But it won’t be a new flick. Instead, the original 1987 flick starring Arnold Schwarzennger, Carl Weathers and several illegal steroids will be getting the full upgrade treatment for a blu-ray 3D release. And if you happen to be at Comic Con this week, it’s going to be rather special.
Anyone at Comic Con this week will get the chance to pre-order the 3D Blu-Ray that includes a a figure of the Predator holding their severed head up high as a hunting trophy. It’s all thanks to the magic of 3D scanning and printing, as outlined in the press release via Joblo:
In a first-of-its-kind activation at Comic-Con, fans can enter booth #3528 and have their photo taken with state of the art cameras courtesy of 3D Systems. Their image will then be used to make them the victim as a customized figurine is created using 3D Systems 3D printing technology that features the Predator alien holding the fans’ severed head! The figurine is only available to fans that purchase the PREDATOR Blu-ray 3D, available exclusively for pre-order at Comic-Con and packaged in a limited edition Predator head for $129.99.
Fans can also receive the figurine with the purchase of a “headless” Blu-ray 3D for $49.99. Additionally fans will get a first look at the all-new 3D transfer of the film before it arrives on Blu-ray 3D later this year as they enter the jungle that is ruled by the ultimate warrior that came from another planet. Attendees can also participate in the “Hunt the Predator” challenge. Fans who find the Predator, take a photo and upload it to their social networks with the official hashtag “#HUNTthePREDATOR” will be entered to receive a front of the line pass at the Predator 3D booth for an exclusive 3D printed figurine. The PREDATOR Blu-ray 3D will be shipped to all those that pre-order at Comic-Con when it is officially released in December. The custom figurine will be shipped following the convention.
I hate 3D, but I kind of think that if done right, Predator could work as this type of film. And having a custom figure with your severed head as part of the collector’s edition? Now that’s just icing on the cake. The original film itself has still held up quite well, as Arnie leads an elite group of soldiers into a battle against an unstoppable alien hunter. It’s a classic that everyone should watch at least once in their life, and even if you aren’t keen on the 3D treatment, there are plenty of other high-def options to choose from.
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
July 19, 2013 at 13:44
I think this is a bad idea. The figurine is cool though. The jungle scenes will be a mess or blurry green darkness in 3D.