A Few Words About A few words about...™ Predator 2 -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    As occasional problems still arise from various studios of major Blu-ray releases that are far from perfect, it's nice to see second tier titles receiving a quality treatment.

    Predator 2 from Fox is a beautiful Blu-ray release. Rich colors, strong blacks, and proper true transparency that works perfectly.

    For those who desire to own 2 along with the original, this is a rock solid Blu-ray.

    RAH
     
  2. John Sparks

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    Just watched it and it sure is heads above the SD. The grandkids have a new SD in their collection!
     
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    I hope that the grandkids are a little older than 10 [​IMG]
     
  4. John Sparks

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    Two months ago, they sat down with me and watched "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" marathon...all three movies!

    The ages are 8 to 11. If i don't expose them to the classics, they'll be lost. Their generation, to me, is what will comtinue the love for the old b/w classics!!!

    I have them for a week, starting this Friday, and they'll be watching all the old sci-fi classics! Last year, they watched the original "Invaders from Mars." After I told them how it was told from their point of view...they were in awe!!!

    So many classics, so little time!
     
  5. OliverK

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    A Creature from the Black Lagoon is really a very special treat - introducing them to something they don't see every day [​IMG]

    But I would hardly call Predator 2 comparable or a classic, so I am still wondering if that is an appropriate movie for the grandkids at their age ?
     
  6. John Sparks

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    Believe me, kids this day have been exposed to so much...it boggles the mind.
     
  7. Johnny Angell

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    I understand what you are saying, but I still don't think P2 is a movie for 10 year-olds. But you know them and I don't. I do approve of your introducing them to the old b&w sci-fi classics.

    If they grow up loving old b&w movies, they will be the richer for it.
     
  8. John Sparks

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    I'm sitting at the keyboard thinking what's this guy talking about, not for 10 year olds. D'oh! How could I have forgotten "THOSE" scenes!

    Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    i saw robocop in the theater at 11.5. talk about a not appropriate movie [​IMG]
     
  11. Stephen_J_H

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    Actually, in terms of graphic content, Robocop is about on par with Predator 2:
    Graphic violence? Check.
    Coarse Language? Check.
    Gratuitous nudity? Check, although P2's nudity is in the context of a sex scene, therefore raising the bar.

    In terms of quality though, Robocop wins hands down. A brilliant satire, compared to P2's status as merely enjoyable trash.
     

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