Predator

Predator

DVD - 2013?
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Waging an all-out war against an unseen enemy, a force more powerful and deadly than any on Earth-because the predator is not of this Earth.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2013?]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE PREDA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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rp3276
Jul 21, 2020

One of my all time favorite movies. The concept of us being hunted scared me. I no longer believe it is fiction.....Two future Governors star in this movie...

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Soyghurt
Feb 24, 2020

Despite what the Derriger below says, not only is there a woman in the film, she and Arnold are the only survivors, but, unlike Arnold, she has a cameo in Predator 2. The creature was very original for the time, and still holds up well today. As if the peanut gallery knows what an alien would (or should) look like!

What many miss, repeatedly, is the social commentary on hunting. The sequel with Danny Glover made this very obvious. And if it wasn't obvious, they even put that PETA poster in the background for slower viewers.


The cloaking technology was cleverly thought out. Something that was "magic invisibility" would be too much, too perfect to be believable. But hi-tech camouflage that produces a shimmer is more credible. It was the right touch.

Trivia: Actor Shane Black is the first soldier to be killed. He ends up directing The Predator (2018)

Trivia: Elpidia Carrillo, who played Anna in the first film, has her name listed in the sequel's credits, yet doesn't seem to appear in the actual film. Look carefully during the scene inside Peter Keyes' mobile headquarters, and you will spot her. When Keyes (Gary Busey) describes how the creature activated a self-destruct device in Predator (1987), you can briefly spot Anna on one of the video screens. Carrillo filmed a debriefing scene, in which she talks to the camera and describes the events of the first film, but it was cut from the sequel.

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akirakato
Jun 16, 2019

Directed by John McTiernan in 1987, this Amercian SF horror drama depicts the mission to save hostages in guerrilla-held territory in Central America and the encounter with a technologically advanced space alien monster.
Although action-packed, fast-paced and excitingly filmed, the special effects appear primitive and the plot seems thin and flat.

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P58Jackson
Apr 27, 2019

One of two, perhaps three, movies with two governors in it. Someone said there were no females in this movie; that isn't true. It seems that this was a unique movie; covering territory that was different and entertaining.

It is something of an action/war movie with the twist that perhaps humans are the hunted, rather than the other way round.

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section31
Jan 05, 2019

This film is okay but not exceptional. Worth watching once but will never replace the original but i rate it better than the alien vs. predator films.

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Derringer
May 18, 2018

This dumb SyFy clunker features one of the most laughable-looking "aliens" I have ever seen in a big-budget, Hollywood movie. After this idiotic creature was revealed in full view, I couldn't take this film's story seriously 'cause this E.T. looked so goofy that I couldn't stop laughing at it.

Also - There are no women in this movie. And every guy in the story is trying his damnedest to outdo his fellow macho men by being the toughest badass of them all. Ha! What a joke it all was, especially with the one-dimensional Arnold Schwarzenegger playing out the same, old, stale character that he always plays in every single movie he is in - Himself.

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ManMachine
Apr 05, 2018

1987's "Predator" is one of those ruthlessly sadistic movies that (as a cheap ploy to build suspense) doesn't clearly show this creature-in-question (in the plain light of day) until well into the story.

And, I have to tell ya - When this particular "predator" does finally step out of its visual obscurity (with its wormy hair and its "Porky Pig" roadkill face) - I, literally, burst out laughing. I really did. (Ha! What a hoot!) Talk about anti-climatic!

This utterly moronic-looking predator (with fingernails so long that it couldn't even manipulate its own high-tech gadgetry properly) was one of the most laughably cheesy creatures ever designed by famed make-up effects artist, Stan Winston.

And, speaking about Predator's soundtrack music - Man-oh-man - It was so irritatingly loud far too often and it kept inexplicably building in intensity as a sorry attempt to hopefully create some much-needed suspense in this SyFy clunker.

Oh, yeah - By the way - "Predator" stars the Austrian Oak (aka. Arnold "What's-His-Name").

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donkeyhote
Apr 04, 2018

This is a quite good Schwarzy movie. The Fuzzy-Whizzy commentator here is mistaken if he thinks the Predator in the movie is a freaky, unrealistic creature of someone's imagination. Because I heard Dr. Bill Deagle of Vancouver say on talk radio in 2007 in his"Nutri-Medical Report And Clay And Iron Show" that the creation of this kind of soldiers is planned in fact. Dr. Deagle PhD said that 120,000 "super-soldiers" have been ordered to be genetically (and electronically enhanced) made. He said those hybrid soldiers will have very quick reflexes, be able to run 50 miles an hour, and jump 8 meters with a 120kg backpack. He said those soldiers are being made by mixing human genes with baboons, etc. and he said they are being developed in a place which is not America, and not Europe. He said there are experiments going on with these humanoid-animal mixes and they discard the scraps. So, the Predator of this movie, bizarre as it looks, is a reality of the future.

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greatflicks
Feb 09, 2018

Old but what an excellent movie. I saw it when it first came out but that did not deter us from watching it again.

LPL_KevinC Jun 26, 2017

Predator just celebrated its 30th birthday on June 12th, so it’s a perfect time to revisit this over the top, bro-grabbing, oiled biceps, grease painted camouflage, quote fest of a movie to see if it holds up to the cruel ravages of time. Turns out it's just as good as ever, maybe even better. Sure, the plot is thin but if that’s what you’re watching for, you might need to reevaluate some of your entertainment decision making. This is a classic line’em up and knock’em down, hunter v. hunted tale, rife with guns, lasers, alien technology, boy scout booby-traps, and of course, some of the best macho repartee committed to film.

Arnold turns in easily his best performance on the silver screen and he’s supported by a cast that’s fully committed to the vision of the action mastermind, John McTiernan. There’s no doubt I’ll watch this a few more times at least before the next installment of the franchise, The Predator, directed by Shane Black (who appears in Predator as the misfiring comedic relief, Hawkins) hits theaters in August 2018.

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GameOverMan
Mar 27, 2013

Get to the CHOPPA!!!

Sunnchilde Sep 02, 2011

"We're a rescue team - not assassins. And we don't do this kind of work."

Sunnchilde Aug 15, 2011

"You're ghost'n us mother______! I don't care WHO you are back in the world...you give away our position one more time--I'll bleed you..real quiet..and leave ya here."

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elijahn
Jun 08, 2014

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