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Old 05-11-10, 12:47 PM
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I'm kind of kicking myself for not realizing that Universal would probably fix The Thing in time for the prequel. I just bought it recently.

Oh, well. Should Gizmo's theorizing become reality, Prince of Darkness and They Live at the same time, please? UK commentaries pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?
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Old 05-11-10, 01:37 PM
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I'm kind of kicking myself for not realizing that Universal would probably fix The Thing in time for the prequel. I just bought it recently.

Oh, well. Should Gizmo's theorizing become reality, Prince of Darkness and They Live at the same time, please? UK commentaries pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?
Universal doesn't fix anything. I love them, but they don't help fans in any aspect it seems.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

^ check post #20
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Cover looks sweet.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

And nice extras. As long as this is under $19.99, I'll definitely be picking up, considering I never got the bare bones release. The movie cash always makes the deal better, even though I have zero expectations on the reboot coming out.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

My money's on Fox including the old BD and throwing in the DVD w/ special features. Fox sucks.
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My money's on Fox including the old BD and throwing in the DVD w/ special features. Fox sucks.
I'm going to guess they did a new transfer on this using an AVC encode and putting it on a BD50. The set has an audio commentary, so it can't be the old disc.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Nice cover. Makes this purchase even easier.

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The Thing will get rereleased when Universal brings out the prequel next year. Maybe it'll have everything the 3 year old HD DVD had this time...and no DNR.
Get the UK release. No DNR (as far as I know) and all the extras.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I just saw screencaps of The Thing BD. It doesn't look particularly DNR'd to me...
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Yeah I've only heard good things about "The Thing." Also, I heard that all of the extras from the DVD/HD-DVD are on the set, but they're just there via U-Control, rather than available separately in the extras section. I can't confirm that though.
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Yeah I've only heard good things about "The Thing." Also, I heard that all of the extras from the DVD/HD-DVD are on the set, but they're just there via U-Control, rather than available separately in the extras section. I can't confirm that though.
That's mostly true, but U-Control is such a pain in the ass it's not even worth the effort. I've got the old CE DVD, HD DVD and UK BD. I'm set for a while.
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I'm not sure there will be too much improvement given how grungy the film is to begin with. But I have to think a fresh AVC encode on a BD50 will show some benefit vs the old MPEG-2 crammed on a BD25.
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Glad I held off on the current Blu-Ray (and the 2-Disc SE, for that matter).
When I started buying Blu-rays I said to myself "no mpeg 2" and "no Dolby Digital only audio tracks" (unless old movie). I have broken down and bought a couple (under $5), but Predator wasn't one of them. I'm also glad I didn't purchase it on dvd. I had a similar rule of not buying a dvd if I had it on Laserdisc (broke that rule also but not too many times).
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Yeah I've only heard good things about "The Thing." Also, I heard that all of the extras from the DVD/HD-DVD are on the set, but they're just there via U-Control, rather than available separately in the extras section. I can't confirm that though.
The Thing's making-of documentary "Terror Takes Shape" is one of the best I've ever seen. It's 80 minutes long and covers everything about the film. It truly sucks that they threw it in their U Control feature. I hope a re-release has the documentary separate.
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The Thing's making-of documentary "Terror Takes Shape" is one of the best I've ever seen. It's 80 minutes long and covers everything about the film. It truly sucks that they threw it in their U Control feature. I hope a re-release has the documentary separate.
Luckily, I heard about this before the Blu-Ray was out, so I just hung onto my DVD.

Still, I'd love for a new Blu to fix this.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

via dreadcentral.com

Since excitement surround Nimrod Antal's Predators is nearing a fever pitch, it only makes sense that 20th Century Fox revisit the original movie that started it all and finally give it the home video treatment it so richly deserves.


That's right, kids! The Predator "Ultimate Hunter Edition" Blu-ray is officially on its way! June 29th to be exact! No word yet on if we'll be getting a new transfer (lord, we hope so), but according to High-Def Digest "the release will be a 2-disc set with over 5 hours of bonus materials including an audio commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes, and movie cash to see 'Predators' in theaters this summer."

UPDATE
We have confirmed with the powers that be ... this edition will be coming with a brand new transfer! Thank the video gods!
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
I just saw screencaps of The Thing BD. It doesn't look particularly DNR'd to me...
Then I guess you didn't see this thread. The BD clearly has added DNR that was not present on the HD DVD.

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Get the UK release. No DNR (as far as I know) and all the extras.
Yes, the UK release retains the extras, but it has the same DNR as the US release.

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Old 05-15-10, 07:49 PM
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Good ol' Universal. Sending things out to get scrubbed.
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Then I guess you didn't see this thread. The BD clearly has added DNR that was not present on the HD DVD.
Interesting.

Noticeable, I guess, but not quite an Elf or Dark City-style tragedy. Still, hopefully they fix it if they do a new disc timed to the prequel.
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Old 05-16-10, 12:47 AM
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

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Yeah I've only heard good things about "The Thing." Also, I heard that all of the extras from the DVD/HD-DVD are on the set, but they're just there via U-Control, rather than available separately in the extras section. I can't confirm that though.
Except not all of the extras are included. The current BD release took the HD-DVD master and compressed it further and added edge enhancement.

Bring on a proper BD50 re-master!
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Coolness. I never did buy this DVD. Now I'm glad I waited.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Further confirmation on the new restoration, as well as the special features detailed, over at Slashfilm:

Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition Blu-ray Special Features: (Catalog #2268509)
* ALL-NEW Digital Restoration of Predator
* ALL-NEW Sneak Peak at Predators
* ALL-NEW “Evolution of the Species: Hunters of Extreme Perfection” Featurette
* Feature-Length Audio Commentary by John McTiernan
* Text Commentary by Historian Eric Lichtensfeld
* “If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It” Making-Of Documentary
* “Inside The Predator” Documentary
* Special Effects Featurettes
* Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
* Short Takes
* Theatrical Trailers
* Photo Galleries
* Predator Profile

PREDATOR: ULTIMATE HUNTER EDITION BLU-RAY
Street Date: June 29, 2010
Prebook Date: June 2, 2010
Screen Format: Widescreen - 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, English 4.0 Dolby Surround, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 DTS
Subtitles: English/French/Spanish
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 108 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes
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Sounds pretty good
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Old 05-21-10, 07:13 PM
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SWEEEET!!! First day buy for sure!

I just wish Fox did away with the eco cases. I especially hate the 2-discers. Yuck!
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Just as long as they don't screw up the LFE and "Digital Restoration" isn't code for DNR, I'm gonna get this.
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Then I guess you didn't see this thread. The BD clearly has added DNR that was not present on the HD DVD.
That's a shame. The HD DVD is reference quality, IMO.

Even after HD DVD is dead, it's still the superior format.
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