The Terminator details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats, It's About Time|
|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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SuperbBy a customer from Swaffham , 18 Nov 2009This film never fails to excite even years after it first came out. The plot is gripping, the acting good, it's creative and never dated.
The TerminatorBy CJH (159 reviews) from Dundee , 19 Oct 2009The Terminator, the original film is a lot more of a horror film than a blockbuster sci-fi like T2. But god is it good. Arnold Schwarzenegger's best role (undoubtedly!) as a relentless killing machine hunting down Linda Hamilton's Sarah Conner.
Interestingly, the idea for this film was based purely on an illustration James Cameron had painted depicting a metal skeleton rising from fire. No wonder the plot of this film is so messed up!
Still, the film itself is excellent and for its time and budget had some incredible special effects; the Terminator becoming increasingly battered and having to cut its own eyeball out, to a fully functioning, life size endoskeleton! The film is intense, a constant chase sequence that doesn't let you go until the very, very end. Great music, incredibly well paced and good use of colours and lighting.
(and I love the ending! Not just for the metal skeleton, it is just so horribly tense and persistent!)
The TerminatorBy standardman (90 reviews) from Littleborough , 18 Aug 2009The taut sci-fi horror film that started it all.
The TerminatorBy a customer from Falmouth , 19 Jul 2009Great movie with lots of action to keep all the family happy!
The TerminatorBy timbo47 (3 reviews) from Luton , 13 Jun 2009Excellent film. Schwarzenegger at his best. 'I'll be back' and he certainly did. He may not be able to act very well but he makes up for it with his muscles!