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Predator 3D blu-ray announced; available for preorder at Comic Con with limited edition figurine

Jul. 16, 2013by:

John McTiernan's original monster classic, PREDATOR, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, will apparently be getting the 3D treatment later this year as Fox has announced that the film will have a presence at Comic Con this year, which is likely the "big" PREDATOR news that was rumored yesterday. I suppose there's always the possibility that they could announce a new film, but it seems like they're putting everything into the blu-ray release, which comes with a number of perks, especially if you're at SDCC.

Here's the rundown from the press release:

In a first-of-its-kind activation at Comic-Con, fans can enter booth #3528 and have their photo taken with state of the art cameras courtesy of 3D Systems.  Their image will then be used to make them the victim as a customized figurine is created using 3D Systems 3D printing technology that features the Predator alien holding the fans’ severed head!

The figurine is only available to fans that purchase the PREDATOR Blu-ray 3D, available exclusively for pre-order at Comic-Con and packaged in a limited edition Predator head for $129.99.  Fans can also receive the figurine with the purchase of a “headless” Blu-ray 3D for $49.99.

Additionally fans will get a first look at the all-new 3D transfer of the film before it arrives on Blu-ray 3D later this year as they enter the jungle that is ruled by the ultimate warrior that came from another planet.

Attendees can also participate in the “Hunt the Predator” challenge.  Fans who find the Predator, take a photo and upload it to their social networks with the official hashtag “#HUNTthePREDATOR” will be entered to receive a front of the line pass at the Predator 3D booth for an exclusive 3D printed figurine. 

The PREDATOR Blu-ray 3D will be shipped to all those that pre-order at Comic-Con when it is officially released in December.  The custom figurine will be shipped following the convention.

I know there's a lot of hate for 3D and often deservedly so, but as PREDATOR is one of my all-time favorite films from one of my all-time favorite directors (ironically in prison while this goes down), I'm intrigued to see what the 3D transfer looks like. It's not like PREDATOR needs a 3D upgrade, as it has stood the test of time in terms of quality and entertainment, but if it enhances the film in any way, I'm down. We'll be sure to update here if we're able to check it out.

Are there any classics you'd like to see given the 3D treatment?

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9:52AM on 07/17/2013
Predators derailed for me when Noland turned out to be a kook. I was thinking that Noland finally had some ''soldiers'' to utilize the Predator gear he had been salvaging over the cycles and an battle would ensue between the humans and the now more evenly matched, Preds.

clearly, i wasnt in on the writing process of Predators.
Predators derailed for me when Noland turned out to be a kook. I was thinking that Noland finally had some ''soldiers'' to utilize the Predator gear he had been salvaging over the cycles and an battle would ensue between the humans and the now more evenly matched, Preds.

clearly, i wasnt in on the writing process of Predators.
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11:16PM on 07/16/2013

Predators was a noble failure

Its first half was fine, its second half fell into a derivative remake-of-sorts of the first film. I had no problem with Adrien Brody, but his star has fallen very much, and I don't think people connected enough with him or the film for FOX to rush a sequel. They're probably in a position where they're trying to figure out the best way to keep it going. It made money but it didn't make as much as they wanted. I'd still like to see a direct sequel but I feel like it's Terminator Salvation at
Its first half was fine, its second half fell into a derivative remake-of-sorts of the first film. I had no problem with Adrien Brody, but his star has fallen very much, and I don't think people connected enough with him or the film for FOX to rush a sequel. They're probably in a position where they're trying to figure out the best way to keep it going. It made money but it didn't make as much as they wanted. I'd still like to see a direct sequel but I feel like it's Terminator Salvation at this point: the studio knows it wasn't a big enough hit that people would flock to see another one.
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9:48AM on 07/17/2013
Predators derailed for me when Noland turned out to be a kook. I was thinking that Noland finally had some ''soldiers'' to utilize the Predator gear he had been salvaging over the cycles and an battle would ensue between the humans and the now more evenly matched, Preds.

clearly, i wasnt in on the writing process of Predators.
Predators derailed for me when Noland turned out to be a kook. I was thinking that Noland finally had some ''soldiers'' to utilize the Predator gear he had been salvaging over the cycles and an battle would ensue between the humans and the now more evenly matched, Preds.

clearly, i wasnt in on the writing process of Predators.
8:13PM on 07/16/2013

Okay, this is a really cool idea.

