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Terminator 2: Skynet Edition (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton & Edward Furlong

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Killing machine

| | See all RJNeb2's reviews (696)

Arguably the best of the franchise, benefitting from a well-deployed $100 million budget, this breathless chase film brings the Terminator back from the future to this time protect the leader of the human rebel force as a boy. That he is pitted against an upgraded version of himself (a model comprised of shapeshifting liquid metal) really ups the ante on the action front. With its relentless pace, committed performances and jaw-dropping special effects, this is pretty much the template of what an all-out action movie should be.

  Excellent but.

| | See all Lavorgna84's reviews (34)

This is an excellent edition, apart from the fact the menu is almost unreadable and it takes ages to load. i can see what they tried to do but the text is weird and hard to read.

  The futures not set!

| | See all TMontanaSF's reviews (114)

It was six long years before this sequel finally arrived and it was well worth the wait. This movie is easily one of the greatest action films ever made.

The CGI morphing effects that James Cameron had been playing with on the Abyss, truly found a home with this movie boasting a liquid metal protagonist. Some moments left audiences chins firmly stuck to the ground. I remember the atmosphere within the theatre when the T1000 starts rising from the floor like a liquid Acadamy Award. Truly breathtaking in its day.

The movie has aged particularly well considering we are now at the 22 years ago stage, this is partly to do with the effects, but we must not forget James Cameron's genius filmmaking.

Many believe this to be better than the original, I do not however, I find it a little too sugar-coated, but still can easily understand the arguments for its preference.

Absolutely top notch entertainment.

The transfer......................................

Optimum have granted this movie with a VC-1 encoded, 2.35:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of very good quality.

DNR has unfortunately been utilised for the grain which has resulted in a softer image than I would have liked on a Blu-ray. The daylight scenes which fill the majority of the first act look the best with good detail and colour vibrancy.

Skin tones are lifelike, with good detail in the close ups.

Colour is not the best with this movie, so although the contrast is good it was never going to look the most vibrant on Blu-ray. We often are met with a bluish tint to the proceedings especially in the scenes surrounding the Sarah Connor rescue.

Edge enhancement has been used on only a couple of occasions and subsequent haloing can be seen.

I did not detect any compression issues and detail in the blacks is pretty strong. Most blacks are inky with just a couple of moments where they appear more like a dark grey.

Grain haters will be delighted with this picture and I even admit it's not bad at all.

I would definitely like to see a lower bit rate conversion maybe an MPEG-4 AVC encode with no DNR applied just to give us a sharper more detailed image.

All in all though this is a very good upgrade from previous versions with three cuts of the movie including the full special edition.

Definitely recommended.

Movie 5/5 Transfer 4/5

A must buy.

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  The futures not set!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

It was six long years before this sequel finally arrived and it was well worth the wait. This movie is easily one of the greatest action films ever made.

The CGI morphing effects that James Cameron had been playing with on the Abyss, truly found a home with this movie boasting a liquid metal protagonist. Some moments left audiences chins firmly stuck to the ground. I remember the atmosphere within the theatre when the T1000 starts rising from the floor like a liquid Acadamy Award. Truly breathtaking in its day.

The movie has aged particularly well considering we are now at the 22 years ago stage, this is partly to do with the effects, but we must not forget James Cameron's genius filmmaking.

Many believe this to be better than the original, I do not however, I find it a little too sugar-coated, but still can easily understand the arguments for its preference.

Absolutely top notch entertainment.

The transfer......................................

Optimum have granted this movie with a VC-1 encoded, 2.35:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of very good quality.

DNR has unfortunately been utilised for the grain which has resulted in a softer image than I would have liked on a Blu-ray. The daylight scenes which fill the majority of the first act look the best with good detail and colour vibrancy.

Skin tones are lifelike, with good detail in the close ups.

Colour is not the best with this movie, so although the contrast is good it was never going to look the most vibrant on Blu-ray. We often are met with a bluish tint to the proceedings especially in the scenes surrounding the Sarah Connor rescue.

Edge enhancement has been used on only a couple of occasions and subsequent haloing can be seen.

I did not detect any compression issues and detail in the blacks is pretty strong. Most blacks are inky with just a couple of moments where they appear more like a dark grey.

Grain haters will be delighted with this picture and I even admit it's not bad at all.

I would definitely like to see a lower bit rate conversion maybe an MPEG-4 AVC encode with no DNR applied just to give us a sharper more detailed image.

All in all though this is a very good upgrade from previous versions with three cuts of the movie including the full special edition.

Definitely recommended.

Movie 5/5 Transfer 4/5

A must buy.

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  Judgement Day

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The Terminator returns to once again kill John Connor, the new T-1000 is better and smarter than the original Terminator (Arnold) who is sent back in time to protect. The story gets underway immediately, it's fast paced action from the get go and doesn't slow down till the credits roll. This is an action movie with heart, there's a deep story about fatherly figures and families, also an early warning on the fall of humanity. Brilliant acting from all the cast, Arnold's best performance by far, and the T-1000 despite almost silent is by without a doubt one of the best villains in cinema history. This is one of the best sequels ever made and easily beats its predecessor hands down. Must See movie, one of the most entertaining of all time

  The Best Sci Fi Movie Ever

| | See all MarvinTownsend's reviews (1)

I love all james cameron's movies but this one , for me is his masterpiece! I've been watching it since i was a kid on vhs, then later i bought the dvd but the quality of this bluray is far superior! The picture is amazing, you see a lot of details tou've never seen before and the dts hd master 6.1 sound is outstanding! You really don't want to miss it!

  "..CULT CLASSIC SCI-FI SEQUEL.."

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James Cameron follows up his hugely cult classic terminator movie with terminator 2 judgement day, we see the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger return as the popular movie cyborg, this time hes the good guy!! Fantastic sequel that way surpasses the original with amazing effects and an awesome story and Robert Patrick as the coolest villain ever the liquid metal T-1000!! This is a must have cult classic iconic movie for any sci-fi fan.

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  Stunning!

| | See all rus1avenger's reviews (4)

This has always been one of my favourite films, and could not decide whether to upgrade from the Ultimate Edition on DVD, mainly because of the poor reviews of the first Blu Ray release! I should not have hesitated! The picture quality is incredible, being 20 years old this is quite incredible! But the sound takes me back to seeing it at the cinema on its opening day of release, it really is that good! Even the trailers have been remastered! The people behind this re-release clearly have a massive love for the material, if you like or love this movie get this now, do not hesitate!!!!

  A must see!

| | See all WhiZtrades's reviews (2)

This was my first time seeing this film as it was released a year after my birth, and may I say what a wonderful viewing it was. I was incredibly impressed with the special effects that could rival (and even surpass) some of the special effects of current films, and watching it in blu ray I was dazzled by the sharpness of the picture, as though it was filmed yesterday, and blown away by the sound that I was listening to through my 5.1 surround sound tritton headphones. I haven't seen much of the special features, but what I have seen are good. Also, I would recommend having a blu ray player that's connected to the internet for optimal viewing. I really would recommend this edition for both the people who haven't seen it before and the people who may have had previous instalments. Truly an amazing movie.

  great blu-ray

| | See all stuarty75's reviews (73)

This is a vast improvement on any previous release including the first blu ray edition......if buying make sure you get the skynet edition.