A friend of mine surprised me when he told me he had never seen "Terminator", He's 26 yrs old & I demanded him to view it.
We drive to the mall & go to "Sun Coast" video (a respected chain that sells movies, posters, memorabilia etc, Go home & turn it on. Within minutes of the opening I could tell something was wrong, the audio was off. I ignored the first sounds that were out of place & waited to see if it was just the opening. NOPE!
Every gun sound was augmented in the film to sound more futuristic, pew pew pew instead of blam blam blam. Even the club scene where the terminator almost spots Sarah suddenly gets a new sound added to the back ground as if to make it more dramatic, ends up fucking up the main song so bad that I had just had enough.
My friend yells "what the fuck!" when I get up & turn it off. I say "You've been screwed man, do you still have the receipt?"
After explaining the situation to him he understood perfectly what I was saying & agreed to take it back. In the end I had to rent a fucked up VHS version for him to watch just to get the film in its purity. I thought this was just an unfortunate, random experience but not so.
Years latter I got Net flicks & I see "Terminator" is available. HOLY FUCKING SHIT its the same damn thing with the stupid Power Rangers sound effects machine ruining the film again.
So I start looking on you tube at videos & MY GOD a few are on there as well.
For our younger members I bid you warning that you can be betrayed & not see something they say it is. NO warning on the DVD or nothing, no special edition, no remastered title on it nothing. I'm bringing this up as a crusade I'm on to have this knock off, piece of shit banned for forever more. Please leave our movies the way they were made & don't try to add your revolutionary new Voltron sound effects to an already masterpiece!