The Terminator details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sci-fi - General, Sci-fi - Robots, Thriller - Drama|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats, It's About Time, Our Favourites, Top Must See Movies|
The Terminator - Bonus Disc
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Mar 2001|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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GreatBy a customer from Wirral, England , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]The phrase ?I?ll be back,? is engrained on the world ever since Arnie?s deadpan delivery to a policeman in The Terminator. Sales in black shades rocketed and we finally realised that there was a role for a large muscle-bound actor with limited ability in the English language, other than as Conan, The Barbarian.
The Terminator was the first outing for director James Cameron, and he hit the movie world with a timeless classic. The Terminator is the story of a T-800 robot, sent from the future into the past, to eradicate the mother of the still unborn John Connor ? the man that would prove to be the undoing of the robots.
Arnie plays the emotionless robot in a way that another actor simply could not. This was inspired casting and has really everything to do with Arnie?s current superstar status.
Cameron uses suspense in this film well. Although it is an action movie, there is a strong love interest which is tackled sympathetically. Although some of the special effects show up compared to later movies in The Terminator franchise, this movie carries you along out of sheer originality.
If you enjoyed Terminator, you may also like to hire [Terminator II ? Judgement Day], and [Conan, The Barbarian].
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The Terminator.By Richie77777 (250 reviews) from Essex , 14 Jan 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis is the first time that I have watched the Terminator. I've seen the second and third instalments, but have been told that the original is by far the superior! The graphics for the machines at the start look very dated now. 'Nice night for a walk! Hey.' 'Hey Buddy, did you just see a real bright light?!' The keyboard sound effect is quite good. The same Sarah Connor actress. Arnie's t shirt looks very 80s! - Terrible day at work! 'Look at it this way, in a 100 years who's gonna care!' The opening segment is quite slow. I do like the futuristic scenes! 'Those,' sort of conversations people would have by text these days! 'I'm sure there's a point to all of this?!' There's some very 80s music in this film! Okay so I don't think much of the first half an hour. - I'm sure that it will improve though! 'Come with me if you want to live!' The first shoot out between Arnie and Reese is fantastic. Arnie's great as a bad guy! Reese has been sent back to protect Sarah Connor. 'I'm not stupid. They can't make things like that yet!' - 'Not yet, but not for forty years!' 'You saying its from the future?!' I like the thudding background noise. There's a very similar ongoing noise in T2. Its a good performance by Reese. I wonder how this film will end?! Great car chase and accompanying music. 'I'll be back!' - The classic saying! The effects are a lot better in T2. Arnie has the robotic movements of a Cyborg down to a tee! 'I'd die for John Connor.' - 'At least now I know how to name him!' There's a lot of flash forwards! That's a great gun!! Romance brewing? Its obviously Arnie doing that voice! 'He'll find us won't he?!' - 'Probably!' 'So much pain.' - 'Pain can be controlled. - You just disconnect it.' - This is a fantastic quote from the movie. Its when Sarah is getting close to John and asks him if there's someone special in his life in the future. What follows is another great car chase, well specifically Arnie is chasing on a motorbike. - Great sound track once again! 'Get out!' Unfortunately the Cybourg graphics are too dated, (post the lorry crash), but don't let this detract from the film. 'In the few hours that we had together. - We loved a lifetime's worth.' There's a nice love story running through the film and Reese is a great anti-hero.
Love Film? Love The Terminator!By Julie-Pooly (19 reviews) , 21 May 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]On of the all-time great Sci-Fi movies, this film set new levels in the genre, followed by the equally brilliant Terminator 2 Judgement Day- it ranks alongside the very best films ever made. A cyborg killing machine sent back in time to terminate the future leader of the resistance - John Conner, while still in his youth; with only his mothers help John tries to escape the relentless pursuit of a killing machine that will stop at nothing to terminate him. Fantastic film-making from James Cameron!
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Excellent Sci-fiBy souvenir86 (28 reviews) from South East Kent , 22 Mar 2012This movie has a good premise and is a great watch. Some of the 80s stuff is amusingly dated but not distracting. Arnold Schwarzenegger gives his greatest performance as a character that doesn't talk much, doesn't display any emotion and primary purpose is to destroy stuff! Also this is probably James Cameron's best movie.
Enjoyable, iconic yet flawed sci-fi rompBy Bassman71 (617 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 21 Mar 2012Man arrives from future, intent on killing woman, another man arrives from future, intent on saving woman, woman of great importance to the future, Ill be back.
Enjoyable, iconic yet flawed sci-fi James Cameron romp with Arnie in probably his most famous role and plays it brilliantly as the almost silent but deadly Terminator.
Linda Hamilton is also very good as Sarah Connor while Michael Biehn looks the part but a bit wooden with his delivery.
As youd expect, a lot of the SFX are dated especially towards the end but still good for its time, the continuity messes around quite a bit but most of the action and storyline are solid.
The music now sounds very dated also but a couple of the quieter pieces are excellent, adding greatly to the film.
classical brillianceBy cheesekake (1282 reviews) from uk , 07 Mar 2012totally classical and fantastic originality in this film, amazing special effects
if your a fan of the terminators then you soon will be as many times as you watch this film youll still love it every time