Restored Terminator 2 With Brand New Material On Blu Ray.

Terminator 2 3D – Restored Blu Ray

STUDIOCANAL and DMG ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to announce that James Cameron’s (Titanic, Avatar) multi Oscar Winning epic action/sci-fi masterpiece, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY will be available to own, fully restored and with brand new extras material, on 4k UHD (incl: Blu-Ray), Blu-Ray and DVD on 4th December 2017. The film will also be available on 3D Blu-Ray (incl: Blu-Ray) where the breath-taking new 3D conversion overseen by James Cameron can be experienced in your own home for the first time.

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Included in this new version comes T2: Reprogramming The Terminator, a brand-new documentary, that lifts the lid on the iconic and enduringly quotable classic, complete with new and exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many other members of the cast and crew. In addition to this, the Blu-Ray version comes complete with a host of other extras material including Trailers, deleted scenes and feature commentaries.

Having originally hit British screens in 1991, complete with groundbreaking special effects, this became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Total Recall, Predator) most iconic role to date, as well as one of the most quotable scripts of the decade, this brand-new 3D version will blast the seminal blockbuster into the 21st century and introduce it to a brand-new generation of fans.

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s (Linda Hamilton The Terminator, Dante’s Peak) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John (Edward Furlong American History X, Pecker), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator (Robert Patrick Walk the Line, ‘The X Files’), sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

The battle for tomorrow has begun…

BLU-RAY EXTRAS

  • NEW T2: Reprogramming The Terminator. A 55-minute documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
  • Feature Commentary with 23 members of Cast and Crew (1993)
  • Feature Commentary with director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
  • The making of T2. A 30 minute 1993 (from 2003 edition)
  • Seamless Branching of the Theatrical version (137 mins approx.), Special Edition version (154 mins approx.) and Extended Special Edition version (156 mins approx.)
  • Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
  • NEW T2:3D trailer (2017)
  • T2 theatrical trailers: This time there are twoSame make new mission and Building the perfect Arnold

DVD EXTRAS

  • NEW T2: Reprogramming The Terminator. A 55-minute documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)

The restoration:

The original 35mm negative was scanned and then restored in 4k at Deluxe L.A., under the supervision of Geoff Burdick from Light storm. The film was calibrated in 4k by Skip, James Cameron’s colorist, at Technicolor Hollywood, with a selection of the best 35mm prints from the film’s first release. The film was then converted into 3D by Stereo D (Star WarsAvengers: Age of UltronJurassic world).

This work lasted almost a year and was monitored daily by Light storm’s teams, to produce a high-end 3D version at the level of the latest 3D releases from U.S. Studios. The 3D version then benefited from a calibration and a specific finish at Technicolor Hollywood, still under the supervision of Skip and James Cameron himself.

The restoration project was initiated by Light storm (lei), James Cameron’s production company, DMG Entertainment and STUDIOCANAL. James Cameron’s team oversaw this 3D conversion from start to finish. This highly experienced and award-winning team had already supervised Titanic‘s 3D conversion and is currently working on the Avatar sequels.

 

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New clip from the T2: Reprogramming The Terminator documentary available as an extra on all formats

Terminator 2: Judgement Day In Cinemas August

T23D Terminator 2 3D
T23D Terminator 2 3D

NO! This is not a post from 1991. Yes there have been 5(? Who is counting?) Terminator films and a TV series, so why hark back to a movie over quarter of a century old?

Well, it has been 3D-i-fied, 3Derated, or something like that.

Terminator 2 originally hit British screens in 1991, complete with groundbreaking special effects, this became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Total Recall, Predator) most iconic role to date, as well as one of the most quotable scripts of the decade, this brand new 3D version will blast the seminal blockbuster into the 21st century and introduce it to a brand new generation of fans.

