The Terminator (1984)
- A blurry picture throughout
- The entire film soundtrack played at the wrong pitch, which sounds like it was recorded on a cassette tape.
- The Post Production and credit to Harlen Elison is inserted right above the copyright date and timed to roll along at the speed of the credits.
- The post production credit rolls as soon as the movie fades to black. After disappearing, a black, cheaply done title card done with "1980s HBO Font" shows the Harlen Elison credit. The previous timed credit that appeared in the Thorn/EMI release has been blacked out and timed to run with the credits. The 1991 Hemdale release has the following:
- Soundtrack restored to play at the correct pitch
- Picture is sharp and clear. The 1991 Hemdale and the Artisan Entertainment release are identical.
- Terminator performing surgery on eye and arm
- Bloody shoot-outs
- Some other violent scenes Later on 16-rated VHS and DVD version were released, however first VHS was cut, but the other was uncut.
- A brief introduction to Sarah at work where she practices being a cheerful waitress.
- A longer version of the killing of the first Sarah Connor, showing the T-800 walking away from the house in broad daylight, completely ignoring the horrified neighbors and witnesses.
- A bunch of brief scenes showing Vukovich and Traxler in their police cruiser, as well as a scene where Reese and Sarah find Traxler shot. He gives Reese his gun and tells him that Sarah has to survive and he needs to do whatever has to to insure her safety.
- A long scene where Sarah sneaks off and calls her mother and tells her to go and hide at the cabin. Afterwards, she looks through the phone book and finds Cyberdyne's address. Sarah asks Reese if they can attack the Cyberdyne building and make sure that the possible future never occurs. Reese declines and tells her it's not his mission. Sarah becomes angry and runs away and Reese chases her down. When she hits him to get away he pulls a gun on her, which she chastises him. Sarah breaks down, horrified of spending the rest of her life running from the Terminator. Reese breaks down crying over the beauty of nature, and the pain of knowing it's going to be later destroyed by the machines. Reese then agrees to destroying Cyberdyne.
- A post-coitus scene showing Sarah tickling Reese and his confusion by the sensation, having never been tickled before.
- Two removed scenes at the end, showing a technician finding a few parts of the remains of the T-800, and a longer version of the scene in which Sarah is placed in the ambulance, showing us that the computer factory is, in fact, Cyberdyne.