Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines: BURBANK, CA (August 18, 2003) -On November 11, Warner Home Video (WHV) brings the battle against the world of machines home on DVD and VHS with the release of one of Hollywood's most innovative and celebrated franchises, the $150* million U.S. box-office smash Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Arnold Schwarzenegger "is back" in his signature role as the Terminator sent to save the human race from a cyborg revolution in this adrenaline-pumping adventure. From director Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Breakdown) and featuring a cast that includes Nick Stahl (In the Bedroom, The Thin Red Line), Kristanna Loken (Panic) and Claire Danes (The Hours, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet), the action-packed DVD is loaded with thrills, eye-dazzling special effects and state-of-the-art special features including revealing new footage, gag reel, an interactive effects lab and commentary from the stars and director.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most successful entertainers in box office history, having grossed more than $3.4 billion at the box-office worldwide. Schwarzenegger action blockbusters include Conan the Barbarian, Commando, Predator, The Running Man, Total Recall, True Lies, Eraser, Batman and Robin, and Collateral Damage as well as the hit comedies Twins, Kindergarten Cop and Junior, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. In 1983 Schwarzenegger took on the role of a lifetime in the critically acclaimed The Terminator for director James Cameron. In 1991, he returned to play the killer cyborg from the future in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, one of the biggest grossing films of the decade.
Schwarzenegger's career in acting, bodybuilding and philanthropy has garnered him numerous awards including a Golden Globe, ShoWest's Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1997, the 1998 Moving Picture Ball's American Cinematheque Award and the 2001 International World Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines DVD is action-packed with technologically sophisticated special features including the following:
* Two Commentaries with the Stars and Director Including Jonathan
Mostow, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes and Kristanna Loken.
* Introduction by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
* Revealing New Footage.
* On-Set Gag Reel.
* T3 Visual Effects Lab: Four Interactive Effects Labs That Let Viewers Build Their Own Rip-Roaring Action Scene.
* Skynet Database: Integrated Profiles That Contain Original Written Material and Behind the Scenes Profiles Mixed with Visual Effects to Create a Stylized Dossier.
* Terminator Timeline.
* HBO First Look Documentary.
* The Making of the Video Game
* Galleries of Storyboards, Dressed to Kill Costume/Production Designs, and Posters.
* Toys In Action
* Film Trailers - Alternate and International Trailers.
* Video Game Trailer - Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines from Atari.
* PC Game Trailer.
Enhanced features for the DVD-ROM PC include an explosive Terminator 3 game demo and a link to the Terminator 3: Rise of Machines website.
"The home video release of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines extends the movie experience with cutting-edge special features," said Jim Cardwell, President Warner Home Video. "The DVD will transport fans to the future with a one-of-a-kind Terminator experience."
"Loved T3. Arnold is still the perfect machine." - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
He comes from the future to rescue the past. And this time he brings a new level of excitement with him!
Arnold Schwarzenegger puts on his trademark shades and leather jacket to return as a time-traveling T-101 Terminator in this smash hit directed by Jonathan Mostow. He's back to protect youthful Earth Resistance leader John Connor (Nick Stahl) and an unsuspecting veterinarian (Claire Danes) who's stunned to learn her destiny is linked with Connor. But protecting the two is easier said than done. An awesome new foe is programmed to terminate them - a state-of-the-art T-X (Kristanna Loken) who's smarter and stronger than a T-101. With dazzling effects, bravura thrills (the crane sequence will leave you particularly breathless!) and a story that boldly spins into the unexpected, this is an event spectacle to see and see again. Arnold's cyborg is one mean machine. And T3 is a sleek movie machine that matches that greatness.
TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES is a C2 Pictures/Intermedia production in association with the Munich-based financing entity IMF and Mostow/Lieberman Productions. C2 Pictures Mario Kassar, Andy Vajna and Joel B. Michaels are producing with Hal Lieberman and Colin Wilson. Intermedia Chairman Moritz Borman executive produces along with Guy East, Nigel Sinclair and Gale Anne Hurd.