Predator

Directed By: John McTiernan Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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I just want to ask, when are they going to bring Predator 2 out. I been waiting for it since the first one came out. Comment on this please.

-tobias.little@grahampackaging.com quote

What sucks is I already purchased the previously released non-anamorphic DVD and now have to get this one. If you have never seen this movie before and like this genre I would love to be you. To see this movie for the first time would be awesome. Arnold's best movie IMO.

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Predator 2, please

by tobias.little@grahampackaging.com on 2/23/2002

I just want to ask, when are they going to bring Predator 2 out. I been waiting for it since the first one came out. Comment on this please. Read More

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It really is that good

by Jay on 4/22/2003

What sucks is I already purchased the previously released non-anamorphic DVD and now have to get this one. If you have never seen this movie before and like this genre I would love to be you. To see this movie for the first time would be awesome. Arnold's best movie IMO. Read More

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Product Overview

A team of commandos, on a mission in a central american jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40146944
UPC 024543010852
UPC 14 00024543010852
Format DVD
Release Date 8/6/2009
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Aliens
Animals
Blockbuster
Essential Cinema
Jungle
Killer
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Sent to eliminate a gun-running camp in Central America, United States Major Dutch Schaeffer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his commandos get more than they bargained for when they cross paths with a mysterious assassin. As members of their unit begin to disappear, Dutch, Dillon (Carl Weathers), and Blain (Jesse Ventura) conclude that whatever is hunting them is not of this earth. Every attempt at a tactical defense is a defeated for Dutch and company and it is only in the last stretch of their race to safety that their suspicions are confirmed and they encounter the alien nimrod face to face.^A summer box office smash, 1987's PREDATOR re-ignited an old trend of movies depicting aliens invading earth that began decades earlier with films like WAR OF THE WORLDS and INVADERS FROM MARS. McTiernan does a miraculous job of directing the "invisible" Predator. Furthermore, the special effects, which are stunningly subtle and never boisterous, make PREDATOR a strikingly contemporary sci-fi effort even amid today's techno-thrillers.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Knock, knock."--Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) just before he wastes guerrilla fighters holding hostages
Quote "Stick around."--Dutch, after he nails a guerrilla soldier to the wall with his knife
Quote "I ain't got time to bleed."--Blain (Jesse Ventura)
Reviews
Variety "...The action sequences are imaginative..." 06/17/1987
Los Angeles Times "...Your attention is gripped....McTiernan has an arresting visual flair....The whole movie often jells on an almost abstract level..." 06/12/1987 p.C6
Uncut "Action specialist John McTiernan is at his directorial peak..." 01/01/2004 p.141
Entertainment Weekly "[I]n Arnold's top five..." p.73
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a vintage Schwarzenegger performance from the Austrian Oak's golden age..." 08/01/2010
Directors
John McTiernan
Actors
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Cast & Crew
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Actor
Carl Weathers - Actor
Jesse Ventura - Actor
Sonny Landham - Actor
John McTiernan - Director
Donald McAlpine - Director of Photography
Alan Silvestri - Musical Score
Lawrence Gordon - Producer
Joel Silver - Producer
John Davis - Producer
John Vallone - Production Designer
John Thomas - Screenplay
Jim Thomas - Screenplay
Alan Silvestri - Original Music By
Donald McAlpine - Cinematographer
Jim Thomas, et. al. - Writer
Jim Thomas, et. al. - Executive Producer
John Davis, et. al. - Producer
Mark Helfrich, et. al. - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1987
Catalog ID 2001085
UPC 00024543010852
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1988) Bob Greenberg, et. al., Nominee, Best Visual Effects
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Predator is filmed very well. It's a slick, high-energy action picture that takes a lot of its strength from its steamy locations in Mexico. The heroes spend most of their time surrounded by an impenetrable jungle, a green wall of majestic vistas populated by all sorts of natural predators in addition to the alien. I've rarely seen a jungle look more beautiful, or more convincing; the location effect is on a par with Fitzcarraldo and The Emerald Forest. As the film opens, Schwarzenegger and his comrades venture into this jungle in search of South American officials who have been kidnapped by terrorists. They track and locate the fugitives, and move in for the kill. But as they find the bodies of team members skinned and hanging from trees, they begin to realize they're up against more than terrorists... Predator moves at a breakneck pace, it has strong and simple characterizations, it has good location photography and terrific special effects, and it supplies what it claims to supply: an effective action movie. Students of trivia might want to note that the actor inside the predator costume is Kevin Peter Hall, who also occupies the Bigfoot costume in Harry and the Hendersons. This guy must really be a good sport.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Schwarzenegger,Arno
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...Slick, high-energy action.
Luke Y. Thompson, New Times It rocks!
Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide One of the best in a long line of killer aliens to come out of Hollywood.
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