Terminator 2: Judgment (1991) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Terminator 2: Judgment (1991) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong
Rated: R/Region O/2:35/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Lionsgate Films

Terminator 2: Judgment Day shattered the definition of action-filmmaking to become one of the most celebrated sequels of all time. Even in an age of anything-is-possible digital blockbuster filmmaking – with onscreen action often entirely fabricated and “unreal” – T2 remains a touchstone for both filmmakers and movie fans on the use of visual effects, fusing high-tech thrills with an emotional and compelling story.

I love the original Terminator but I admit that Terminator 2 was just an experience. It wasn’t just a great movie. Maybe you had to be there when it was released like I was but this movie made such big waves that at the time it was unlike anything else I could remember. Outside the toys and all that other stuff that came with it you had a classic Science Fiction tale in Terminator 2. One that was matched up really well by some of the best effects you had ever seen for the time and those effects are even good now. The action is topped notch and has never really been duplicated again. Not even by other Terminator movies. It turned Arnold Schwarzenegger’s killer robot from the first film into a hero as he does battle with an even worse threat than we had seen before in the liquid metal built T-1000. All of these things come together to make one of the best films of the 90’s and that film is now making the jump to 4K with a very awesome looking transfer that comes with some awesome extras. If you are on the fence about upgrading Blu-rays to 4K, then this is one to for sure make the upgrade with.

This release has a new 4K restoration as well as a new 55-minute documentary that is perfect for anyone who is all about the supplements with releases. Things blow up, Terminator’s fight, people get shot, and all this does down as Sarah Connor and company try to prevent the end of the world. While other movies would come and some were actually not too bad in the Terminator franchise, this is the one you’ll want to see if you are new to the franchise. So, I’d suggest you guys same up that Christmas money and head out to pick this one up the day after Christmas when it goes on sale in the stores. That is if you haven’t already got yours ordered. The Terminator is one of the biggest and most popular action and Sci-fi films in the world. This new 4K release shows why that is the case. Terminator 2: Judgement Day might just be the best action movie ever made.

Extras

– BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION of the film supervised by director James Cameron
– NEW “T2: Reprogramming the Terminator” 55 Minute Documentary Including Exclusive Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and More
– Two Feature Commentaries including 23 members of the cast and crew, including director James Cameron and co-author William Wisher
– “The Making of T2” 30 Minute Featurette
– Seamless Branching to View 3 Different Versions of the Movie
– Two Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary
– Original Trailers

Quality of Transfer: 100%