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Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme in Original "Predator" Film

Posted: April 9th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme in Original "Predator" FilmSubmit Comment
Back when Jean-Claude Van Damme was a Hollywood newcomer, he wanted nothing more than to make a name for himself as an action star. So when he got the role in "Predator" as the title character, he thought that he would get the chance to show off his martial arts skills against Arnold Schwarzenegger. But what he got was a red costume that he had to wear the entire time.

What Van Damme didn't know was that the costume was red for special effects purposes in order to make the Predator invisible. The actor was upset about the whole thing and was later replaced by Kevin Peter Hall when the insect-like design of the creature was scrapped in favor of the look we're now all familiar with.

Below is a video that not only contains make-up guru Steve Johnson (Ghostbusters, Species, Blade 2) telling the story of Van Damme's experience, but also shows us what the actor looked like in the early Predator costume.

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Tanman32123 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 2:44:10 AM

Thanks mink
Sleuth1989 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 3:00:39 AM

So...good change then? LOL
Zeroguy writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 3:17:46 AM

I'm glad They dropped it and went with what we have know. Movie would had been a whole other thing had it gone with this sh*t suit.
Thankfully stars and planets aligned for one of the best 80s movies.
PORN-FLY writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 3:37:32 AM

damn
Sleuth1989 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 3:54:43 AM

In their defense, what they don't mention as this appeared on another site that I saw it on first, was this was simply the suit he would wear to be invisible in with retroscoping or whatever they did at the time.
PORN-FLY writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 4:22:28 AM

Homie Da Cricket
Tanman32123 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 5:34:56 AM

How do people just stumble upon these old vids? Like you'd think this would have been made public right after its release
boogiel writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 6:38:23 AM

Get to da Choppa..!
boogiel writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 6:56:24 AM

Come to think of it, a red lobster meets muscle head on the juice with the cigar, maybe they can get this in on Expendables 4.
BadChadB33 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 8:41:16 AM

Thanks Mink.
bandolero999 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 9:19:30 AM

50 years later when no one gives a sh*t about these actors
SACdaddy writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 9:51:02 AM

Lol this is awesome!!! Can't believe this turned out to be such a great movie.
SACdaddy writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 9:54:41 AM

But in sadder news RIP Ultimate Warrior. Pretty sure he was never in any movies, but f*ck it I loved the guy growing up a WWF fan.

Always thought he deserved a shot on the big screen.
bandolero999 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 10:57:06 AM

yes he would of been perfect in those 90s B movies
bandolero999 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 10:57:35 AM

apollo creed was ripped as f*ck in that movie
Cannon writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 12:12:11 PM


Getting 70s Spider-Man vibes from this one.

minkowski writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 4:34:36 PM

@Tanman/Badchad: thanks, but in my defense, it's not actual news until Alex posts it a week later.

I know this because it says so in the appendix to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.






"apollo creed was ripped as f*ck in that movie"

Of all the things you could say about Predator, and there's a lot since it's such a manly, awesome movie, you comment on Carl Weather's physique? It's not like the dude was the most ripped, either.

O_o
Tanman32123 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 6:00:14 PM

Did any of you guys like Predators? I thought it was alright. Watched it a couple times, Predator 2 wasn't as good as the first but who doesn't like Danny Glover!
Electro Rock writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 6:22:35 PM

My text alerts is Dutch screaming when he calls the alien out. Ive received nods of approval and thumbs ups from complete strangers in public over it. JCVD leaving was good for this.
minkowski writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 6:43:17 PM

"who doesn't like Danny Glover"

Assuming his mouth is open....white people.

And Predators was decent, I suppose, but largely ridiculous and forgettable. It tried way too hard to imitate Predator and the inversion of Arnie's musculature in Brody's pencil-neck nerdiness didn't work as well as they probably hoped.

Also...the inclusion of Fishburne didn't assist the film's pace or screwy story, and the lack of Arnie's scripted cameo gives fans of the first two films little reason to celebrate it.
Tanman32123 writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 7:55:25 PM

I Dont mind Adrien Brody as an actor. I've seen a bunch of his films. Infact (you're gonna call this pathetic) but I saw the movie "Wrecked" in theaters. Which stared him as the only real character.

Not a movie worth ever watching again btw.
Now why would you think it's pathetic?
Cause it only made $8,000 in theaters.

I'm one of VERY few individuals who decided "Hey, Let's go see Wrecked!"
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 10:48:37 PM

Considering how short Jean Claude is to those guys, it would've been like watching a Benny Hill version of The Most Dangerous Game ... with Yakety Sax playing the entire time.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on April 9th, 2014 at 10:51:05 PM

Jean Claude walking/stalking/running around the set looking like a red mantis ... in red thermals.
Patrick Bateman writes:
on April 10th, 2014 at 2:40:05 AM

@tanman I really wanted to liek predators but it was just a really cheap imitation of the first one and to me was really quite sh*t and the true predator was fat boy fishburne hoarding snacks in his spaceship cave
DarthMaul writes:
on April 10th, 2014 at 6:55:15 AM

Mink is a child molester

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