Predator 3d 20 11 2013
If we were to have such a list on this site, Predator would top it. Several times a year is nothing for Predator, a true mark of a classic.It has aged so little too, something that’s probably down to the lack of descriptors you’ll find in a jungle to give away the year, such as 1980’s cars or nightclubs.After all, this is not a dedicated conversion but an automated one.
It’s a movie that shouldn’t have worked well in 3D. But not for reasons of which I had originally postulated – such as a screen full of abstract vegetation presenting a large separation job, something which isn’t as easy as…
This ‘good’ footage only accounts for about 20% of the movie. Even the Copyright 2010 text is on the inner spindle. Instead, we get a conversion handled by a bunch of half-assed mountain boys.
For more about Predator 3D and the Predator 3D Blu-ray release, see Predator 3D Blu-ray Review published by It's probably getting harder and harder to remember, but there was a time when Arnold Schwarzenegger was arguably the biggest action adventure star in the movies, years before his extramarital dalliances and close personal relationship with Botox made him a walking self-parody.
But now we can draw a line under it – what they witnessed was select footage taken from the movie that worked, probably down to circumstance or particulars of Mc Tiernan’s style. The 3D Blu Ray release and the ‘Ultimate Hunter’ 2D release, complete with the features that came with that original release. Some people might prefer this viewing experience for Predator, even if it’s mediocre. But I could only recommend holding onto the 2008 original release – if only for a consistent viewing experience.
For comparison, I ran these scenes through Sony’s Bravia upscaling technology on the 2D version, they looked very similar. To show how lazy Fox have been, they’ve simply taken the UHE disc out of it’s own packaging and bundled it in with this one. Personally, I find UHE to have pros and cons versus the 2008 ‘grain’ release. Manly Movie was hoping for something pretty sophisticated.