Rambo meets Alien in this terrific science-fiction thriller from 1987, directed by John McTiernan just a year before Die Hard made him Hollywood's most sought-after director of action-packed blockbusters. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite squad of U.S. Army commandos to a remote region of South American jungle, where they've been assigned to search for South American officials who've been kidnapped by terrorists. Instead they find a bunch of skinned corpses hanging from the trees and realize that they're now facing a mysterious and much deadlier threat. As the squad is picked off one by one, Arnold finds himself pitted against a hideous alien creature that's heavily armed and wearing a spacesuit enabling the creature to render itself invisible. The title says it all in describing the relentless, escalating action that follows, maintained by McTiernan with an abundance of visual flair. The film's special effects are still impressive, and stunning locations in the Mexican jungles create a combined atmosphere of verdant beauty and imminent danger. The plot doesn't hold up to much scrutiny, but the movie's so exciting and tightly paced that its weaknesses seem irrelevant. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
À ''MUST'' for any fan of this type of entrainement .. Recommend +++Published 5 months ago by Patrick De Rosa
The 3D is obviously a conversion, lacking the object depth of a real 3D film. Characters and objects look flat, like a paper cutout, and sometimes the edges are noisy, especially... Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Ray
Definitely of my favourite Sci-Fi/Alien movies and looks great in 3D.
BUT, why did 20th Century Fox leave off the Theatrical Trailer that is on the following:
1-Disc... Read more
This is a great example of an Arnie movie. The script doesn't pretend to be written by Tolstoy, the acting is actually not too bad considering the cast doing it and, of special... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cedar Hedge