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HTF DVD REVIEW: "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" w/scrnshts (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

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#1 of 157 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter


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Posted November 03 2003 - 12:14 PM

#2 of 157 OFFLINE   jonathan_govols


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Posted November 03 2003 - 12:17 PM

Great review! I can't wait to own my 2nd favorite Terminator movie (T2 is my favorite action/sci-fi movie ever). I was very impressed with this movie and it has one of the best endings ever.

#3 of 157 OFFLINE   David Illingworth II

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Posted November 03 2003 - 12:31 PM

Glad you liked it Adam! I also thought this was an excellent installment in the franchise. I basically stopped thinking of it as a sequel and just another episode, a la James Bond. A really fun movie with its own flavor and style. Only wish there had been more deleted scenes. This was one of the few movies I watched and thought "It wouldn't hurt at all to make this a little longer." The pace was absolutely breathless!
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#4 of 157 OFFLINE   david*mt


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Posted November 03 2003 - 01:34 PM

Nice review! I enjoyed T3 and will probably pick it up. While not as good as T2 or the original, it was way better than some have suggested. By the way, do any of the overseas versions have DTS? I would love to hear how it compares the Region 1 DD.

#5 of 157 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted November 03 2003 - 01:35 PM

While I don't like this as the sequel to the great Terminator films, I do like this as a fantastic action flick. Really fantastic! Ill definitely be picking up this one on the 11th. Great review!

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Posted November 03 2003 - 01:45 PM

Wow, great review. My brother seen this at the movies and said he was very disappointed with it, so I didn't bother. I wasn't even going to think about getting it, but because of this review I can't wait. Thanks, Rob

#7 of 157 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted November 03 2003 - 01:52 PM

Great review Adam! I share your enthusiasm. Posted Image

While not as good as the original or T2, (what real action-sci-fi films are)...it's still an impressive movie that I really enjoyed.

I am a big Ahnuld fan and was glad for this one to be a success. Looks like a great dvd too. Can't wait for next Tuesday. May have to make the trip to Wal-mart at Midnight on Monday Posted Image

#8 of 157 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted November 03 2003 - 01:59 PM

Great review buddy... I may have to buy this one now... Posted Image

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#9 of 157 OFFLINE   johnbr


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Posted November 03 2003 - 02:03 PM

The R2 has DTS.Big bummer the r1 do's not it would be cool in dts 24/96.Posted Image

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Posted November 03 2003 - 02:05 PM

Nice review, I can't wait for this disk. When I walked out of the theater after seeing it, I said this movie was better than it had any right to be. I LOVED the ending. Some of the most intense action of the summer!

#11 of 157 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted November 03 2003 - 02:43 PM

The ending just makes you all excited for a sequel, no? I hope that happens now that Arnold is gov...

#12 of 157 OFFLINE   Bill>Moore


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Posted November 03 2003 - 03:02 PM

Nice review. Looking forward to picking it up. Not as great as the first two, but a decent action flick and certainly looks like a worthy DVD.

#13 of 157 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted November 03 2003 - 03:18 PM

I absolutely agree about the ending... It elevated it from a decent action picture to a great film. Very brave. I can't wait till next Tuesday!

#14 of 157 OFFLINE   Jonathan White

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Posted November 03 2003 - 09:12 PM

"Arnold goes up to Anna and grabs her by the shoulders" Are you sure is was the shoulders? He's not up to his old tricks is he? I can't wait for this DVD, I loved the film and hope the make a fourth.

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Posted November 03 2003 - 09:52 PM

I didn't expect the ending as well. It was def much better than expected

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#16 of 157 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted November 03 2003 - 11:43 PM

Great review Adam.

Saw this in NYC last week and hesitated on buying it. Glad I did.

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#17 of 157 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted November 04 2003 - 12:42 AM

Great review. When you say there is more video "noise" in the picture than in X2, what exactly do you mean by noise?

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Posted November 04 2003 - 12:49 AM

On the October issue of Empire Magazine (UK), the director of T3 said that that there would be a second DVD version of the film in the future, since the deadline for the first release didn't allow him to produce all the features he had wished to include. I'll try to find the article and paste it here tomorrow...
"It's not that I don't want to be understood, but I can't, like Spielberg, say, make a film for the general public — I'd be mortified if I discovered I could. If you want to reach a general audience, you have to make films like Star Wars and Superman which have nothing to do with art."

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Posted November 04 2003 - 01:19 AM

I LOVED the movie when I saw it. I saw the full-screen version at my local rental shop last week. Posted Image As you see, they like to break street date. Posted Image I'm getting this, the Indy box set AND the Honeymooners set today. Big day folks, big day. Posted Image

#20 of 157 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted November 04 2003 - 01:34 AM

This is my #3 movie of the year.....my wife's #1....we absolutely loved it in the theater...last movie I saw in the theater too (my wife gave birth 4 days after we saw T-3).

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