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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray] (2008)

Arnold Schwarzenegger , Nick Stahl , Jonathan Mostow  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes, Christopher Lawford
  • Directors: Jonathan Mostow
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,017 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013ND36G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,396 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

3 Audio Commentaries - solo track with director Jonathan Mostow, a second track with Mostow and cast Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Nick Stahl and Kristanna Loken, and a third (which did not appear on the standard-def DVD release) with Mostow again, joined by screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, director of photography Don Burgess, and production designer Jeff Mann.

TV Special: "HBO First Look" (SD, 24 minutes)

Featurette: "Dressed to Kill" (SD, 3 minutes)

Featurette: "Toys in Action" (SD, 8 minutes)

Storyboards (SD, 4 minutes)

"Sgt. Candy Scene" (SD, 3 minutes)

Theatrical Trailer (SD)


Editorial Reviews

A decade has passed since John Connor (NICK STAHL) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 25, Connor lives "off the grid" - no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet - the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until, out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (KRISTANNA LOKEN), Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. Now Connor's only hope for survival is the Terminator (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day - or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.

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65 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars T3 in HD November 2, 2006
Format:HD DVD
I am a big fan of the terminator series. I think the story is one of the best ever concieved as it has alot to do with whats really going on in the world. Will artificial intelligence ever reach a point were it becomes self aware? Its a very interesting question and I think that is one of the reasons why it has been so successful as a series. This is also one of the only trilogys that I feel still has alot of potential for future movies. I think we really need a terminator film that is actually set in the future where the terminators live and with the recent announcment of T4 most likly being made, hopefully we will get just that.

As for T3, it is without a doubt the worst film of the 3 but with that being said I still really enjoyed this film. Alot of the people that disliked it did so because they said it went back on everything that was established in T2. I am not one of these people and I really like the aspect of this film that turned around and said Judgement day is inevitable. Its without a doubt the single best twist to this entire story in my opinion because in reality it really is. Technology will continue to drive forward with computers getting better and better and no matter what you do to stop it, someone else will pop up and continue the research and development. Its basically where we are today with technology. There is no stopping the advancment that we see taking place on almost a daily basis. If one company were to stop develpment in a certain area, someone else would just pop up and take that companies or persons place.

