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Terminator Salvation - DVD/Blu-ray Preview

Terminator Salvation

Preview by Jack Foley

THE battle between man and machine officially begins in the gritty action epic Terminator Salvation, blasting its way onto Blu-ray and DVD on November 23, 2009, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

This action-packed prequel to the hit Terminator franchise stars international superstar Christian Bale as John Connor, leader of the human resistance in a post-Judgment Day world ravaged by deadly Terminators.

After engaging audiences around the globe with its intense action sequences, revolutionary special effects, exciting new Terminators, and compelling story of mankind’s battle for survival, Terminator Salvation is set to thrill on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Blu-ray edition of Terminator Salvation contains both the Original Theatrical Version and an Extended Director’s Cut containing footage not seen in cinemas.

In addition, the Blu-ray features crystal clear picture, earth rattling sound and is packed with spectacular bonus features, including two behind the scenes featurettes, Re-Forging the Future, an exclusive look at the film’s production and The Moto-Terminator, a featurette revealing how the film’s visual effects crew and motorcycle manufacturer Ducati partnered to create the slick and deadly Moto-Terminators.

Also included on the Blu-ray release, Maximum Movie Mode, which allows viewers to see McG deconstructing key moments from the film, Picture In Picture (PiP) commentary with cast and crew interviews, storyboards, still galleries and timeline, plus eleven mini featurette focus points spotlighting how the ground-breaking special effects were created.

BD-Live features on the disc include: Resist or be Terminated Tech Com videos, featuring nine viral videos documenting the resistance campaign up to the theatrical release, plus four new videos and The Final Resistance video, in which viewers can access the secret plans of Skynet.

CINECHAT enables movie fans chat live with friends around the world while viewing this, or any other CINECHAT-enabled Sony BD title.

In addition, the Blu-ray Disc includes the newest BD-Live™ feature from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: “movieIQ.” movieIQ allows movie fans to immediately access continuously updated information on the cast and crew and explore relevant trivia such as production facts, music and soundtrack information all tied to scenes within the movie (powered by Gracenote).

Priced at an RRP of £24.99 (Blu-ray) and £19.99 (DVD), Terminator Salvation is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the mega hit Terminator series movie lovers around the world won’t want to miss.

The film is also available to buy as part of a Terminator 1 – 4 DVD box set, priced at £34.99 RRP, and as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with stunning life-size Skull packaging for £74.99 RRP, the ultimate purchase for true fans of the franchise.

Terminator Salvation was directed by acclaimed director McG (Charlie’s Angels 1 & 2).

Joining Christian Bale in the visually breathtaking fight to save the human race is an all-star cast that includes Australian newcomer Sam Worthington (James Cameron’s Avatar), who was cast in the critical role of “Marcus Wright” after a personal recommendation from James Cameron, Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village), famed American hip-hop star Common (Wanted), rising young star Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Helena Bonham Carter.