Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that they will release 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Skynet Edition' to Blu-ray on May 19th. Additionally, Lionsgate will release the 'Limted Edition T2 Complete Collector's Set', a six disc set which will feature the Blu-ray release of the film along with Extreme Edition DVD and Ultimate Edition DVD versions of the film and a digital copy of the film, all packaged in a 14-inch T-800 endoskull replica that plays sound effects from the film as its eyes light up.
The Blu-ray disc will feature multiple versions of the film in 1080p AVC accompanied by a 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras for this release include:
Picture-in-picture behind-the-scenes video
A mode that lets viewers view storyboards and read the script while watching the film
Interactive quizzes and games
Two audio commentaries
D-Box motion control enhancements
BD Live access to games and bonus content
Update: Added technical specs and special features
YES, waiting for this movie to get a re-masted, hopefully they do a major make editing,
especially the PQ apartment. Lion Gate recently release film has excellent transfer, especially
audio, hope they pack with 7.1 sound in this one. I wonder if they gonna add extra content as
well. perhaps Terminator 4 special preview scene?
UMMMMMM Everyone slam on your brakes!!!! This sounds like a joke.... SO what they are giving us is a box set with T2 the theatrical cut on BLU but the Box set will contain the other cuts of the film on standard DVD? HMMMMmmmmmmmmmm Sounds like a Let Down.
yeah that is what i was thinking. is lionsgate taking tips from anchor bay now, by releasing standard dvds in a so called box set? i think this is just another cash grab, i will wait to hear more before getting excited.
I'm curious how the PQ will be. The T2 from the UK already has improved PQ and DTS HD MA and director's cut over the current US release so I'll wait for a few reviews and comparison pictures. Hoping that Xylon over at AVS will do another shootout.
This is EXTREMELY dissapointing in my opinion. I know there are many that don't care about bonus features but I certainly do. More so than "caring about them" even I feel that if they exist and have already been put on a DVD that it's unfair and absurd not to port them over. All the garbage they're talking about for that 6 disc set should be ported over in HD and could easily fit on maybe 2 blu-ray discs. I may buy the single disc blu-ray if I hear from y'all that it's a peach but other than that I will go on waiting for the future Terminator complete trilogy boxed set (which will later be double dipped once the Bale trilogy is completed of course).
The fact you can have the extended cuts on a standard DVD that right now you can find in Wal*Mart bargain bins... is really odd... I would expect a better Blu Ray edition for the film itself.. but the fact they want to push the other films in standard DVD versions is a rip off.
Imagine this is the press release from 1994 - T2 Laserdisc Version with DD 5.1 sound etc.. all and you get the longer cuts of the film on VHS tape lol
Lionsgate’s May 19 Limited Edition T2 Complete Collector’s Set spans six discs, featuring the Blu-ray version as well as two standard discs holding the Extreme Edition DVD and Ultimate Edition DVD of Terminator 2. A digital copy also will be on a disc packed inside.
Separate from the trend of including a DVD copy of the movie with Blu-ray, many studios have packed a DVD containing only a digital copy of the film with Blu-ray releases.
Also streeting May 19 from Lionsgate is a straight Blu-ray release of Terminator 2 that does not include a standard DVD version of the film.
I think I will just get the "straight Blu-ray" release.
I hope this has both the theatrical and extended cuts on it!
Don't know what they're thinking with that box set though, sounds like an SNL skit, like they really just don't get that they're the butt of many jokes regarding all these versions.
T2 is one of my all-time favorite movies, and the T2 Ultimate Edition was one of the first DVDs I ever bought. Even though the picture and sound quality don't hold up now, the extras still put most other releases (DVD and Blu-Ray) to shame.
This new T2 Blu-Ray better have all that stuff, or I'll be avoiding it. I'm not shelling out extra money to get the DVDs I already bought 8 years ago. Lionsgate, do this one right! Make this the Ultimate T2 Blu-Ray! None of this, "Here's the movie on Blu, and the DVDs for all the extras." I don't care if the old extras are SD, just put them all on the Blu-Ray set. I will buy that. I will not buy a movie-only edition or a $100 package that includes ancient DVDs.
Like Doby i'm hoping they come with both theatrical and extended editions via seamless branching. Since there is already a 6.1 mix, i'm anticipating we'll get the 7.1 DTSMA mix which i'm looking forward to checking out.
If the BD only had those features and the features that came with the DVD i'd be happy.
so far its a pass on the 'complete collectors' release. I already have the 'Ultimate Edition' on dvd, so I just want the two main cuts, Theatrical and Extended on Blu-Ray, remastered, with DTS HD MA audio.
6 disks is a little excessive, but I will definitely get this. Terminator 2 was a classic science fiction movie and a groundbreaking technical masterpiece. If you don't believe me, watch the scene when Sarah Connor blows a hole through the T-1000's eye. I would also like to see this done for the third movie.
