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103 of 109 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2013
This is an outstanding Blu-Ray box set of one of my favorite movie franchises. I already own earlier DVD versions of these films, and have seen them several times over the years, but not lately. So when this set arrived, my wife and I set aside a rainy afternoon to enjoy a Blu-Ray Terminator Marathon.
Be advised- The first movie ran perfectly, but we got to T2, the disc refused to load up. I Googled the problem and found that we needed some sort of firmware update on our Blu-Ray player. I didn't even try to fix the problem via the internet. Instead we skipped ahead and watched T3 and T4, then later I put the T2 disc back in and managed to scroll through the menu and got a version to play. So, after some frustration we did finally get to see the movie. I ordered the firmware update DVD from Sony for $6, installed it a few days later, and now the player (and T2 disc) work fine.
If, like me, you love the Terminator movies, I'm certain that, T-2 frustrations aside, you'll love this box set. The packaging is beautiful and the classic movies (especially T1 in my opinion) are spectacular in Blu Ray from start to finish. I look forward to another Blu-Ray Terminator Marathon next year, and this time we'll watch all 4 movies in order!
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157 of 178 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2012
Something I've heard people ask is why the "Terminator" movies haven't been released in a box set all together. The answer used to be simple: they were owned by separate studios. No longer will I have to throw that disappointing answer out at disgruntled fans. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has taken possession of and released the 5-Disc collection "The Terminator Anthology" on Blu-ray.

"The Terminator Anthology" is everything an enthusiast of the franchise could ever want. You get the original classic in high-definition, the special edition and theatrical versions of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," and "Terminator Salvation's" director's cut and theatrical version. They're all presented in stunning high-definition transfers that make you feel like you're seeing the movies for the first time all over again.

I enjoy all the films with Arnold Schwarzenegger about the same. In retrospect, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a bit tedious at points and seems overlong and bloated. People couldn't get enough of "Liquid Metal Man" when the movie came out, so I can see how 137 minutes of different appearances by him kept an audience alert in 1991. It doesn't hold the same dazzle today that it did 21 years ago.

"Terminator Salvation" is an entertaining movie even without Schwarzenegger's presence throughout. You have Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anton Yelchin adding star power to it. The surprise appearance of Arnie's CGI face gave fans something to smile nostalgically about.

There are plenty of special features for consumers to be excited about. They include deleted scenes, "Making of" and "Behind the Scenes" featurettes, audio commentaries, and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" contains an introduction by Arnold Schwarzenegger and a gag reel. Maximum Movie Mode for "Terminator Salvation" provides storyboard comparisons and a Terminator Mythology Timeline. Not to sound like a car salesman, but that's not all!

"The Terminator Anthology" Blu-ray collection comes housed in a cardboard sleeve which features the metallic face of a T-800 peeking out from behind a "T" on the cover. The movies are on four different discs. The fifth disc features the special features for "Terminator Salvation." This is the ideal way for consumers to get these classic films in one handy set. For many fanatics, it's a dream finally realized thanks to Warner Bros.
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179 of 216 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2013
I am not happy that the original Terminator has been altered in this blu-ray version. The original soundtrack theme has been changed and does not sound punchy and dramatic like the original. Almost all of the sound effects have been changed. During the truck scene just before Kyle uses the bomb to destroy the large truck the Terminator is driving, as Kyle's stolen truck tumbles over that scene is cut short and Sarah screams twice in the original version, not once as in this version.

All the gun shot sound effects have been altered. No longer are they the original BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM-BOOM but piff piff piff piff-piff. I am not a gun or violence fanatic but an original movie fanatic (perhaps nut) trying to make a point - the sound effects are all a part of the original film and they create the atmosphere of what made the original film what it was.

I had purchased this set awhile ago and sat down tonight looking forward to watching "The Terminator" as I remembered it. Not so with this set. If you're looking for the original version, I would pass on this blu-ray release unless you don't mind the edits. I hope the other versions of the Terminator films have not been altered, and that there is an Easter Egg opportunity to at least view all the deleted scenes together in Terminator 2 like in Terminator 2: Extreme Edition.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2014
I have been a fan of the Terminator Series since I saw the original Terminator in 1984. The perfect TechNoir peice if I ever saw one. Dark, gritty, unrelenting, & just plain great Sci-Fi!
Terminator 2: Judgement Day went bigger all the way around. A bigger budget. Expansion of the storyline. Bigger & better special effects. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was a bit of a let down compared to 1 & 2. But you know, it was a good continuation. And Terminator 4: Salvation kinda of ALMOST went back to that Dark & gritty noirish of the original Terminator.
This 5-disc set is the perfect item for someone who likes this series. It's packed with special features that will satify all but the most jaded.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2013
The box set is beautiful itself. But when I played the movies I feel kind of watching DVD discs. The picture quality was just above average. I've seen Blu Rays with much better quality like Alien Anthology box set which shows a beautiful blu ray crystal clear picture, but not the case for Terminator Anthology. the T4 Film look better, but I was expecting more of the previous movies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2014
It must be true that third time's the charm. I had to return the first two of these I received because all the discs were blank in the first two. However, the third set works wonderfully, and of course the movies are spectacular (except for the third, which is more "meh"). For the black friday price, this set can't be beat!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
I ordered this set because I love the series. But the disk #2 would not play. It comes up with a notice saying, "Skynet has detected insufficient storage space at this location. Please free up space or insert a removable memory unit with at least 10420K space available." That is as far as you can get the disk to go. Returned for replacement set. New set does same thing. All other disks in set play fine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2014
Thanks !!! Keep up the Good Work !!! Can we send the - Terminator,
and his - comrades, to Russia, that should stop the - ' COMMIES ' !!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2014
I have put off buying these movies for to long but was rewarded with this Blu-Ray boxed set!!!
Best part is the directer's cut of T2!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2013
Great first time bundle.

If you are looking at this you have definitely seen these movies before. If you don't own them then this is a great opportunity. This is the first time that this set is available as a single box set. There had been some issue with different companies owning the rights but it looks like they are finally under one roof.

For me I spent my life owning the first one in VHS and the second on DVD. This box set is a nice thing to have. Even though I have purchased these movies before it is nice to have an upgraded image and sound while getting the two newer movies as a bonus.

I also consider this a deal as for much of the time on amazon this product cost 45 dollars with only occasional dips to this price. I also feel like I am getting a steal since I probably paid more than 25 dollars to get the original movie on VHS 25 years ago.

These movies are a great deal for me because of the nostalgia they provide but the movies also stand up through the test if time. If you are considering this deal I would pull the trigger and enjoy life a little bit more.
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