THE TERMINATOR
1984, MGM/Park Circus, 108 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

"I’ll be back," growls metal-machine Arnold Schwarzenegger - and James Cameron’s career kicked into overdrive with this story of a cyborg killer from the future tracking down human prey Linda Hamilton. Shot on a very lean budget of $6.5 million, with excellent F/X by Stan Winston and Fantasy II, THE TERMINATOR is pulp sci-fi at its very best. "I don’t think we were trying to set the world on fire ... I just came up with a way of juxtaposing futuristic elements with a kind of everyday reality." - Cameron.


TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
1991, Sony Repertory, 136 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger is an obsolete killer, sent back as guardian to Linda Hamilton and her teenage son (Edward Furlong). The effects are dazzling, but it’s Cameron’s uncanny blend of pop humor and visionary sci-fi that make TERMINATOR 2 the ultimate in Future Shock.


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