I'm not a hater of 3D, so I do welcome it with open arms generally. It seems we are now out of the dark period of badly converted 3D films, so I'm excited to see how this one holds up. I've never even seen Predator before, so this could be a fun way to see it for the first time!

I am digging that promotion, too. The fact that you can have your likeness added to a figurine to make it look like the Predator is holding your severed head? That sounds just plain awesome, haha :p Silly, but
I'm not a hater of 3D, so I do welcome it with open arms generally. It seems we are now out of the dark period of badly converted 3D films, so I'm excited to see how this one holds up. I've never even seen Predator before, so this could be a fun way to see it for the first time!

I am digging that promotion, too. The fact that you can have your likeness added to a figurine to make it look like the Predator is holding your severed head? That sounds just plain awesome, haha :p Silly, but awesome.

I hope there is a figurine-less version of it coming out sometime, though. $50 for a movie I've never seen seems a little costly, especially if the main perk is that there is a collector's item of memorabilia for the movie in question that I've never seen before, haha.

Excited to see what happens with this. :) Bring it on! :D
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6:05PM on 07/16/2013

They had better do a completely new transfer

I own the previous Bluray etd of Predator and still want my money back. It's terrible, one of the worst transfers I have ever seen. I hope this is a from scratch release for those who may want it and that they will be generous to re-release a definitive 2D version as well.
I own the previous Bluray etd of Predator and still want my money back. It's terrible, one of the worst transfers I have ever seen. I hope this is a from scratch release for those who may want it and that they will be generous to re-release a definitive 2D version as well.
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3:01PM on 07/16/2013

Big news?

Big whoop.
Big whoop.
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2:49PM on 07/16/2013
And one of the seven people that own a 3D Blu-ray player said, "Oh cool, I'll pick that up. When it's on sale."

The figure thing is pretty cool, but as I said on AITH, if you checked out Twitter, people were going apeshit for a possible sequel. Fox needs to get with the program.
And one of the seven people that own a 3D Blu-ray player said, "Oh cool, I'll pick that up. When it's on sale."

The figure thing is pretty cool, but as I said on AITH, if you checked out Twitter, people were going apeshit for a possible sequel. Fox needs to get with the program.
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9:09AM on 07/17/2013
Only 7 people own a ps3? Damn, I was horribly wrong on how much market penetration I thought there was.
Only 7 people own a ps3? Damn, I was horribly wrong on how much market penetration I thought there was.
4:26PM on 07/17/2013
Does all humor get lost on you? Or just this time?
Does all humor get lost on you? Or just this time?
2:40PM on 07/16/2013
Really wish I was going to comic con this year. I'm jealous of everyone who goes and gets to see all the new stuff first.
Really wish I was going to comic con this year. I'm jealous of everyone who goes and gets to see all the new stuff first.
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1:51PM on 07/16/2013

Well, crap.

While this does sound awesome, I was really hoping for a new Predator flick either continuing the franchise or rebooting it.
While this does sound awesome, I was really hoping for a new Predator flick either continuing the franchise or rebooting it.
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1:50PM on 07/16/2013
While I couldn't care less about a 3D blu ray. I think the reason Predator still holds up after all these years, besides being awesome, is that it was shot in the Mexican jungle with a man in a Stan Winston suit. It's all practical, there's no cheap effects to make it look dated. I would love a better non-3D blu ray release.
While I couldn't care less about a 3D blu ray. I think the reason Predator still holds up after all these years, besides being awesome, is that it was shot in the Mexican jungle with a man in a Stan Winston suit. It's all practical, there's no cheap effects to make it look dated. I would love a better non-3D blu ray release.
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1:35PM on 07/16/2013
damn, guess that site i saw yesterday was right.
damn, guess that site i saw yesterday was right.
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1:26PM on 07/16/2013
Predator is one of my favorite films as well, but the Bluray transfers Fox has given us in the past has disappointed considerably. The last release was DNR'd to all hell. Arnie looked like he belonged in a wax museum. Here's hoping Fox has learned from their mistakes and gives us a quality new transfer to a classic action film.
Predator is one of my favorite films as well, but the Bluray transfers Fox has given us in the past has disappointed considerably. The last release was DNR'd to all hell. Arnie looked like he belonged in a wax museum. Here's hoping Fox has learned from their mistakes and gives us a quality new transfer to a classic action film.
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