Metallica: Through the Never
Metallica: Through the Never is a 2013 American thriller concert film featuring American heavy metal band Metallica. Its title is derived from the song "from the band's self-titled 1991 album, it follows young roadie Trip's surreal misadventures, intercut with concert footage shot in Vancouver and Edmonton in August 2012. The movie features no dialogue, bar that of Trip's supervisor and the band – a concept similar to Pink Floyd's movie The Wall. "We've been influenced by some of the great music films of the past – The Song Remains the Same, or what Pink Floyd did with The Wall," said Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. "But this is pretty unique. It's like a cross between Mad Max and The Twilight Zone."It was the first feature released by the revived incarnation of the Picturehouse marquee, shut down since 2008. Amid aerial footage of Vancouver and BC Place stadium, a radio DJ publicizes Metallica's concert. An overweight heavy-metal fan drives into the empty parking lot, climbs on the car's hood and laughing.
Trip, a roadie for Metallica, wipes out. He skates into the underground parking lot and down the dressing-room halls, encountering each of the band members; when he gives a brown paper bag to his supervisor, Trip is told to stick around. After standing in the arena, he walks away as the audience files in to Metallica's traditional opener, "Ecstasy of Gold"; the band begins performing, during "Creeping Death" Trip's boss tells him to bring gas to a stranded truck carrying "something important". Before driving his van, Trip takes a blue-and-red capsule, before the band begins "For Whom the Bell Tolls"; as Metallica begins "Fuel", Trip drives down deserted streets. Distracted by his map, he sees a bloody hand print on an illuminated sign, he is T-boned, his van flips, lightning flashing as he leaves, which leads into Ride the Lightning Trip crawls out of the van, peers into the other car and calls to the driver. The driver glances at Trip, runs past him down the street, One beginning to be played.
Trip retrieves the gas tank, the map and a doll with a noose around its neck from the van, which The Memory Remains is played to. He wanders down a street, a police horse drags a dead officer across his path. People run past. Emerging in the middle of a street, Trip realizes he is between a motionless group of rioters and riot police; the rioters become rowdy, when the police throw tear gas they swarm over them. Stunned by the violence, Trip stands in front of a window. A rider in a gas mask on an armored horse charges, he lassos a rioter. Trip throws a brick at the rider. Trip escapes through a wall of rioters, surging into Cyanide, he walks down a deserted, littered street, under a dozen bodies hanging from a pedestrian bridge, leading into... And Justice for All. Trip finds the truck he is looking for in a deserted parking-garage corridor, but the driver is traumatized and does not notice him; the back of the truck contains a leather bag. The rider approaches the figure, a group of rioters surge past them.
Trip jumps out of the truck and flees. He is cornered at the end of an alley by the rioters. Trip puts up his hood and drops the bag, he douses himself with the gas, sets himself ablaze and charges the rioters, who overwhelm him, beginning Battery. After the band finishes Nothing Else Matters, Trip wakes up on the roof of a building; as Trip gets up, he is pulled onto the rider's horse. He slams the roof with it. Shock waves rumble across the city, shattering glass and the exteriors of surrounding buildings and disintegrating the rider and his horse; the reverberation affects Metallica's concert, knocking down lighting trusses. With a backup generator, the band continues the concert without pyrotechnics and a light show, playing Hit the Lights. Trip returns to the deserted stadium with the bag under his arm; the credits roll to scenes of the band performing "Orion" to the empty stadium. Trip takes a seat. Dane DeHaan as Trip, a roadie and the film's protagonist James Hetfield as himself – vocals, rhythm guitar Kirk Hammett as himself – lead guitar Robert Trujillo as himself – bass Lars Ulrich as himself – drums Mackenzie Gray as concert manager The band made a surprise appearance in Detroit at the Orion Music + More Festival under the name Dehaan, after lead actor Dane DeHaan, to promote the film by playing their debut album, Kill'Em All, in its entirety.
