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

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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