WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Live Entertainment
(Catalog Number): LD689522WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 136
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1991
(LD Release Date): 12/01/91
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): James Cameron
(Screenplay/Written By): James Cameron & William Wisher
(Story): NA
(Music): Brad Fiedel
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Joseph Nemec, III
(Visual Effects): Industrial Light & Magic, Fantasy II Film Effects Inc. & 4-Ward Productions
(Costume Designer): Marlene Stewart
(Editor): Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt & Richard A. Harris
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Gale Anne Hurd & Mario Kasser
(Co-Producers): B.J. Rack & Stephanie Austin
(Producers): James Cameron

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Cinema Digital Sound
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This explosive sequel to the original sci-fi thriller, finds that the Terminator has a mission to protect rather than destroy. John Connor is the young man who is leader of the resistance in the futuristic war against the machines. Schwarzenegger has been sent back in time from the future to protect Connor as a young boy against the T-1000 model, a lethal robot programmed to assassinate Connor before he is able to grow up and lead the future resistance. Along with Johnís mother (Hamilton), the boy and his protector escape death and battle out their destinies in order to save the future of humankind. The LaserDisc has 16 minutes of footage not included with the DVD.

LaserDisc Picture:
Many of the dark scenesí shadow areas may appear more open than seen theatrically. The Rank Cintel URSA digital flying spot scanner that was used in the D-1 digital component video transfer is capable of extraordinary image detail which enhances the mesmerizing special effects. The picture looks superb, sharp and pristine. Video noise and white specs are virtually non-existent.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack was recorded in the Digital Cinema Sound process (see Final Approach review) and is flat out a blast. The dynamics and intensity of the riveting sonics will have you on the edge of your seat.
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
(Deep Bass Challenging):
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield):
(Aggressive Split Surround):
(Center Back Surround Imaging):
(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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