Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
OVERVIEW: The ultimate tale of man-vs-machine continues as a mother becomes a warrior, a son becomes a hero, and their only ally is a robot from the future when Warner Home Video releases Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def September 22, 2009. Fans can own this adrenaline-pumping series in a six-disc collector’s set containing all 22 one-hour episodes and four hours of amazing extras with never-before-seen special features including an eight-part featurette with the cast and crew, a gag reel, commentaries, and deleted scenes. Additionally, the Blu-ray version includes an exclusive multi-part featurette that allows fans to explore the dynamic final stunt sequence from Season Two in a way that can only be achieved by Blu-ray.
SYNOPSIS: The time: today. The stakes: all our tomorrows. A nascent AI, assisted by droids, continues to edge toward world domination and the ruin of humankind. It accepts no limits. It fears no one. Except John Connor. The machines know John, now 16, is the future head of the resistance. They know he is growing in abilities. They must find and terminate him. But Sarah Connor is there, protecting and instructing her son as he becomes the man he’s destined to be.
SEASON REVIEW: Like it
was expected Season Two was as explosive as the first season
with even more action and better special effects. The end result
was a very smart, highly entertaining and totally absorbing
television series that left fans and non fans enjoy one of the
best sci-fi stories of all times without any limits.
One of the things that was
really fascinating in the series was how the creators and
writers took their time analyzing every little detail from the
three films. The use of the time machine, the picture that Sarah
Connor took with her dog back in the first Terminator and the
scenes where Sarah was in Asylum, are just some of the details
that hooked fans of the movie franchise into this television
The cast continued to performen
at a high level. Lena Headey as Sarah Connor proof ones again
that she was the right pick to play the role. The energy and the
toughness similar to the one shown by Linda Hamilton in T2.
Thomas Dekker as John Connor also grow his character in this
second season given another strong performance. Finally, Summer
Glau as the Terminator was hard to absorb at the beginning.
However, as the season goes on, you become familiar having an
all female model of Terminator.
This is one of those television series that was destined to be a
success. Not only because it is based on one of the most
successfully sci-fi franchise in movie history, but it has the
right ingredients. It is fun to watch, it has good
performances and well written episodes. It is unfortunately that
the ratings werent good enough to keep the series in the
This DVD is loaded with over
four hours of bonus features including commentaries from the
producers and cast , deleted scenes, gag real, extended scenes
and best of all the "Write the Future" featurette
which is by far the best feature of the DVD.
Digital 5.1 Surround - English Portugues
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
French, Thai, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese
Write the Future – An inside look at creator Josh Friedman and the writing process and how it guides the creative decisions for each episode.
Conceptualization – Visual Effects supervisor James Lima and others discuss the
production challenges of bringing the sci-fi world of Terminator to television.
Blood and Metal – Go behind the scenes with special makeup effects artist Rob Hall and the cast as they reveal the process of creating realistic cybernetic organisms.
Designing Destruction – Production Designer Marek Dobrowolski and others discuss the challenges of combining real locations with futuristic sets to create a world in which the present fights to avoid a horrific future.
Choreographing Chaos – See how Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit Director Joel Kramer and Special Effects Supervisor Steve Galich work closely to create the stunts and on set effects that add an undeniably kinetic quality to each episode.
War Stories – From an unexpected earthquake on the jam-packed Santa Monica pier to the intricacies of filming underwater sequences, the producers and cast reflect on some of the most memorable production challenges from Season Two.
Setting the Tempo – Composer Bear McCreary and the producers explain the process of taking cues from the Terminator mythology and incorporating them into the score. Bear, Josh Friedman and Shirley Manson also talk about the process of recording the season opening song “Samson and Delilah.”
Motivations – The producers and cast discuss the themes of Season Two and how these informed both the writing and acting.
Cameron vs. Rosie: Fight Rehearsal - The raw fight rehearsal and choreography session between Summer Glau and a contortionist is interwoven with storyboards and interviews explaining this intricate battle sequence.
The Storyboard Process: Cameron Goes Bad – The production team outlines the process for mapping key sequences from the show in Storyboard format.
Audio Commentary with Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and Shirley Manson and Executive Producers Josh Friedman, James Middleton and John Wirth
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