If you want the director’s commentary for Terminator: Dark Fate, it looks like 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.

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 is that the film is distributed by 20th Century Fox, and thus it doesn’t necessarily follow that the UK version will be a straight copy of the US disc. The film is out on disc over here in March, and we await the official announcement.

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.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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