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Watch: 1-Hour Documentary ‘If It Bleeds We Can Kill It’ On John McTiernan’s ‘Predator’

by Charlie Schmidlin
March 20, 2014 1:43 PM
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"I remember a lot of times seeing John with his head in his hands, like 'What the hell have I gotten myself into,’ ” actor Carl Weathers recalled when discussing his stint on “Predator,” director John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi actioner. In many ways, the film was an act of pushing past any doubts or insecurities, as it exhibits an increasingly bizarre tone by McTiernan and a game Arnold Schwarzenegger to match it. And now we’ve got a look back at the sequel-spawning classic.

Holding up remarkably well, even two years after its 25th anniversary, “Predator” possesses some of the best behind-the-scenes stories around, whether focusing on the psychological toll the film took on McTiernan (causing him to lose 25 pounds), or the fact that actor Sonny Landham requested the production hire a bodyguard to protect the cast and crew from him and his violent tendencies. Its Special Edition DVD charted many of these tales in both small featurettes and the half-hour documentary “If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It,” but now, via The Seventh Art, you can watch all of the content in one, uninterrupted one-hour documentary.

Featuring interviews with McTiernan, Schwarzenegger, and co-stars Weathers, Bill Duke, and Jesse Ventura (whose competition of muscles between him and Schwarzenegger is classic), the video is an excellent and entertaining account of exactly what went down in the forests of Mexico. Watch below, and check out our piece 5 Things You Might Not Know About “Predator” if you haven’t already.

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  • Leslie Davis | March 20, 2014 9:57 PMReply

    And one more thing before I'm done with you moron. I sold thousands of books in 2002 when its was published. I'm giving it away like all good authors and publishers do after they get their message out. Man, I can't believe they people like you out in public. Or maybe your'e writing from your cell in some institution.

  • Leslie Davis | March 20, 2014 9:54 PMReply

    Anonymouse - I think people who don't put their name with their statements mean nothing. You should be called anonyratasshole. You challenge me anonymously yet I have the facts and all you have is arrogant obscurity. Go hide in the closet where you came from, you rat.

  • Leslie Davis | March 20, 2014 2:04 PMReply

    Jesse Ventura is a liar, briber, bully and a fraud.
    Ventura defrauded the people of Minnesota to become Governor by lying
    about being a Navy SEAL. He stole the valor of others for publicity to win
    the 1998 election by 56,363 votes, less than 3% of the 2 million votes cast.
    Ventura bribed a guy to leave the 1998 Reform Party so he wouldn't have
    competition in the primary and when complaints were filed against him for
    election violations he bribed the investigators to fix the investigation's outcome.
    This is well documented in my book "ALWAYS CHEAT".
    Call me for a complimentary copy. Leslie Davis - 612-529-5253.

  • Anonymouse | March 20, 2014 2:30 PM

    1- politicians lie and stretch the truth nearly every time they speak. nothing new here.
    2- stole the valor of whom? arrest him for valor larceny.
    3- abraham lincoln bribed. why the hell do you think PACs exist these days? it's called politics.
    4- book isn't selling so you're giving it away?

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