Terminator Genisys (Blu-Ray): Review


The iconic film Terminator Genisys is now available to own on disc. With the onslaught of effects, fast paced action, and complex story lines that no only deal with time travel, but also show and alternate path to previous events, this is one feature that begs repeat viewings, and stands up well to these, as you notice more story aspects each time.

Read the full Terminator Genisys Review by SAMDB here.

Disc And Bonus Features

Terminator Genisys is available now for purchase on disc in South Africa.


The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, with no visible artefacts on screen. Users with the necessary hardware or software can scale up to a higher resolution or larger screen. Colours are vibrant, and the visuals have a crispness to them.


The soundtrack is presented in the ever more popular format of Dolby Atmos. There is ample use of the surrounds, especially in the many fight and battle sequences, totally engulfing the viewer, and adding to the on-screen action. One feels a part of everything that is showing on the screen.


The menu screen is detailed, showing a few moments from select scenes. Navigation is simple, yet aligns itself with the aesthetic of the film.


Family Dynamics: With input from both cast and crew, we are treated to a close up and personal look at the various characters and their relationships, in the film.

The cast also share some thoughts on their co-stars. And we get an insight to why they were cast, and why they are so ideal for their roles. it’s a delight to see how the cast respect each other as people and actors.

Visually, we get to see some behind the scenes in studio and on location, for several of the films scenes.

Infiltration And Termination: Some input from the director, and some of the producers, in the various locations used in the film, and why they were chosen for their various looks.

We are treated to some previsualisation of some scenes, a lot of behind the scenes access, and how these translated to the final product. Not forgetting a look at the practical and computer generated set pieces.

A great and insightful look at the filmmaking process, and sure to excite any film freek or student alike.

Upgrades: VFX Of Terminator Genisys: A look at all the many computer generated effects of the film, a mammoth task, considering the countless effects present in almost every scene.

One of the biggest effects sequences being the future war, which to date, has never been explored in great detail in any of the previous terminator films.

Entertaining for film buffs, and educational for film students, this is a great addition to a title that is so effects heavy.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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