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Terminator 2: Judgement Day 4K Blu-ray review: Dir. James Cameron (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day has become one of the finest all-time sequels in movie history, if not the best, and this 4K restoration brings forth the modern classic with a refined look and offers us an impressive Blu-ray/UHD full of extras. James Cameron’s action-packed behemoth has inspired countless science-fiction dystopias since its 1991 release and if you’ve not see it yet then, frankly, what’s wrong with you? Granted, it’s not the first to explore worlds of time-travel and the end of the world as we know it but Cameron and his crew really created something special with T2.

Although this literally followed 7 years after 1984’s The Terminator, the 1991 follow-up jumped 10 years and deep inside the world of the Termi-timeline. Sarah Connor (the superb Linda Hamilton), is now protecting her son (Edward Furlong) from the new metal-remoulding T-1000 terminator (an iconic performance from Robert Patrick) who’s been sent back in time to kill him. As, of course you know, he’ll kick off the human resistance against the robots in the future and as that movement has already started, but he doesn’t know it yet, they’ve also sent back someone to protect him and the Arnie Terminator only has one mission; to protect John Connor. Simple.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has made the role synonymous with his entire existence, as well as the remarkable special effects – something Cameron had continued developing through The Abyss – and there’s something instantly brilliant about T2, and that’s before we even get to how endlessly quotable it is. The only disappointing thing about T2 is how its success has inspired many sequels, most of which are pretty pointless, but you can’t hold it back or down for those reasons.

This special edition release gives us a brand-new 55-minute-long documentary, titled T2: Reprogramming The Terminator, which talks to Arnie, Jim Cameron and Furlong (to name a few) as they delve into what made it such a modern classic. Here’s a full list:

  • Feature Commentary with 23 members of Cast and Crew (1993)
  • Feature Commentary with director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
  • The making of T2. A 30 minute 1993 (from 2003 edition)
  • Seamless Branching of the Theatrical version (137 mins approx.), Special Edition version (154 mins approx.) and Extended Special Edition version (156 mins approx.)
  • Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
  • NEW T2:3D trailer (2017)
  • T2 theatrical trailers: This time there are twoSame make new mission and Building the perfect Arnold

Terminator 2 Judgment Day is released on 4k UHD (incl: Blu-Ray), 3D BLU-RAY (incl: Blu-Ray), BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD on December 4th.

Order it here: http://amzn.to/2Bw3L7o

Also, you might like this great featurette:

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