Through the Never made its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in IMAX theaters across the United States on September 27, 2013, the 27th anniversary of former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton's death, before being rolled out to normal cinemas in 3D the week after. Hetfield attended the San Francisco premiere at The Metreon. Reviews of the film were positive; the film has a 78% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
A telephone booth, telephone kiosk, telephone call box, telephone box or public call box is a small structure furnished with a payphone and designed for a telephone user's convenience. In the United States and in some parts of Canada, "telephone booth" is the used term for the structure, while in the Commonwealth of Nations, it is a "telephone box"; such a booth has lighting, a door to provide privacy, windows to let others know if the booth is in use. The booth may be furnished with a printed directory of local telephone numbers, a booth in a formal setting, such as a hotel, may be furnished with paper and pen and a seat. An outdoor booth may be made of metal and plastic to withstand the elements and heavy use, while an indoor booth may have more elaborate architecture and furnishings. Most outdoor booths feature the logo of the telephone service provider; the world's first telephone box called "Fernsprechkiosk", was opened on 12 January 1881 at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. To use it, one had to buy paper tickets called Telefonbillet which allowed for a few minutes of talking time.
In 1899 it was replaced by a coin-operated telephone. William Gray is credited with inventing the coin payphone in the United States in 1889, George A. Long was its developer; the first telephone booth in London, was installed near the Staple Inn in High Holborn in May 1903. In the UK, the creation of a national network of telephone boxes commenced in 1920 starting with the K1, made of concrete, however the city of Kingston upon Hull is noted for having its individual payphone service, with cream coloured phone boxes, as opposed to classic royal red in the rest of Britain. Starting in the 1970s pay telephones were less and less placed in booths in the United States. In many cities where they were once common, telephone booths have now been completely replaced by non-enclosed pay phones. In the United States, this replacement was caused, at least in part, by an attempt to make the pay telephones more accessible to disabled people. However, in the United Kingdom, telephones remained in booths more than the non-enclosed setup.
Although still common, the number of phone boxes has declined in Britain since the late 1990s due to the boom of mobile phones. Many locations that provide pay-phones mount the phones on kiosks rather than in booths—this relative lack of privacy and comfort discourages lengthy calls in high-demand areas such as airports. Special equipment installed in some telephone booths allows a caller to use a computer, a portable fax machine, or a telecommunications device for the deaf; the user of the booth pays for the call by depositing coins into a slot on the telephone. With some telephones the deposit is made before making the call, the coins are returned if the call attempt is unsuccessful. With other types of telephone coins are not deposited until the call has been made and the caller hears their party answer; the deposit of coins permits two-way conversation to proceed. Calls may be paid for by entering a payment code on the telephone's keypad, by swipe-card or by using a telephone card; some pay phones are equipped with a card reader that allows a caller to make payment with a credit card.
A caller who possesses no means of payment may have the phone company's operator ask the call recipient if the recipient is willing to make payment for the call. It is sometimes possible to place a call to a phone booth if the intended recipient is known to be waiting at the booth, but not all phone booths allow such incoming calls. Long before "computer hacking" was a common phenomenon, creative mischief-makers devised tactics for obtaining free phone usage through a variety of techniques, including several for defeating the electro-mechanical payment mechanisms of telephone booths—early methods of phone phreaking; some jurisdictions require phone booths to provide dial-tone first services, allowing coinless access to the emergency telephone number and the switchboard operator, do not require any coins or credit card payments for dialing such calls. The increasing use of mobile phones has led to a decreased demand for pay telephones, but the increasing use of laptops is leading to a new kind of service.
In 2003, service provider Verizon announced that they would begin offering wireless computer connectivity in the vicinity of their phone booths in Manhattan. As of 2006 the Verizon wifi telephone booth service was discontinued in favor of the more expensive Verizon Wireless' EVDO system; this allows a computer user to connect with remote computer services by means of a short range device stationed within the booth. The caller pays for usage by means of a pre-arranged account code stored inside the caller's computer. Wireless access is motivating telephone companies to place wireless stations at locations that have traditionally hosted telephone booths, but stations are appearing in new kinds of locations such as libraries, cafés, trains. Phone booths have been disappearing since the advent of the mobile phone in 1973. A rise in vandalism in certain regions has prompted several companies to manufacture simpler booths with durable pay phones. Most telephone booths in Northern Ireland are able to accept two currencies.
