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The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective (1992)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | Video 2 October 2001
An interview session with Arnold Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron gives us a better understanding of how hard it was making Terminator, The (1984) on such a low budget. Clips from ... See full summary »

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An interview session with Arnold Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron gives us a better understanding of how hard it was making Terminator, The (1984) on such a low budget. Clips from the film are present along with funny and interesting stories from behind the scenes. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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Cómo se hizo 'Terminator': Retrospectiva  »

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This title is featured on The Terminator: Special Edition DVD released in 2000 in Region 1 (USA and Canada). See more »

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22 June 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This is, essentially, an interview with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, inter-cut with some stills and a little footage from the film. The two talk about the experience of creating The Terminator together, and Cameron describes where, when and why he thought up the concept, as well as how different the title role became once Arnold was cast. They talk about equally much, and it's certainly no secret who comes off as the smarter of the two, but Arnold does say some interesting things, and there are some good tidbits of information, as well as an anecdote regarding the reading and casting of Michael Biehn. The thing that stands out about this is the editing... I'm not quite sure how much raw footage there was, but this is definitely more than one interview(made obvious by the fact that in some shots, Jim has facial hair, whereas in others, he... doesn't), and this does make it a little confusing. I doubt this is the fault of the creators of this, they seem to have done the best they could with the material available, and apart from the editing, this is a good featurette. The stills shown are Cameron's own artwork, and they're quite nice to see. This is fine to watch if you can get past the editing and you enjoy the movie. I recommend this to any fan of the Terminator movies, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 5/10


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