Terminator, The: Extended Edition
- T-800 leaving the scene of the first termination
- Several bits with Traxler and Vulkovitch in pursuit
- Bit where Traxler is considering that Reese may be telling the truth
- Traxler’s admonition to Reese to protect Sarah before dying
- Sarah deciding to destroy Cyberdyne & Reese’s breakdown (long, excellent scene)
- Sarah planning on all the great things Kyle will see and do after they change the future
- A little post-coital intimacy between Sarah & Kyle
- The chip being discovered … at Cyberdyne
Having loved the original Terminator without ever seeing the Special Edition DVD, and subsequently the deleted scenes, I'd always wondered when James Cameron would get off his ass and release a true-to-form Extended Cut of this movie. Oddly enough, I remember finding a copy Terminator: The Extended Edition ADM Edit on a DVD as a rental at a Hastings here where I live, believing it to be a genuine product, I rented it and was thoroughly impressed. I would love to be able to create a copy for myself now, with DVD Menu, Cover, etc... so I can add it to my collection.
Taking into account that only a total of eight minutes were added, it is incredible how much a movie can be improved.
It is not that Terminator was a bad movie to begin with, but with this new scenes, we get a better development of the story we are told.
I recommend this fanedit and I am waiting to see the rest of the Terminator ADM editions.
This is a great edit that enhances the original. The opening to a sequel with the Cyberdyne scene: excellent; should have been in the original. Period. The love story between Kyle and Sarah is made wholly believable as you watch them both struggle with their destinies and come to grips with their loneliness and despair and seek solace in each other. And the addition of the cop beginning to believe Kyle is just fantastic. Amazing how much that adds to the film.
Audio and video quality are great. The inserted scenes are obviously re-inserted but do not detract from the enjoyment of the film.
Highly recommend it.