T2 / Terminator 2 : Judgement Day | Extreme Edition | First Pressing

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
America

UPC/EAN/Barcode
012236140986 (tin case)
» 012236146285 (keepcase)

Distributor
Artisan

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Keepcase
» Booklet
» Tin Case (Slipcase)

Limitation
First pressing

Out of Print
Yes

Still in Collection
Yes


 Disc 1

Contents
» T2 / Terminator 2 : Judgement Day (movie)
» - Theatrical Cut (easter egg)
» - Special Edition Cut
» Audio Commentary by writer/director James Cameron and co-writer William Wisher Jr. (recorded on 2003.10.02)
» Interactive Mode (with Visual Commentary and Behind-The-Scenes Footage)
» THX Optimode Configuration Tools

Type
DVD, R1, NTSC

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD EX 5.1
» English DD Headphone Track

Subtitles
English, Spanish


 Disc 2

Contents
» No Fate But What We Make (24m)
» T2: On The Set (08m)
» Infiltration Unit Simulator and T2 FX Studio
» DVD-ROM Teaser
» T2 UE DVD-Trailer
» DVD Credits
» DVD-ROM Contents
» - New high-resolution Windows Media version (1440 x 816) of the "Theatrical Cut"
» - Access to upload your own Digital Photos, and "transform" yourself into T-800 or T-1000
» - Match Moving And Morphing (Digital Special Effects)
» - Web Access: Build Your Own Robot

Type
DVD, R1, NTSC


 Movie Details

Original Title
Terminator 2 : Judgment Day

Alternate Title
T2 / Terminator 2 : Judgement Day

Year
1991

Director
James Cameron

Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/


 Product Photos

 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This may look like a well made design but it's actually one of the more classical packaging fuck-ups in dvd history.

The discs are presented in a standard keepcase, which is accompanied by a heavily embossed metallic slipcase.

The detailing of the slipcase is really good and the colors are quite imressive as well. It's got a very 3D-type feel to it - I mean it's not holographic or anything but it's got a really cool multi-layered embossing thing going on.

Okay, so how can this be bad?

Well, the problem isn't the overall design but rather just a very small production error. The tin case slides off vertically (open at the top and bottom) and it doesn't seem like they made to much of a testrun because the slipcase is just to darn tight. Plain and simple.

The keepcase will definetely get damaged over time as even your first attempt to get it out will most likely result in marks on the plastic as well as a number of angry grunts and curse words during repeated usage.

All in all a very nice looking case but a total blunder when you look at the (un)practical aspects.


Disc contents / Extras

Among all the other releases on the market this one certainly stands out with a couple of really exclusive features. Granted it's not the most packed release so far but it still includes a number of goodies that you don't find anywhere else.

First up there's a special high-resolution Windows Media version of the theatrical cut included via the DVD-rom contents on disc 2.

Both the theatrical cut and the director's cut are included though the theatrical is only available as an easter egg.

No Feat But What We Make is not included on any other release except for the 3 disc R2 release from Holland. This runs for 24 min and certainly comes off as a good bonus for anyone already owning the R1 ultimate edition.

There's a new commentary by James Cameron and William Wisher Jr. which is also apart of the Holland release but not included anywhere else.

T2: On The Set is only found on this release but it's only 8 min long so not the greatest selling point if you ask me.

There's also an "interactive mode" setting, allowing you to enjoy a visual commentary and access a bunch of behind the scenes footage while watching the film.

All in all an interesting release for someone who's looking for anything with an exclusive content and already own several release of T2 to begin with... but if you just want to pick up one edition I'd suggest going for one of the ultimate edition releases as these pack quite more of a punch all together.


Sidenotes

The tin case is a bit to tight and easily damages the keepcase with time (it's just impossible to get it out smoothly, trust me).

The tin case was only available for the first pressing but due to the problem with the tin (?) the keepcase was later re-issued with a cardboard slipcase using the same cover-design as the tin.


 Visitors Comments

Posted 2009-05-25 (17:20)

Trond: Thanks for the info! I'll uppdate the specs. :)

Trond Posted 2009-05-24 (00:47)

You've got the specs for the WMV HD version all wrong. Its resolution is only 1440 x 816. Did you really think they could fit a 1080p version on a dual-layered DVD? ;)

I suppose you might have gotten tricked by the marketing blur on the back of the case, which do mention 1080p, but only the mastering source (for both the SD and WMV HD version). I own it too.

Matthew | Location: Birmingha, Posted 2009-03-31 (01:20)

I never noticed until now that you have the metal case one - I assumed it was cardboard. I have the cardboard one and it looks identical, and they've certainly sorted out the tightness problem, becuase the keepcase fits very snugly inside the cardboard slipcase.

Steve | Location: London Posted 2009-03-16 (13:42)

A nice set though, I would buy a standard one to watch so I wouldnt have to take from this from the tin.

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