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Terminator Salvation (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition) (2009)

Christian Bale , Sam Worthington , McG  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter
  • Directors: McG
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, Dubbed, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FB55HQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,299 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Terminator Salvation restores some of the balance of huge freakin' explosions and emotionally compelling plot to the Terminator series. Set entirely after the nuclear assault that left the computer system Skynet in control of the world, Terminator Salvation follows John Connor (Christian Bale) as he grapples with both murderous robots and his superiors in the resistance, who aren't sure they believe the prophecies that Connor is destined to save humanity. Into the midst of this struggle tumbles Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington, who would later star in James Cameron's Avatar); the last thing he remembers was being executed in prison decades before. Baffled, he falls into company with Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin, Star Trek) and a mute little girl, who soon get captured--but Wright then meets and bonds with Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood, Eight Below), a resistance fighter who remains loyal to the confused Wright even though Connor suspects he's not what he seems--or what he believes himself to be. Terminator Salvation isn't the astonishing synthesis of action and feeling that either The Terminator or T2 were; the plot threads are poorly woven and fray completely in the last third of the movie. Despite this, Terminator Salvation has at least two skillfully orchestrated action sequences that will get your heart racing, and Worthington’s beguiling mixture of toughness and vulnerability gives his relationship with Bloodgood a genuine pulse. It's imperfect, but compared with the hollow carcasses that most action movies (including Terminator 3) turn out to be, it's worth seeing. --Bret Fetzer

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In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynets operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

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233 of 252 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Director's Cut Differences November 24, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
The director's cut runs approximately 3 minutes longer, and inserts a few new scenes, but no major plot points. This is NOT the major unrated cut that McG has referred to in past interviews, where he suggested that 30-40 minutes of additional footage would be added. We'll probably see that in a future edition.

Here are the major differences between the theatrical version and the director's cut (spoilers follow).

1) In the opening action scene, when John Connor is leading his unit into the flooded underground Skynet base, a T-1 terminator (nice touch from T3) suddenly appears behind them. His men destroy it before it can do any damage. I'm glad this scene was cut; it inadvertently breaks the tension too quickly.

2) When John pulls his little "frogman stunt", he is seated before the Resistance Command generals, and General Ashdown (Michael Ironside) berates John. Ashdown says, "I don't believe in prophecy, not when one can re-write the future", pulls out his gun and points it at John's head. I liked this scene, because it illustrates John's present and minor role in the Resistance, especially with Command being skeptical of his "predictions".

3) Blair Williams/Moon Bloodgood's topless scene; really just a side shot as she washes herself in the rain in a non-sexual manner, and Marcus glances at her briefly.

4) Marcus/Blair Williams/redneck fight; the action is a little longer, and a little more brutal. Marcus stabs one of the attackers with a screwdriver, and we see the impact, as well as the victim painfully removing the screwdriver. Also, Marcus uses another one of the attackers as a human shield against another's shotgun blast.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie, but not much to Director's Cut December 5, 2009
By O. Rios
Format:DVD
for the movie itself, i give it 5 stars. I loved Terminator Salvation. But overall, the Director's cut was kind of a let down.

the regular version is exactly 115 minutes, Director's Cut is 117 minutes. THe only real added shots in the Director's cut is a surprise terminator attack at the beginning of the film (when Connor leads his men down the water filled tunnel), a bit more Connor speach where he mentions his mom right before "then what is the point in winning" and the "nude" shot of Moon Bloodgood.

the 2nd disc features 2 Terminator Salvation features. the 1st one is solid, called "Refocusing on the future". This feature runs about 20 minutes and is pretty neat, but way too short. Clerks 2 for exampled had a feature that ran over 1 hour covering everything from pre-production to post production.

the 2nd feature has about 4 short (3-5 minutes each) features that talk about the moto-terminators, the return of Arnold, the use of the Air Force in helping with the film, etc.

Overall, the movie is awesome, but the DVD Director's cut is a let down when you really think about it. They really could have just stuck everything on one DVD instead of 2.

for this reason, 4 stars.
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101 of 120 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Realy Solid Action Film May 18, 2009
I terminated 2.5 hours of my overcast afternoon to get to and wait in line for the sneak preview of Terminator Salvation, so I figured that I might as well try to get my review up tonight to help people make an informed, spoiler-free decision this weekend. I know I waited about the length of movie in line, but I did walk into it knowing what to expect and I got exactly that: a summer blockbuster action movie.

