In August, Warner Home Entertainment will bring The Terminator Anthology to Blu-ray. This box set bundles together the first four films from the Terminator sci-fi-action franchise that Academy Award-winning director James Cameron (Titanic) created in 1984, films that include:
The five-disc package offers seven cuts of the Terminator features, all in 1080p - the theatrical editions of the four pictures, plus two additional Terminator 2: Judgment Day edits and the R-rated director's cut of Terminator Salvation.
While Warner has not offered a complete list of the bundle's technical and supplementary specifications, the distributor has revealed the inclusion of the following bonus materials:
The Terminator: A Retrospective
Other Voices documentary with James Cameron
Cast and crew interviews about The Terminator
The Terminator deleted Scenes with James Cameron
Audio commentary with James Cameron and writer William Wisher on Terminator 2
Terminator 2 cast and crew audio commentary
Terminator 2 deleted Scenes and outtakes
Over eight hours of interactive Terminator 2 special features, such as behind-the-scenes video and multimedia galleries, storyboard-script mode, quizzes, and games
Three audio commentaries for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation mythology timelines
Terminator Salvation: Re-Forging the Future documentary
The Terminator Anthology streets, as a Best Buy exclusive, on August 28th.
So this is just a bundle of the existing discs? No remaster for Terminator? I've always wanted a boxset, so depending on the price and packaging I may still get it, but it'd be a waste not to include the remaster other countries are getting this year.
Hasn't it been confirmed that at least two more movies are in the works? This seems kinda pointless for a release considering that and the fact that the first two have been rerelease so many times it's not funny...
Based on the picture on that site it looks like a season digipak that just opens with the 5 discs, I'm all about saving space so if it has a decent price I might replace mine, otherwise I was hoping for an Alien/Star Wars type digibook.
Pass...This series of films has been re-released on both DVD and Blu-ray to the point of making me lose interest...I have the Special Edition DVD of the original film, and that's what I'll be sticking with.
This box set is going to piss off James Cameron!!! He does not want his Terminator movies to be associated with Rise of the Machines or Salvation. He said that someone pissed in his soup. Oh well, I already have all four movies. PLUS Termiator 5 is going to be made, therefore this set will be incomplete. WAIT for Terminator 5 and a Restored and remastered Terminator 1.
From what I understand, Cameron only considers the first two to be canon. T2 was the end as far as he was concerned.
I would love a remaster of the first film but I fear that all the blues will become teal (think Aliens, and many recent Warner remasters). This one has a lot of blue in it, and that would change the look of the film enough that I probably would end up skipping it even if it looked great otherwise.
Cameron's two Terminator films are classics. I particularly revere T2. I side with the view that the story ended in T2. Others, whether fans or filmmakers, clearly felt differently, and so we end up with an additional two films that I'm very ambivalent about. But if fans like them and are hungry for more, then power to them. Personally, I'm already happy with my copy of T2 on blu-ray (the Skynet edition), but I'd be willing to splurge on a super-duper ultimate release of T2 - if such a mythical beast were ever to show up. Then again, maybe the Skynet edition really was the last word from Cameron on T2. I can live with that.
As long as it has the Other Voices that I can't find because I never see the special edition of the first movie, I'm all in. The only thing that could make it better would be if it wasn't some sort of special box, and I could sell the worthless 2 sequels. I have absolutely no interest in third or fourth movies. This set would be the fourth time I've bought T2. I have the steel case Ultimate Edition, the Endoskull special set that has..the 2 disc version of the Ultimate Edition, the 2 disc Extreme Edition, and the Skynet blu-ray of T2.