They are able to accept both pound sterling and euro, due to the proximity to the Republic of Ireland. In large cities in Gr
Vacancy 2: The First Cut
Vacancy 2: The First Cut is a 2008 American direct-to-video slasher film directed by Eric Bross and starring Agnes Bruckner, Trevor Wright, Arjay Smith and David Moscow. It is the prequel to 2007's Vacancy. Set three years before the first film, the action takes place in and around the Meadow View Inn, a small roadside motel in rural North Carolina, it opens with newlyweds driving and the bride wants to have sex in the car, which makes the groom stop. They are stopped by a man, whose property they are on, so they head to the motel; the manager, oversees an operation of using cameras within the motel to videotape the newlyweds having sex. A serial killer, checks into the motel and brutally murders a woman he brought with him in one of the motel rooms; the horrified staff see the whole crime on videotape and subdue the man. They do not know what to do with him, however, as they will endanger their operation if they call the police. Smith manages to convince Gordon and his staff to hire him to torture and murder the motel guests on videotape and sell them as snuff films.
The trucker confirms that this is indeed a functional market and Gordon agrees under the conditions that he is the leader of the operation. Smith mockingly agrees. A couple of days a young couple and Caleb, their friend Tanner check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions; as the killers begin to terrorize the hotel guests, it becomes apparent that Smith is a loose-cannon, with no intention of following Gordon's lead. He proceeds to murder two of the hotel's three guests, they capture and stab Caleb in the stomach until he dies, while Jessica and Tanner hide in the woods and run to a nearby house. It is revealed that the man who stopped the newlyweds, lives in the house with his wife, they let Tanner in. They tell the couple about the killers. Smith and the others come in, telling the man that Jessica and Tanner stole from them, which Otis believes, but his wife does not, as she is about to call the police. Smith shoots Otis and his wife, runs after Jessica and Tanner.
They torture Tanner first. Smith calls the others off; the others are watching on tape. One of them does not want to kill anymore and Gordon says to let it play out they will call the cops and blame the whole thing on Smith. Smith leaves the room to check on the others. Jessica finds a way to untie herself in the meantime. Smith comes back and is about to kill Jessica, she manages to stab him in the jaw, but Smith survives. Jessica escapes, Gordon and the others run to see what happened to Smith. Jessica finds dead bodies, she finds Caleb dead and Tanner, while choking on his blood. Meanwhile and the others search for Jessica. One of the staff go to the place where Jessica hid, but she hides under Caleb's body and pushes it upward, killing the employee. Jessica takes his gun and runs to the truck, rummages through the glove box she goes underwater in the lake. Gordon goes to searches for her, he finds a sweater sticking out of the water. Jessica pulls the gun out of the water. Gordon turns around to see it.
Smith runs to the lake. Jessica gets out and hides in Smith's trailer, he finds her and tries to stab her. The next day, the cops arrive and Jessica tells the story, they are skeptical of her story because the bodies have disappeared. At another hotel a badly scarred Smith informs the trucker that he will have the motel up and running in a few weeks, just as soon as the cameras are set. Smith gives the trucker the first snuff film that features one of the guests he murdered at the Meadow View Inn, he tells the trucker. Agnes Bruckner as Jessica Pruitt Trevor Wright as Caleb Arjay Smith as Tanner David Moscow as Gordon Brian Klugman as Reece Beau Billingslea as Otis Nelson Lee as Groom Gwendoline Yeo as Bride Scott G. Anderson as Smith 64 minutes of music was written, recorded and mastered by Jerome Dillon with engineer Ryan Kull, in his home studio for the soundtrack; the film was released direct-to-DVD on January 20, 2009. Reviews were mediocre. Official website Vacancy 2: The First Cut on IMDb
Closed-circuit television known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not transmitted, though it may employ point to point, point to multipoint, or mesh wired or wireless links. Though all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks and other areas where security is needed. Though Videotelephony is called'CCTV' one exception is the use of video in distance education, where it is an important tool. Surveillance of the public using CCTV is common in many areas around the world. In recent years, the use of body worn video cameras has been introduced as a new form of surveillance used in law enforcement, with cameras located on a police officer's chest or head. Video surveillance has generated significant debate about balancing its use with individuals' right to privacy when in public.
