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Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Bluray £2.99 @ Asda
Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Bluray £2.99 @ Asda

Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Bluray £2.99 @ Asda

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Found in Asda Leckwith Road Cardiff. May be available in others. Great price!

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Jeepers!! Will try and get down there tomorrow, did they have many?

Original Poster

I only saw the one, but I didn't actually look behind it or anything as I already own it. Didn't think to check sorry.

Original Poster

They had Contagion (imdb.com/tit…78/?ref_=nv_sr_6) for £3.99 as well, not sure if thats a good deal or not though.

Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last decent Terminator before the age ratings and quality got lower and lower. Give us another ADULT Terminator. It's called a Terminator not a HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator.

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Elevation

Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last … Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last decent Terminator before the age ratings and quality got lower and lower. Give us another ADULT Terminator. It's called a Terminator not a HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator.



Salvation isn't that bad, but I agree. Don't hold out much hope for the new one thats coming out.

Holy cow what a bargain. I've mentioned a few times this has a built in THX optimizer to set up your tele to the best picture possible

none in havant asda

Elevation

Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last … Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last decent Terminator before the age ratings and quality got lower and lower. Give us another ADULT Terminator. It's called a Terminator not a HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator.



Even though I liked 2 there was only one genuine adult Terminator and that was the first.

xenophon

Even though I liked 2 there was only one genuine adult Terminator and … Even though I liked 2 there was only one genuine adult Terminator and that was the first.



Even that has had cuts made to it - and when first put out on dvd went down to a 15 rating. (_;) Unsure if the current release of Terminator still has those cuts.

Yes but was 18 at time of release. The uncut version if you can get hold of it is still apparently 18 I have read. (Just double checked and actually only in Germany is it still rated 18). Amazon's Blu-ray version is saying 102mins when the uncut is 107mins.

Anyway, it doesn't have a kid telling the Terminator not to kill people because it's not very nice and the Terminator doing as he says and becoming your "HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator."

Edited by: "xenophon" 4th Jul 2014

xenophon

Yes but was 18 at time of release. The uncut version if you can get hold … Yes but was 18 at time of release. The uncut version if you can get hold of it is still apparently 18 I have read.It doesn't have a kid telling the Terminator not to kill people because it's not very nice and the Terminator doing as he says and becoming your "HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator."



Most bizarrely of all though, was the fact that the VHS version was still rated 18. o_O Never found out why that was.

Elevation

Most bizarrely of all though, was the fact that the VHS version was still … Most bizarrely of all though, was the fact that the VHS version was still rated 18. o_O Never found out why that was.



I bought it on VHS in the late 80's and can remember it being 18 rated. Don't know whether it was uncut or not but it seemed like the same copy I rented in 1985. (Or my dad did. He let me watch it after he'd viewed it himself as I was 15.)
Edited by: "xenophon" 4th Jul 2014

Has anyone else found this in any other Asda? The last time I owned this was on VHS. My neighbour ended up stealing it by "accidentally" taking it with him when he moved.

Elevation

Even that has had cuts made to it - and when first put out on dvd went … Even that has had cuts made to it - and when first put out on dvd went down to a 15 rating. (_;) Unsure if the current release of Terminator still has those cuts.


According to DVDcompare all blu-ray versions of the first movie are uncut (the censorship details are at the bottom of the page):
dvdcompare.net/com…453

None in 2 large asda stores I went to must be store specific on clearnce of old stock

I bought this yesterday from asda for £5. no sale item but still a bargain in my book

Wish there was an Asda near me, this is a steal.

Have some heat.

Mistake? Terminator 2 was on Freeview HD the other day but that's really cheap for the Blu-ray Skynet edition.

Crooky

According to DVDcompare all blu-ray versions of the first movie are uncut … According to DVDcompare all blu-ray versions of the first movie are uncut (the censorship details are at the bottom of the page):http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=9453



Good news if true. Certainly the TV version is always cut. The bit that springs to mind is when Termy (that's probably his name in the forthcoming My Little Pony tie-in) buys all his guns at the gun shop and when told "wait, you can't do that" and he replies "wrong" - the next second or so is hacked out.

Toon_army

Holy cow what a bargain. I've mentioned a few times this has a built in … Holy cow what a bargain. I've mentioned a few times this has a built in THX optimizer to set up your tele to the best picture possible



Didn't know that and it was the first Blu Ray I bought! Thanks for the tip!.

Elevation

Most bizarrely of all though, was the fact that the VHS version was still … Most bizarrely of all though, was the fact that the VHS version was still rated 18. o_O Never found out why that was.


There's a simple explanation for all of this, which is that when The Terminator was released on DVD, it was re-rated by the BBFC, which changed the rating to a '15' (despite it being exactly the same film that was rated '18' all those years ago).

Because the criteria used by the BBFC to decide on a rating have changed slightly over the years, some things are now allowed in a '15' that wouldn't have been allowed in the past.

You can check out the history of the ratings on its BBFC page, and see when the new rating came in, in 2000: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/terminator-1984

The differences in running times mentioned above (107 minutes vs 102 minutes) is due to the slightly different framerates when shown on film compared to when viewed on home media.

Hope this helps!

DaveWallace

There's a simple explanation for all of this, which is that when The … There's a simple explanation for all of this, which is that when The Terminator was released on DVD, it was re-rated by the BBFC, which changed the rating to a '15' (despite it being exactly the same film that was rated '18' all those years ago).Because the criteria used by the BBFC to decide on a rating have changed slightly over the years, some things are now allowed in a '15' that wouldn't have been allowed in the past.You can check out the history of the ratings on its BBFC page, and see when the new rating came in, in 2000: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/terminator-1984The differences in running times mentioned above (107 minutes vs 102 minutes) is due to the slightly different framerates when shown on film compared to when viewed on home media.Hope this helps!



That's interesting but my point was when it first came out on DVD, it was also released on VHS at the same time, in the same packaging, but the VHS was still rated 18. So there were 2 different ratings of the same film released at the same time.

Elevation

That's interesting but my point was when it first came out on DVD, it was … That's interesting but my point was when it first came out on DVD, it was also released on VHS at the same time, in the same packaging, but the VHS was still rated 18. So there were 2 different ratings of the same film released at the same time.


That's because the old pan and scan version was rated 18, and they didn't bother to re-submit that for the VHS re-issue. The DVD version was rated because it was in widescreen, which required a re-submission because it was a different version, and that one was downgraded.

Film Brain

That's because the old pan and scan version was rated 18, and they didn't … That's because the old pan and scan version was rated 18, and they didn't bother to re-submit that for the VHS re-issue. The DVD version was rated because it was in widescreen, which required a re-submission because it was a different version, and that one was downgraded.



Finally after all these years...I find my answer on a deals site. X)

Mrgrizzly

Didn't know that and it was the first Blu Ray I bought! Thanks for the … Didn't know that and it was the first Blu Ray I bought! Thanks for the tip!.



Yeah put the disc in and you'll see in the options for the THX optimizer ;-) also there's a code on the back of the box to unlock the extended version

Banned

Damn it. Saw the deal at the top of the list. Clicked on it..........

http://www.gifsu.com/gifs/l090UsJDjnk-goose-attacks-grandmother-and-child-gifsu.com.gif

doh, was in there earlier and missed this. will pop in tomorrow morning on my way to work and see if there are any left :0)

Excellent price for a class film that should be in every blokes blu-ray collection.

£6 in my local store

Must run to get this, I'll be back!

Elevation

Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last … Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last decent Terminator before the age ratings and quality got lower and lower. Give us another ADULT Terminator. It's called a Terminator not a HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator.



T1 the absolute best.

So it's been seen in 1 store. Don't think I'll bother looking.

Anonknowmouse

Mistake? Terminator 2 was on Freeview HD the other day but that's really … Mistake? Terminator 2 was on Freeview HD the other day but that's really cheap for the Blu-ray Skynet edition.


Lol...yes the compressed crappy version

Elevation

Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last … Damn you I'm almost tempted to go back out again now!! This was the last decent Terminator before the age ratings and quality got lower and lower. Give us another ADULT Terminator. It's called a Terminator not a HelpOldLadiesCrossTheRoadator.



Absolutely no big budget movies are made for us or even the Americans any more. It's all for the Asian market, everything has to be under a certain rating, a certain moral ethic and mostly physical comedy and action rather than dialogue.
Edited by: "montblanc" 4th Jul 2014

non left in Cardiff :0(

montblanc

Absolutely no big budget movies are made for us or even the Americans any … Absolutely no big budget movies are made for us or even the Americans any more. It's all for the Asian market, everything has to be under a certain rating, a certain moral ethic and mostly physical comedy and action rather than dialogue.


I guess I imagined all the funny lines in Avengers then.

DaveWallace

I guess I imagined all the funny lines in Avengers then.



I didn't say there wasn't any good writing at all :P It still remains that Hollywood blockbusters are now being made as universal as possible Economist - Bigger Abroad - Hollywood Goes Global

montblanc

I didn't say there wasn't any good writing at all :P It still remains … I didn't say there wasn't any good writing at all :P It still remains that Hollywood blockbusters are now being made as universal as possible Economist - Bigger Abroad - Hollywood Goes Global


Well, companies want to maximise their earnings.

You could level many of the same criticisms at T2 (toned-down violence, emphasis on action, moral message), especially comparing it against the original Terminator.

The more money you spend, the more your financiers want to be sure of a return.

DaveWallace

Well, companies want to maximise their earnings.You could level many of … Well, companies want to maximise their earnings.You could level many of the same criticisms at T2 (toned-down violence, emphasis on action, moral message), especially comparing it against the original Terminator.The more money you spend, the more your financiers want to be sure of a return.



It's okay, I know this is the internet but I'm not arguing with you and you don't have to counter everything you think I'm saying I just hope there's enough movies that maintain appeal for Western tastes, particularly British tastes in the future. I used to love films and tv, now I just watch Youtube and a few series like Game of Thrones which is better than the current state of movies in my opinion.
Edited by: "montblanc" 7th Jul 2014

montblanc

It's okay, I know this is the internet but I'm not arguing with you and … It's okay, I know this is the internet but I'm not arguing with you and you don't have to counter everything you think I'm saying


I've got to remember this the next time anyone points out any problems with some sweeping statement I've made.

I just hope there's enough movies that maintain appeal for Western … I just hope there's enough movies that maintain appeal for Western tastes, particularly British tastes in the future. I used to love films and tv, now I just watch Youtube and a few series like Game of Thrones which is better than the current state of movies in my opinion.


Well I'm with you on Game of Thrones.

But really, I think the idea that UK appeal will be watered-down by making films also appeal to international audiences is one that doesn't necessarily hold water. It isn't an either/or situation, and things that will be liked by "the Asian market" (and what a massive geographical and cultural area that encompasses) won't necessarily be disliked by western audiences.

There will always be a place for more parochial material, but I think complaining about big-budget movies trying to appeal to wide global audiences suggests that you're missing the fact that they've always done that. Why wouldn't they?
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