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Predator Films to Receive 4K and New Steelbook Releases

It looks like we’ll be seeing some new 4K and Steelbook Blu-Ray releases for the Predator films around the time of release for The Predator in September. This info is coming our way from movie retailer website FilmArena, and the new listings are for Czech releases.

It’s typically common to have new home re-releases to promote an upcoming sequel in a franchise, so I would imagine we’ll be seeing these or similar releases in the UK and US as well. The covers for the 4K sets may be placeholder, but it seems more likely that the Steelbook artworks are final.

 

 Predator Films to Receive 4K and New Steelbook Releases

The listings show 4K releases for each film, (oddly enough including a December 6th release date for the 4K Blu-Ray of the upcoming The Predator) as well as the Steelbook releases of a trilogy set and the original film.

So far the only Alien films to have received the 4K treatment are the more recent Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, but hopefully it won’t be too long before the others are given the format as well. Having recently adopted the format myself, I have been impressed with the quality of the two films over their 1080p discs.

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Comments: 40
  1. redalert51
    The Steel book packageing , they scratch so easily and paper ( cardboard ) tear as well , I hope for the “ Alien series blu-ray Box set packageing, but. having said that ,, I am looking forward for the “4K UHD( HDR) ...
     
  2. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Yeah I watched predator 3D with virtual reality goggles , and I have to be honest , I sincerely enjoyed it, especially the scene where the predator comes out of the water in all his glory after Dutch , totally badass in my opinion , also you get the full perspective on your how huge Kevin peter hall really was ... wow! 😲
  3. Steek around
    After watching my Predator 3D bluray, i couldnt watch it any other way.   Im a rarity that likes 3D lol.   130" projector display also helps with that  ;)
  4. The Old One
    Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Fifth Element both came with 1080p versions of the 4K disc on Blu-ray in their new releases.

    However with Fox it's hard to guess;
    Neither Prometheus or it's sequel were true 4K releases, Prometheus was packaged with the same blu-ray disc we've been getting since 2012, Covenant's Blu-ray was notably inferior to the 4K, not just by virtue of it being lower detail but also the colour timing was different.

    It's a bit of a draw of straws when it comes to Fox if I'm honest, they might just package the UHE with the 4K disc and call it a day, or we could finally get a worthy standard Blu-ray that's simply the compressed 4K. At this time we don't know.
  5. Xenomrph
    Oh, that transfer was nowhere near that bad. There were like 3 or 4 moments where it looks waxy. The rest was crisp.

    Have to disagree with you there chief, it was abysmal.

    Good news is that this new version is a 4K mastering from the original negative, meaning it will be far and away the best looking version.
    Thank Christ.

    What are the chances they’ll do a regular Blu-ray run of the new transfer? I don’t have a 4K player or television, nor the spare cash to upgrade, but I’d sure love to finally upgrade my ‘Predator’ DVD.
  6. Xenomrph
    Any word on if the Predator 4K transfer will be a better transfer than the shitty, waxy version we've gotten for the 'Predator' bluray so far? Because if they're just using the same transfer and upscaling it, then it's just going to be as shitty as the bluray but in higher definition so it looks even worse.
  7. azamultic
    I get what your getting at but ultimately this one rare time I have to disagree , I think 20th Century Fox are one of the worst studios who just make a quick bunch without much care on the quality, there’s zero quality control the way there is at other studios and they have earned the hate lately imo , it’s like there’s no sense of pride anymore in their franchises or the quality on what they are putting out, that’s why I hope the Comcast/Disney take over will happen. Because I find disney to take their content and reputation quite seriously. I mean the last film’s 20th century fox put out imo that had any clout was the new planets of the apes. When I compare Fox to other studios and how they treat their franchises , there’s things that just don’t happen at other studios , there’s a sense of pride in what they are putting out there and it shows , even a Disney poster or dvd cover has a bit of thought put into it , there are things at Fox like leaked scrips, photos and anything in between  , and overall it’s just sloppiness in general. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen at other studios , it does , but it’s a lot rarer than fox , fox have some sort of consistency of leaking the whole film before it’s even released ,  I mean when I think of predator a lot of the good stuff doesn’t even come from fox , it comes from dark horse. What does that tell you ?

