In 2029AD mankind is fighting for its existence. Skynet,
a computer system that has become self-aware, is intent on
wiping out the human race. One man stands in Skynet's way
and so the super computer sends a mechanical killing machine
- a terminator - back through time to 1984 to kill this individuals
mother before he is even born...
is the movie which made 'big Arnie' a household name - sure
the guy's not much of an actor but you certainly wouldn't
mess with him! Michael
Biehn and Linda Hamilton also turn in excellent performances.
But then I suppose it doesn't really take too much skill to
act like you are scared as the 'the big guy' comes towards
you guns blazing.
its fairly cheap budget, The Terminator was well renowned
for its impressive special effects. Ok, they look pretty poor
by today's standards but I certainly remember how frightening
the Terminator looked when the flesh had been ripped away,
leaving the metal endoskeleton.
extra material included doesn't actually warrant a second
disc - I'm sure it would all have fitted on one dual-layer
disc but then the asking price would have been far less. In
fact, most of the extra material we could do without. Does
anyone really want to flick through three different copies
of the original script on their DVD player? And why is there
no voice over commentary during the film? The two interviews
with Arnie and Cameron and the behind-the-scene-guys is entertaining
but I doubt you'll watch it more than once.
said, the picture is beautiful, as you'd expect, and the 5.1
Dolby puts you at the centre of the action.
you haven't watched your old VHS copy for a few years give
it to the local charity shop and buy this.