The second film in our VHS FRIDAYS strand is another home video classic, first appearing in cinemas in the summer of 1987. PREDATOR is FIRST BLOOD meets ALIEN and is one mean mutha fu — we mean terrific science-fiction thriller directed by John McTiernan, just a year before DIE HARD made him Hollywood's most sought-after action director.
Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite squad of U.S. Army commandos to a remote region in the South American jungle, where they've been assigned to search for government 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.
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke
Running Time: 106 minutes