Retailers have been alerted to a new Blu-ray release of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' with no release date. An "Endo Skull Edition" release was also revealed, indicating a possible limited edition version in the works as well. Now, we normally do not report on placeholders, but being that a new Terminator film is due for theatrical release this May, and industry insiders have mentioned a possible new release, we can say its a safe bet that a new Blu-ray release is on its way.
As mentioned, no firm date (or specs, for that matter) have been released, but you can bet that the studios love for timing home video releases with theatrical releases won't be lost here - a May date is looking very probable.
Originally released by Lionsgate in 2006, the current Blu-ray release of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' features an MPEG-2 video encode accompanied by a 6.1 DTS-ES soundtrack. Most likely, this new release will feature an AVC video encode along with a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, which should yield a tangible upgrade on both fronts.
Stayed tuned as we wait for official word from the studio.
This new Terminator 2 offering was a given, I knew this would happen as soon as Terminator Salvation was announced. I would not be surprised if a new release for the first film is planned as well, and possibly a box set containing all the films too. I didn't purchase the first Terminator films on Blu-Ray because I had read the quality of them were pretty poor so this new edition at least, if true, will be for more most defiantly. Hopefully Cameron has an involvement in it, my guess is it is planned for release in the Fall when Salvation hits Blu-Ray/DVD.
Great...I almost bought this for $9.99 the other day, and then I thought to myself...
"Nah, just wait for the double dip in 7.1 DTS-MA. Surely they will double-dip this
for a tie-in to the new Terminator film being released."
All of the previous releases of T2 on high-def (whether it be Blu-Ray or HD-DVD) have been disappointing. Mostly because the master they've used is almost six-years-old. If Lionsgate decides to double-dip the movie, let's hope they create a new master.
Also while they're at it, maybe MGM can take another shot at the first Terminator. Its current disc is one of those rare titles where the DVD actually looks better than its Blu-Ray counterpart.
Meeklo, I wouldn't take stock in that Amazon price being correct, I remember Circuit City.com had a Blu-Ray listed at pre-order for $10,000, which clearly was a typo so Amazon is probably the same situation.
I will definitely double this, as I have been waiting for a good release of the second movie. I have had it for quite a while now and this new release should be awesome, especially if there is a limited edition one.
How many times do I have to buy this movie? 1) VHS collector's edition 2) Widescreen laserdisc 3) special edition LD 4) Ultimate box set LD 5) Ultimate DVD 2-disc 6) Extreme Edition DVD 7) Blu-ray. At least I didn't get the super-duper HD DVD.
I hope that they re-issue new versions of both THE TERMINATOR and TERMINATOR 2 and for those who want it a proper version of TERMINATOR 3.
As for T2, i'm expecting a new remaster with an AVC encode along with a 7.1 DTSMA track. I am hoping they will take advantage of seamless branching and give us both the theatrical and extended versions.
I'm so glad I held off buying T2. I bought T1 & T3 though.
I've bought so many T2s over the year. I owned the VHS version, 2 Laserdisc versions and 2 DVD versions. I was so disappointed with the BD release that I was boycotting it until they re-release a true extended version of it.
T2 is one of my all time favorites. I have two or three versions on DVD, but I waited on the blu because you knew this movie would get at least one or two special editions on blu. I'm very glad I waited and it will be a day one purchase for me.
If its significantly better than the UK release, I'll have to get it. This is one of those movies I need the absolute best version of! Hopefully we'll get re-release of T3 with lossless audio. I can't wait to hear that car chase scene, especially the crash at the end!
I could be tempted to double dip if movie cash to see Terminator Salvation was included. Shouldn't we have a naming contest for "Super Extended Limited Collector's Edition Director's Cut" that this release might be called?
I hate double dips as I feel studios should be working at getting new content to the format but this is one DD I can't wait for! Terminator 2 is one of my all-time favorite movies! The current US version is horrible. Here's to hoping Lionsgate does T2 justice this time! I'm hoping for a feature filled 50GB with 7.1
Still one of the best action movies ever made. The extended edition is vastly superior. I hope that they bring out a 16:9 version. I had the video 4:3 and the widescreen version also. Jim, you lose things in both versions - give us the proper framing mate. Slightly geeky rant! Oh yeah - and do something about the grain issue.
i live i australia and got the T2 Blu-ray. im very satisfied with it. its the director's cut, and is the same as the UK blu-ray (Universal/Studio Canal).
I hope they re-release T3. I'd get it if Warner makes it 1080p with lossless audio.
If not... hopefully Sony (who distribute the film outside the U.S) will master their own blu-ray version.
I'll get this if it has the extended directors cut and dts hd ma audio. Glad I haven't invested to much into some of the older Blu-ray titles like this. I could see where a lot of them would be re-released with lossless audio and AVC video.
I agree with Meeklo I hope they release the "Ultra Extended Maximum Director's Cut" version with the happy ending that was included as a hidden option on the 2000 Ultimate Edition DVD release! In my opinion it is the best cut of this film.