107 minutes, U.S.A., 1984, Colour, D-Cinema

This film was released on Tuesday 23rd June 2015 and is no longer screening. 

★★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★★ The Guardian

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back on the big screen as the unstoppable cyborg dispatched from the future on a mission to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the young woman whose yet-to-be-conceived son will one day lead the war against the self-aware machines attempting to eradicate humanity. Sent back to protect her is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier in her son John’s army who is already in love with the woman he knows only through John’s stories, and from a single, enigmatic photograph.

The film that kick-started the careers of Schwarzenegger and writer-director James Cameron, The Terminator gave the former his most iconic role, soon to reprised in Terminator: Genisys, and announced the latter as a supremely confident and capable director of sci-fi action, a reputation he would consolidate with the equally seminal Aliens (1986). (Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

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