Excellent Release of Two-Disc Versions
Back In Time | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are the two-disc versions of both Predator and Predator 2 (4 discs total) in slim cases with the cover shown on Amazon. The best of both worlds, and a small package for more valuable shelf space."
Worth it if you are a fan
C. Owens | Texas | 01/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this item advertised and decided to look into it. I wanted the 2 disk versions of each movie and thought this would be a good option..particularly because other reviews indicated it was packaged in a slim case (my shelf needs some room, so consolidation and smaller size, without sacrificing content is attractive to me). Each one of the special editions of these two movies goes for around $13-$15 a piece so it seemed like a good enough deal.
I picked this up and when I first got it in my hands, I started to doubt my choice. As advertised, the slip case contained only 2 slim dvd cases. I wondered if each one of those actually contained contained 2 disk, or did I in fact get the old, bare bones versions? And the fact that there are no specs on the outer slip as to the contents didn't make me feel any better. I slid the snap cases for each film out of the slip case and grew more aggrevated as the back of each case showed the features listed on the "bare bones" versions only. I opened the cases and to my relief, it was indeed the 2 disk versions, with a disk on the inside of each door. So it looks like someone at Fox messed up, or was just lazy, because this is the 2 disk version of each film, in the bare bones boxes.
So rest assured, you are getting the 2 disk special editions for a decent price and in a more compact package. (search around...I found mine for a heck of a price elsewhere).
As for the movies, I'm sure you have seen them. Predator, despite a few small moments, still holds up well. I Can't say as much for Pred 2. The movie is dated, and some of the things that made it a bit silly originally, shine even bolder here. Still, when Kevin Peter Hall is onscreen in a Stan Winston designed Predator suit, it is enteratining.
As for the features, there is some real fun stuff here. The cast of both films is entertaining to watch in enterviews..particularly the first film. The first film had a big group of testosterone driven guys and you can tell it was a fun boys club on set. I mean, you have 2 future governors in that cast, both with super competitive personalities bigger than life. As for the second film, I have two words...Gary Busey.
If you don't own the Predator films and are thinking about getting them, this is the way to go...as long as you can overlook the mis-packaging."