In industrial plants, CCTV equipment may be used to observe parts of a process from a central control room, for example when the environment is not suitable for humans. CCTV systems may only as required to monitor a particular event. A more advanced form of CCTV, utilizing digital video recorders, provides recording for many years, with a variety of quality and performance options and extra features. More decentralized IP cameras equipped with megapixel sensors, support recording directly to network-attached storage devices, or internal flash for stand-alone operation. There are about 350 million surveillance cameras worldwide as of 2016. About 65% of these cameras are installed in Asia; the growth of CCTV has been slowing in recent years. The first CCTV system was installed by Siemens AG at Test Stand VII in Peenemünde, Nazi Germany in 1942, for observing the launch of V-2 rockets; the noted German engineer Walter Bruch was responsible for the technological design and installation of the system.
In the U. S. the first commercial closed-circuit television system became available in 1949, called Vericon. Little is known about Vericon except it was advertised as not requiring a government permit; the earliest video surveillance systems involved constant monitoring because there was no way to record and store information. The development of reel-to-reel media enabled the recording of surveillance footage; these systems required magnetic tapes to be changed manually, a time consuming and unreliable process, with the operator having to manually thread the tape from the tape reel through the recorder onto an empty take-up reel. Due to these shortcomings, video surveillance was not widespread. VCR technology became available in the 1970s, making it easier to record and erase information, the use of video surveillance became more common. During the 1990s, digital multiplexing was developed, allowing several cameras to record at once, as well as time lapse and motion-only recording; this increased savings of time and money which led to an increase in the use of CCTV.
CCTV technology has been enhanced with a shift toward Internet-based products and systems, other technological developments. Closed-circuit television was used as a form of pay-per-view theatre television for sports such as professional boxing and professional wrestling. Boxing telecasts were broadcast live to a select number of venues theaters, where viewers paid for tickets to watch the fight live; the first fight with a closed-circuit telecast was Joe Louis vs. Joe Walcott in 1948. Closed-circuit telecasts peaked in popularity with Muhammad Ali in the 1960s and 1970s, with "The Rumble in the Jungle" fight drawing 50 million CCTV viewers worldwide in 1974, the "Thrilla in Manila" drawing 100 million CCTV viewers worldwide in 1975. In 1985, the WrestleMania I professional wrestling show was seen by over one million viewers with this scheme; as late as 1996, the Julio César Chávez vs. Oscar De La Hoya boxing fight had 750,000 viewers. Closed-circuit television was replaced by pay-per-view home cable television in the 1980s and 1990s.
In September 1968, New York was the first city in the United States to install video cameras along its main business street in an effort to fight crime. Another early appearance was in 1973 in Times Square in New York City; the NYPD installed it in order to deter crime, occurring in the area. During the 1980s video surveillance began to spread across the country targeting public areas, it was seen as a cheaper way to deter crime compared to increasing the size of the police departments. Some businesses as well those that were prone to theft, began to use video surveillance. From the mid-1990s on, police departments across the country installed an increasing number of cameras in various public spaces including housing projects and public parks departments. CCTV became common in banks and stores to discourage theft, by recording evidence of criminal activity. In 1998, 3,000 CCTV systems were in use in New York City. A study by Nieto in 2008 found many businesses in the United States had invested in video surveillance technology to protect products and promote safe workplace and consumer environments.
A nationwide survey of a wide variety of companies found. In private sector CCTV surveillance technology is operated in a wide variety of establishments such as in industry/manufacturing, financial/insurance/banking and distribution, util
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear. Inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century; the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, thriller genres. Horror films aim to evoke viewers' nightmares, fears and terror of the unknown. Plots with in the horror genre involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, extraterrestrials, werewolves, Satanism, evil clowns, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, zombies, psychopaths, ecological or man-made disasters, serial killers; some sub-genres of horror film include low-budget horror, action horror, comedy horror, body horror, disaster horror, found footage, holiday horror, horror drama, psychological horror, science fiction horror, supernatural horror, gothic horror, natural horror, zombie horror, disaster films, first-person horror, teen horror.
The first depiction of the supernatural on screen appear in several of the short silent films created by the French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès in the late 1890s. The best known of these early supernatural-based works is the 3-minute short film Le Manoir du Diable known in English as The Haunted Castle or The House of the Devil; the film is sometimes credited as being the first horror film. In The Haunted Castle, a mischievous devil appears inside a medieval castle and harasses the visitors. Méliès' other popular horror film is La Caverne maudite, which translates to "the accursed cave"; the film known for its English title The Cave of the Demons, tells the story of a woman stumbling over a cave, populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there. Méliès would make other short films that historians consider now as horror-comedies. Une nuit terrible, which translates to A Terrible Night, tells a story of a man who tries to get a good night's sleep but ends up wrestling a giant spider.
