'We're a rescue team, not assassins'
In this scene the characters are the main focus, the blurring from the make-shift palapa and they
could and could not be in 3D, when Dutch smokes the depth increases, this is noticeable from many
scenes were the characters are focused on, this scene occurring at night.
'What do you mean, we?'
Another scene with the shifting camera position and single source of light.
'General my team always works alone, you know that!'
As Dutch relights a cigar again, before checking extraction details.
'What's are back-up?'
A completely red image leaving the Blu-ray version clearly better and this includes other areas not limited in loosing it's filter colours.
'Jim Hopper.. I knew these men, they were green berets out of Fort Bragg'
Shocking as the scene is, it some how fails in 3D, and not as shocking as suddenly walking through the undergrowth into a number of skinned corpses as it should be.
'Major, looks like there was a fire fight!'
Corpses lacked the depth but in the same scene the characters continue and impress just wanting the story to continue and ignore the unconvincing bits.
'Show time kid'
Approach of the guerrilla camp, as the team target the guards. Both DVD and Blu-ray manage all colours, shadows and depth, and making for a convincing 3D experience.
'The target is at the center of the palamo'
One of the better 3D scenes as the two guerrillas separate from the explosion and tumble forward,
it's a scene that you'll remember for it's depth and believability, although this scene shot from a
different angle is used again but fails to be as convincing.
'Get that mother!'
Dillion asks for support from the tree canopy guerrillas as Blain enters the frame using O'Painless,
a weapon that seemed like it had infinite rounds.
After the fight at the palamo and after Blain's death. Filmed from different angles and all as good
as one another in either version, of the better action sequences, both Blu-ray and DVD doesn't fall
short in the conversion.
'What happened? - I saw it! - Saw what?'
After the smoke starts clearing the team still confused, Dutch steps forward asking for answers,
similiar with jungle scenes from earlier in the film, a wide low angle capturing some of that 3
dimensional jungle which is excellent in both versions. 'Major, can't find any tracks - Billy' - 'No blood,
no bodies, we hit nothing - Poncho'.
'If it bleeds, we can kill it!
Setting a trap and waiting, Dutch steps forward as bait, 3D? yes in Blu-ray, not so convincing in
the DVD version, possibly partly due with the definition not lacking in other scenes.
'I got you mother f$&!??, I got you'
Mac and Dillion give chase after the predator, de-cloaking as they run towards it, as some scenes
are CGI they fail in converting properly although the next scene also in CGI doesn't have any problem
'Get to the chopper!'
In their escape Dutch splits from the others and falls into the water, predator soon following,
water affecting it's cloaking it is switched off. Unlike problems with other CGI scenes the
uncloaking is as affective in both Blu-ray and DVD
'You're one ugly mother f$&!??'
Dutch being trapped, Classic removes his mask. One of the few darker scenes limited as others were of 3D effects in the dark.
As they are fighting Dutch realizes that there is no chance and runs away. Still dark but
clear and as the action picks up, does it matter it's in 3D, both versions' focus is put on
actors - waiting and hoping it lightens up fairly soon.
'What the hell are you?'
Lifting a rock above his head and then lowering it, having second thoughts about killing it.
Dead or not still dangerous, and satisfying to know that this is almost how the director John
McTiernan and production crew would of being watching the film when producing it.