» Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
» 2 Discs
» Special Case
» 32mb USB Chip Key Chain
» Cardboard Slipcase (not pictured)
» 1500 copies (numbered)
» Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Jonathan Mostow, actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes and Kristanna Loken
» Audio Commentary by director Jonathan Mostow
» Introduction by Arnold Schwarzenegger (34s)
» - Theatrical Trailer
» - Teaser
» - T3 Video Game Trailer
» - T3 PC Game Trailer
» Bonus Trailers
» - S.W.A.T.
» - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
» - Returner
» - The 6th Day
» DVD, R2, PAL
» 2.40:1 Anamorphic
» English DTS 5.1
» English DD 5.1
» French DD 5.1
» English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, French
» HBO First Look - Inside Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (13m 02s)
» Deleted Scene: Sgt Candy (01m 51s)
» Outtakes: Gag Reel (03m 01s)
» T3 Visual Effects Lab
» - Introduction (02m 37s)
» - Crane Chase (07m 49s)
» - TX Transformation (08m 01s)
» - Future War (08m 41s)
» - Crystal Peak (09m 25s)
» - Create Your Own Visual Effects
» - CRS Lab (10m 07s)
» Skynet Database (in french)
» - Human Archives (info on the human characters)
» - Artificial Intelligence Interface (info on terminators & machines)
» Terminator Timeline (in french)
» Storyboards (03m 55s)
» Dressed To Kill (02m 12s)
» Toys In Action (07m 03s)
» Making The Video Game (08m 57s)
» DVD, R2, PAL
» French (optional)
» Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines
» Terminator 3 : Le Soulevement Des Machines (Rise of The Machines)
» Jonathan Mostow
» Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, David Andrews, Mark Famiglietti, Earl Boen, Moira Harris, Chopper Bernet, Christopher Lawford, Carolyn Hennesy, Jay Acovone, M.C. Gainey, Susan Merson, Elizabeth Morehead
This is one of those design that just took me by surprise and looked way better than I imagined. The overall quality feels pretty good even though the case is all plastic.
The case does get a bit dodgy once you open it up, as the two main parts feel like they might come off at the ends, but once you slide it back together it locks up perfectly again.
The foldout arm is really wicked and clicks into an open position if you bend it far enough. Once you remove the disc, you'll also notice the USB chip which is housed "within" the arm itself, fitting perfectly with the ring around the actual disc holder.
Each box is individually numbered by hand but the handwriting feels a bit akward making it a little bit hard to read the one:s for instance.
The back of the case a slim pocket which holds a small booklet (and this is also visible through the T3 cutout in the back of the case).
All in all I'd say this is by far the most interesting and probably the coolest design done for Terminator 3, but it's usually ridicolously overpriced and by that standard it's certainly not as cool as the pricetag might have you think.
So... well, don't spend a fortune on it but be sure to get it if the right price comes along cause it's still a pretty sweet set in comparison.
The discs are presented with french menus but they're pretty easy to navigate. The extras appear the same as on most other 2 disc special editions and there's not a lot to make it stand out above the rest (though there's no other edition to top it either).
The special features are all good but they don't really add up to anything massive once you pile it all together.
However, as a special bonus only available in this set we do have the 32 mb USB chip, which contains a couple of digital bonuses for the true fanatic (but to be honest they're not particularly hot).
The complete content is as follows (from what I've been able to gather):
- "img" (folder with 69 images, which are part of a html menu-system)
- "LIREAUDEPART.txt" (a simple read me file)
- "T3.TERMINATOR3.html" (the main html document which can be opened in the web-browser of your choice: this shows all the menu-images from the img-folder)
- "video" (folder with two wmv-files, showing the french trailer for the film S.W.A.T and a french preview spot for the DVD-release of Terminator 3)
- "visuelsT3" (folder featuring 14 high-res photos)
Curiosly enough, the contents of the USB-chip seems to be missing a subfolder of additional html-documents judging from the codes in "T3.TERMINATOR3.html". I'm not sure if this is a problem on all USBs but it certainly messes up most of the links on mine.
The USB chip is supposed to include a few exclusive digital extras but apparently some sets just came with blank USB chips instead.