News: The best Terminator film is finally being re-released in cinemas – but there’s a catch


Originally published on The National Student on 20/02/17.

James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, arguably the greatest sequel of all time, is finally making its way back to the big screen – there’s just one problem. 

The re-release in question is in headache-inducing 3D, so if you’re not a fan of the extra dimension, silly glasses or higher price-tag, tough luck it seems. Although there is still reason to believe that the 3D itself might be slightly better quality than the usual low-rent upscaling. 

This isn’t just the classic sci-fi actioner being thrown through a bit of software; James Cameron himself will be overseeing the whole upgrade, with his production company Lighstorm leading the conversion. Working from the original 35mm negative, this new print is being restored in 4K too, so expect a sharper quality image as well as the extra depth to the picture. 

True the conversion’s probably not quite for everyone, but the team did a great job with Avatar which essentially started the whole 3D boom, and the re-release of Titanic in the same medium was met fairly well too. If anyone’s going to add the extra dimension, you can trust Cameron and his crew to get it right. 

Plus, how could you pass up the chance to see one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made on the big screen? Schwarzenegger in his prime, the T-1000 lunging through the screen in all his liquid-metal glory? 

Put it this way: we know where we’ll be come August when this print gets its UK release, courtesy of the fine folks over at Studiocanal. 

Terminator 2: Judgement Day will be back in UK cinemas in 3D from 25th August. 


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