As the movie was shot on low grade film stock in the 1980's this is the best it will look, ok plenty grain (and so there should be its inherent in the film.) nice detail and this is how predator is meant to look, the hunter edition removes the grain, at the expense of skin texture and a lot of fine detail (completely removing the point of the HD experience), buy the predator 1&2 pack to get this decent version.
I remember when this film first came out. I had it on pirate video as I was too young to watch it at the cinema and I was hooked.
20+ years on and I still love this film, so when it came out on Blu-Ray I had to get it.....
I was so annoyed..... The picture is no different to watching it on DVD. Its grainy in places and just doesn't have the sharpness of other Blu-Rays I have. The other review who says the picture is perfect and that I have a 720 tv and not at 1080p tv is talking nonsense. I have a 1080p Sony Bravia and other Blu-Rays look perfect on it.
On the plus side the sound is great.
I understand that the Hunter Edition is a much better transfer to Blu Ray, but haven't personally watched it... I would check that out first and stay away from this..
After nearly having a heart attack as the FOX logo came up and it looked just for a second like a VHS copy, I have to report that this Blu Ray IS better than DVD, but suffers from inconsistant mastering, mostly from the source film I suspect. Some shots are really clear, others not so much. I hear bad things about the new transfer version and am happy that I got this one before its out of print. No extras a shame though!
Basicly theres no contest between this and its dvd counterpart as the blu-ray transfer kicks it out of the water,i also own the dvd version of this and can honestly say the dvd is very poor compared to the blu-ray version,i have watched them both side by side on toshiba 1080i 32" hd tv's and this blu-ray edition is fantastic i have been put off from buying this for a while due to all the bad reviews,the color and jungle scenery are fantastic i honestly cannot accept this has had bad reviews,if you love predator then buy this as you need it in your collection a very good retro movie transfer.