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Just As the Box States,
This review is from: The Terminator: Ultimate Edition [DVD] (DVD)I'm making this review as a way of differentiating the various DVD releases and informing people this "Ultimate Edition" is the must have. This review is not of the movie, since we all know this film is ground-breaking. This review is purely for fellow fans, like myself, struggling to find the best DVD edition to own. This really is the definitive DVD edition of The Terminator. As a massive fan of the first two movies, I own all of the DVD releases. This is easily the best release of the first film on DVD ever. Here is why:
#It has collectively, the same amount of extras as those found on the previous release, although, there are a couple of new clips added in one of the documentaries, as well as a whole new documentary for this release. There's also deleted scenes, interviews, photo galleries the list goes on. Those of you looking for the extras, you will not be disappointed, I sure as hell was not.
#In terms of picture quality, sound quality and everything else in between, this is the best of the lot. I'd advise you watch the film with headphones on a HD TV for the full impact!
#There is a lengthy booklet that goes deep into what the film has achieved, a few snippets of comments from those who worked on the film.
#The packaging is excellent, and definitely the best looking of the various editions.
I hope this helps anybody who were trying to figure out which was the best release. Lucky you, you've found it.
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Initial post: 8 Aug 2010 15:37:26 BDT
To Harry Spencer, owner of all dvd versions of The Termintor..
Which version of The Terminator has the original BladeRunner-style story pane at the start without the crap subtitles replacing it (with the backdrop of the futurewar)? My Special Edition did away with the initial intro story on screen and replaced it with really crap-looking bright white subtitle text at the bottom of the screen to tell the story, presumably in a failed attempt to improve the intro by showing the futurewar visuals without the story text being overlaid on the action. I really want a version with the original story panel intact sans subtitles, preferably with the other additional features still included like the deleted scenes etc. I wish some of the deleted scenes were recut into the movie too, like Kyle being overwhelmed by the sight of grass and flowers after the night in the underpass, but I guess we have to wait for the superduper scrumdiddlyumptious edition for that. That and the replacement of the stop-motion Terminator in the factory corridor section with a more realistic-looking walking chrome interskeleton.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2010 18:01:50 GMT
Henry Spencer says:
Take that up with the studio. None of that bothers me at all. At least we get those scenes as a bonus feature. I'm afraid the only version that could possibly have the original text overlaid onto the intro would possibly be the Japanese version, so I've heard. I meant I owned all of the versions that get released here (UK) sorry for not being specific enough. Although, I get the hint you were being a bit vehement.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 11:22:42 GMT
Mr. Mj Day says:
i am from the UK and i am also looking for a the basic original movie but on dvd. i have 3 versions of this film, and i hate them because of how they have re edited the film. i dont mind if they have special features or not, but like zippy, i am also looking for an version that has the original opening to the movie, so dont any of the UK releases have the original start?. thanks
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 17:46:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jan 2012 17:46:50 GMT
Simon F. says:
Thank you Henry for this review. Now I finally know which version to go for. Cheers!!
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