The plot is basically what you think it is given the plots of the first two movies (the third one doesn't really count in the continuum of this movie's timeline, from what I remember of it). In the future, the government contracts Skynet for defense technologies, which creates robots that end up becoming self-aware and decide that humanity is a threat on "Judgement Day" and start trying to destroy the entire human population. Unlike the first two movies, which take place because robots from the future travel back in time, this one takes place in the middle of the war with John Connor right in the middle of the resistance as they prepare to attack Skynet. If I tell you any more than that then it would spoil what little there is to be spoiled (but the trailer does spoil quite a bit).

It's really easy to pick apart this movie. Let's face it: it's a hardcore action movie. No one is going to see it for quotable dialogue. Sadly, you never really connect to the characters so you don't care much about them. Character development is slim-to-nil, even with the leading role of Christian Bale as John Connor. Some of the supporting characters give predictably weak performances, most notably Common (although he is very good at hip hop). The only characters I ever felt myself caring about were Sam Worthington's and Moon Bloodgood's.
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89 of 111 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terminator Salvation Extended cut September 29, 2009
By J. C.E.
Format:Blu-ray
The movie was good, a few bad lines, but mostly the editing was really off, they shouldn't have cut the time down to under 2 hours and made it a PG-13 flick. That was a big mistake, that's like making Rambo a G-rated film, it's just not right. Christian Bale is good as John Connor, he gives an alright performance, but he could have done a little better. Anton Yelchin (Young Kyle Reese) did a superb job portraying the young hardened soldier who will eventually go back to protect young Sarah Connor, but not in this film. The movie is good, but due to editing and script changes here and there, caused the movie's poor performance at the box office. It's still a good film to watch, it gives us a fresh new look at the world post Judgment Day. It's NO James Cameron film by a long shot, but still decent with good action. Just don't expect to follow the plot as it has it's ups and downs by the different writers that wrote the screenplay. Expect a future blu-ray/dvd Terminator Salvation: Extended Cut (I don't know what they will call it) to contain most of the deleted scenes 30-40 mins worth with the original ending and an alternate storyline to debut sometime in late 2010. It's an alternate version of the film, much like Donner's Superman II cut. This only has 3 mins added, with Moon Bloodgood's breasts and a couple of F-Bombs in this sad director's cut.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different but worthy addition to the Terminator series
Many viewers have criticized this latest sequel to the series as not canon and not true to the original. Though it is a new take on Terminator I enjoyed it quite a bit. Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Ron Baker
1.0 out of 5 stars Terminator meets Waterworld
This is a terrible movie. John Conner is not in the movie all that much, despite being a main character, and the grimy look of the future makes you think more of Waterworld than... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Surferofromantica
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS MOVIE!!
great movie. i personally loved it. great film, i enjoyed it just a little bit under t2, sometimes i can't help but feel its on par with it. Read more
Published 13 days ago by daniel diaz
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Expected
I thought it was better than the reviews. Actors were believable as the characters. Overall I enjoyed it very much.
Published 16 days ago by J. M. Jupin
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 23 days ago by Glenda Simshauser
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Possibly One Of The Biggest Surprises Of My Life
The first two Terminator films by James Cameron are acclaimed, beloved masterpieces that are absolutely amazing. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Cobalt
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 27 days ago by SamHain
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good movie...but its a stretch without Arnold...
I did enjoy this, but its just not the same without Arnold. They do have a CG Arnold in it for about 2 minutes...but its not the same. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Zo
3.0 out of 5 stars I bought it to see Anton Yelchin
I feel we had enough Terminator movies and this one didn't stand up to the originals. If Anton Yelchin hadn't been in it, I would never have bought it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by William Dakota
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome delivery and entertainment!
Fast delivery for Christmas and great sci-fi--of course! We love this series of movies and it makes for a crazy-good movie night--just not for little kids, of course! Lol!
Published 1 month ago by Letitia Kolb
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Will this movie even be worth getting?
I for one love the Terminator films and loved the film. I am glad I didn't listen to reviews. It's way better than Rise of the Machines (which was Okay at best I guess) and I think close to Terminator 2. I don't understand the hate for this film and I went in expecting a complete B movie. Sam... Read more
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Apparently there are 2 versions of this - a 3-disc (Directors cut, Theatrical cut, Digital Copy) and a 2-disc (Directors Cut, Theatrical Cut). Both have the same SKU/UPC. The only way to tell is by the slipcover - if it has the shiny/metallic slipcover, it's the 3-disc. If it doesn't have a... Read more
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