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The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of Predator 2 is a 2005 documentary that details the production of the 1990 film Predator 2. Created for the Predator 2: Special Edition DVD set, it uses interviews with the film's cast and crew, as well as behind the scenes footage and imagery, to examine the development, filming and release of the movie.

Overview

The documentary is divided into five separate chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of Predator 2's production. It features no formal narration but instead relies on newly-filmed and archive interview clips to tell the story of the film's development, interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage and images.

Origins

The first chapter covers the development of the film's story, specifically looking at the decision to move the action to an urban environment, and the corresponding versatility that brought to the films set pieces. The loss of Arnold Schwarzenegger is also briefly discussed.

Includes interviews with director Stephen Hopkins and special effects artist John Rosengrant, as well as archive interviews with writer Jim Thomas, producer Michael Levy, actors Kevin Peter Hall, Danny Glover, Gary Busey and Bill Paxton, and stunt coordinator Gary Davis.

The Human Species

The second chapter looks at the film's cast and their characters, and shares stories from the films production, including Gary Busey's motorcycle accident and director Hopkins getting into hot water after he interrupted Rubén Blades during a live TV interview.

Includes an interview with Stephen Hopkins, as well as archive interviews with actors Kevin Peter Hall, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton and Morton Downey, Jr., and Predator effects creator Stan Winston.

The Predator Species

The third chapter looks at the development of the film's titular creature, in particular how the effects team sought to differentiate the new Predator from the one seen in the first film.

Includes interviews with Stephen Hopkins and John Rosengrant, as well as an archive interview with Stan Winston.

Shooting the Urban Jungle

The fourth chapter examines the difficulties the crew encountered filming in the middle of Los Angeles, including trouble with disruptive locals venting their anger at the production, giant rats and the discovery of dead bodies hidden beneath the rubbish in alleyways.

Includes interviews with Stephen Hopkins and John Rosengrant, as well as an archive interview with Gary Davis.

Subterranean Climax

The final chapter covers the finale aboard the Mother Ship hidden beneath L.A., including the effect of budget restraints on the sets and the inclusion of a Xenomorph skull as an in-joke.

Includes interviews with Stephen Hopkins and John Rosengrant, as well as archive interviews with Michael Levy, Kevin Peter Hall and Danny Glover.

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