If you want the director’s commentary for Terminator: Dark Fate, you can’t have it if you buy the physical disc.

Whilst we await the official announcement of the disc here in the UK, there’s been some miserable news with regards the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Terminator: Dark Fate in the US.

UPDATE: We’ve now had the official announcement of the UK disc, and as feared, there are extras indeed that have been left off the physical release. More details on that here.

The movie, which is distributed by Paramount in America, will come with some extra features on its disc versions, notably a quartet of featurettes and some deleted and extended scenes.

However, the most interesting extra features are being held back from the physical release to become digital-only, through the likes of the iTunes store.

Those extras include a commentary track from director Tim Miller and editor Julian Clarke, deleted scenes with added Miller commentary, two more featurettes and three pre-viz sequences. Thanks to The Digital Bits for the heads up on those.

The one hope here was that the film is distributed by 20th Century Fox, and thus it didn’t necessarily follow that the UK version will be a straight copy of the US disc. The official announcement though has revealed those extra features are missing from the UK physical releases too.

However, the fact that this is happening even in the States is pretty miserable. Physical disc buyers, in our humble view, should be getting the absolute best version of a film and its extras, and it feels – not for the first time – that those who support physical formats are being punished for doing so.

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