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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Studio Press Release Provides Release Date, Final List of Extras for DVDs, Blu-rays of 1st Season

Hi-Def and Standard Editions come out day-and-date in August

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"***½ This is how you rejuvenate a franchise. Smart, tough and entertaining"
- Robert Bianco, USA TODAY

"One of the more humanizing adventures in science fiction
to arrive in quite a while. Taut, haunting, relevant.
- Ginia Bellafante, NEW YORK TIMES


All Nine Season One Episodes with Over Four Hours of
Never-Before Seen Bonus Features in a Three-Disc Collector's Set
Coming to DVD and Blu-ray™ hi-def August 19, 2008

BURBANK, CA (May 19, 2008) - The popular Terminator franchise has added a new and exciting chapter with the critically acclaimed TV series that has Sarah Connor running for her life...and for the future of all mankind. The ultimate tale of man-vs.-machine, Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray™ hi-def from Warner Home Video on August 19, 2008. Fans can own the three-disc set containing all nine one-hour episodes from season one just in time for the premiere of season two on FOX. The adrenaline-pumping DVD collection also includes amazing never-before-seen special features including a featurette with cast and crew, gag reel, commentaries, and "Terminated Scenes." The series stars Lena Headey (300), Summer Glau ("The 4400," "The Unit," "Firefly"), Thomas Dekker ("Heroes"), and Richard T. Jones (Vantage Point, "Judging Amy") and is priced to own at on DVD at $29.98 SRP, and $39.99 for Blu-ray™ hi-def .

The mother of all destiny. Her son, the future leader of mankind. Their protector, a terminator from the future. Together they must take back the future as Sarah Connor (300's Lena Headey) prepares her son to fight the war against machines determined to annihilate the human race. The clock is ticking. Can they stop Judgment Day? The man-vs-machines tale that has thrilled millions gets a reboot with this popular series, set after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Will John Connor (Dekker) seize his destiny? Will a cell phone salesman's chess program evolve into Skynet? Can the sweet but deadly cyborg (Glau) be trusted? Answers - and the fight for the future - are here and now!

"Warner Home Video is releasing Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season just in time for the premiere of season two," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. "Building off the success of the blockbuster science fiction theatrical franchise, the TV series was the highest rated new scripted show from last season among men*. Fans will be glued to their TVs as they experience Sarah Connor's heroic fight to save herself, her son and the future of the world."

* Source: Nielsen, 2007-08 season-to-date thru 04/20/08, broadcast prime, L-SD US AA%. Key Male= M18-34, M18-49, M25-54.

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season will be supported by national media campaign including extensive TV, print and online media targeting both general entertainment and science fiction/action fans.

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season DVD Special Features Include:
  • "Creating the Chronicles" featurette - an all-encompassing look at the production process involved with every aspect of bringing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to television.
  • Commentaries - includes executive producers Josh Freidman & John Wirth, cast members Summer Glau & Thomas Dekker, and more.
  • Terminated Scenes (i.e. deleted scenes)
  • Gag Reel
  • Cast Audition Tapes - includes Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, and Richard T. Jones
  • Storyboard Animatic - featuring the storyboard sequence of the school session where Cromartie attacks and John narrowly escapes
  • Summer Glau Dance Rehearsal
  • Extended Director's Cut of Episode The Demon Hand

DVD Price: $29.98 SRP
Blu-ray™ hi-def Price: $39.99 SRP
Street Date: August 19, 2008
Language: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Complex Chinese, Korean, Thai, Brazilian
Running time: Approximately 480 minutes (episodes and special features)
DVD Catalog # 1000039429
Blu-ray™ hi-def Catalog # 1000039702

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  5. Queen's Gambit
  6. Dungeons and Dragons
  7. The Demon Hand
  8. Vick's Chip
  9. What He Beheld

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