Lionsgates Unveils Box Art, Specs for 'T2: Skynet Edition'

Posted Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke

Final specs and box art are in for the 'Skynet Edition' of 'T2,' which Lionsgate will bring to Blu-ray this May with hours of exclusive content.

As previously reported, Lionsgate announced the latest Blu-ray version of the James Cameron classic on May 19, dubbed the 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Skynet Edition' (it follows a relatively bare-bones edition released in 2006).

The studio has now unleashed final specs, which will see "multiple THX-certified high-def versions of the film" on a single BD-50 dual-layer disc, presented in 1080p video (2.35:1) and remastered English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 6.1 Surround. (At press time, we are still awaiting confirmation of which versions of the film will be included.)

Extras ported over from previous DVD editions of 'T2' include a pair of audio commentaries, the first with over 26 cast & crew members, the second with Cameron and screenwriter William Wisher.

New to the Blu-ray version is a picture-in-picture track with behind-the-scenes video, text commentaries and multimedia galleries; a storyboard-and-script mode (allowing you to view storyboards and read the script while watching the film), and interactive quizzes and games. The disc will also come D-Box-enhanced and BD-Live-enabled, with additional downloadable content promised, including more games and other features (TBA).

Finally, Lionsgate has issued the final box art for 'Terminator 2: Skynet Edition':

Lionsgate will also bundle the 'Terminator 2: Skynet Edition' in the 'Limited Edition Terminator 2 Complete Collector's Set,' a six-disc set which also throws in the previous 'Ultimate Edition' and 'Extreme Edition' DVD two-disc versions, plus a sixth disc with a Digital Copy of the film. Street date is also May 19.

As previously announced, suggested retail price for the 'Terminator 2: Skynet Edition' Blu-ray has been set at $29.99, with the 'Limited Edition Terminator 2 Complete Collector's Set' going for $174.99.

You'll find the latest specs for both versions of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 19.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Skynet Edition (Blu-ray)
Terminator 2: Complete Collector's Set (Blu-ray)
Tags: Lionsgate, BD-Live Titles, Exclusive HD Content (all tags)