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1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT the SPECIAL EDITION!!!!!!!!!!, November 25, 2009
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This review is from: The Terminator (DVD)
I just received this DVD today and I went to view the special features and I found out the hard way that this DVD was not the Special Edition as Amazon.com said it was! I bought the Special Edition several years ago and it's all scratched up now so I wanted to buy a new replacement one. I am very disappointed with Amazon.com about this issue!!!!!

The version I got from Amazon has:

1) The feature movie
2) Trailer
3) DVD rom features

Now the Actual Special Edition Version has:

1) The Feature Movie
2) Trailers
3) T.V. Spots
4) Documentaries: "THE TERMINATOR: A RETROSPECTIVE" & "OTHER VOICES"
5) TERMINATED Scenes with commentary
6) Still Galleries
7) Original Treatment
8) DVD ROM Features

So I want to let everyone know that this version is NOT the Special Edition version!!!!! It is just a single release version that you get from Wal-Mart or anywhere for $7.50 or less than what Amazon or the manufacturers are charging!!!!! So don't waste your money!! Just go to Wal-Mart! I hope that I have helped at least one person to make an informed decesion by writing this review. 5 stars for it being The Terminator. 1 star for false advertisement!
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Initial post: Feb 1, 2010 5:40:42 PM PST
anonymous says:
seriously, amazon, would it kill you guys to segregate titles and associated reviews, so people can figure out what they're buying? why do you mix the brand new bluray with a release from 2001? keeping your shadier marketplace sellers in line wouldn't hurt here, either--although many of the sellers are likely as confused as the rest of us!

Posted on Oct 12, 2010 3:36:10 PM PDT
Touko says:
Really frustrating as I bought my copy from Amazon. Its just the 2003/2006 release with a 2009 Lenticular card pasted on the front. I've seen images of a lenticular version with an actual case like that, is there such a thing? If so, that would be the special edition, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2010 4:47:32 PM PDT
The Special Edition that I have is no longer being produced on DVD. Only the standard versions are being produced with the lenticular card on DVD.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 2:26:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2011 3:05:46 PM PDT
I know what you mean stephen as I ordered the supposed special edition multiple times on amazon and instead got the standard one disc edition. Believe it or not the standard edition that you and I received is actually side A of the correct dual-sided disc special edition, the side A of the dual-disc was repackaged and released as the standard edition to cash in on the terminator franchise when the third and fourth films were out in theaters. Eventually I just about gave up on ordering the special edition movie from amazon and instead ordered it on ebay in which I successfully obtained the correct special edition of the movie. I will tell you what, I will make an iso of the second disc(the first disc is not necessary as it is the same disc that you have, I know this because I have both the standard and special editions.) for you in which I will provide a download link for you to download, you can then burn it on a blank dvd-r using dvd copying software and pop it in your dvd player to enjoy. I tried getting contact info from you on your profile but I was unable to retrieve anything to send you a pm about what I just previously said. Contact me or reply to this thread if you want a download link to an iso of the second disc of the special edition.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 10:09:44 PM PDT
Dan says:
I recently purchased the MGM release of The Terminator (the one that Amazon advertises as having the special features) and I too got hosed. Amazon isn't to blame however. Though the disc I received is a single-sided disc, the case it came in claims it is a duel-sided disc. As far as I'm concerned, MGM has falsely advertised this product and owes me a replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2014 3:16:21 PM PST
The special edition is out of print, so the bare-bones release is now the only version of the film we have on DVD with the original audio mix too.

I couldn't even find the SE on ebay anymore, but then I remembered that the region 3 SE also has the original audio mix, so I ended up getting that.
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