His other film, L'auberge ensorcelée, or The Bewitched Inn, features a story of a hotel guest getting pranked and tormented by an unseen presence. In 1897, the accomplished American photographer-turned director George Albert Smith created The X-Ray Fiend, a horror-comedy that came out a mere two years after x-rays were invented; the film shows a couple of skeletons courting each other. An audience full of people unaccustomed to the idea would have found it frightening and otherworldly; the next year, Smith created the short film Photographing a Ghost, considered a precursor to the paranormal investigation subgenre. The film portrays three men attempting to photograph a ghost, only to fail time and again as the ghost eludes the men and throws chairs at them. Japan made early forays into the horror genre. In 1898, a Japanese film company called Konishi Honten released two horror films both written by Ejiro Hatta. Though there are no records of the cast, crew, or plot of Bake Jizo, it was based on the Japanese legend of Jizo statues, believed to provide safety and protection to children.
The presence of the word bake—which can be translated to "spook," "ghost," or "phantom"—may imply a haunted or possessed statue. Spanish filmmaker Segundo de Chomón, regarded as one of the most significant silent film directors, was popular for his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions, an innovation that contributed to the popularity of trick films in the period, his famous works include Satan at Play. The Selig Polyscope Company in the United States produced one of the first film adaptations of a horror-based novel. In 1908, the company released Mr. Hyde, now a lost film, it is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic gothic novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published 15 years prior, about a man who transforms between two contrasting personas. Georges Méliès liked adapting the Faust legend into his films. In fact, the French filmmaker produced at least six variations of the German legend of the man who made a pact with the devil. Among his notable Faust films include Faust aux enfers, known for its English title The Damnation of Faust, or Faust in Hell.
It is the filmmaker's third film adaptation of the Faust legend. In it, Méliès took inspiration from Hector Berlioz's Faust opera, but it pays less attention to the story and more to the special effects that represent a tour of hell; the film takes advantage of stage machinery techniques and features special effects such as pyrotechnics, substitution
Agnes Bruckner is an American actress and former model. She began acting on television in the late 1990s and has since appeared in several films, including The Woods, Blue Car, Murder by Numbers and Chocolate, The Anna Nicole Story. Bruckner was born in Hollywood, California, to a Hungarian father and a Russian mother who have since divorced, her parents met in Hungary and immigrated to the U. S. in 1984 through a refugee camp in Italy. She has a brother. Bruckner is fluent in Hungarian, having grown up speaking the language, she has been involved in dance and tap since the age of five and wanted to pursue a career as a dancer. At the age of eight, Bruckner worked as a child model at the suggestion of her mother and appeared in a beauty pageant. Bruckner grew up in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, until age five and lived in Portland, until age ten, she returned with her family to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, moving to Burbank, California. Bruckner began her career at age 11, she appeared in commercials, in a few television pilots, on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 1999.
At the age of 15, Bruckner got her first lead role in the independent film Blue Car, in which she played a high school student involved in an affair with her teacher, played by David Strathairn. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that Bruckner "negotiates this difficult script with complete conviction." Bruckner received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Female Lead" for the role. In the 2000s, other minor roles in television and film followed, including roles in the thrillers The Glass House and the Sandra Bullock-starring Murder by Numbers. Bruckner has appeared in episodes of the television series Alias, she starred in the horror films The Woods. In 2006, she appeared in the drama Peaceful Warrior opposite Scott Mechlowicz and received a ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award and played the lead role in Dreamland. In 2007, Bruckner appeared in the horror/romance film Blood and Chocolate and Say Hello to Stan Talmadge, Kill Theory, Vacancy 2: The First Cut, The Craigslist Killer. On October 3, 2012, Bruckner was cast to play Anna Nicole Smith in a Lifetime original movie The Anna Nicole Story.