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s (Linda Hamilton The Terminator, Dante’s Peak) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John (Edward Furlong American History X, Pecker), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator (Robert Patrick Walk the Line, ‘The X Files’), sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

The battle for tomorrow has begun…

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY will return to UK cinemas from August 29th in a breath-taking new 3D conversion overseen by James Cameron himself.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D Restoration

The original 35mm negative was scanned and then restored in 4k at Deluxe L.A., under the supervision of Geoff Burdick from Lightstorm. The film was calibrated in 4k by Skip, James Cameron’s colorist, at Technicolor Hollywood, with a selection of the best 35mm prints from the film’s first release. The film was then converted into 3D by Stereo D (Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic world).

This work lasted almost a year and was monitored daily by Lightstorm’s teams, to produce a high-end 3D version at the level of the latest 3D releases from U.S. Studios. The 3D version then benefited from a calibration and a specific finish at Technicolor Hollywood, still under the supervision of Skip and James Cameron himself.

The restoration project was initiated by Lightstorm (lei), James Cameron’s production company, DMG Entertainment and STUDIOCANAL. James Cameron’s team oversaw this 3D conversion from start to finish. This highly experienced and award-winning team had already supervised Titanic’s 3D conversion and is currently working on the Avatar sequels.

RUNNING TIME: 137MINS / CERT TBC

Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D Trailer

I Give Up. Just Pay My Wages to @cineworld (New Terminator Trailer)

As far as I am concerned Cineworld is the king of cinemas, but other cinemas are available.

Terminator Genisys Trailer

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Emilia Clarke star in Terminator: Genisys [sic].

There is awesomeness in there no doubt, but I do worry that it is going to be a rehash of Terminator 2. But then ARNIE is back and it is Terminator, so I will be there July 2015 when it is released in the UK.

And no Cineworld didn’t sponsor this post, but if they wanted to chuck me a couple of tickets I wouldn’t say no.

Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys

The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Showing some signs of age, but still tough as nails!
Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean action-suspense director Kim Jee-woon’s hard-hitting US directorial debut, THE LAST STAND.

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.

At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in THE LAST STAND. Directed by Kim Jee-woon and written by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, THE LAST STAND also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the TRANSFORMERS series, RED, GI JOE, SALT).

The Last Stand Trailer

Total Recall Special Edition BD Review

Total Recall

Let?s be honest, 80?s sci-fi movies were ace, weren?t they? Explosions, scantily-clad women (and men!), cool aliens/mutants/monsters, shamelessly OTT spaceships, and cheese by the bucket-load. At the end of the period (1990) we were offered a slice of SF pie par-excellence. Baked by master chef Paul Verhoeven, and filled with the tasty ingredients of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Ironside, Sharon Stone and Ronny Cox ? it was a sci-fi fans gastronomic dream. Well, this year a new version is being released, starring Colin Farrell and so the powers-that-be have brought forth a new, shinier version of the 1990 original on BluRay.

Watching the film again in all its restored glory is a joy. I had feared that it might have dated like The Running Man has, but no, the film still has great pacing, exciting set-pieces and is a fun ride from start to end. OK, so some of the special effects are now looking dated, but surprisingly you overlook this as you are pulled in to the epic storyline. Arnie goes from building-site schlep to super-spy in a matter of minutes, kicking Sharon Stone?s well-formed butt in the process. In a masterpiece of casting, the truly excellent Michael Ironside plays his nemesis, Richter, and brings with him a bag-full of viciousness, anger and vengeance. The story starts on Earth but ends up on Mars, with a terraforming conclusion that is utterly preposterous but entreatingly brilliant (you will never get bored watching a fake Arnie head gasping for breath with bulging eyes and tongue!)

The movie looks and sound fantastic, and is a nice addition to any sci-fi collection. There are a host of additional features, documentaries and so forth. Some are the usual making of nonsense, but there is a lot of interesting deep-level stuff hidden in there too.

