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.
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.
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