Hello all, I just picked up Predator at my local Best Buy passing up the Ultimate Hunter Edition thinking it was probably just more content. Looked it up when I got home and saw that it was supposed to be digitally enhanced to get rid of the grain and dust from the original film, however of course I ran across all of the complaints about the overall "waxiness" of the new version. I'm looking for an honest opinion on which is better (meaning you've seen both versions more or less) as I still have time to return the original and change it for the Ultimate Hunter edition. Thanks for any help.
Yeah I heard the dame thing. Because the first attempt to make it Blu Ray sucked. I have the first Blu Ray release of it and it was really grainy. I can't say anything about the Hunter Edition because I don't have it, but it got really high positive reviews.
People were complaining about the new one, saying that everybody looks like wax figures and some other weird things, it might depend on what kind of tv you have too (motion blur or not). I have a couple days to exchange it since I didn't open it yet. Theres some comparisons over at AVP galaxy but they all seem biased toward the original blu ray. I'm more familiar with the members over here and was looking for their opinions to help me make my decision. BTW I picked up Predator and Predator 2 for $5 each, Best Buy has a new trade in program where you bring in an old DVD and trade it for a $5 coupon toward a blu-ray, reg price is $9.99 so that makes these fairly cheap to obtain. Almost as good as when I was shopping at Walmart a few years back and ran across a DVD set with Pred 1, Pred 2 and AVP for $10 (Score!)
I've never heard of the Best Buy trade in, but sounds like a great feature for the company. But if the movie is in good quality, then who cares. I have the Blu Ray Predator and its very grainy.
So I exchanged it for the Ultimate Hunter Edition yesterday and watched it last night. I think it looks great, however I haven't seen the original blu-ray so I can't give a comparison. Whatever the other sites are complaining about are minimal when you're watching the film as opposed to comparing screen shots.
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