Never understood why the initial US release didnt even have a lossless track whereas the UK one did
come with a 5.1 DTS-HD MA one (finally us europeans got the better end of the stick). The UK BD
might be shit with it only containing the film but at least I've been enjoying the awesome
DTS-HD MA track for quite a while already now
They REALLY need to have more than just the content on the Ultimate Edition DVD, because even
though I will be buying it for the picture quality alone, I don't want to watch the same features. They
screwed us with the first release, they better be bringing us breakfast in bed with this one.
I bought the Artisan Extreme DVD from Target about 4 to 5 months ago. It only cost me 5 bucks! I
did it because I much prefer the extended edition. Still, as good a movie as this is, I'm tired of seeing it
now so I will trade up for this release but not until at least 2011. Won't be watching T2 till then. Need
to forget how some it goes first
So that pretty much confirms that the Blu-Ray WILL contain the extended cut of the film in addition to the original. Awesome!
I basically figured that it would, but was waiting on confirmation.
Everyone was panicking that the Blu-Ray wouldn't contain the longer cut, but at no point in the announcement did it say that it wouldn't contain it.
All that it DID say is that the bigger set includes the new Blu-Ray edition and 2 DVD editions. Technically they didn't even specify what versions were on the DVDs (we just already know what is on them because the DVDs on their own have been out for some time). If the announcement had been written to specify what versions the DVDs contained, but then didn't give the same info for the Blu-Ray, then there would be more reason to worry.
Having said all of that, I do find it odd that they are including 2 versions of the DVD in this big set. Didn't both versions contain both cuts of the film? That seems rather redundant.
This is one of the dumbest release strategies I've ever heard. Like many of you I'm a huge
fan of T2. Therefore, like many of you I did not buy the first BD release, so LG lost money
there. However, because I am a fan, I already have the T2 Ultimate Edition which was my first
"special edition" DVD ever (it came packaged in the metal casing).
So why on earth would I ever feel the need to buy the planned BD Collector's Edition when I
already have much of the content in the DVD format already? All I want is the extended
edition on BD with good PQ/AQ and perhaps few extras (HD or not, I'm not picky). LG is going
to miss out on my money again.
**EDIT: Just read crazy's post and feel ashamed for going with the flow and assuming the
Skynet edition would not be the extended cut. I now have a 100% chance of purchasing the
Skynet edition, as it is EXACTLY what I was looking for
No way I am buying this set with the Ultimate Edition and Extreme edition on DVD. I have both versions already. I'll buy the theatrical version day 1 for sure. Makes no sense why they wouldn't release all those versions on Blu unless they are going to eventually do that like they've done with the DVD.
I've lost count on how many versions of T2 there are on DVD now.
I would hope that The Terminator would be re-released on Blu. The one out now sucks. I rented that when I first got my Blu-Ray player and it was pretty bad. Don't really care much for Rise of the Machines.
OK, this looks better than originally thought. I don't need the DVD versions, I just want T2 with the theatrical, special, and extended special editions all on one disc with quality that equals or exceeds the current HD DVD versions and kick-ass sound.
Why is it so hard to do a blu-ray edition with all the versions on it. Seemless branching. Isn't that what it is called. This is a major let down. Also I'm growing tired of digital copies. I only want blu-ray disc. I wish they would just release the movies on a bd-100 and put everything on one disc and put them in a slimline case that matches my Matrix movies.... I don't care about digital copy of DVD version of the film. I only watch blu-ray...
Besides being a fan of this amazing movie the seamless branching, 6.1 DTS-MA, D-BOX, PIP, BD-Live, THX, Slip-cover, among other features make this release very intriguing to me! I will double-dip for sure! I'm hoping the PQ is a nice step up but I hear it's from the same master? There is only so much a high bit-rate AVC can do for a subpar master... DNR and EE will only make matters worse! Here's hoping for the best outcome!
Still no word on what version the Blu-ray will actually have? I know I'm in the minority, but if this is the director's cut only I'm going to pass. It's fun if you've already seen the movie and want to see a bunch of extra footage, but I thought the theatrical version was a better all-around movie.
The 'Skynet Edition' sounds good, but what's up with the limited edition set? $174.99 for one movie?!? Good grief! I can't possibly see how they'll sell enough of these sets to even justify making the item in the first place. This does make me feel a lot better about paying $35 for the Casablanca set, though...... lol.
Waaaaaaaaaaaait DVD?! What does that mean? Does that mean The Ultimate Edition's on DVD? Argh if thats the case then what's the point?! Man if so, I'm sticking with my regular DVDs. I could care less about an endo-skeleton.
Edit: LOL never mind! Jumped the gun. I saw the advertisement vid that wjkoemar linked(thanks for it BTW it helped clear things up ). in that case I'll get the Skynet edition.
As noted elsewhere, multiple versions will be in blu for both releases. I don't know if that will include the Ultimate Edition, but I'd guess so - it seems they're throwing in everything they own the rights to. As it says in the above post, audio will be DTS-MA 6.1. I'd guess a 7.1 release isn't going to happen, and also suspect there might be something unique about the 6.1 setup where that's more optimal for the film's mixing given that there are several releases out already in 6.1.