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The Terminator [Blu-ray] [Canadian] [] [1900] [1 disc] [Multilingual]

  • R
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR is one of the tightest, tensest sci-fi films ever made and a landmark in the genre. In the year 2029, battles rage between the superintelligent machines that rule the world and the last vestiges of humanity. In late-20th-century Los Angeles, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) suddenly finds herself stalked by an unstoppable killing machine--a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sent from the future to kill her and her unconceived son, John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah can rely only on Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from the seemingly indestructible Terminator and save humanity. This low-budget masterpiece was the breakthrough film for director Cameron, who weds special effects, thrills, and understated romance to create one of the finest action films of the 1980s, which spawned many imitations but few equals. Science fiction author Harlan Ellison sued over the film's similarities to his own works, especially the OUTER LIMITS episode "Demon with a Glass Hand," and won acknowledgement in the film's credits. Schwarzenegger will forever be known as the relentless Terminator, a heartless killing machine who returns (in a kinder, gentler form) in 1991's TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M100145

  • Credits
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Lance Hendrickson, Lance Henricksen, Rick Rossovich, Earl Boen, Dick Miller, Franco Columbu, Bill Paxton, Bess Motta
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A B-movie with flair....Set forth engrossingly by [Hamilton and Biehn]..."
    New York Times

    "...A blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuous moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances from the three leads, and a compelling story..."

    "...Kineticism and suspense, combined with strongly conceived characters....Made [Cameron] a talent to watch..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A nerve-bludgeoning, relentlessly exciting action movie masterpiece..."
    Total Film

    "A model of economic storytelling....[It] raised the bar for movie action to a bionic level."

    "[It] has a seriousness and depth of feeling that belie initial expectations."
    Sight and Sound

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