The Terminator Anthology, Riddick, And Smallville Top Amazon’s Deals Of The Day

By David Wharton | Updated

Times are tough out there, you don’t have to tell us. We’ve considered downgrading to a Medium-Sized Freakin’ Robot but it just doesn’t roll off the tongue nearly as well. Nevertheless, we’ve got your back when it comes to saving some cash, so check out some of Amazon’s better deals of the day. It’s a nice cross-section of science fiction film and TV, so get yourself something special, or get a really early jump on Christmas shopping.

T2AnthThe Terminator Anthology (Blu-Ray) – $24.99
First up, you can grab the Terminator Anthology on Blu-ray for a mere $24.99, which is half off the list price. That’ll get you two excellent movies and, er, two other ones as well. Jokes aside, the Terminator franchise is in the process of being rebooted, rejiggered, and generally fiddled around with, so it’s a perfect time to revisit the earlier movies, especially since it sounds like we’re going to be seeing events from them played out in different ways. The set includes The Terminator, T2: Skynet Edition, Terminator: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator Salvation. Here’s the rundown on bonus features:

“THE TERMINATOR (1984) – The Terminator: A Retrospective; “Other Voices” Documentary with James Cameron interviews; Deleted Scenes with James Cameron audio T2: SKYNET EDITION (1991) – All 3 version of T2 in 1080p THX – Theatrical, Extended and Special Editions; T2 Audio commentary with James Cameron and writer William Wisher T2 Cast & Crew audio commentary; Deleted Scenes/ Outtakes; Over 8 hours of interactive special features: behind-the-scenes video and multimedia galleries, storyboard-script mode, quizzes and games TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES – 3 Separate audio commentaries with Director and Cast; TV Special: “”HBO First Look”” (SD, 24 minutes); 2 Special Featurettes: “Dressed to Kill” and “Toys in Action”; Storyboards; Deleted Scene; Theatrical Trailer TERMINATOR: SALVATION – Original Theatrical and Director’s Cut versions of the film; Storyboard comparisons; Terminator Mythology timelines; “The Moto-Terminator” featurette: Discover the unique relationship between the filmmakers and Ducati; “Re-Forging the Future” featurette; Terminator Salvation Official Movie Prequel Digital Comic Issue #1; “Resist or Be Terminated” Video Archive”

RiddickRiddick (Unrated Director’s Cut) – $19.99
If you prefer your sci-fi badasses to be human rather than skin-wrapped cyborgs, perhaps Riddick is more up your alley. (I know, I know, Riddick isn’t human, he’s Furyan…we’ve come too far to turn back, just go with it.) Amazon has the Riddick (Unrated Director’s Cut) combo pack marked down 33%, so you can grab it for $19.99. That’ll get you copies of the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD UltraViolet. Not too long ago I would have assured you that this would be Riddick’s last big-screen outing, but damned if director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel don’t have a knack for beating the odds when it comes to keeping this franchise on its feet. Here are the bonus features:

  • Digital Copy of Riddick – Unrated Director’s Cut (Subject to expiration. Go to for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to for details.)
  • The Twohy Touch
  • Riddickian Tech
  • Vin’s Riddick
  • Meet the Mercs
  • The World of Riddick
  • Riddick: Blindsided

SmallvilleCompSmallville: The Complete Series – $109.99
The CW’s Arrow has perfected the template established by Smallville, striking a darker, more serious tone in a more grounded reality, one which rumors continue to suggest may eventually be uniting with the big-screen DC Cinematic Universe established in Man of Steel. But while DC is busy building its multi-media future, you can revisit one of its most successful show with this set, which includes all 10 seasons of Smallville. You’re probably going to want to clear your schedule because the thing is super packed (heh) with bonus features:

Complete Series Exclusive Features

  • Over 5 hours of newly added special features including a never-before seen Superboy pilot from 1961, a 90 minute series retrospective with all new interviews, 2010 final Comic Con panel, Aquaman Pilot, and Paley Festival featurette!
  • Exclusive Daily Planet newspaper written by DC Comics that highlights the important storylines developed during the 10-year run of the show
  • Two lay-flat picture books that hold 62 discs
  • Episode guide with never-before-seen production art (storyboards/sketches) and behind-the-scenes photos

Season One

  • All 21 Episodes Including the Pilot
  • Audio Commentary on the Pilot and First Episode from the Executive Producers & Director
  • Deleted Scenes from the Pilot
  • Interactive tour of Smallville Storyboards
  • TV & Promo Spots

Season Two

  • Two episodes with commentary, five episodes with deleted scenes
  • ’The Chloe Chronicles’ webisode investigations
  • ’Faster Than a Speeding Bullet; – the visual effects of Smallville
  • ’Christopher Reeve: Man of Steel’

Season Three

  • Audio commentary on three episodes by the show’s producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and cast members Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack and John Glover
  • ’Producing Smallville: The Heroes Behind the Camera’ – a behind-the-scenes featurette
  • ’The Chloe Chronicles: Volume II’ Webisodes from season 3
  • Unaired scenes with optional commentary
  • Gag reel

Season Four

  • Commentary by Erica Durance, Annette O’Toole, and executive producers Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Ken Horton on ‘Crusade’
  • Commentary by John Glover, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Ken Horton on ‘Transference’
  • Commentary by Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, and director Jeannot Szwarc on ‘Spell’
  • Unaired scenes Behind Closed Doors: inside the writers’ room
  • Being Lois Lane: Noel Neill, Margot Kidder, Dana Delany, Erica Durance, and other portrayers share their thoughts

Season Five

  • Commentary by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Ken Horton, and Steven S. DeKnight on ‘Thirst’
  • Commentary by Steven S. DeKnight, James Marshall, and James Marsters (Prof. Fine) on ‘Splinter’
  • Smallville‘s 100th Episode: The Making of a Milestone’ featurette
  • Unaired scenes
  • Excerpts from the documentary ‘Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman’
  • ’Vengeance Chronicles’: promo webisodes

Season Six

  • Green Arrow: The Legend of the Emerald Archer
  • Smallville: Big Fans
  • Smallville Legends: The Oliver Queen Chronicles
  • The Making of Smallville Legends: The Oliver Queen Chronicles
  • Smallville Legends: Justice & Doom

Season Seven

  • Supergirl featurette
  • Jimmy on Jimmy featurette
  • Smallville Legends Mobisodes

Season Eight

  • Commentary on two episodes
  • Unaired scenes
  • In the Director’s Chair: Behind the lens and calling the shots with Allison Mack
  • Smallville‘s Doomsday: The Making of a Monster

Season Nine

  • “Kneel Before Zod” featurette: An in-depth look at this dynamic criminal from Krypton, his origins in DC’s silver age, and his various appearances in more recent film, animation, and live-action television
  • “Justice for All” featurette: Meet with Smallville‘s creative team as they bring the Justice Society of America, one of the comic world’s most iconic teams of superheroes, to television for the first time
  • Cast/creator commentaries on episodes ‘Idol’ and ‘Kandor’
  • Unaired scenes

Season 10

  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette
  • Music Video

WhoSiluriansDoctor Who and the Silurians – $11.99
Last but not least, you Whovians out there can fill a gap in your collection if you don’t already have the 1970 Third Doctor serial Doctor Who and the Silurians. It pits the Doctor up against the evolved Earth reptiles who have more recently been seen in modern Who in the form of Vastra, her wife, and their diminutive sidekick Strax the Sontaran. Bonus features include an audio commentary, documentaries, a photo gallery, an isolated music score, more. Amazon has it going for $11.99, 60% off list price.