Disc One of this two-disc Special Edition includes audio commentary by director John McTiernan, a text commentary track by film historian Eric Lichtenfeld (and featuring text interviews with the filmmakers), and an inside look at upcoming projects from Fox, including a brief featurette and teaser trailer for Alien vs. Predator. Disc Two adds a 29-minute making-of featurette (If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It), an Inside The Predator series of seven featurettes that take you behind the scenes, some test footage of visual effect techniques, a deleted scene and three outtakes, a predator profile image and trivia gallery that provides crucial information on such things as the creature
Dutch (Schwarzenegger) and Dillon (Weathers) are two special forces military soldiers who team up when they are sent to rescue a group of hostages held by guerrilla fighters in Central America. After a fierce battle with the local guerrillas, they head deep into the jungle to find and extract the hostages, but discover the men slaughtered in a gruesome manner. One-by-one, Dutch
With this being the third release of Predator on DVD, the movie still falls short of stellar image quality. This new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 Special Edition DVD picture is slightly improved over the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 46) due to some minor cleanup in the way of source element artifacts. The picture is generally sharp throughout, and can appear nicely textured, but other times finer details are wanting. Color fidelity seems to be just shy of full saturation, especially evident in the milky blacks, though reds pop from the otherwise mediocre, green-filled color palette with full force. Fleshtones tend to appear a bit ruddy. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. The sky above the forest is often overblown. Some grain is apparent, as are source element artifacts. Pixelization is not too much of a problem in the picture, but is noticed on occasion. Finicky viewers, however, will notice edge enhancement at times. (Suzanne Hodges)
The remastered DTS
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