  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen
  • Directors: James Cameron
  • Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, William Wisher Jr.
  • Producers: Derek Gibson, Gale Anne Hurd, John Daly
  • Format: VHS
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 4 Front
  • VHS Release Date: 19 Mar. 2001
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RR63
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,324 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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James Cameron's much-imitated sci-fi classic. A humanoid cyborg from a future dominated by machines (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is sent back in time to kill the mother (Linda Hamilton) of the as-yet-unborn rebel leader John Connor. Meanwhile, the rebels also select an agent (Michael Biehn) to travel back in time and stop the Terminator, thereby ensuring that events follow their pre-ordained course.

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Julian on 12 Oct. 2012
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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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 23 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The Terminator (Blu-Ray).

Product Info.
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish, Danish, Finnish, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Arabic
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Audio:5.1 DTS Master Audio
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Running Time: 102 minutes

Special Features.
- Creating The Terminator: Visual Effects & Music - Special Effects Supervisor Gene Warren, Jr, VFX Pyrotechnician Joe Viskocil, director James Cameron, & composer Brad Fiedel discuss the unique special effects and the film's legendary soundtrack.
- Terminator: A Retrospective - featuring director James Cameron & Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Terminated Scenes - a gallery of deleted scenes. In English, with optional English subtitles.

1. Wholesome Sarah (1 min).
2. Wrong Sarah (1 min).
3. Lt. Traxler's Arc (2 min).
4. Sarah Fights Back (5 min).
5. Making Bombs (2 min).
6. Tickling Reese (1 min).
7. The Factory (1 min).

Positive.
1)James Cameron's script & direction.
2)The excellent cast; Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor & Michael Biehn as Kyle Reece.
3)Hardcore uncut action scenes.

Negative.
None.

Trivia.
1)Both O.J. Simpson & Lance Henrikson auditioned for the role as the Terminator.
2)Schwarzenegger was wanted by James Cameron to play Kyle Reece but Arnie prefered to play the part of The Terminator.
3)Bill Paxton cameos as on of the punks who The Terminator kills for his clothes.

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