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Old 05-26-2011, 02:34 PM
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Our review of 'The Terminator' (Digibook) has been posted. Steven says this still is a sci-fi classic despite its few moments of campiness and melodrama. Chances are you've already seen this Blu-ray before, though, since this is just another one of MGM's cheapass repackage deals stuck inside a new digibook. If that appeals to you then check out the review, otherwise don't bother with a double dip.

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:56 PM
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Double dip? More like quadruple dip since it's first release in 2006, lenticular cover in 2009, repackaging w/DVD in 2010, and now this digibook in 2011.

If MGM would actually remaster many of their unreleased catalog titles, instead of rehashing the same thing over and over again, they just might turn a profit (on said titles). Then again, once a proper remaster of this classic is released, I'll replace my copy.
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Double dip? More like quadruple dip since it's first release in 2006, lenticular cover in 2009, repackaging w/DVD in 2010, and now this digibook in 2011.

If MGM would actually remaster many of their unreleased catalog titles, instead of rehashing the same thing over and over again, they just might turn a profit (on said titles). Then again, once a proper remaster of this classic is released, I'll replace my copy.
This was so worth repeating... MGM Are you listening?!

Funny thing about release like this that don't add any new content or give a better picture/audio experience. They actually do the opposite of what MGM wants. Instead of creating a buzz and driving sales, they actually over saturate the market and cause more used copies to become available, essentially driving the price down and not up.
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I wonder whatever happened to that remaster that was being worked on.
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I wonder whatever happened to that remaster that was being worked on.
I think Avatar happened to it.
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This is just a repackaging of an previously released title.

This is not just an old transfer from the previous release.
This is not just an old transfer from the previous re-release.
This is not just an old transfer from the original BD release.
This is just an old transfer from the previous format.

This is just an another money grab by M$M.
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This is just a repackaging of an previously released title.

This is not just an old transfer from the previous release.
This is not just an old transfer from the previous re-release.
This is not just an old transfer from the original BD release.
This is just an old transfer from the previous format.

This is just an another money grab by M$M.
I just had to repeat that again.

The Terminator is not just an 80's classic, its one of the most iconic thrillers ever. I wish MGM could be bought over by Sony and then we would see some descent remasters.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:12 AM
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Seems there's little information on the long-rumoured Lowry remaster of this; I've certainly done a fair number of web searches in the hope of finding something tangible.

It's one of many among my favorite 80s & 90s titles that have gotten inferior treatment on

btw., I second the motion put forth in the sister thread concerning what one should do with MGM and these incessant money-grabbing schemes.
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I think we will see a re-master of T2 before T1. And that won't happen tomorrow - thanks to the Skynet version.
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