Predator - Special Edition

Predator - Special Edition

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Director: John McTiernan

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo

     
 

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Fox offers yet another excellent DTS audio transfer for Predator. During the scenes witnessed from the eyes of the alien, the rear speakers are wonderfully utilized to hear the soldiers' barely comprehensible voices. The depth of the sound field in these scenes helps to heighten the suspense of the film. The crisp DTS sounds shine during several shootout scenesSee more details below

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Fox offers yet another excellent DTS audio transfer for Predator. During the scenes witnessed from the eyes of the alien, the rear speakers are wonderfully utilized to hear the soldiers' barely comprehensible voices. The depth of the sound field in these scenes helps to heighten the suspense of the film. The crisp DTS sounds shine during several shootout scenes, especially when all the soldiers fire at the unseen jungle for several minutes. This disc also includes a well-done 5.1-channel Dolby Digital transfer, as well as a decent 2.0-channel Dolby Surround track. The 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer on this disc is surprisingly uneven and varied. During certain scenes, the events on the screen shine with brilliance and clarity, while other portions contain large amounts of grain that hinder the overall presentation of the film. Overall, the visuals are stunning and work well, but the intermittent poor moments keep it from being an excellent transfer. This disc contains no extra features except for a brief theatrical trailer, which is presented in a full-screen format that is around VHS quality. It's nice to see a preview that gives away very little about the plot of the film. Of course, at that time, Arnold Schwarzenegger's name was enough to draw hordes of fans to a picture. The menus on this disc are amateurish and poor; in fact, they rank with some of the worst on any recent DVD.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Directed by a true master of heart-pumping action, John McTiernan, Predator is an entertaining marriage of action and science fiction. This is a honed-down action film without pretense. Thanks to some spine-tingling camera work, the deep rain forest setting comes alive. The innovative use of special effects make this film stand out from the average blood and guts action film. Using a point-of-view technique previously reserved for horror films, Predator gives the viewer a digitized stalking perspective of the ghastly Predator. One of Arnold Schwarznegger's best roles, the film lets him fly some of his patented one-liners, but for the most part he's restrained. The wily supporting cast includes such colorful characters as Bill Duke, Carl Weathers, and Jesse "The Body" Ventura. While not without its structural flaws, the film stands the test of time: a stylish unbridled action film that ranks extremely high in its genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/02/2007
UPC:
0024543010869
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
7,402

Special Features

Origianl Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
Carl Weathers Dillon
Elpidia Carrillo Anna
Bill Duke Mac
Jesse Ventura Sgt. Blain
Kevin Peter Hall Predator
Sonny Landham Billy
Richard Chaves Poncho
R.G. Armstrong Gen. Phillips
Shane Black Hawkins

Technical Credits
John McTiernan Director
Adam Greenberg Special Effects
J. Tom Archuleta Asst. Director
Craig R. Baxley Stunts
Beau Marks Associate Producer,Asst. Director,Production Manager
Jackie Burch Casting
K.C. Colwell Asst. Director
Laurencio Cordero Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
John Davis Producer
Scott Eddo Makeup
Enrique Estevez Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Mark Helfrich Editor
Joel Hynek Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Dream Quest Images Special Effects
John F. Link Editor
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
R/Greenberg Associates Special Effects
John Reinhart Art Director
Frank Richwood Art Director
Stuart Robertson Special Effects
Jorge Sainz Art Director
Leon Sanchez Cinematographer
Al di Sarro Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Joel Silver Producer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Jim Thomas Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John Thomas Screenwriter
Manuel Topete Sound/Sound Designer
John Vallone Associate Producer,Production Designer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Predator
1. The Invaders (Main Titles) [:21]
2. The Professionals [3:33]
3. Schaefer's Team [:07]
4. Death In the Jungle [2:25]
5. The Watcher [4:02]
6. The Rebel Camp [7:48]
7. Set Up [:14]
8. The Stalker [1:46]
9. The Only Way Out [7:30]
10. Somthing In the Trees [3:11]
11. The Living Jungle [3:49]
12. Another Kill [2:55]
13. There's Something Out There [3:11]
14. The Stand [4:37]
15. The Demon [:54]
16. Two For the Kill [5:37]
17. Billy's Last Stand [:57]
18. 1Dutch and the Demon [8:28]
19. The Alien's Weakness [1:12]
20. The Trap and the Trophies [1:18]
21. The Challenge [4:01]
22. One Ugly... [2:22]
23. Duel [3:37]
24. The Last Laugh [1:39]
25. End Titles [2:37]

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