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From visionary director James Cameron and iconic action star Arnold Schwarzenegger comes the 30th anniversary release of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY. Stunningly restored for modern viewers by Cameron himself, T2 arrives November 23rd on 4K Ultra HD™ Steelbook from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy. It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son, John — the future leader of the human resistance against the machines — from a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate him while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone, however. The human resistance has managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost. The battle for tomorrow has begun. Featuring all new artwork from artist Orlando Arocena and Tracie Ching, T2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD™ Steelbook at Best Buy for the suggested retail price of $27.99.

BLU-RAY™ / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES


  • *NEW* 55 minute T2 documentary featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong, and more.
  • 2 Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary
  • 2 Feature Commentaries
  • “The Making of T2” 30-Minute Featurette
  • View 3 Different Versions of the Film
  • Trailers

CAST

Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator franchise, Total Recall, The Expendables franchise

Linda Hamilton Dante’s Peak, The Terminator, TV’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Edward Furlong American History X, Detroit Rock City, Pecker

Robert Patrick TV’s “Scorpion”, Walk the Line, TV’s “The X-Files”

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:
1991

Title Copyright: Terminator 2: Judgment Day ™ & © 1991 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terminator 2 ® is a registered trademark of STUDIOCANAL. Lionsgate,

Rating: R for strong sci-fi action and violence, and for language

Type: Catalog Re-Release

Genre: Action / Sci Fi

Closed-Captioning: N/A

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, and German subtitles

Feature Run Time: 137 minutes

4K Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation

4K Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™, French 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™, German 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

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Worth

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I take it this is still the same crappy transfer as last time?
 

Jeffrey D

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I have the Skynet Edition, and the UHD. I kept the frustrating Skynet disc because the extended edition scenes in the BluRay that comes with my UHD look lousy- a pink tint on them.
 

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Scrubbed- meaning grain removal?
Yes. The story is that a new 4K scan was commissioned by rights holder Studio Canal for the film's 3D conversion. The grain was then removed to aid in the conversion process, which is understandable. However, the pre-scrubbed 4k transfer was not used for the UHD release a few years back, and instead the scrubbed version was used.
 

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Yes. The story is that a new 4K scan was commissioned by rights holder Studio Canal for the film's 3D conversion. The grain was then removed to aid in the conversion process, which is understandable. However, the pre-scrubbed 4k transfer was not used for the UHD release a few years back, and instead the scrubbed version was used.

The official statement from Studio Canal reads:

"Our 30th anniversary editions include the 2017 4K restoration overseen and approved by James Cameron."

The most optimistic reading of this could leave room for the possibility that Studio Canal might go back to the 4K scan and restoration work done before all the grain was removed for the 3D conversion.

Unfortunately, I don't have that much faith in Studio Canal. It seems more likely that this will be the same scrubbed master used previously, and that this is a CYA statement intended to pass the buck for deficiencies in the transfer being Cameron's fault, not theirs.

I guess we'll see which way it goes when the disc is released.
 

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I didn't think James Cameron had time to "oversee and approve" transfers of his old films? Or is that because this was preparation for a 3D release, for which he may have made an exception?
 

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James Cameron doesn’t do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because HE IS James Cameron.
 

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The official statement from Studio Canal reads:

"Our 30th anniversary editions include the 2017 4K restoration overseen and approved by James Cameron."

The most optimistic reading of this could leave room for the possibility that Studio Canal might go back to the 4K scan and restoration work done before all the grain was removed for the 3D conversion.

Unfortunately, I don't have that much faith in Studio Canal. It seems more likely that this will be the same scrubbed master used previously, and that this is a CYA statement intended to pass the buck for deficiencies in the transfer being Cameron's fault, not theirs.

I guess we'll see which way it goes when the disc is released.
The only thing that's going to be new about this release is the steelbook packaging.
 

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I didn't think James Cameron had time to "oversee and approve" transfers of his old films? Or is that because this was preparation for a 3D release, for which he may have made an exception?
I think he deals with T2 on video because those releases are happening whether he's involved or not. He's too big to ever work with Lion's Gate again so unlike the studios, LG doesn't have to cater to him which gives them the freedom to do whatever they want with that movie.

The same basic idea goes for The Terminator, Aliens, or Titanic. They were coming out on disc due to a sequel, a box set, or an anniversary/theatrical re-release so he was 'forced' to OK the transfer because it was coming out either way. The Abyss and True Lies have had nothing to force him to do anything with them.
 

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I think he deals with T2 on video because those releases are happening whether he's involved or not. He's too big to ever work with Lion's Gate again so unlike the studios, LG doesn't have to cater to him which gives them the freedom to do whatever they want with that movie.

At this point, Studio Canal owns the movie. Lionsgate is just the North American distributor. The "restoration," disc authoring, etc. were all done by Studio Canal. The only thing Lionsgate may have a say in is what the American packaging will look like.
 

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I have the Skynet Edition, and the UHD. I kept the frustrating Skynet disc because the extended edition scenes in the BluRay that comes with my UHD look lousy- a pink tint on them.
Get the 2015 Blu-ray release from Lionsgate. Amazon product
It's obviously the older HD master yet again, but this time it has far less DNR than the Skynet edition allowing the natural film grain to show through. The extended version is included and the added footage looks consistent with the theatrical cut. There's no bloated, slow as a tortoise menu system this time. Keep the Skynet version for the extras.

The same Gary Rydstrom 5.1 EX remixed track is on that 2015 disc, which was also used for the crappy 4k disc (and this new steelbook too).
 

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It seems they are taking full advantage of the popularity of steelbooks with this release.

It will be interesting to see how many copies they will sell considering a lot of disk buyers are aware of the "revisionist" touches applied in the previous 4k release etc.

My guess is there will be plenty of buyers who will buy this without knowing the lack of quality applied to the release.

I am very interested to know what percentage of 4k disc buyers in general are aware of the quality of the 4k discs they purchase.

My guess is many will not know that in more than a few cases they would be better off buying the Blu Ray version instead assuming there is one available.

4k could take on a life of its own.

However, there have been many excellent releases so if we go by that it may be the case that many 4k buyers are knowledgeable and perhaps the disc sellers are aware of this.