DVD 107 mins IMDB 7.4 (32,280 votes)
R
Predator - Collector's Edition (Widescreen)
20th Century Fox (1987)
In Collection
#133

My Rating:
9

Seen It:
Yes
(2004 )
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Arnold Schwarzenegger Major 'Dutch' Schaeffer
Carl Weathers Major George Dillon
Elpidia Carrillo Anna
Bill Duke Sergeant 'Mac' Eliot
Jesse Ventura Blain
Sonny Landham Billy
Richard Chaves Poncho Ramirez
R.G. Armstrong General Phillips
Shane Black Hawkins
Kevin Peter Hall The Predator/End Helicopter Pilot
Steve Boyum Hostage Executed by the Russian (uncredited)
William H. Burton Man Shot Down from Tree (uncredited)
Sven-Ole Thorsen Russian Officer (uncredited)

Director John McTiernan
Producer John Davis; Lawrence Gordon; Joel Silver
Writer Jim Thomas; John Thomas
Cinematography Donald McAlpine
Musician Alan Silvestri
User Credit 1 Mark Helfrich; John F. Link
User Credit 2 Marilyn Vance

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country. Once there, he encounters an old army buddy (Carl Weathers) who has gotten too deep in the CIA's good graces for Dutch's comfort. When he and his team go into the jungle to rescue the others, they get involved in a pitched battle with local guerillas, but they are more than capable of besting these vicious fighters. However, not long after that, they encounter signs that the equally capable men they were sent to rescue were all killed unawares and in an unusually gruesome fashion. Given their training, it should have been impossible for anyone to best all of these commando warriors. Soon, the men from Dutch's own team get picked off one by one, as they grow aware that they are up against something uncanny, not of this world, something that is hunting them for sport. Why? Because their skills make them worthy opponents for the perfectly camouflaged Predator. This carefully paced action movie was given poor reviews by many movie critics, but was sufficiently satisfying for its (largely male) audiences that a successful sequel (Predator 2) was released in 1990. — Clarke Fountain

Edition Details
Barcode 024543115809
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/25/2005
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: Color Widescreen Dolby Collector's Edition DTS Surround Sound
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 Nothing like it has ever been on earth before.
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Notes
Trivia: Due to health and safety regulations, Arnold Schwarzenegger was not allowed to light his cigar inside the helicopter near the beginning of the film. As a result the glow was added optically in post-production. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The dust cover on Billy's M16 is alternately open/closed between shots in the scenes leading up to the guerrilla camp firefight. (more)

Quotes: Dutch: My team works alone, you know that. (more)

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations (more)