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3.0 out of 5 stars The Terminator BLU-RAY edition, 29 Nov 2008
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This review is from: The Terminator [Blu-ray] [1985] [US Import] [1984] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
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Well having The Terminitor series on DVD and loving them and having recently upgraded to a blu-ray player I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my collection to high definition blu-ray format.

Boy, what a mistake that was.

Picture quality is AWFUL - well awful for blu-ray anyway. They've taken the same standard definition source as the DVD and upscaled it for blu-ray - but it's still standard edition. Only the menu is in High Definition, the movie is not. I tested my DVD version upscaled against the blu-ray edition and found them identical - if anything the DVD came out slightly on top.

It also only contains 2 extras - the special effects making of and the retrospective - nothing else. My DVD edition contains over a dozen extras.

My verdict if you're thinking of buying The Terminator in blu-ray and you have an upscaling BD player - forget it. Stick with the DVD version instead, picture is the same and it has more extras. It's cheaper too.

Maybe one day this wonderful movie will receive the treatment it deserves and be digitally remastered and have it's frames scanned with a high definition camera - but until then sit on your DVD's and wait.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2010 22:24:21 GMT
Glúniarainn says:
I agree. The picture quality is very disappointing on this bluray. It reminds me of some early dvds which were nothing more than transfers from vhs.

Posted on 11 May 2010 14:00:12 BDT
Motte 1 says:
Many thanks for your blu-ray information. Very helpful.....I'll wait!
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