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Collected here are the four films featuring one of cinema's greatest creations, the Predator. The four films are in slim line cases with a sturdy cardboard outer. Each film is the plain single disc edition with limited extras. Each is presented in widescreen with a 5.1 surround sound. English subtitles only on all four.

Predator - The original, and best. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the commander of a select group of army types, running around the jungle trying to rescue some hostages from nasty guerrilla types. But the hunters are themselves being hunted... The ideas presented here were amazing at the time, and still feel fresh today. The alien who sees us in the same way as big game hunters see lions, and earth as a game reserve. It's `code' of sportsmanship. The action is big, the alien well realised, and the script taut - I love the way it goes a bit against convention and the mission becomes secondary to the plain fight for survival. A classic film, a must for all film lover's collections.

Predator II - A sequel that matches the original. Set in a dystopic near future, where the streets of America ar riven by violent drug wars, the Predator has a new Jungle - the city, and a new lion to hunt - tough cop Danny Glover. The action is just as good, the script still taut, the ideas still work well. It manages to build on and add to the last movie, while almost never referencing it directly. This is another great action film that should be in a movie lover's collection.

Alien vs. Predator - A tantalising glimpse at the end of the second film sets the scene for this match between two of modern cinema's greatest creatures - the ultimate prey for the sporting Predators is the ultimate killing machine the Alien. This film got quite a panning at the time, but I feel the criticsism was largely unwarranted. OK, it can never live up to the suspense and originality of Alien or Predator, but it does what it sets out to do quite effectively, and delivers an entertaining 100 minutes which doesn't go against the established mythology ofeither franchise. The basic idea is pretty good, and the all important action scenes where the two alien species get down to the business in hand are well staged and pretty darned good. Not in the same league as previous films, but still a worthy addition to the series.

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem - What the hell? After the entertaining AVP film, I was willing to give this a chance. And indeed, some of the ideas on offer here are pretty interesting - handled well you feel this could have been a good film. The trouble is in the directing and acting, both of which are uniformly terrible. The directors seem to have never heard of lights - all the action takes plac largely in the dark, and is so poorly lit that you can't see any of what is going on. You can't even make out who or what is involved in any given scene. It is appaling. At first I thought it was my telly, but no matter how much I played around with the brightness and contrast I still couldn't see what was going on. The acting is worse - they could have got better performances from the Thunderbirds puppets.

All in all, a decent set, well worth the low price being asked. Just don't bother ever taking the fourth disc out of the box!
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on 11 November 2011
I bought this for an anniversary gift for my Hubbie to be, I went to his place, armed with a Chinese takeaway and this...to say he was delirious with joy is an understatement! Although he has the first one (which he knows word for word) and has seen the 2nd and 3rd one, the box set made him dribble with excitiment (I think it was the picture on the front of the box that did it). Anyway - my films reviews:
1st one - dated, Arnie, bloody and guts - marvellous
2nd one - bad acting, lots of blood and gore - pretty good
3rd one - better than the 2nd, all good stuff
4th one - OMG. I had read reviews that it was very dark (the lighting not the humour)and you really couldn't make out who was yanking the spine out of whom at times. It warned you on the box that there are scenes that were too graphic to show in the cinema and they were right! I love a bit of blood and guts but this scene almost made me projectile vomit my sweet chilli beef and noodles all over the telly. Shocking is not the word. But it didn't last long and the film carried on even though I was still staring wide eyes at my Hubbie to be saying "I can't believe that" over and over again.

But basically - If the Man like Predator - Man will love this.
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on 30 December 2009
Four disks, one for each film.
The only language available is English, same as subtitles, only English.
I think it could be better introducing some extras...
Alien quadrilogy seems to be more complete, it brings 9 disks and it's even cheaper than this one:Alien Quadrilogy (9 Disc Complete Box Set) [DVD]
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on 4 September 2012
Entertaining,bloody,gory everything i wanted in this set really enjoyable, perfect for a quiet night in would recommend this set,only thing was the predator requiem film was a bit too dark but it was still enjoyable.
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on 11 September 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed the predator films. But the AvP films were not as good but still highly recommend.

I recommend this product to anyone who likes alien films
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on 10 March 2013
Rest of them simply aren't as satisfying. If you're Predator fan, then you'll probably enjoy all of them. Also, if you're just looking for a set of action movies, without any regard for the story, this could also be the thing of your choice. However, at 24.97 which is the current price at the moment I'm writing the review, it's definitely overpriced. For that sum, you can buy yourself at least five or six excellent movies on DVD.
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on 24 December 2010
These are a great collection of films to have and even my grandson of 14 thinks they are awesome the acting is really good in all films
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on 26 October 2013
An excellent package with all the basics in here. Well worth the cheap price for 4 DVDs I would recommend it to anyone who likes classic Scharzenegger
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on 27 February 2014
I bought this item for my son at christmas, great quality and fantastic price. Would recommend if you are a fan.
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on 27 September 2013
Arnies first GOOD, good guy film , but I do really love these films... epic and classic. I love it.
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