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Title: The Prey

Director: Edwin Brown

Written by: Summer Brown (screenplay), Edwin Brown (screenplay)

Starring: Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin

Movie Release: 1983

Production Company: New World Pictures

Rating: R

Runtime: 80 min | 95 min (uncut)

Plot: It's not human, and it's got an axe! 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 1984 when it was picked up by New World Pictures.

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Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Arrow Video

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct 1, 2019

MSRP: $39.95

Extra Features:

º Limited to 3,000 units

º Exclusive slipcover featuring original UK home video artwork

º Three versions of the feature: Original US Theatrical Cut, International Cut and Composite cut!

º High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

º Original uncompressed mono audio

º Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

º Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

º Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ewan Cant


º Brand new 2K restoration of the filmmaker-approved US Theatrical Cut from the original camera negative

º Brand new audio commentary with producer Summer Brown

º Brand new audio commentary with Amanda Reyes and Ewan Cant

º Audio Interview with director Edwin Scott Brown

º Brand new on-camera interview with actress Debbie Thureson

º Brand new on-camera interview with actress Lori Lethin

º Brand new on-camera interview with actor Carel Struycken

º Brand new on-camera interview with actor Jackson Bostwick

º In Search of The Prey - Ewan Cant and actress Debbie Thureson revisit the original shooting locations in Idyllwild, California

º Q&A from Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 with Lori Lethin, Carel Struycken and Jackson Bostwick

º Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Audience Reaction Track

º VHS Trailer and TV Spot

º Original Script (BD-ROM Content)


º Brand 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

º Composite Cut combining footage from both the US Theatrical and International Cuts, for the ultimate The Prey fan experience!

º Extended Outtakes reel - 45 mins of never-before-seen outtakes