|Writers:||Jim Thomas, John Thomas|
|Released:||Friday, June 12, 1987|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Rating:||Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.|
Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger; The Terminator) wages an all-out war against an unseen enemy, a force more powerful and deadly than any on Earth-because the Predator is not of this Earth. As he leads an elite group of commandos on a rescue mission deep into the jungle, Dutch and his team quickly learn that their foe kills for pleasure and hunts for sport. However, this time….it picked the wrong man to hunt.
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Predator Blu-ray Review
Everywhere you looked in those days, things were different. For one thing, you only got to see 24 times per second, and each of those so-called "frames" was covered in random noise. You see, the world was more real back then, though yet less so than when there were no colors.
If absence of reality is what you seek, you may find that which you seek in Predator. No men have ever been these quintessential men. No dishonorable CIA agent could ever suddenly become quite so honorable. The face of death is despair, not a rallying cry. Nobody sets three elaborate environment traps over the course of a single film with the expectation that the third one will be the one that fools the antagonist.
Nevertheless, once the obstacles the movie creates for itself, in the form of Dutch's (Arnold, Schwarzenegger, Total Recall, Terminator 2) compatriots, are removed in the natural course of events, it communicates its central metaphor much more strongly and effectively. It speaks to the integrity of the filmmakers that they were so willing to abandon the conventions of realism in service of conceptual consistency. This finds its utmost expression in the Predator itself, an impossible confluence of pure human concepts. It is simply too bad for the film as a whole that its makers were not quite committed enough to dismiss the unnecessary secondary characters and subplots.
Considering once more realism, some have accused the producers of this Blu-Ray special edition of a disservice to the original film, by denoising the video. I would only remind these that, while, to be fair, the temporal denoise was chosen a little aggressively, things are, in fact, more real than they once were.
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- The helicopter pilot at the end of the film is actually the Predator himself, Kevin Peter Hall.
- The film takes places in the fake country called Val Verde. This generic Latin American country was frequently used by Hollywood in the 1980s and early 1990s to depict a Spanish-speaking country similar to Cuba or Nicaragua, to avoid political controversy. Other films to use this country include Commando, and Die Hard 2.