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Predator Trilogy Arrives on 4K Blu-Ray August 7th

20th Century Fox have now officially announced that Predator, Predator 2 and Predators will be arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray on August 7th in the United States ($29.99) while the UK (£19.99) gets them a day earlier on August 6th. Each set can be bought individually while Predator also has an exclusive steelbook version (Best Buy/Zavvi), and the three films can be bought as part of a Trilogy set for $51.29/£34.99.

 Predator Trilogy Arrives on 4K Blu-Ray August 7th

Special features look set to be the same as the previous Blu-Rays and DVD sets, at least for Predator though the other films aren’t listed. Dolby Atmos tracks don’t appear to be included – instead settling for the current DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. I suppose what will be interesting is whether or not Fox have used the same DNR method on the new transfer to get rid of all the grain like they did previously. I know some people liked it and some people hated it. (See Predator Blu-Ray Comparison for the DNR comparison). You can see the full press release and artwork below.

Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting for the news.

Full Press Release

Deep in the jungle, several bodies have been discovered skinned and hanging from trees although who or what could have done this is a mystery. Military covert specialist Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his team are called in to eliminate the threat, but once in the heart of the menacing jungle, they discover something far worse than they could ever have imagined, the Predator alien which has come to earth with cloaking technology, extensive combat skills and a desire to hunt humans for sport.

PREDATOR 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray bonus features include deleted scenes and outtakes, audio commentary by Director John McTiernan, Inside the Predator featurettes and more. A limited-edition Steelbook collectible will be available exclusively at Best Buy.

Fans can also take home the new PREDATOR 3-Movie Collection, including PREDATOR, PREDATOR 2and PREDATORS. In PREDATOR, Arnold Schwarzenegger wages an all-out war against a force more powerful and deadly than any on earth. Then in PREDATOR 2, hardheaded cop Danny Glover battles the predator in the URBAN JUNGLE of Los Angeles. Finally, in PREDATORS, Adrien Brody leads a group of elite warriors who find themselves on an alien planet targeted by a VICIOUS new breed of predators. It’s the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey! In addition to the wide availability of the PREDATOR 3-Movie Collection on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, a limited-edition Steelbook version of the collection will be available on Blu-ray at Best Buy and FYE.

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 Predator Trilogy Arrives on 4K Blu-Ray August 7th

PREDATOR 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:

  • Predator: Evolution of a Species-Hunters of Extreme Perfection
  • Audio Commentary by Director John McTiernan
  • Text Commentary by Film Historian Eric Lichtenfeld
  • If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It: The Making of Predator
  • Inside the Predator Featurettes
  • Special Effects Featurettes
  • Short Takes with the Filmmakers
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Photo Gallery and Predator Profile

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 Predator Trilogy Arrives on 4K Blu-Ray August 7th

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 Predator Trilogy Arrives on 4K Blu-Ray August 7th

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 Predator Trilogy Arrives on 4K Blu-Ray August 7th



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Comments: 28
  1. The Old One
    Not yet, an Alien 4K cut has been approved this year by Ridley Scott though.
    Aliens on Blu-ray is likely the best we're going to get judging from JC's track record, it'll probably be exactly the same colour timing etc in 4K.
    He could surprise us and release a  wax sculpture mess with digital transformations.  (Judgment Day 4K)

    A3 is anyone's guess, I'd want a new intermediate cut with fixed compositing.
    (More on the side of the Assembly Cut, trim some of the fat.)
    The theatrical cut nor the assembly cut is the best that could be made of the editing and pacing of that film.
    It would still be the longest of the three original Alien films at it's best.
  2. azamultic
    I'm hesitant on buying either Predator or Aliens in 4k because there isn't any way to fix the film grain issue, now is there? It's just the way films were made back then. What we've got is what we've got. The end.

    Plus it's kind of weird to buy a trilogy to then only later buy another movie. I've bought dozens of these duology/trilogy/quadrilogy's in the past and at my ripe old age... i kind of feel like a sucker. I'm happy with my blu-ry and dvd's tbh and I'll wait for The Predator in 4k... well if it's good, of course.

    Still it's not just me right? From degrading VHS to DVD was a large step up and from DVD to Bluray was even better but shockingly movies from the 70/80/early 90's don't (to me) get any better with their 4k transfers. However older films oddly do seem better. Is it worth it to buy 4k, in most cases, no but they do seem better.

