» MGM / Deltamac
» 2 Discs
» 8-Page Booklet
» The Terminator (movie)
» DVD, R3, NTSC
» 1.85:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0 Dual Mono
» English, Mandarin, Catonese, Bahasi, Thai, Korean
» The Making Of The Terminator : A Retrospective
» Other Voices: Back Through Time - Creating The Terminator (re-edited version)
» 7 Deleted Scenes (optional commentary)
» Trailers & TV-Spots
» Still Galleries
» Screenplay Drafts
» DVD, R3, NTSC
» The Terminator
» James Cameron
» Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Winfield
This digipack comes with some good graphics but the cover-art is not embossed or anything, which I feel is kind of a downer as this is one of those covers that would have looked soooo good if they'd only given it a bit more structure.
Still, the digipack and the slipcase are of good quality even if the digipack hubs are a bit weak (not that they brake easily, I just mean that they don't hold the discs too hard).
You'll also notice that the cover is backwards (the digipack comes out at the wrong end), which appears to be quite common on Hong Kong releases.
The main reason to go for this disc or the R1 disc is that both include the original mono track, which sounds so radically different in comparison to the new awful-sound-fx track presented in Dolby 5.1.
I usually don't care for mono tracks and such but in this case I really feel that the 5.1 mix sounds so terrible when it comes to the weapon sounds for one. I mean the new mix has arnold firing something that sounds more like a firecracker than the original bad-ass-shotgun blast that one remembers so clearly from watching the film on TV.
As for the extras, this edition comes with all the same extras as the R1 special edition (including the Re-edited Other Voices documentary) but lacks the new featurettes done for the previously release European ultimate editions (Unstoppable Force / Closer to the Real Thing).
So in conclusion, a good set of discs with a worthy selection of extras and the original mono track intact. But if the mono track is not important to you, you should definetly considder one of the remeastered ultimate editions for the inclusion of the missing featurettes, a new transfer, and a spanking new DTS track.
The digipack might be a first press only but I'm yet to confirm this.