Predator 3D coming to Blu-ray in December

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    Just announced at Comic-Con...

    Predator 3D will be coming to Blu-ray.

    Limited Edition Head Packaging (500 available)
     
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    The last Blu-ray release of this movie was such a disaster that maybe a new transfer had to be struck in order to do the conversion.
     
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    We might be in luck. Somebody posted this link at another site:

    https://twitter.com/tylerfdvdtalk/status/357926543474966528
     
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    good news if really true. if not, i stick with my old mpeg2 version. can you please provide the link to his tweet. i can't find it.
     
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    Damn! I thought I had bought this movie for the last time. :)
     
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    I have no idea why so many people think the old mpeg2 version is OK. It as less resolution than the recent remaster, it's just masked by a huge amount of video noise. Anyway, this new release will render hopefully both of those obsolete.
     
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    This may be one classic 3D conversion that's worth it.

    "Get to the choppah!"
     
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    Hey Ron,

    Can you confirm with your contacts at Fox if the 2D version is actually a new 4K transfer? There seems to be a little confusion about this.
     
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    I am meeting with Fox tomorrow night. I shall ask. In fact,
    I may be able to get an answer sooner.
     
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    Just received confirmation directly from Fox that the 2D
    version (in addition to the 3D) is indeed a new 4K transfer.
     
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    Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in! :)
     
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    Is this new 4K transfer actually new or was it the basis for the last Predator release which some people ( including myself ) would not buy.
     
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    Awesome, thanks! Very much looking forward to this.
     
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    I went to SDCC few weeks ago and got the chance to talk to someone that looked to be the manager of the Predator 3D Booth. I first started out by referencing the "Ultimate Edition" and the problems with the edition's transfer being DNR'd to heck and back. His response was a very sincere "mistakes were made on that release" which quite honestly took me by surprise. But than I remembered that 20th Century Fox has been re-issueing their controversial BluRays with better/different video transfers that seem to get better praise on release, so I was glad he said they re-scanned the film and won't repeat the same mistake.
     
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    I remember them saying that transfer was "director approved" so i guess it depends on who you speak to, if this really is a brand new 4K film scan and doesn't have the DNR - Edge enhancement sharpening issues then i will re-buy it, not interested in the 3D edition because they will have to go for a very smooth look for that release.

    I wonder why Universal didn't do a brand new 2D release for Jurassic Park, the 3D edition isn't to my liking but they could have taken the opportunity to make a new 2D release which improves on the original release.
     
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    The information I received comes directly from James Finn at Fox.

    However, just for you, Malcolm, I am going to again pose the question
    again to Mr. Finn tonight when I see him. I'm certain that he's going to
    reiterate to me that this is a brand-new transfer all around.

    Check back in this thread later this evening.
     
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    Fox has been cranking out some very good transfers on some of the catalog titles I have seen lately and I think this one is going to turn out well.
     
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    I never recall Fox saying the UHE was Director Approved - any source for that? The Director was in jail as far as I know.
     

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