» 2 Discs
» 2 Keepcases
» 5 Page Mini Booklet
» Slipcase Box
» First Pressing
» The Terminator (movie)
» DVD, R2, NTSC
» 1.85:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1 EX
» English DD 2.0 Dual Mono
» Japanese DD 2.0 stereo
» English, Japanese
» The Making Of The Terminator: A Retrospective (18m)
» Other Voices: Back Through Time - Creating The Terminator (re-edited version) (japanese subtitles are forced) (60m 18s)
» 3 Trailers
» 2 TV Spots
» Terminated Scenes (optional commentary)
» - Wholesome Sarah (16s)
» - Wrong Sarah (37s)
» - Lt. Traxler's Arc (01m 27s)
» - Sarah Fights Back (04m 19s)
» - Making Bombs (01m 43s)
» - Tickling Reese (32s)
» - The Factory (52s)
» Still Materials
» - James Cameron's Original 1982 Treatment (120 pages)
» - James Cameron Artwork (23 pages)
» - Production Photographs (31 pages)
» - Stan Winston: Terminator And Make-Up Effects (22 pages)
» - Fantasy II: Visual Effects (25 pages)
» - Publicity Materials (16 pages)
» DVD, R2, NTSC
» Japanese (optional except where stated)
» The Terminator
» James Cameron
» Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton
This set includes the regular japanese special edition but it's presented in 2 single disc keepcases instead of just one 2 disc case.
The keepcases are not overly interesting but they fit into a very nicely embossed slipcase box with a metall finnish to it. The detail is very good and everything feels nice and sturdy.
Finnishing of this little box is a small miniture booklet in japanese (about half the size of a standard type booklet).
All in all a very nice slipcase box and a pretty sweet design overall.
This set comes with 2 disc and from what I can tell, they're exactly the same as the R1US special edition (also released by MGM).
A major plus for this release (and the R1) is that it has the original Dolby Digital mono track, as all the other tracks sound very odd in comparison when you listen to a lot of the shotgun and weapon sounds heard in the film. (I don't know why this is but the differences in these particular audio bits are insanely annoying - and I for one really want to see the film the way I remember it from my childhood).
As usual with japanese discs, the menus aren't in english at all which is always a slight bugger.
Getting to the extras there's no audio commentary which is a bit of a downer (but this is not present on any release of this film so far). But the lengthy documentary extras make up for this and with the inclusion of deleted scenes and a large number of still materials these discs pass the test fine and should rate as some of the better ones (if you want to enjoy the original mono-track over the new DTS releases).
Disc specs appear identical to the R1US special edition (only minor subtitle and language differences).