Me and Leonardo are working on recreating the Italian version of Terminator with fully localized titles, credits and Terminator POV HUD.
Most of our reference material is based on the Italian Laserdisc and a version that comes from a tape for TV broadcasting which had even higher details than the LD - both containing the theatrical release) and we plan on making use of the already existing “1080p regraded” version by substituting all the localized text with a process similar to that used by Harmy for his Star Wars preservation.
We thought this would be a good occasion to work on other foreign releases of the same film, since we are at work to remove all the text.
Am I right to guess that at least Germany and France had their own localized versions on Laserdisc?
We are looking for owners of foreign releases of Terminator on Laserdisc who would like to add their Country’s version to our preservation project.
Leonardo will add some of the screengrabs from the TV broadcast, just to give you an idea. These will be redone in 1080p to match the regraded version, obviously. Currently we are working on recreating the font (which for most parts is different from the American one).
We found out that Terminator in 1984 was never localised in any other languages other than Italian so this preservation will be limited to Italian.