Predator - Special Edition

Predator - Special Edition

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Director: John McTiernan

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo

     
 

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Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country.… See more details below

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Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country. Once there, he encounters an old army buddy (Carl Weathers) who has gotten too deep in the CIA's good graces for Dutch's comfort. When he and his team go into the jungle to rescue the others, they get involved in a pitched battle with local guerillas, but they are more than capable of besting these vicious fighters. However, not long after that, they encounter signs that the equally capable men they were sent to rescue were all killed unawares and in an unusually gruesome fashion. Given their training, it should have been impossible for anyone to best all of these commando warriors. Soon, the men from Dutch's own team get picked off one by one, as they grow aware that they are up against something uncanny, not of this world, something that is hunting them for sport. Why? Because their skills make them worthy opponents for the perfectly camouflaged Predator. This carefully paced action movie was given poor reviews by many movie critics, but was sufficiently satisfying for its (largely male) audiences that a successful sequel (Predator 2) was released in 1990.

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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:
06/29/2010
UPC:
0024543663959
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
16,631

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

Predator: Evolution of a Species - Hunters of Extreme Perfection; ; Audio Commentary by Director John McTiernan; Text Commentary by Film Historian Eric Lichtenfeld; If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It: The Making of Predator; Inside the Predator Featurettes; ; Special Effects Featurettes; Short Takes with the Filmmakers; Deleted Scenes and Outtakes; Photo Gallery and Predator Profile; Sneak Peek at the New Predators

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