Thursday, 21 June 2012
DVD review: Deadly Prey (1987)
A group of sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and set them loose on the grounds of their secret camp, so the "students" at the camp can learn how to track down and kill their prey. But one day they kidnapped the wrong guy, Michael Danton (Ted Prior), and now they will have to pay, WITH THEIR OWN LIVES... Deadly Prey is written and directed David A. Prior. We get seriously bad acting, some decent camerawork and editing. We get a lot of ineptly staged actionsequences, most of the dialogue is just hilarious and there are many plot holes. But Deadly Prey is brutal non stop action and very entertaining despite it short comings. We get a high body count and one or two of the kills that could be be regarded as classic cinematic moments, the definitive highlight being the scene where Danton cuts off a guys arm and beats him to death with it and after that he carves of the guys scalp (sounds far more graphic than it is). There is gore, badly made practical make-up fx and the special effects (explosions) are just pathetic.. No T & A despite a rapescene but you get to see Danton´s girlfriend/wife Jaimy (Suzanne Tara) run around in her lingeré.
This review is based upon a product manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media bought from Amazon.com. Not sure if it´s a legit release or not. It´s region free.
Rating: 3½ out of 7. This is so bad that it is good, it´s one of those movies that´s craptastic. In my opinion it´s probably one of the worst action movies ever made. It´s silly, ridiculous, hilarious and it helps if you are, like me, a fan of the "one man army" films such as Rambo and Commando but both Rambo and Matrix are sissy heads compared to Danton.