I loved revisiting Total Recall, and it has made me want to rewatch Robocop and Starship Troopers again. Paul Verhoeven had a style all his own, and a sci-fi sensibility shared by few. Whether the new version does the original (or the book) justice we will have to wait and see. But for now I can heartily recommend a trip down memory lane with Arnie & co?good memories are just a three-breasted prostitute away!

16TH JULY : TOTAL RECALL SPECIAL EDITION

The year is 2084 and the world has survived its third world war. Two opposing government blocs rule the world. Mars has been colonized and is wracked by political unrest. On Earth construction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger), a man with a beautiful wife, a good job and great friends, is dreaming constantly of Mars, of another life there, and a mysterious woman.?His wife Lori (Sharon Stone) worries he?s becoming obsessed with the war torn planet and deters Quaid from taking an actual trip to the colony there, so he settles for the next best thing – a ‘virtual vacation’.?Mega conglomerate Rekall has the technology to implant the memory of any holiday that a customer desires, one guaranteed to seem as real as the real thing. Quaid chooses the upgrade package ? the opportunity to ?go? with a whole new identity, choosing that of a secret agent. But during the implant procedure something goes very wrong. A whole new personality that had been blocked from his mind violently awakes. His everyday world crumbles around him, a world in which everything ? and everyone – he thinks he knows and experienced may be a fabrication. Thrust into a fight for his life and relentlessly pursued by former his wife and former friends, Quaid travels to Mars to unravel who he is really working for and why. Is he really a spy, or is he just suffering from a massive paranoid delusion?

Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone,?Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox

DVD extras: New interview with Paul Verhoeven / Total Recall: Special Effects / Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger / trailer

Blu-ray Extras: New Interview with director Paul Verhoeven: TOTAL RECALL 20 Years After / Audio Commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger / Total Recall: The Special Effects / Making of / Imagining Total Recall Featurette / Restoration comparison / Photo Gallery / Trailer

Over 2 Decades of Total Recall

Total Recall

Sometimes when I discover the age of a much loved movie I really feel my age. Now clocking up 22 years, total recall is an influential movie from my early teens. Knowing there is a remake coming out this year starring Colin Farrell makes it worse. With the remake imminent now is the perfect time to revisit the original, and this time in High Definition Blu Ray.

The Special Edition Triple Play release of the classic multi-award winning TOTAL RECALL, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone available to own from 16th July.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers) and featuring Schwarzenegger in one of his most popular roles, the new special edition Triple play includes several exciting bonus features not available before, including a new interview with Verhoeven discussing the film after 20 years, as well as a featurette on the visually stylish special effects of the time.

To celebrate the release, the film will screen in selected cinemas nationwide for one night only on 10th July, to allow fans the opportunity for another big screen outing of the much loved, retro classic.

The year is 2084 and the world has survived its third world war. Two opposing government blocs rule the world. Mars has been colonized and is wracked by political unrest. On Earth construction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger), a man with a beautiful wife, a good job and great friends, is dreaming constantly of Mars, of another life there, and a mysterious woman. His wife Lori (Sharon Stone) worries he?s becoming obsessed with the war torn planet and deters Quaid from taking an actual trip to the colony there, so he settles for the next best thing – a ‘virtual vacation’. Mega conglomerate Rekall has the technology to implant the memory of any holiday that a customer desires, one guaranteed to seem as real as the real thing. Quaid chooses the upgrade package ? the opportunity to ?go? with a whole new identity, choosing that of a secret agent. But during the implant procedure something goes very wrong. A whole new personality that had been blocked from his mind violently awakes. His everyday world crumbles around him, a world in which everything ? and everyone – he thinks he knows and experienced may be a fabrication. Thrust into a fight for his life and relentlessly pursued by former his wife and former friends, Quaid travels to Mars to unravel who he is really working for and why. Is he really a spy, or is he just suffering from a massive paranoid delusion?

Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox

DVD extras: New interview with Paul Verhoeven / Total Recall: Special Effects / Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger / trailer

Blu-ray Extras: New Interview with director Paul Verhoeven: TOTAL RECALL 20 Years After / Audio Commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger / Total Recall: The Special Effects / Making of / Imagining Total Recall Featurette / Restoration comparison / Photo Gallery / Trailer

The Expendables: DVD and Blu Ray

The Expendables

Loving the old action heroes showing that they have still got it in this huge action film that doesn’t take itself too seriously

Expendable: capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective.

Living life on the fringes of the law, The Expendables are a team of hardened mercenaries, led by Ex-US Special Forces agent Barney Ross (Stallone).

Consisting of former SAS blade expert Lee Christmas (Statham), hand-to-hand combat specialist Yin Yang (Li), long barrel weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Crews), demolitions expert Toll Road (Couture), and precision sniper Gunner Jensen (Lundgren), the team take on what appears to be a routine assignment: a covert, CIA-funded operation to infiltrate the South American country of Vilena and overthrow its ruthless dictator.

But when their job is revealed to be a suicide mission, the men are faced with a deadly choice – one that might redeem their souls?or destroy their brotherhood forever.

THE EXPENDABLES IS RELEASED ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND SPECIAL 3 DISC ‘BULLET PROOF’ LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S STEELBOOK ON DECEMBER 13TH.

EXTRAS:

BLU-RAY
Audio Commentary with Sylvester Stallone?????????
BonusView? The Expendables: Ultimate Recon Mode
From the Ashes: Post Production Documentary
Gag Reel?????????????
Deleted Scene?
Promo Gallery – Theatrical Trailer / TV spots??

DVD
Audio commentary with Sylvester Stallone?????????
“Before the Battle” – The Making of The Expendables????
Deleted Scene?
Gag Reel?????????????
Promo Gallery – Theatrical Trailer / TV spots????

THE BULLET PROOF LIMITED EDITION STEEL BOOK ?

Includes DVD and Blu-ray with all the extras included on the single formats and a third disc -? a DVD featuring an exclusive 90 minute documentary: Inferno – The Making of Expendables

He Is Back – Arnie in T3 On Blu Ray

Terminator 3 Blu Ray Cover Image
Terminator 3 Blu Ray Cover Image

One of the biggest shames in Terminator history is that fact that the production of the first 3 movies was splintered over several distributors, thus the licence for the various movie’s DVDs are split over different companies. So it is rarely that we will see a complete movie boxed set – which would suit this move for such an important franchise to Blu Ray so well.

The Terminator – (also the Governator still) Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the ultimate cyborg assassin for another explosive, action-packed ride in Terminator 3, but this time he?s taking on Skynet in High-Def! This global smash-hit blasts onto screens on Blu-ray Disc on May 25th ?2009, looking better than ever and including exclusive special features and interactive content. The Picture-in-Picture ?Terminator Vision? gives fans the chance to join Director Jonathan Mostow as he takes them on a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the movie, whilst the cinechat feature lets viewers interact with each other as they experience the enhanced visuals and sound that only Blu-ray can deliver!

A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor lives “off the grid” – no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet – the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until… …out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (Kristanna Loken), Skynet’s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. Now Connor’s only hope for survival is The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day…or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.

Directed by Jonathan Mostowwith thescreenplay written by John Brancato (Terminator Salvation) and Michael Ferris (Terminator Salvation), Terminator 3 also stars Claire Danes (Stardust), Nick Stahl (Sin City) and Kristanna Loken (The L-Word) as the beautiful but deadly cyborg T-X.

All-New Exclusive Special Features

  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
  • ?Terminator Vision?: Picture-in-Picture feature which provides a unique user experience. Fans can join Director Jonathan Mostow and his Creative Team as they take them on a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the making of Terminator 3
  • Cinechat: Viewers can experience the film whilst interacting with each other via this Blu-ray exclusive feature
  • Blooper Reel: Terminal Flaws: Gag Reel
  • Commentary: Director & Cast
  • Commentary: Director Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes: Sgt Candy Scene
  • Featurette: Documentary
  • Featurette: Dressed to Kill
  • Featurette: Making of the Video Game
  • Featurette: Storyboards
  • Featurette: Toys in Action

The Blu-ray Disc version of Terminator 3 is BD-Live? enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. Download exclusive content, register for rewards, give feedback through our survey and more!