Anyways that is really why I liked this film so much. It took the series in a completly new direction by stating that there was no way to stop it while the first two movies focused on what to do to actually stop it.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
I give the film five stars, because I like the movie. About the 1080i issue: if you own an incorrect T3 Blu-Ray disc, you can call Warner's customer service number at 1-800-553-6937 for an exchange.
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102 of 133 people found the following review helpful
I went to an advance screening last night. My expectations were pretty low, given the lack of James Cameron at the helm and the span of years that have passed since T2. My biggest concern going in was that it would just be a Terminator vs. Terminator rehash with no real contribution to the story arc of Cameron's universe. My fears were unfounded, however. Jonathan Mostow has done an admirable job of capturing the audacious action and dark humor of the first two movies, while still managing to provide enough new twists to keep this third incarnation fresh. Yes, there's a lot of T-101 vs. T-X insanity, but these sequences are so well-executed and so over the top you can't help but laugh with glee. Kristanna Loken is every bit as scary as Robert Patrick was in the second installment, to the point where during one scene the girl next to me actually screamed in terror. The script, while a bit light on character development, offers plenty of great moments, both frightening and humorous. There are also many smart and unexpected references to the earlier films to tie everything together. Best of all, without giving anything away, important things happen. Things you'll want to see and know about if you are a fan of the first two films. My only gripe is that certain elements of the plot (which I can't reveal) aren't adequately explained. Perhaps those explanations wound up on the cutting room floor and we'll get them on the DVD. However, by the time that classic Terminator theme faded in and the credits rolled, I was very happy with the experience and my doubts about this third chapter in the series were put to rest. This film is about more than cashing in on a successful franchise. They've tried to do justice to the series' legacy and, in my opinion, they've succeeded.
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41 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Though many critics have commented that this new Terminator is basically a retelling of the second film, I would like to begin by saying that I was pleasantly surprised by this third installment of this very successful franchise. Though the film lacked the direction of James Cameron, who was largely responsible for the birth of the Terminator series, it was nonetheless a worthy successor to his earlier works.
The movie is sharp, with a very definitive, high-tech look and feel about it. Unlike its predecessors, T3 does not have a lot of character development in it, save for a somewhat disarrayed and poorly developed relationship between John Connor (played by Nich Stahl) and Kate Brewster (played by Claire Daines). The duo, thrown together in a moment of peril, at once loathe one another, only later to discover that they have feelings towards each other. According to the Terminator (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), Brewster will eventually become Connor's wife, (presumably this will be seen in Terminator 4). The development of these characters are probably the one notable weakness in this film.
What makes this movie work are the intense action sequences, as well as the comedic timing of many of Schwarzenegger's lines and situations. In the opening sequence, the Terminator appears just outside a strip club hosting an all-male exotic dancer review. Schwarzenegger's character walks in naked, upon which women begin throwing themselve at him. Upon approaching a male stripper, whose physique is a match to his own, he commands that the stripper gives him his clothes, to which the stripper raises an outstretched palm and stammers "talk to the hand.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A great finish
If you are a fan of the Terminator movies, you will like Terminator 3. It was clear at the end that this would be the last of the Terminator flicks.
Published 8 days ago by Gus
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Classic Movie
A movie that can be always watched, Classic Arnold at his very best, A must have and add to movie collection
Published 9 days ago by Charles Branch
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as T2, but full of cool moments!!
Awesome watching the film-makers re-intrerpret the genre-setting Arnold-walks-into-a-biker-bar-naked with something completely different. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Surferofromantica
5.0 out of 5 stars not as highly rated as the others, but a classic none the less.
Why do I still expand my obsolete collection of HD-DVDs? Because I can pick up great movies like this one for cheap, compared to bluray. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Jim Travis
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Follow up to a Classic
T3 was actually very good. Put it this way, if we had never been treated to the classic and innovative T2, I believe a lot more people would have been in love with T3. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Rasheed Abdullah
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great Sci Fi Action Adventure. Love the Terminator character. Some tong and cheek humor too. Female Terminator is cool, too.
Published 13 days ago by David Link
4.0 out of 5 stars Movie
This was ordered for my husbands movie collection that is growing and will continue to grow over the next year
Published 21 days ago by Glenda Simshauser
5.0 out of 5 stars Talk to the Hand
This movie had good suspense and action. Another Terminator is fighting Arnold and she is really good and powerful. Read more
Published 26 days ago by ReddStealth
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome...
great movie!

i would suggest that anyone that has not seen this, see it at least once.

may not be for everyone, but i love it.
Published 26 days ago by SamHain
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than many give it credit for...
Ok... so this wasn't the finest hour for the Terminator franchise... but hey... it's still has some pretty good action... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Cal Cooley
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Terminator 3 on Blu-ray, 1080i or 1080p, how do you tell the difference?
Hi. Yes there is a way to tell. They have different UPC codes. The code for the 1080i version is 085391186304. The code for the newer 1080p version is 883929016938. Hope this helps you.
Apr 18, 2009 by B. Carlson |  See all 12 posts
is this a new corrected edition with 1080p?
i would say its a very good chance it is since its a new preorder compared to the old one is listed as well
Feb 17, 2008 by joshua p |  See all 2 posts
2004 version was a 2-disc version. What's missing?
This is basicly the same minus disc 2 and includes a free ticket for Terminator Salvation.
May 30, 2009 by ScoobyDooFan |  See all 2 posts
Studios to Support HD DVD!
Pft... Go Blu-ray!
Jun 26, 2007 by Benniebo1 |  See all 5 posts
amazon desciption says region A locked, but Package doesn't. Is it? Be the first to reply
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