“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” Prepares For 4K UHD Debut On December 4

Terminator 2: Judgment Day will debut in 4K Ultra HD and 3D versions in the UK on December 4. This follows a brand new 4K restoration of the film supervised by director James Cameron.

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Just in time for Christmas, James Cameron will unveil a spruced-up version of his 1991 mega-hit Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The film will arrive on 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on December 4. A perfect Christmas gift for the movie fan!

A director driven by an eagerness to expand the potential of tech within movie-making, Cameron has been innovating since he made The Terminator on a shoestring in 1984. Since then he’s made box office smash hits like Aliens, True Lies and Titanic.

His obsession with Titanic has seen him venture to the deep many times, exploring the wreck with robot cameras capable of entering the ship’s skeletal body to document its interior. He also developed new approaches to filmmaking in creating his sci-fi opus Avatar.

Perhaps his most popular film in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new home video and Digital Download release has offered the opportunity to revisit his 1991 action-adventure, overseeing a new 4K restoration and making some digital tweaks to scenes he felt could be enhanced, mainly by fixing minor production gaffes and continuity errors.

One change involves a continuity issue affecting the truck when the T-1000 follows John Connor in the storm drain. Originally, the windshield is broken off only to return later in the scene. Cameron has used digital trickery to fix this so the windshield is intact. Other tweaks involve digitally replacing Schwarzenegger’s stunt double’s face with the actor’s and removing stunt cables from shot.

Although I hate director’s revisiting their films, Cameron’s changes here are small and probably unnoticeable by most viewers. Those getting the most of the new release are audiences with the home cinema to get the most out of the 4K UHD restoration as well as those 3D fans.

On the release you’ll find extra features including a new documentary with exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Edward Furlong. The documentary covers ground we’ve enjoyed before but for new audiences proves revealing. Audiences familiar with the film and its production (and its previous home video releases) will enjoy the newly shot interviews.

Other features we have seen before and these include: two Feature Commentaries; 23 Members of Cast & Crew (1993) / Director James Cameron & Co-Author William Wisher; The Making of T2 (from 1993); Seamless Branching functionality to watch the Theatrical version, Special Edition Version and Extended Special Edition Versions; two Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary; and trailers. Trailers.

That raises the question: if I’ve already got a previous release, is it worth upgrading? The short answer is: no, it isn’t. This addition offers improved picture never-before-seen and the option to see the film in 3D. Reasons for buying this edition come down to your desire to see the film in its spruced-up version or in 3D. For those that haven’t yet bought the film, this is the definitive edition currently.

Terminator 2 Judgment Day is released on 4k UHD (incl: Blu-Ray),
3D BLU-RAY (incl: Blu-Ray), BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD on December 4.

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