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The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Old 01-04-13, 08:14 PM
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

I think you should wait for comparison caps and decide for yourself.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Isn't it going to be the same transfer released in the UK a few months ago?

It would be easier to just look that up and get some answers now before it hits shelves here.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

I did some research about the UK disc and although the image is sharper on the remaster the color has certainly been tweaked.

Found these comparisons (Sorry for the small images on the remaster, you can click 'em though!):

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NEW BD:

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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Very similar to the Aliens treatment imo...so, I guess it depends if you liked that or not. I think some shots look great, others may have been cranked a bit too far... but I think the overall "cold" feeling the new color timing has lends itself well to the film. (and Aliens)
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

In Aliens it probably works better than T1. T1 had a very earthy feel to it.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Looks great if you like an overly blue cast to everything. Note how that guys shirt goes from gray to blue.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Originally Posted by Artman View Post
Very similar to the Aliens treatment imo...so, I guess it depends if you liked that or not. I think some shots look great, others may have been cranked a bit too far... but I think the overall "cold" feeling the new color timing has lends itself well to the film. (and Aliens)
You know the scene in Aliens when they first find the facehuggers? Originally when they find the medical lab, it is glowing reddish pink due to the light shining through the liquid that was containing the facehuggers. The red illuminated the walls, the characters, etc. Now the entire scene has an ugly green look to it with the red washed out of it. Every character in the scene now looks like they have extreme anemia and the flu at the same time. It is fucking ugly.

If Cameron were to tell me that the ugly green look was his intention for that scene all along, I would kick him in the nuts so hard he would puke jizz, then I would call him a liar.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

That is disappointing. I guess we all live in a teal world now.
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
I guess we all live in a teal world now.
For some reason, when I read that, I read it to the tune of Madonna's "Material World." Kind of.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
That is disappointing. I guess we all live in a teal world now.
Originally Posted by Lt Ripley View Post
For some reason, when I read that, I read it to the tune of Madonna's "Material World." Kind of.
Hmm. Someone should give "Weird Al" Yankovic a call. The music video could feature recoloured clips from his classic videos.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
That is disappointing. I guess we all live in a teal world now.
I wonder if these films aren't being changed to look more "modern" with a heavy blue-ish tint, with the idea that a more natural color palette makes movies, particularly genre movies, looks cheap and dated.
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I wonder if these films aren't being changed to look more "modern" with a heavy blue-ish tint, with the idea that a more natural color palette makes movies, particularly genre movies, looks cheap and dated.
That's exactly the reasoning. Ironically, in 20 years when we've moved onto the next color fad (everything fluorescent fuschia!), people will look back at all these ghastly teal movies and cringe at how dated they look.
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Ironically, in 20 years when we've moved onto the next color fad (everything fluorescent fuschia!), people will look back at all these ghastly teal movies and cringe at how dated they look.
Yes- they'll look dated, but not to the era in which they were actually made.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I wonder if these films aren't being changed to look more "modern" with a heavy blue-ish tint, with the idea that a more natural color palette makes movies, particularly genre movies, looks cheap and dated.
That's why they're doing it, but in my opinion Aliens never looked one bit dated. The new coloring looks good, but it also looks wrong. It's not the same movie. Now the movie is like a grey haired guy who uses too much Just For Men. Quit trying to look like the younger movies, just be yourself Aliens.
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Now the movie is like a grey haired guy who uses too much Just For Men. Quit trying to look like the younger movies, just be yourself Aliens.
Nice analogy.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

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That's exactly the reasoning. Ironically, in 20 years when we've moved onto the next color fad (everything fluorescent fuschia!), people will look back at all these ghastly teal movies and cringe at how dated they look.
Then they will have another excuse to remaster an re-release!
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Not sure if this has been asked, but is there a box set planned that would include this re-mastered version?
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Originally Posted by Fok View Post
Not sure if this has been asked, but is there a box set planned that would include this re-mastered version?
The Terminator franchise is broken up among different studios: MGM for the first, Lionsgate for the second, Warner Bros. for the third and fourth.

Warner licensed the first two movies for a Terminator Anthology box set that was sold as a Best Buy exclusive last year, but it was just a repackaging of the older Blu-rays for all four movies bundled into a new box.

Theoretically, Warner could do the same thing again and license the newer disc for the first film. Whether they will do this is anyone's guess. Nothing has been announced.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Damn I can't decide whether or not to get this newly remastered disc or not now. I own the other three films on Blu-ray already and have been holding off on getting the first one waiting for this release but with the new color timing I'm not sure. I might still get it for the sake of completing the franchise but I hate when stuff like this is changed.

Also a bit off topic but I've never seen the series that was done a few years back, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Is it worth picking up at all or not so much?
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

Well it doesn't count as canon, as far as I remember where it stood.
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Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
Damn I can't decide whether or not to get this newly remastered disc or not now. I own the other three films on Blu-ray already and have been holding off on getting the first one waiting for this release but with the new color timing I'm not sure. I might still get it for the sake of completing the franchise but I hate when stuff like this is changed.
I'm in the same boat. I've got the SE DVD which I'm definitely hanging on to for the mono track and original color timing. But I might have to spring for this because it looks so nice even though it is "wrong."
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Well it doesn't count as canon, as far as I remember where it stood.
I think the producers of The Sarah Connor Chronicles explained it as an alternate timeline that branches off between the events of T2 and T3, due to a time travel jump at the end of the pilot episode.

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I've never seen the series that was done a few years back, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Is it worth picking up at all or not so much?
The show is a mixed bag. It's really good at times, and really bad at others. The kid who plays John Connor is super annoying. On the other hand, the show really redeemed Brian Austin Green, who turns out to be pretty convincing as a badass. The series took a while to find its footing, but was finally building toward something interesting in the second season when it got canceled.
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I think the producers of The Sarah Connor Chronicles explained it as an alternate timeline that branches off between the events of T2 and T3, due to a time travel jump at the end of the pilot episode.
This is correct. As far as the show is concerned, 3 and Salvation don't exist.
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Re: The Terminator: Remastered - 2/19/2013

So I take it the only pre-requisite viewing for SCC is 1 and 2? I actually just picked up the first season at a Blockbuster closing for $7 total ($3 x 2 + $1), but I've only seen the first two movies.
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So I take it the only pre-requisite viewing for SCC is 1 and 2?
Yup.

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