Predator 1987

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(301) IMDb 7.9/10
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On a mission in a Central American jungle, a team of commandos find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.

Starring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers
Runtime:
1 hour 46 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Predator

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director John Mctiernan
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Lucifer Box on 24 Dec 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
James Cameron's "Titanic 3D" conversion shows that when done properly, films that were not originally shot in 3D, can look fantastic. Unfortunately, "Predator 3D" isn't one of them.
I've always liked this film and was really looking forward to seeing it again when I heard that it was being given the 3D treatment. The jungle environment in particular had me eagerly awaiting it's release.
Now I've seen it, it's fair to say that I am extremely disappointed with the results. At times, the jungle does seem to have some nice depth to it, but there are portions of the film that seem to have had no conversion whatsoever. At times watching it, I thought there was a problem with my glasses and had to take them off to check what I was seeing.
The day before watching "Predator 3D" I had watched the "Jurassic Park 3D" blu-ray and like Predator, large portions of the film are set in the jungle, but, unlike Predator, the 3D was consistent and it was an immersive experience.
Predator 3D is a lazy conversion and you can't help thinking that it's release was a half hearted effort, of minimal cost by Fox to rake in money from a film they know would be extremely popular with 3D enthusiasts.
I've now got approximately 150 3D titles and Predator 3D has to be the poorest in my collection.
Picture and sound quality are okay, but again, nothing special.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Deckard on 2 July 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
So yet another original bare bones blu ray release finally gets the decent treatment it so rightly deserves.
When Predator debuted on Blu-ray a couple of years back there were some mixed reviews. I actually rated it quite highly, although it could obviously have been better, (featuring a relatively low bit-rate MPEG-2 transfer), that it was certainly a marked improvement over the really shoddy looking DVD with it's noise and grain. The other gripe about the original release was of course, the fact that it completely lacked any extras. So now, Fox have recitifed the situation (or if you're feeling more cynical - decided to nick some more cash out the fans back pockets) by releasing an inevitabvle remastered special edition to blu ray.

And here it is, newly encoded, dual layer 50GB disc crammed with all the extras from the DVD including McTiernan's commentary and the 'If it bleeds we can kill it' making of documentary.

So how does it fare? Well, in fairness I think the remastered picture in this edition could well incite the same amount of criticism as the old one, but for the opposite reason. Personally I think it's great, bright, clear, immensely vived and colourful and whereas the previous edition only really looked "Hi-Def" in a number of places, this looks pretty immaculate throughout. Black levels are also greatly improved. However, all of this comes at a price, which some fans may not like, because seemingly to combat the gripes about grain and noise this remaster is pretty heavy on the digital noise reduction. So if you liked the rougher, grittier texture of the original print, you're probably going to be disappointed. Faces look particularly "smoothed over" and a little waxy in certain shots, but I should add that this is NOT the case all the time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rob Haywood on 18 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
My review is based on my experience of the bluray 3d disc and not film content, plot etc. I own many 3d blurays and was put off by the negative reviews for this release. However, I decided to purchase this anyway out of curiosity. Firstly, the transfer quality to bluray. I've watched the movie lots of times on different formats over the years and was very impressed with the image in terms of sharpness, colour richness and full screen 3d display. It's by far the best looking version I've watched, especially as the 3d is so good. There's an immersive sense of depth and satisfaction with this conversion. I was expecting ghosting issues during the dark end sequence but it looked amazing and certainly no complaints. Although this is not demo quality in terms of a true stereoscopically filmed or cgi movie it certainly holds its own very well. Overall, when the movie ended and I took off my 3d glasses I was buzzing with excitement. I personally feel the movie benefitted in its 3d converstion and I'm very happy to have it in my collection. Highly recommended.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Neal Vincent VINE VOICE on 12 May 2004
Format: DVD
Just a quick note to warn purchasers of this new 2-disc set that due to a foul-up by Fox it seems that many copies contain the wrong Disc One. I don't know how widespread this problem is, but in my local shop every single copy was incorrect - and, yeah, I made 'em check! :)
Due to a pressing or packaging error Disc One was the old single-disc edition of Predator - i.e. no DTS, no audio commentary, and a heavily-censored version of the film! Disc Two was correct.
Disc One SHOULD have a large picture of Arnie's face and say "Disc One" on it - the incorrect disc has a fuzzy picture of Arnie with a gun and DOES NOT say Disc One.
Seeing as the previous UK DVD release of Predator was a foul-up on Fox's part in the first place - apparently they mistakenly used a heavily-censored master intended for the German market - you would have thought they'd have taken a little more care this time around...
It's a good film, as I'm sure you already know, and it's good to see that it's finally been given a decent release in the UK - providing you've got the right disc in the pack!
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