The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator
Sunday, December 9, 2012 – 8:00pm


  • New Restoration
  • Courtesy of MGM
  • Released:  October 26, 1984
  • Director:  James Cameron
  • Runtime: 107 minutes

The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is under the thumb of all-powerful ruling machines. Kyle Reese, a member of the human resistance movement, is teleported back to 1984. His purpose: to rescue Sarah Connor, the mother of the man who will lead the 21st-century rebels against the tyrannical machines, from being assassinated before she can give birth. Likewise thrust back to 1984 is The Terminator, a grim, well-armed, virtually indestructable cyborg who has been programmed to eliminate Sarah Connor.

See the trailer here.

About the Restoration
Scanning, Restoration and Film Out.  Scanning/Restoration work completed by Reliance MediaWorks.  The original negative was scanned using an Imagica pin registered scanner to produce 4K 10bit Log DPX files.  Reliance performed nearly 800 hours of meticulous work including, image processing, QC and frame by frame touch up of dirt and film damage (scratches etc.).  The project consumed over 40 terabytes at its greatest size. They used Lowry Digital’s suite of proprietary restoration tools. Often referred to as the “Lowry Process”. The Restoration Lead was: Alexis Ross-Gallaher. The Restoration Supervisor was: Ryan Gomez The scanning and recording tech for the project is: Paul Howarth. The data manager for the project was: Paul Jackson

Color Correction. The color correction was completed at Technicolor Hollywood with James Cameron’s preferred Colorist, Skip Kimball.  Skip used DaVinci Resolve for the color correction.  James Cameron supervised the color correction.  Technicolor Hollywood Producer – Marisa Clayton

Sound Mix. The Terminator was originally MONO, but in 2000 a new 5.1 Extended Mix was created at Skywalker Sound.

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