    I always loved to look at the details and how movies were made, So when I got the Blue Ray Predator 2 I was sooo happy, because I could see the ropes they used for making Predator net slide, or the rope which pulled the jamaican gangster with dreads, I only then noticed that they used puppet face for the same Jamaican guy when net slides through his skin. Also I could notice so mush more details and textures on the Predator. So I was really happy to see it on better resolution then my VHS which still exists, but almost unwatchable (because of how many times I watched it). Or look at all the details of the Jungle in the Original one.
    Of course it's probably killing the actual final results that creators were aiming for, but because these are my favorite movies, I love to look at all the small details I didn't notice before on VHS.
  3. whiterabbit
    I'm hesitant on buying either Predator or Aliens in 4k because there isn't any way to fix the film grain issue, now is there? It's just the way films were made back then. What we've got is what we've got. The end.

    Plus it's kind of weird to buy a trilogy to then only later buy another movie. I've bought dozens of these duology/trilogy/quadrilogy's in the past and at my ripe old age... i kind of feel like a sucker. I'm happy with my blu-ry and dvd's tbh and I'll wait for The Predator in 4k... well if it's good, of course.

    Still it's not just me right? From degrading VHS to DVD was a large step up and from DVD to Bluray was even better but shockingly movies from the 70/80/early 90's don't (to me) get any better with their 4k transfers. However older films oddly do seem better. Is it worth it to buy 4k, in most cases, no but they do seem better.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2018/08/07/predator-3-movie-collection-4k-blu-ray-review-one-ugly/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1711941898&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesTechTwitter#fb4f68643b9d

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    While the presentation of Predator 2 lets the AV side down a bit, the original Predator is the one that really matters to movie fans. And with that Fox has done an excellent job of finally giving us the sort of home video release such a classic film deserves.

    In fact, with the two follow-on films not really doing the first film proud, my biggest question where this three-movie collection is concerned is if you wouldn’t actually be better off saving yourself a few quid by just getting the solo 4K release of the original film instead.
  5. Valaquen
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    The package also includes the film on Blu-ray Disc. Unfortunately, this isn’t a newly-mastered Blu-ray edition, created from the new 4K scan. It’s the exact same Ultimate Hunter Edition Blu-ray that was released in 2010. That means it’s been scrubbed to within an inch of its life with DNR, so much so that everyone looks like a plastic G.I. Joe doll. It’s rubbish… except that it features a very nice package of extras. Those include the same audio commentary with McTiernan, the text commentary with Lichtenfeld, and the following additional features:
    Oh well, I was gonna buy these for my brother. He doesn't have 4K but I thought he'd appreciate a new BD that was better than the last release. If this is the case then feck it. My wallet's closed.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    Couple of reviews I've found. Not read through/watched them yet.




    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/item/predator-uhd

    https://hdmoviesourcebluray.blogspot.com/2018/08/predator-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-review-the-basics.html



    Is the regular Blu-Ray just the UHE repackaged? Or are they the new transfer compressed to 1080p?

    This is something I'm curious about as well.

    And unfortunately not. Per Digital Bits -

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    The package also includes the film on Blu-ray Disc. Unfortunately, this isn’t a newly-mastered Blu-ray edition, created from the new 4K scan. It’s the exact same Ultimate Hunter Edition Blu-ray that was released in 2010. That means it’s been scrubbed to within an inch of its life with DNR, so much so that everyone looks like a plastic G.I. Joe doll. It’s rubbish… except that it features a very nice package of extras. Those include the same audio commentary with McTiernan, the text commentary with Lichtenfeld, and the following additional features:
  7. Doomofman
    Got the Trilogy today from Amazon, watched through the first movie... It's so much better than the 08 version... Do yourself a favour when you watch it... Right after you finish, throw in the 08 version (or UHE version) if you have it, it looks SO bad in comparison... Predator in 4K is GLORIOUS...


    Little bonus bit, I noticed the inside of the packaging of the UK boxset has a cool bit of art I hadn't seen before... Enjoy


    https://i.imgur.com/hOGbGDR.jpg
  8. Dean Learner
    I bought Predator on iTunes ages a go for a couple of pounds and I was delighted when it was upgraded for free to the new 4K version. I couldnt go side by side comparisons, but the transfer looks a lot healthier and better than the DNR'd mess we've seen before.
  9. The Old One
    Really?

    The 4K of Predator makes all others obsolete just by existing. Especially since of the two releases we have, one is barely better than the DVD and the other is DNR'd into oblivion loosing tons of texture and detail across the film.
  10. D88M
    Funny, i would have never thought this was a "trilogy", but Predator and the sequel, and then some kind of reboot. Anyway, i hope the video quality is good, i really like the covers.
  11. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Cool, though some what redundant seeing as the upcoming movie The Predator which will lead to the Predator Quadrilogy Bluray DVD box set, but this is still a cool piece for one's collectors edition.
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