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’s Most Iconic Scene?

Conducted at the 2017 Showmasters’ London Film & Comic Con from 28-30 July, the 100,000 plus attendees of this must visit weekend event were invited to vote for their favourite scene to celebrate TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY’s breath-taking new 3D conversion in UK cinemas on August 29th.

And really, is this what they came up with?

A bit of disagreement from me. What is yours – discuss via Facebook or Twitter

Adam Farina, managing director at Fixer International and promotions and partnership director for Showmasters events said: “The fact that Terminator 2: Judgment day will be back in cinemas on 29th of August is every fans dream. To think that we got some of the best of those fans together at London Film & Comic Con and had them remember the film and vote on what scene was their favourite just adds to the joy and excitement of re-experiencing this movie in 4K and 3D! As this is my favourite movie – I know I’m looking forward to it!”

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.

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

How horror films scare us

??As The Woman in Black continues to spook audiences across the UK during it?s opening week, Nic Ransome of Hammer Films discusses what tricks film makers use in order to scare audiences:

1. Music – from the stomach-knotting insistence of John Williams’ Jaws theme to the violin stabs of Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho, from the repetitive droning of Terminator 2 to Hammer’s often-discordant scores, music can instil unease, suspense and distress in an audience, softening them for the SHOCK to come.

2. Camera movement – the slow track, whip pan and dolly zoom are all used in horror. The slow track builds suspense; the audience knows something will be revealed but must wait for the camera to find it. The whip pan mirrors a film’s hero suddenly turning to face his foe, as yet un-glimpsed. The dolly zoom, though rarely used (Vertigo and Jaws are the most famous examples) creates an immediate sense of both disorientation and inevitability (both key to horror).

3. Sound effects – creaking floorboards, howling wind, rustling leaves, snapping twigs, squeaking doors: sound design takes noises that we all know from real life and amplifies, distorts and twists them, changing something that should be harmless into something evocative of the most intense foreboding. In “haunted house” films like The Woman In Black the sound design is crucial, creating an enclosed world of heightened awareness and mounting dread.

4. Dream sequences – often used in horror films, dream sequences take us into the darkest recesses of the human mind. For maximum effect, film-makers often trick the audience about when these sequences start and finish (there are benchmark examples in A Nightmare On Elm Street, Hellraiser and Hammer’s The Plague Of The Zombies).

5. Playing with identity – many of the best horror films play with the identity or quality of a character, creating a world in which absolutely no-one can be trusted and what we think of as reality is constantly undermined: humans who have turned into zombies, vampires or werewolves but aren’t yet exhibiting symptoms; characters that are possessed by aliens or ghosts; monsters that are more human than their creators; humans that are really ghosts; ghosts that are really human – identity is often deceitful in horror.

6. The dark – the dark is to horror what a sunny day is to romantic comedy. The dark is where monsters live. Where our worst nightmares come true. Where the light we carry always goes out. In horror if a character can survive the dark, they’ll probably survive the entire film (but not always). Stand-out examples are Neil Marshall’s cave-bound The Descent, the brilliantly-conceived Pitch Black and the [REC] films (especially the use of night-vision in [REC]2, which features one of the most inventive and terrifying sequences in all horror cinema).

Nic Ransome ? Hammer Films