Predator/Predator 2 [DVD] [1991]

January 21, 2014 - Comment

Two action packed films: Predator and Predator II. Both DVDs are in excellent condition. Region: PAL/2In the original Predator, Rambo meets Alien in a terrific science fiction thriller directed by John McTiernan just a year before Die Hard made him Hollywood’s most sought-after director of action-packed blockbusters. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite squad of US

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Two action packed films: Predator and Predator II.

Both DVDs are in excellent condition.
Region: PAL/2In the original Predator, Rambo meets Alien in a terrific science fiction thriller directed by John McTiernan just a year before Die Hard made him Hollywood’s most sought-after director of action-packed blockbusters. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite squad of US Army commandos to a remote region of South American jungle, where they’ve been assigned to search for South American officials who’ve been kidnapped by terrorists. Instead they find a load of skinned corpses hanging from the trees and realise that they’re now facing a mysterious and much deadlier threat. As the squad is picked off one by one, Arnold finds himself pitted against a hideous alien creature that’s heavily armed and wearing a spacesuit enabling the creature to render itself invisible. The title says it all in describing the relentless, escalating action that follows, maintained by McTiernan with an abundance of visual flair. The film’s special effects are still impressive, and stunning locations in the Mexican jungles create a combined atmosphere of verdant beauty and imminent danger.

The sequel, Predator 2, suffers from the lack of both original star Schwarzenegger and director McTiernan. Danny Glover does serviceable work as the hard-bitten city cop tracking the near-invisible Predator, who this time has chosen to do a bit of hunting on the streets of LA instead of the jungle. Look out for an Alien skull in the creature’s trophy room –Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

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"sham82uk" says:

THE definitive Predator Collection (Region 2 Review) **WARNING: POSSIBLE FILM SPOILERS AHEAD**

A.R.G. Harwood says:

Predator – One of the coolest ever Hollywood monsters! Predator 1 is one of the most enjoyable action movies I have ever seen. For me it reminds me of a time when Arnie was at his peak and nothing could stand in his way whether it be 7ft tall monsters from outer space or indestructible cyborgs from the furure. Predator displays some neat suspense, mega violence and such a cool monster. It can see the heat of our bodies and hunts us down for sport, for his amusement; what a great creation. Predator 2 is just as good a movie as the 1st, less on the suspense, more mindless violence, and the Predator displays an even more awe inspiring weapons arsenal! However, what lets the movie down is inevitably the lack of Arnie. However Danny Glover does some pretty credible work as the tough as ’20ft thick hardened steel’ cop going up against an almost indestructible foe! I have a gripe though. I’ve seen Predator 1 many times on VHS and I’ve noticed some cutting of some scenes of the attack on the camp at the beginning and an edited death scene for one…

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