Terminator Salvation Blu-ray Review by Chris Chiarella on BigPictureBigSound

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Terminator Salvation Blu-ray

The Movie

The first Terminator without the name Schwarzenegger in the Terminator Salvation is also set (save for the prologue) in the post-Judgment Day specifically 2018. Here the still-learning hero of the human John Connor (Christian snarling his lines Dark -style) is fighting the good against various robot of the self-aware Skynet defense essentially a supercomputer determined to mankind from the face of the Skynet is off to a hell of a start, the remnants of humanity starving and outgunned.

The good news is a recent scientific discovery hold the key to defeating the evil once and for all, and after a of promising tests, the humans to launch a decisive simultaneous on Skynet’s strongholds. This coordinated … might to wait however, as John out that his own father is in harm’s The situation is extra-tricky since his dad is a teenager, they’ve never and he hasn’t yet traveled back in to impregnate his mother in the year (Much of the audience’s grasp of Terminator history is obviously by Salvation director McG, and seen the two James Cameron as well as Terminator 3: Rise of the .)

But much of the problem with Salvation as a movie in its own right is a of involvement. The characters are a little too or outright vague, with Connor given surprisingly screen time.

In lieu of the Arnold-bot, we’re given—POSSIBLE ALERT, although it was widely this past summer—a new of sorts in the largely-human and extremely Marcus Wright, brilliantly without a hint of whininess by Sam Worthington. Marcus’ convincing of a fully flesh-and-blood person the way for the successful Cyberdyne Systems 101 infiltration unit, immortalized by Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator . but too of the finer points of this story evoke reactions boy, that was lucky! or well, that just make sense. It’s booming entertainment while on, but promptly forgotten.

In an unusual move, Warner has a Director’s Cut—with more of the new including a bit more violence and a of nudity that helps it up to an R rating—in addition to the Theatrical but on separate discs. Seamless between the two cuts was probably due to the complexities of the Maximum Movie more on that in the Extras

Also check out Joe Lozito’s of Terminator Salvation .

The Picture

is a big-budget, pedigreed sci-fi with a strong visual at the helm, and overall the video is outstanding. The 2.4:1В transfer is mostly revealing only slight in the shadows and modest compression in clouds of dust and smoke. are painstakingly desaturated to convey the of our possible future.

Disappointingly, the elaborate digital often look like including a bluish matte around a character’s head, to the lighting of his background. (This was a from the theatrical version, not any of rushed addition to the Director’s I checked.) But as high-def masters go, one is faithful to the original film.


If you’ll pardon the obvious this is definitely a heavy movie, crammed with of action backed by plenty of For reasons not pertaining to the movie at I actually needed to turn my subwoofer before watching, and the low-end kept coming! The Master Audio 5.1 track boasts wonderfully active surrounds, with good effects like rainfall although not quite as pumped-up as discs I’ve heard

Still, you might want to any fragile bric-a-brac before you Play.

The Extras

Disc One, the Cut, is BD-Live enabled. the only special feature

Disc Two, the theatrical is the money disc, for its Maximum Mode. Launched with Watchmen Blu-ray . this implementation of Bonus View furthers the concept of director-as-star, McG himself to step onto our TV and give us a personal tour of his with a greater connection to the than an audio commentary could provide.

The movie to a special window but plays as he waxes, excepting the McG-dictated for the sake of deeper analysis, add only a few minutes to the total time. Relatively simple pop-ups sometimes give us the option to branch off to well-produced segments, two-to-three minutes eleven in all, and we can break to self-guided still frame too. A Terminator Salvation timeline intermittently appears as

Additionally, a pair of longer tags along: Reforging the (19 minutes) mostly discusses the of the film, be it the special effects, makeup, etc. The Moto-Terminator minutes) focuses on the Ducati-inspired motorcycles which figure in two sequences in the film. Everything is in high-definition.

Disc Three is a DVD-ROM a Digital Copy of the theatrical of the film for Windows Media and

Final Thoughts

The name used to be synonymous with but he’s moved on and perhaps so Hollywood. Salvation is anything but for the franchise, large-scale and high-octane but searching for a soul, like misguided cyborg, or maybe in dire need of a point.


Actors: Christian Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Jadagrace, Bryce Dallas Common, Jane Alexander, Ironside, Ivan G’Vera


Audio Format/Languages: DTS-HD Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby 5.1 (Theatrical Version only: Spanish)

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

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Aspect Ratio:

Number of discs: 3

Rating: R Cut)/PG-13 (Theatrical)


Release Date: December 1,

Run Time: 118 minutes (Director’s minutes (Theatrical)

List $35.99


Maximum Mode with Focus (Bonus View)

Reforging the

The Moto-Terminator



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