Monday, September 30, 2019

It's Not Human, and it's Got an Axe: THE PREY Gets an Amazing Limited Edition Blu-ray Release on October 1st!

Blu-ray cover for Arrow Video's Limited Edition of THE PREY!

For as long as I can remember, I have had a love/hate relationship with Edwin Brown's THE PREY. It was one of the earliest slasher films I watched, and while it does have its moments, it is honestly a chore to sit through. But every so often, I watch THE PREY again just to make sure I still hate it. So maybe, in some strange way.... I actually like this movie, because I've revisited it multiple times over the years. Perhaps that's why I'm suddenly so keen on owning Arrow's new Blu-ray which offers up a new 2K transfer, tons of new extras, and THREE CUTS OF THE FILM?! Whaaaaa?

Synopsis: One of the most underrated efforts to hail from the slice-and-dice boom, THE PREY at last emerges from the VHS wilderness in a brand new 2K restoration from the recently unearthed original camera negative!

Three young couples set off into the mountains for a weekend of climbing, drinking, and lovemaking. But little do they know that they are stumbling into the terrain of a fearsome predator – a wild man, horrifically burned as a child many years ago in a fire which engulfed his gypsy camp and left only him alive. Now he roams the woods in search of his next human prey.

Filmed in 1979-1980 – making it a contemporary, rather than an imitator, of the likes of FRIDAY THE 13TH – but not released until 1983 when it was picked up by New World Pictures, THE PREY is a unique woodsy slasher gem ripe for reappraisal in this extras-packed, 40th anniversary edition!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 80 minutes (theatrical cut) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English LPCM Mono

Artwork on reversible sleeve of THE PREY created by Justin Osbourn!

  • NEW! 2K restoration of the filmmaker-approved US Theatrical Cut from the original camera negative!
  • NEW! Audio commentary with producer Summer Brown!
  • NEW! Audio commentary with Amanda Reyes and Ewan Cant!
  • Audio Interview with director Edwin Scott Brown!
  • NEW! On-camera interview with actress Debbie Thureson!
  • NEW! Brand new on-camera interview with actress Lori Lethin!
  • NEW! Brand new on-camera interview with actor Carel Struycken!
  • NEW! Brand new on-camera interview with actor Jackson Bostwick!
  • NEW! In Search of The Prey – Ewan Cant and actress Debbie Thureson revisit the original shooting locations in Idyllwild, California!
  • NEW! Q&A from Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 with Lori Lethin, Carel Struycken, and Jackson Bostwick!
  • NEW! Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Audience Reaction Track!
  • VHS Trailer and TV Spot
  • Original Script (BD-ROM Content)

  • NEW! 2K restoration of the International Cut featuring the infamous "gyspy flashback" footage, added at a later date by the producers without the approval of the original filmmakers
  • NEW! Composite Cut combining footage from both the US Theatrical and International Cuts, for the ultimate The Prey fan experience!
  • NEW! Extended Outtakes reel – 45 mins of never-before-seen outtakes!

  • Exclusive slipcover featuring original UK home video artwork!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn!
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ewan Cant!
Arrow's Limited Edition of THE PREY is due out on Tuesday, October 1st and will cost between $24 - $28! This release (with its THREE CUTS) is limited to 3,000 copies, so act now before they're gone and triple in price! Secure your copy now and order THE PREY from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from ARROW VIDEO!

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