Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Seasons 1 & 2 [8 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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  • Release Date: 04/19/2011
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 25)

Special Features


  • Seasons 1:
  • Commentaries on 3 key episodes by executive producer Josh Friedman and cast/crew
  • Creating the Chronicles: 3-part Look at the Series' production process (in high definition)
  • Both the broadcast version and extended cut of episode 7 The Demon Hand
  • Cast audition tapes
  • Terminated scenes
  • Storyboard animatic
  • Summer Glau dance rehearsal
  • Gag reel
  • Season 2:
  • Exclusive on blu-ray - Collision with the future: Deconstructing the Hunter Killer Attack a 4-part multiple viewpoint experience on the season finale action sequence
  • Commentaries on 4 key episodes by executive producer Josh Friedman and cast/crew
  • The continuing Chronicles: Terminator - 8-part featurette gallery
  • Terminated scenes: unaired moments
  • The storyboard process: Cameron goes bad illustrates how key sequences are mapped
  • Cameron vs. Rosie fight rehearsal

Synopsis


Fugitive mother Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) endeavors to protect her son, John (Thomas Dekker), who is destined to lead a resistance group against Skynet, a network of killer cyborgs and machines bent on eradicating the human race in the near future. When a cyborg named Cromartie poses as a substitute teacher to kill John at his high school, classmate Cameron (Summer Glau) intervenes and saves John by running over the terminator with a truck and uttering the franchise catchphrase, "Come with me if you want to live." Cameron, a reprogrammed teen-girl terminator dispatched by John in the future to protect his younger self, joins Sarah and John's new crusade to change the future after the two conclude their efforts to halt the formation of Skynet, as depicted in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, were ineffective. Hot on their tails are Cromartie and FBI agent James Ellison (Richard T. Jones), who's been tracking Sarah since the destruction of Cyberdyne Systems, a company once linked to Skynet. Sarah, John, and Cameron evade Ellison and Cromartie by traveling from 1999 to 2007, bypassing the events played out in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Their jump forward in time damages Cromartie, who is forced to completely overhaul his human appearance, and diminishes Ellison's stature in the FBI. Sarah secures new identities for her brood, enabling John and Cameron to return to school while Sarah begins the hunt for others who may be involved in Skynet's imminent creation. Ellison and Cromartie continue to track the Connors, while Sarah's quest puts her in the path of a computer programmer, who has authored an innovative chess-playing program dubbed the Turk, and Derek Reese (Brian Austin Green), a man inextricably tied to Sarah's past and John's future. ~ Michael Chant

Cast & Crew


  • Lena Headey - Sarah Connor
  • Thomas Dekker - John Connor
  • Richard T. Jones - James Ellison
  • Summer Glau - Cameron
  • Brian Austin Green - Derek Reese




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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits nicely into the overall Terminator cannon

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    dbm78
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    The stories in these two seasons follow after T2 and are built on those events. Fans of the Terminator film series know that each new film tends to deviate somewhat from prior films, but usually in a more-or-less believable fashion. T3 mentions Sarah Connor's death from cancer, and this is referenced here when the characters time jump from 1997 to 2007 in the first episode. The new time jump changes her having died earlier than the new timeline. Other references also tie in with various aspects of the films, even while possibly changing them. In the TV series, Summer Glau is the Arnold replacement -- reprogrammed terminator sent back to protect John Connor. I first saw her in Firefly and then later in a few other TV series. All the roles I saw her play had a common thread -- she played a quiet but creepy character. Her terminator here matches as well. If you're a Summer Glau fan, you'll enjoy this role. When I play BDs/DVDs for TV shows, I usually prefer to use a Play All option to string the episodes together for binge watching. These BDs do this automatically, and don't even have a menu to select individual episodes. When the disc starts up, it automatically plays all episodes (after the requisite FBI and other early screens). If you want to play a single episode, you'll need to chapter skip forward to the one you want and then stop (or go to menu) when it's done. Even though the disc doesn't start at a menu, it does have one. When the episodes finish, you get to the Top Menu. You can also select it from the appropriate remote button. Bonus Features include things like deleted scenes (called Terminated Scenes) and Making Of features. Audition recordings for three main characters are in the first season's discs as well as dance practice for Summer Glau (who is mentioned as an accomplished ballerina). The first season had only 9 episodes but the second had 22. If you buy these as a set, the (sale) price is pretty reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Series

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    Shade
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    I didn't get a chance to see this when it was released, yet I was a die hard Terminator fan. I was extremely impressed and didn't desire to have Arnold in this one not one time. The actors was very good and I love the plot twist that exist. It's a shame it didn't have the 3rd season as it does leave you hanging after Season 2. Nevertheless I love the use of the Bible and it does use technology well, me being a Information System Management Major.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great show, wish they had done more

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    Mayo
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    I really enjoyed this show when it aired and I look forward to seeing it again. Acting was good all around, main cast is great, good writing, nice action, suspence and drama. Really wish they had done a third season, but show got cancelled after season 2. If you're a fan of the Terminator mythology I would definitely recommend this show to anyone that hasn't seen this yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my Favorites

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    Rosebud
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    One of the best Sci-Fi series of all time. Too bad the idiots that canceled it didn't let it finish with a third season. I wasn't interested in a Terminator series at first. I thought that the movies had done it all but I was wrong. I watched the series after it went off the air & was knocked out. It was great! Couldn't resist owning it on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Series That Ends on a Cliffhanger

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    Thorne
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    If you love sci-fi, time travel and T2, give this series a shot! Be warned, it was canceled at the end of Season 2 and ends on a real cliffhanger. Those who need closure need not apply. I haven't found this series streaming anywhere, so this may be the only way to watch it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

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    Ghosthunter4510
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    This is the complete series all on one pack. I saw one or two episodes, but being able to watch the whole series is awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the franchise!

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    Jeyk2K69
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    I love Terminator, and I procrastinated on picking this up...got a great deal on a Season 1&2 bundle, and loving it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Series!!!

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    Angelito
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    Great Series for the price, a must have for all terminator fans, no HD digital copy, but great for collectors.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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