PREDATOR

Review By Liam O Brien, 4 out of 5 ?f it bleeds, we can kill it?

Great news! The Aliens Vs Predator picture is not far off now! Finally, the Predator can return (we hope) and spawn some more violent but damn cool movies. Predator III anyone? A vs P will have to be damn good mind you, to break free of the Alien movies shadow of quality and that of this 1987 spectacle.

The ?ind of action movie they don? make any more?is such a film because of several things- one, Schwarzenegger is at the peak of his physical powers, totally taking over the picture until the showdown with the Predator at the blistering finale- two, the creature itself- a Rick Baker classic, totally memorable and completely deadly, three- Arnolds fellow soldiers, Carl Apollo Creed Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke, Shane ‘wrote Lethal Weapon’ Black etc- all brilliant. Finally, reason four, John McTeirnan is directing- he too at the height of his power.

The film is basically one big action cue- the ?lot?being that Major Dutch Shaefer (Arnie) and his rescue team of muscle bound, gun totting heroes have been sent into the South American jungle to track down a kidnapped cabinet minister. One ?lot twist?later and the hunters have become the hunted- stalked by cloaked titular alien, picked off one by one in various violent/gory and amusing ways.

The real strength of this film is that the pace never slows. Alan Silvestri? score is about as subtle as an air raid in a cemetery, but it sure as hell works and it keeps the blood pumping. McTiernan shows the flair and feel he used to great use in Die Hard and The Hunt For Red October, giving each character plenty to do- each is a loss when there inevitably blown away by the creature. The script is peppered with quotable one liners (? aint got time to bleed? every one has their favourite soldier- mine has to be Ventura? gatling gun wielding, tobacco spitting Sgt Blaine.

But in the end this is Schwarzenegger? show. Only he, in his prime could realistically win over the Predator (anyone who has seen Danny Glover’s showdown with the alien in Part II will agree) only he could carry the twenty minute finale saying only a few lines. When the bone crunching final reel does come, the full force of each blow can be felt. The end is neither upbeat or happy, even though Dutch beats the baddie and survives a nuclear blow out, its still ending on a downer.

The effects are good for the late eighties- the cloaked Predator still looks good- another plus point, the use of an invisible villain and the now famous ?redator vision? seeing through the heat spectrum what the creature sees is a masterstroke. Overall this is simply a pitch perfect action adventure- the jungle provides a great setting, the cast, small as it is are all perfectly cast, the many action cues (the guerrilla bas ambush, seeing Carl Weathers arm getting blown away, the final one on one) still kick ass, and in the Predator, a villain that is so good, he? coming back in Aliens Vs Predator.

THE DISCS: The first disc offers a directors commentary- in Mc Tiernan, I have discovered possibly the film worlds answer to The Fast Shows Rowly Birkin QC- the man mumbles his way through the whole film, but does drop a nice little titbit of Predator related info along the way. Disc two is well filled out- a nice documentary ?f It Bleeds We Can Kill It?with contributions from several cast members from 2001- sadly though, Arnie appears only through archive material. Seven nice featurettes (that can be watched as an hour long feature) fill out the disc, with topics ranging from the camouflage paint used to ?ld Painless?Blaine? gatling gun. The package is completed with outtakes, a deleted scene, sfx segments, Predator camouflage testing, photo galleries and a profile on the creature? weapons and gadgets. Overall a great package- would have been nice to have a trailer or two though. ANY GOOD?: Classic action cinema. Schwarzenegger and his team kick ass, but the Predator itself kicks more. And now he? the Governator ? it? a timely reminder of how good the Schwarz actually is. Nice extras, great film. Brilliant. 4.5 OUT OF 5