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.
AVATAR Blu-ray 3D Collector?s Edition, debuting in the UK on October 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A home entertainment experience like no other, for the first time ever, fans will be able to welcome James Cameron?s global box office sensation into their homes in stunning 3D high-definition.
?3D television is the future of home entertainment,? said James Cameron, the Oscar? winning Director. ?I?m a huge proponent of the technology and very pleased that AVATAR can be viewed in the living room the way it is meant to be seen.?
?As the number of homes with 3D televisions continues to grow, we thought it was important to bring the biggest 3D film ever right into your living room,? continued Jon Landau, Academy Award? winning Producer of Avatar. ?This is the only way fans should experience the world of Pandora and this release offers the highest picture quality possible. ?Previously only available to consumers through an exclusive deal with Panasonic, the two-disc AVATAR 3D Blu-ray Collector?s Edition will feature the original theatrical release and be available in all-new collectible packaging. Seen by more than 310 million people worldwide, the Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in more than $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.
See below for ALL details of ALL editions of the Avatar Extended / Avatar Special Edition DVD and Blu Ray sets.
Three-Disc Set of the Worldwide Theatrical And Home Entertainment Phenomenon Contains Even More of the AVATAR Experience with Over Eight Hours of Never-Before-Seen Material and in-depth exploration into the World of Pandora
Director James Cameron is unlocking the secrets of Pandora and taking fans on a guided tour of his vision with the highly anticipated release of AVATARExtended Collector?s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD on 15th November.? With three versions of the film, AVATAR fans will get an all-new extended cut of the film, in addition to hours of never-before-seen material including over 45 minutes of amazing deleted scenes.
“I told our team — let’s do the ultimate box set of Avatar, with everything in it the fans could possibly want. There’s an extended length?cut that’s sixteen minutes longer, plus documentaries, behind the scenes?featurettes, artwork and over 45 minutes of deleted scenes.? Everything?worth putting into a special edition is in this set,” said James Cameron.
The three-disc AVATAR Extended Collector?s Edition Blu-ray and AVATAR Collector?s Edition DVD will both feature the original theatrical release, a special edition re-release, and new collector?s extended cut with over 15 more minutes including an exclusive alternate opening earth scene. Viewers will have the ability to journey to the far-reaches of Pandora with ?Capturing Avatar? an in-depth feature length documentary covering the 16-year filmmaker journey that includes all new interviews with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew exploring Cameron?s unique vision for the film now seen by more than 310 million people worldwide.? The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. For the ultimate fan, the UK is also releasing a limited run of an Exclusive Collector?s Edition Blu-ray Boxset with only 1000 copies available.
The AVATAR Extended Collector?s Edition Blu-ray will contain even more bonus material and will provide a compelling interactive viewing experience.? Leveraging the unparalleled interactive technology of Blu-ray, fans can dive further into the world of the Na?vi and experience the international sensation from behind-the-scenes with a ?master class? on the production of the film.?? Viewers can experience the full film in three stages of production:? ?Performance Capture?, ?Template? and ?Final? as well as a composite of all stages in ?Pandora?s Box?.? This mode is complemented by interviews with James Cameron and the crew and ultimately serves as a complete and enlightening tutorial on the making of AVATAR.
Exclusive Collector?s Edition Blu-ray Boxset (?99.99):
Extremely Limited UK Fan Pack- only 1000 copies available
Limited Edition, numbered solid box with exclusive artwork
Exclusive James Cameron signed film cell
?Making of Avatar? hardback book
Contains Extended Blu-Ray Collector?s Edition- 3 discs:
Original Theatrical Version
Special Edition Re-Release
Collector?s Extended Cut
o?? Over 15 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening
?Capturing Avatar?An in-depth feature lengthdocumentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and
cast and crew
Deleted Scenes ? including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes
Open ?Pandora?s Box? and go deeper into the filmmaker process
Interactive Scene Deconstruction: Explore the various stages of production through 3 different viewing modes
Production Shorts: 17 featurettes covering performance capture, Scoring the film, 3D Fusion Camera, Stunts and much more
Avatar Archives including original scriptment, 300 page screenplay and the extensive Pandorapedia
Fan Festival is proud to present their first collectors convention and signing event at the London Film Museum in County Hall.
The weekend of the 24th and 25th April 2010 will be packed with opportunities to meet some of your favourite actors and actresses from the movie industry. Stars of the British film industry will be on hand for signings among the collector?s tables and exhibition pieces on display.
Confirmed guests so far include*;
Richard Kiel ? His first singing in Central London
James Bond himself, George Lazenby, from On Her Majesty?s Secret Service.
Ray Harryhausen, the man who invented stop motion animation in film
Honor Blackman – Pussy Galore and Doctor Who
Burt Kwouk ? Cato Fong from The Pink Panther films
Jesper Christensen ? His first ever signing event
In total we shall be having the largest gathering of Bond actors and actresses under one roof.
The museum will be featuring a collection of artefacts as part of the weekend, and guests will be able to take a high speed ride down the Thames with London Rib Voyages**
The Art of Avatar! Concept artwork from the stunning 3D world of Pandora created for the film will be on display. Pieces will be taken from the new book ?The Art of Avatar? (Abrams Books Ltd) to celebrate the release of James Cameron?s history-making motion picture AVATAR on Blu-ray & DVD on April 26.
Original pieces on display will include Little Nellie, the armoured autogyro from You Only Live Twice, and Tony Stark?s first generation Iron Man suit that he uses to escape the dessert.
On the Saturday night, Sir Christopher Lee will be receiving a lifetime achievement award from Cinema Retro Magazine in a special Q&A session, hosted by writer and publisher Lee Pfeiffer, in the Debating Chamber at the heart of the building.
Collectors will also be able to purchase memorabilia from the various stalls around the museum over the 2 days.
*Guest appearances subject to change without notice
Optimum Home Entertainment is pleased to announce their new blu-ray Skynet Edition release of Terminator 2 in all its high definition glory and with a new THX certification. In addition to the comprehensive commentaries from James Cameron and co-writer William Wisher from the 2008 release, the Skynet Edition features fantastic brand new special features making use of the latest in blu-ray technology, including interactive commentary intercut and in synch with the film, and a new slideshow mode showing drawings, concepts and exclusive photos from the production branching out from key scenes in the film. This Skynet Edition will be available to buy from all good retailers in a specially designed steel tin. Optimum will also be showcasing the very best in cutting edge packaging design with the limited ?Endoskull casing? edition.
Special features include:
Terminator 2 feature with seemless branching versions: Theatrical cut, Special Edition, Extended Special Edition
Exclusive behind the scenes slideshow with cast & crew commentary
Feature length picture-in-picture SD commentary
Quiz mode and Game mode
Storyboard-Script mode shown in sync to the film
2 feature commentaries: 23 members of Cast & Crew; director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher