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Old 12-16-03, 10:07 AM
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Differences between T2 Ultimate and Extreme

Target has a good price on the Extreme and I was wondering if an upgrade was necessary. What the concensus around here on the head to head?
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I would get it, particularly if you have a nice setup. The image quality is dramatically better if you have a large monitor. Plus, the new commentary from Jim Cameron is terrific. This is a case where it's good to have both editions. The Ultimate Edition has supplements that haven't carried over to the Extreme.
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I sold the UE for get the EE. The video quality is far better on the EE. I do have a 61" display which makes these things more noticable.

The extras are better on the UE, but they are never a deciding factor for me.
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So really, for a guy like me not upgrading to HD for at least a year, it's probably better to just wait?
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Extras are better on UE, picture quality is better on EE, but sound quality is better on UE as it has a DTS-ES soundtrack. I kept my UE and haven't regretted it. I only have a 32" flat screen so upgrading to the EE for picture quality wouldn't really be worth it.
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What about the extended cut on the UE where you have to enter in a few numbers in the menu to view is (it's been a while, I don't remember what the numbers are). Is that verions on the EE too?
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What about the extended cut on the UE where you have to enter in a few numbers in the menu to view is (it's been a while, I don't remember what the numbers are). Is that verions on the EE too?
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Old 12-16-03, 12:30 PM
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Actually, yes. The EE version is the extended cut, and there is an easter egg to watch the theatrical cut.
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but sound quality is better on UE as it has a DTS-ES soundtrack.
Now, see I thought the DD track sounded better; more full sounding - better bass.
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Actually, yes. The EE version is the extended cut, and there is an easter egg to watch the theatrical cut.
Actually NO. There is 3rd version of the film on the UE, which incorporates the "Future Coda" ending and a few other smaller scenes, such as the dog kill and the T-1000 searching John's room.
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Originally posted by FinkPish
Actually, yes. The EE version is the extended cut, and there is an easter egg to watch the theatrical cut.
He means the extended extended cut

Oh, and The dog is in the extended cut
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The EE has about the best transfer I've ever seen...its perfect...and the commentary with Cameron is really great...
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See here for a full comparison of all versions, but here is an excerpt addressing your question . . .

OVERALL : Draw - Region 1 Ultimate Edition has the 3 different versions of the movie. (However, the R2 UE releases do have the extra scenes from the "extended version" as deleted scenes, but they are not in the movie itself. The Region 1 release uses Seamless Branching to put the deleted scenes in the correct place).

The Extreme Edition also includes a new HD transfer, plus new extras not on the Ulimate Edition release, but doesn't have a DTS soundtrack.

A true fan would own both!

Also, the French 4-disc "Final Edition" has an extra documentary, but in French only.
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I agree that it's worth double-dipping on this one. The improved picture quality and Cameron's commentary make it worth it.
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