    I see your point Elder, to be honest I can't debate here. I am not into movie industry anymore as I used to be, so I don't have much valid information about 20 century fox and other studios.  ;)
  8. ELDERCLANLEADER
    I get what your getting at but ultimately this one rare time I have to disagree , I think 20th Century Fox are one of the worst studios who just make a quick bunch without much care on the quality, there’s zero quality control the way there is at other studios and they have earned the hate lately imo , it’s like there’s no sense of pride anymore in their franchises or the quality on what they are putting out, that’s why I hope the Comcast/Disney take over will happen. Because I find disney to take their content and reputation quite seriously. I mean the last film’s 20th century fox put out imo that had any clout was the new planets of the apes. When I compare Fox to other studios and how they treat their franchises , there’s things that just don’t happen at other studios , there’s a sense of pride in what they are putting out there and it shows , even a Disney poster or dvd cover has a bit of thought put into it , there are things at Fox like leaked scrips, photos and anything in between  , and overall it’s just sloppiness in general. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen at other studios , it does , but it’s a lot rarer than fox , fox have some sort of consistency of leaking the whole film before it’s even released ,  I mean when I think of predator a lot of the good stuff doesn’t even come from fox , it comes from dark horse. What does that tell you ?
  9. azamultic
    Yeah sure , I get you bro , they have a deadline etc , but surely I quick google search is all it takes if you are not sure which character is which , imo it’s just laziness , take a bit of pride in what you are putting out there and make it right , I suppose what I’m getting at is I couldn’t see other studios making blunders like that. Can you imagine Pixar putting bullseye or Jesse on a toy story 1s dvd cover ? when they only appeared from the second one onwards ? Because I can’t. Or doctor octopus appearing on the first Sam raimi’s Spider-Man film cover even though he was in the second ? Very unlikely, I just feel that fox are so sloppy with their franchises , compared to other studios.

    To be honest I cannot debate on that subject because I am not too aware of all covers of Sony, Paramaunt, Disney Pixar products. For me I think a lot of people frustrated with 20 entury fox fo a little bit failing on your(I mean your and other people on this forum ) favourite franchise, and it's why 20 century fox getting so hated in this forum. I am not saying they not decerving it, but I do think it's a normal thing in movie industry, it's just we reacting so strongly because it's connected to alien, predator universes. I am sure if we will check on Spider Man forum we will see a lot of hate on Sony too, and I am sure fans there has big reasons and very minor ridiculous reasons (like mandibles) ;)... Pixar to me is a little bit off comparising, because they have much less movies then 20 Century Fox, I mean they are 50 years younger then 20 Century. Don't take me wrong, I am not happy with the product 20 Century Fox giving us lately, but I do think that a lot of Fan's rant actual comming from subjective frustration than from objective understanding of the reality of Industry.
  10. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Yeah sure , I get you bro , they have a deadline etc , but surely I quick google search is all it takes if you are not sure which character is which , imo it’s just laziness , take a bit of pride in what you are putting out there and make it right , I suppose what I’m getting at is I couldn’t see other studios making blunders like that. Can you imagine Pixar putting bullseye or Jesse on a toy story 1s dvd cover ? when they only appeared from the second one onwards ? Because I can’t. Or doctor octopus appearing on the first Sam raimi’s Spider-Man film cover even though he was in the second ? Very unlikely, I just feel that fox are so sloppy with their franchises , compared to other studios.
  11. azamultic
    Yeah azamultic , I guess , my old predator 2 dvd has the predator 2 mask on the cover , it’s pretty sloppy when you think about it , considering how much these guys are probably paid by fox. You would of thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to actually get the characters right. And why are they using hot toys figures ? Maybe I’m reading too much into it but It’s little things like this that make me question how much love 20th century fox actually have for the franchise.

    I dont' think you need to take it this personal, these franchises are just products, it has some art+entertaining, a lot of fans, but in the end of the day it's a product. And I personaly think that when they give assignments probably deadlines are super tight so designers and workers just don't have much time to be anal abouth things. Using hot toys and statues is a good refrence. When I am modeling Predator, I use all kinds of refrences, cosplay, statues, toys, fan art, concepts, others people 3d models. Because f you will stick your self to actual production stills and screenshotes of movie and BtS footage, you really limiting your self on a refrence department. It's not like these cover designers of DVD rerelease getting actual actor in the real suite for photoshooting, or actual props in their office(I think). They getting assignment in the morning and by the end of the day boss of DVD department or publishing need to have covers ready. It's my thoughts. And I am sure the heads of 20 century not thinking that using official statues or toys as ref for the cover is so offensive to fans  ;). They probably will be shocked how we are anal about mandibles and little things like using toys for the cover or using Wolf for Predator 2 cover ;D
  12. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Yeah azamultic , I guess , my old predator 2 dvd has the predator 2 mask on the cover , it’s pretty sloppy when you think about it , considering how much these guys are probably paid by fox. You would of thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to actually get the characters right. And why are they using hot toys figures ? Maybe I’m reading too much into it but It’s little things like this that make me question how much love 20th century fox actually have for the franchise.
  13. azamultic
    Anyone notice that the classic predator has the AVP scar on his helmet ? Also why is wolf on predator 2’s cover ? They are not very accurate representations of the films in question are they ? ???

    I am from Kazakhstan, and in video stores, we had Predator 2 DVD with this cover somewhen in 2007, I don't know why it happened, but they used this cover for at least 10-11 years. I guess just the design department had assignment and didn't care much for the actual accuracy. That happenes with movie covers :)
  14. RidgeTop
    Thanks man, surprised they'd already have a blu-ray release date for the new film, though I would expect a home release before the year's end. And yeah it really is about time we got a 4K release for the Alien and AVP films.
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