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The Prowler [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 5945891
  • Release Date: 09/30/2003
  • Rating: R
Blue Underground's DVD edition of The Prowler is a good example of how this format can enhance the value of a minor film through a quality presentation and nice supplements. The sharp, anamorphically enhanced video transfer does a nice job of capturing the photography's muted colors and glossy texture. The audio is limited to the original mono mix, but it is a nice, sharp mix that delivers a clean soundtrack. The supplement area is where The Prowler really shines. First up is a nice commentary track featuring writer/director Joseph Zito and effects wizard Tom Savini. Both men have worked together several times since The Prowler so they have developed a jokey, easygoing camaraderie that makes the track a truly enjoyable listen for horror fans. Zito and Savini discuss the film in a breezy, unpretentious fashion that delivers plenty of interesting info about the financial inner workings of the project and how Savini pulled off his spectacularly gruesome makeup effects. They also throw in plenty of fun trivia, the most memorable fact being that the screenwriter's day job was writing dialogue for The Smurfs. The disc also includes a trailer and a comprehensive photo and poster gallery that also throws in plenty of fascinating ad mats. However, the feature that horror fans will love best is a ten-minute collection of home video excerpts depicting the filming of the makeup effects. This bonus gives a fascinating fly-on-the-wall depiction of how the effects were achieved and the difficulties involved in capturing them on film. All in all, Blue Underground's DVD of The Prowler provides a definitive edition of this film that is guaranteed to please the hardcore horror audience.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with producer/director Joseph Zito and special make-up effects artist Tom Savini
    • Tom Savini's behind-the-scenes gore footage
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Poster & still gallery

    Synopsis


    The Prowler
    In this gory (the special effects are especially well done) slice-n-dicer, the happiness and the sanity of a W.W.II vet is destroyed when he returns home and finds his girl in the arms of another at the town's annual dance. Outraged, he kills both with a pitchfork and the town does not hold the dance again for the next 35 years. The story jumps to the future and the town prepares to hold the dance again. Unfortunately, the vet hears about the dance and comes back to do a little more killing. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vicki Dawson
      Vicki Dawson - Pam McDonald
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      Cindy Weintraub - Lisa
    • Farley Granger
      Farley Granger - Sheriff George Fraser
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      John Christian
    • Image coming soon
      Bill Collins



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    83%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A MUST for slasher fans

      Posted
      DsBestBuyer
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      I think this is a very good slasher flick , if you liked the worst of the Friday the 13th films, than you may want to give this a try. It is intense, gory and the story keeps on moving at a good pace. the effects by Tom Savini were also really well done. Acting is okay for what it is..it is the Prowler and the gore that are the stars in this film. Recommended to die hard slasher fans - casual fans may want to try this as well

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic slasher movie shines on blu-ray

      Posted
      Ambientsea
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      I had not seen this classic in a long time and was thrilled to hear it was being released on blu-ray. Every disturbing minute looks great in blu-ray. Highly recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great 80s Slasher!

      Posted
      Blueoktober
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This movie has some really cool and realistic gore - not for the faint if heart., but fans of older slasher films will love it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Slasher!!!!

      Posted
      DevilzReject
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      So glad to own this classic slasher film on Blu. Great quality from Blue Underground as always.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Old School Slasher Movie

      Posted
      RNelson
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      Overall good buy for the price...rarely seen 80's slasher with great gore effects

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Ok movie

      Posted
      Dp2579
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      Not one of my favorites and was disappointed by this movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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