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7 reviews | 3.9 out of 5
Movie still looks grainy on blu-ray. Probably less so on my 50" plasma than a normal DVD would.
Great movie though!
this is an older movie so i guess they really couldn't do what i was hoping for and really clean it up and make it like some other blue rays so for blue ray it wasn't really necessary and my old copy was good enough.
Good movie, great picture and sound quality. Great price.
Predator is a great movie that I have watched at least 30 times. This movie in my opinion is one of the best action movies ever made. Th emovie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Shane Black (recently directed Iron Man 3). The film was directed by John McTiernan, who put the actors through a difficult shoot while trying to sculpt his vision for the movie. The movie was painstakingly made and the scenes look amazing. If you are unfamiliar with Predator the summary of this movie is as follows;
In the remote jungle of a Central American country, an elite group of commandos led by Major Dutch Schaeffer, embarks on a CIA mission to clear out a guerrilla stronghold and rescue the remaining hostages. However, the hunters become the hunted when a highly intelligent, otherwordly being slowly and methodically starts killing off members of Dutch's team. Possessing a chameleonlike camouflaging ability and a deadly alien arsenal, the creature tracks down the soldiers one by one.
Great value, but the Blu-ray version isn't nearly as impressive as I was hoping for. I noticed a slight improvement during some sequences, but it still maintains that dull quality most non-HD media provide. (Not to mention it was filmed in 1987 so there's only so much they can do to sharpen a movie going back 20+ years.) This is a good buy, but if you already own the standard DVD version I wouldn't recommend spending extra for the Blu-ray.
(This film was viewed on a 42" LED TV.)
I saw Predator in the Theater in 1987. Due to the quality of the film stock and the poor lighting conditions on location, it was a dark and grainy movie. This was not the filmakers intent.
This blu-ray released in 2008 had a number of deficiencies. it used a MPEG-2 AVC video codec with a low bit rate (18 Mbps) The Ultimate Hunter Edition uses a more modern MPEG-4 AVC video codec with a much higher bit rate (33 Mbps) The Ultimate Hunter Edition also contains 5 1/2 hours of extras and featurettes, while the 2008 release does not.
If the dirty noisy look of the film is what you want to see, buy the 2008 release. You will get a cleaned up image, authorized by the filmmakers if you buy the 2010 release.