Got the Scandanavian version through yesterday - very quick delivery from Denmark to the UK - cheers Axel!
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A very quick assessment.
The film is MPEG-2 on a BD-25, with no extras to speak of - just a couple of trailers. As for the transfer, whilst this is definitely superior to the SD-DVD, it's still something of a mixed bag. At times, particularly during the daylight jungle scenes, the detail, depth and colour is excellent...and once or twice I found myself pausing the film just to admire the image. However, some of the darker scenes are very grainy and flat looking...and I noticed noise in some of the scenes where smoke was present. As for audio, I'm still using a 10 year old 5.1 DD/DTS amp...but what I was getting sounded quite impressive. The rear channels were particularly aggressive and I had to make constant adjustments as not to annoy the neighbours.
So, whilst this is easily the best Predator has ever looked, it's not up to the same level of the recent Blade Runner, Close Encounters & The Fifth Element transfers and the lack of extras is very disappointing. We can only hope that Fox will one day throw a lot of money at a decent restoration & give this great film the Special Edition Blu-Ray release it deserves. Until then, Get to da choppa
Easy one to recommend for die hard's....others might want to give it a rent or wait until it's in the sales / BOGOFs etc
Edit: Some good SD/HD comparison shots done by Rathbone at AVS..