The Terminator
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1984
Director: James Cameron
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-854735
Running time: 1:47 (107 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 02, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1367)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
In this "blazing, cinematic comic book" (Variety), Arnold Schwarzenegger is "perfectly cast" (Los Angeles Times) as the fiercest and most relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! From the Oscar®-winning* director of Titanic, this "fast-paced, cleverly conceived, rip-roaring action adventure" (Boxoffice) fires an arsenal of thrills, intriguing plot twists and heart-stopping suspense that "never lets up for a minute" (Leonard Maltin)!

In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet, hell-bent on exterminating the human race! And to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg - a Terminator - back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. But can Sarah protect herself from this unstoppable menace to save the life of her unborn child? Or will the human race be extinguished by "one mean hunk of mutant metal" (L.A. Herald-Examiner)?

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Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • Hemdale Film Corporation
 • Pacific Western Productions
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
French  Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
Spanish  Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
English  Dolby Digital Mono
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature, Bonus Materials
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Closed Captioned
 • Original Treatment
Easter Eggs
(1) On SIDE A, go to LANGUAGES. Using the Arrow Keys, scroll down to FRANCAIS and go RIGHT. This will highlight a small green box along the frame of the slide. Hit Enter and you will watch one of several, randomly selected and small Behind The Scenes clips.

(2) On SIDE A, if you select and play title track 2, a strange little string of stills will run along with audio commentry on how they had to replace the Hispanic boy at the end of the movie.

(3) On SIDE A, go to SPECIAL FEATURES. Hit the ARROW DOWN until the box lights green at the top center. There's a commentary with Brad Fiedel on sound effects.

(4) On SIDE A, under SPECIAL FEATURES, choose DVD ROM FEATURES. If you hit the right arrow from the bottom selection (MAIN MENU), it highlights the bottom square on the grid above the menu items. Hit Enter and you will watch one of several, randomly selected and small Behind The Scenes clips.

(5) On SIDE A, go to SCENE SELECTIONs. Page over to scenes 13-16. Hit the Down Arrow twice until the green box lights in the top center border and hit Enter. You will watch one of several, randomly selected and small Behind The Scenes clips. Follow the same procedure for scenes 25-28 and scenes 29-32 for additional Behind The Scenes clips.
James Cameron....Director
James Cameron....Writer
Gale Anne Hurd....Writer
John Daly....Executive Producer
Derek Gibson....Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd....Producer
Adam Greenberg....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Mark Goldblatt....Film Editor
Brad Fiedel....Composer
David Campling....Supervising Sound Editor
Richard Lightstone....Production Sound Mixer
Sound Recorded at Glen Glenn Sound
Terry Porter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David J. Hudson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mel Metcalfe....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Stan Winston....Visual Effects
Stan Winston....Make-up Effects
George Costello....Art Director
Hilary Wright....Costume Designer
Jefferson Dawn....Make-up Artist
Roger George....Visual Effects
Frank DeMarco....Visual Effects
Terminator Special Effects
Shane Mahan....Visual Effects
Tom Woodruff....Visual Effects
John Rosengrant....Visual Effects
Richard Landon....Visual Effects
Brian Wade....Visual Effects
David Miller....Visual Effects
Jack Bricker....Visual Effects
Special Visual Effects Fantasy II Film Effects Inc.
Gene Warren, Jr.....Visual Effects
Arnold Schwarzenegger....Terminator
Michael Biehn....Kyle Reese
Linda Hamilton....Sarah Connor
Paul Winfield....Traxler
Lance Henriksen....Vukovich
Rick Rossovich....Matt
Bess Motta....Ginger
Earl Boen....Silberman
Dick Miller....Pawn Shop Clerk
Shawn Schepps....Nancy
Bruce M. Kerner....Desk Sergeant
Franco Columbu....Future Terminator
Bill Paxton....Punk Leader
Brad Rearden....Punk
Brian Thompson....Punk
William Wisher, Jr.....Policeman
Ken Fritz....Policeman
Tom Oberhaus....Policeman
Ed Dogans....Cop in Alley
Joe Farago....T.V. Anchorman
Hettie Lynne Hurtes....T.V. Anchorwoman
Tony Mirelez....Station Attendant
Mexican Boy
Philip Gordon
Anthony T. Trujillo
Stan Yale....Derelict
Al Kahn
Leslie Morris
Hugh Farrington
Harriet Medin
Loree Frazier
James Ralston
Norma Friedman....Cleaning Man
Barbara Powers....Ticket Taker
Wayne Stone....Tanker Driver
David Pierce....Tanker Partner
John E. Bristol....Phone Booth Man
Webster Williams....Reporter
Patrick Pinney....Bar Customer
Bill W. Richmond....Bartender
Chino "Fats" Williams....Truck Driver
Gregory Robbins....Motel Customer
Marianne Muellerleile....Wrong Sarah
John Durban....Sentry