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This Thread is for discussion of the movie 'Terminator', as #2 in a series of Rewind Movie Nights.

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* The Deadline : 12:00 Noon GMT on Friday 4 February 2011.

* If you wish to participate, you must watch the movie before the above deadline.

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[ 05. February 2011, 01:59: Message edited by: P a u l ]

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Actually watched half of the movie on Thursday night, but after working 12 hours, then home to 200 ft of snow in my driveway, I was pretty wiped. Hadn't watched it in a while, and was really enjoying it...but once I started to do head nods, I shut er down. Hoping to finish this weekend and will post comments then....
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So I watched the original 1984 version of "The Terminator" last night to support Paul's genre change to 80's action.  I've always been a fan of the Terminator flicks and while T2 is still a 'wow' for me from a special effects angle.. the original still is effective from a gritty/creepy type of experience.  

Here's my observations:

Chet from "Weird Science" is having a bad week.. first he gets his hair colored blue and spiked and then refuses to give his clothes to The Terminator.

Linda Hamilton .. Sarah Conner's Jetsons t-shirt .. so awesome!

Did Lance Henriksen have some great flicks in the 80's.. The Terminator, Aliens, Near Dark, Pumpkinhead, and Survival Quest?  btw, Ronnie did you ever watch it?

I kinda prefer the title.. "The Phonebook Killer"?

How did Tech-noir come up with a cover charge of $4.50?  Probably went up a little after 'Terminator Night'..

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I've always thought Sarah Conner's roommate Ginger was one cool chick.. that flashy purple robe and her jamming to Linn Van Hek's "Intimacy" were major bonus points.

I just learned how 'Slider' got his nickname.. crashing & burning all over the bedroom trying to fight The Terminator.

One thing that always bothered me was after The Terminator smashed the Police car into the wall and the cops arrive.. he is gone.. I mean he is 20 feet away from finishing off Sarah Conner, but runs instead because he's a bit banged up?  

The Terminator's eyes moving back and forth like a surveillance camera was a nice touch.

Oh the Paradox of it all.. If Kyle Reese doesn't get sent to the past to protect Sarah Conner, then John Conner doesn't exist in the future to send him.  Mindtrip!!

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Always thought the animatronic Terminator putting on the shades was creepy awesome!  

The infamous "I'll be back".. sweet how Arnold sizes up the structural integrity of the Police station right before he unleashes that masterpiece of a line.  

btw, I'm starting to realize why Sarah Conner is struggling to get a date .. and it's not because of that hideous tie-dye t-shirt and Leather Tuscadero hairdo.

Best pickup line ever .. "It was a chance to meet the legend" wait he just topped it "I came back through time for you"

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The Terminator walking out of that tanker truck inferno is still an amazing moment in cinematic history.. it destroyed Sarah & Kyle's happy ending.. but still wicked!

Wild that Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally asked to play Kyle Reese, but he talked James Cameron into playing The Terminator.

There is an awesome scene between Kyle and Sarah about taking out Cyberdyne Systems to change the future that was in a director's cut I saw once.. it was a great scene that worked in my opinion.

While I had fun, I'm thinking the next movie should probably be "Grease 2" because a choice of being chased out of a Techno Club by a terminator just doesn't quite measure up to a night hanging out with cute girls dancing to "Let's Bowl Tonight"..  [Wink]

[ 05. February 2011, 06:22: Message edited by: Valley ]

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Very cool observations once again Valley!

I also watched this classic movie yesterday.
This is still the best Terminator flick and it will always be.
It´s pure sci-fi horror with a great cast, awesome 80s street scenes
and it includes ultra classic score composed by Brad Fiedel.

Arnold was just going to hit big and he decides to play the bad guy.
And how right he was, he became even bigger star.
Damn he looks believable and evil, i can clearly see resemblance with Michael Myers on some scenes [Cool]

Always loved Linda Hamilton and her trademark hairstyle.
And Ginger is indeed a very hot chic, sadly Bess Motta didn´t do much acting after this one.

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Lance Henriksen is a legend and his scenes with Paul Winfield are great.
It was also nice to see D1ck Miller. Poor man gets killed again [Cool]

Love the Tech-noir scene and the Tryanglz tunes they are playing.

The truck scene and the ending are simply breathtaking.
I still remember how scared i was when i watched The Terminator first time.

It doesn´t get much better than this!

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Finished watching on Sunday...better late than never! My observations:

* Bill Paxton has come a long way!

* Always love when my favorite electronics make a cameo...dude walking down the street with a ghetto blaster on his shoulder, right after Arnold goes gun shopping. And Ginger's walkman....sweet! The scariest part of the movie is when Arnold tramps on those vintage headphones...ouch!

* A great example of 80's fashion and culture...bar scene in particular.

* Is there an 80's action flick in existance that doesn't have an......Uzi?!

* I thought it was funny when, after Arnold plucks out his eyeball and fixes himself up...he checks his hair in the mirror before leaving....

It's been a number of years since I've seen this classic, and it still certainly stands the test of time. Who would ever have guessed that a weight lifter from Austria would go on to become the biggest action star of the 80's...and....who would ever have guessed that The Terminator would go on to beocme the Govenor of California!

* I vaugly remember T2 and have yet to see T3 and Salvation.....might just have to check those out.....

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Oh forgot to say Valley....my wife's all time favorite movie is Grease, and she's made me watch it at least a dozen times. However....she refuses to watch Grease 2 with me...even once....tsk tsk tsk.....
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There are many funny lines in the movie too.

The punks that give Arnie stick make some great remarks.

The dude in the gun store mentions that any of the weapons are ideal for home defence.

Arnie says to the super/cleaner ^&*%you $#%hole.

Matt says, "Dont' make me bust you up man."

The bum at the start says, "That son of a ... took my pants."

The film is filled with great humour. I can still sit back and laugh through this.

IMO it still remains as one of the best movies ever made.

The original and the best.

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