Terminator 2 and Stargate

Great news this week comes in Momentum's announcements that Terminator 2 and Stargate are at last going to appear in the UK.

Terminator 2 promises to capture most of the content that made the stunning Region 1 release so impressive. Technically we can expect a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer along with both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX and DTS5.1 ES soundtracks. What we don't get is three versions of the film - we have to make do with the mid-length special edition with the extra scenes from the extended special edition being included as deleted scenes. The reason behind this is the lack of facilities meaning the UK release would be delayed far more than it already has been. As with the Region 1 release there will be a limited release featuring a nice tin outer-sleeve, but the content will be the same regardless of what packaging you get. Extras will include:

  • 32 Page Collector's Booket
  • 'The Making of T2' feature
  • 'T2: More Than Meets The Eye' feature
  • 'The Making of T2: 3-D: Breaking the Screen Barrier' an in-depth documentary looking into the making of the MCA/Universal theme park attraction 'Terminator 2: 3-D: Battle Across Time' with state-of-the-art technology and a seamless blend of film and live performances.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Screenplay (574 pages)
  • Storyboard (Over 700 scenes)
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • T2 Special Edition Trailer
  • Audio Commentary featuring 26 members of cast and crew
  • Video Archive (60 video clips including interviews, behind-the-scenes and production footage)
  • Data Archive (Over 3000 stills)
This two disc set will be released on 29 October retailing for £24.99.

Stargate is also getting the special edition treatment when it is released on 15 October. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digtal 5.1 and DTS soundtracks, the disc will also feature an audio commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, trailer, promo reel and photo gallery. Even better news is that this is the director's cut of the film which has previously been unavailable - however, as with T2 above we don't get the original version which was available on the Region 1 release. Of course the anamorphic transfer more than makes up for this and the addition of the DTS soundtrack is very welcome seeing as the Dolby Digital track in Region 1 is already one of the best sounding tracks I've heard.

Stargate will retail for £19.99.

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