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Terminator 2 [VHS] [1985]

4.7 out of 5 stars 475 customer reviews

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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
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Classification: 18
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008T4EW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,566 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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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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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By S P Mead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Jun. 2016
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This film presents a dark, foreboding and terrifying story, yet also an action-packed, thrilling and unforgettable adventure. “The Terminator” is a standout movie, a defining film of the 1980’s, and one of the finest sci-fi cinematic releases of all time. It launched the careers of director James Cameron and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and offered audiences one of the most ruthless and unstoppable villains in all of fiction: the deadly cyborg from the future.

The story concerns two time travellers – journeying back to 1984, from a bleak future decimated by decades of war between a machine Artificial Intelligence (called Skynet) and the few remaining humans who have survived nuclear apocalypse. These time travellers have distinctly opposing missions. One is a man-machine, a cyborg, who is programmed for assassination. The other is human resistance fighter, sent to protect a young woman. As the paths of these time travellers inextricably collide, history is itself capable of being re-made. If the Terminator is successful, Skynet will win the war and achieve ultimate victory. If the resistance fighter can save the woman, her son – not yet even conceived – will one day defeat Skynet and provide humankind with a second chance.

This film, from 1984, is a very low-budget affair. This resulted in the director – as well as the special effects team – being highly innovative. The outcome is impressive … and while a couple of shots do not quite hold-up to present-day scrutiny, this pre-CGI movie presents us with a horrific vision of the future. The performance by Schwarzenegger – as the unfeeling Terminator – is awesome, and he offers us a highly memorable antagonist.
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