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Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox, it is the third installment of the Predator franchise, following Predator and Predator 2. The film follows an ensemble cast of characters including Royce, a mercenary who appears in an unidentified jungle among other murderers and otherwise undesirable people, they find that they have been abducted and placed on a planet which acts as a game reserve for two warring tribes of extraterrestrial killers, look for a way to return to Earth. Producer Robert Rodriguez had developed a script as early as 1994, although it was not until 2009 that 20th Century Fox greenlit the project. According to Rodriguez, the title Predators is an allusion to the second film in the Alien franchise, Aliens; the title has a double meaning, referring both to the extraterrestrial Predator creatures and to the group of human characters who are pitted against them.
Principal photography for Predators concluded after 53 days. Predators was released in the United States on July 9, 2010, grossed over $24 million on its opening weekend, has since grossed over $52 million in the United States, with an estimated total of $127 million worldwide. A sequel, The Predator, was released in 2018. Royce awakens to find himself parachuting into an unfamiliar jungle, he meets several others who arrived in the same manner: Mexican drug cartel enforcer Cuchillo, Spetsnaz soldier Nikolai, Israel Defense Forces sniper Isabelle, Revolutionary United Front officer Mombasa, San Quentin death row inmate Stans, Yakuza enforcer Hanzo, general practice doctor Edwin. Upon landing, they discover that all are armed and lethal killers, with the apparent exception of Edwin, though none know where they are or how they got there; the group follows Royce, who Isabelle suspects is a former black operations soldier turned mercenary. Arriving at higher ground, they find themselves staring at an alien sky and realize that they are not on Earth.
In the jungle they find a plant with a neurotoxic poison that Edwin collects on a scalpel, empty cages, deadfall traps, a deceased US Special Forces soldier. The party is attacked by a pack of quadruped alien beasts. Royce deduces. Cuchillo is killed, his body is used as bait to lure the survivors into a trap, which they avoid; the group finds a captive Predator. Their hunters, three larger "Super Predators" known as the Tracker and Falconer, attack the group. Mombasa is killed and the rest of the group escapes. Royce confronts Isabelle, believing she knows something about the alien creatures based on her shock of recognition when they encountered the captive Predator, she reveals that she has heard of the Predators before, from a report by the only survivor of a Special Operations team who encountered one in 1987 in Guatemala. The group next meets Ronald Noland, a solitary American soldier, who has survived on the planet for "ten seasons" by hiding and scavenging from the Predators and their victims.
At his hideout, he explains that the Predators hunt in threes and sharpen their killing skills by abducting warriors and dangerous beasts from other worlds and bringing them to the planet to hunt. Noland reveals that there is a blood feud between the larger Predators and the smaller ones. Royce devises a plan hoping that if they can free the smaller Predator being held prisoner in the encampment, it may take them home using the larger Predators' spaceship; when the group falls asleep, Noland traps them in a room and attempts to use smoke to suffocate them. Having gone mad, he plans to kill them for their equipment and supplies. Royce uses an explosive attracting the Predators to the hideout. Noland is killed by the Tracker Predator. In the ensuing chase, Nikolai uses two claymore mines sacrificing himself; as the remaining group flees, they are intercepted by the Berserker Predator. Stans distracts it by attacking it with his shiv, buying time for the others to escape, is killed when Berserker rips out his spine and skull.
As they continue to flee, Hanzo stays behind to duel the Falconer Predator with a katana that he found in Noland's hideout, killing it before dying from his wounds. Royce and Edwin continue to head for the Super Predators' camp hoping to enact Royce's plan, until Edwin is injured by a trap; when Isabelle refuses to abandon him, Royce leaves them both behind and they are caught by the Berserker, who traps them in a pit and continues to the camp. Royce frees the smaller captive Predator in exchange for return to Earth; the Predator dons his armor and hacks into the computer of the Super Predators' ship using his wrist computer, sets a course for Earth. Royce runs to the ship as the Berserker arrives, the two Predators fight each other; the Berserker overpowers and decapitates the smaller Predator before using his wrist computer to self destruct the ship as it takes off, ostensibly killing Royce. Meanwhile, Edwin paralyzes Isabelle using the neurotoxic poison he had earlier captured and reveals that on Earth he was a murderer, feels that he fits in on this planet among the monsters.
Royce appears, never having boarded the ship, stabs Edwin with his own scalpel, paralyzing him. Royce booby-traps Edwin with grenades, using him as bait to injure the remaining Predator. While an injured and paralyzed Isabelle crawls for her sniper rifle, he proceeds to fight the