Anyone knows what happened with AB release The Prey (1980)?

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  1. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    I *had* the uncut Japanese tape, but lent it to Anchor Bay and never got it back! Ditto with my Canadian EVILSPEAK tape that they used to composite in a brief gore shot they couldn't find film elements for!
     
  2. Mutilated Prey

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    Wow! They never gave it back? wtf? Heh, jeez.

    After seeing this "uncut" version I think they should just make the gypsy scene an extra and stick with the original cut that we are all familiar with for the feature presentation. I thought there was a decent negative of that cut out there.
     
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    I finally got a VHS of this! I haven't seen this since I was a kid, I'm really excited to check it out again.

    I had no idea it was released in a clamshell case. The only other clamshell horror VHS I own is Blood Tracks.

    Does anyone know where I can view the uncut gypsy flashback scene?
     
  4. Mutilated Prey

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    It's on Cinemageddon.net which appears to be down right now. I know you have to see that scene for yourself, but it stinks. Kills the flow of the movie. I think it's better without it and should just be an extra if anything if we ever get a DVD release.
     
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    On Cinemageddon, can you get the scene separately or do you have to download the entire movie?
     
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    You have to download the entire movie.
     
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    I watched the VHS tonight. The movie hasn't aged well, but I still enjoyed it. I'm glad I stuck around after the end credits, there's a fun little trailer reel at the end of the tape including a bunch of little 30 second previews for First Blood, Tender Mercies, Bad Boys, and a few more.

    I found this comment on the IMDB boards regarding the uncut version:

    That kind of sucks, the "wide-mouthed frog" story is probably my favorite scene in the entire movie.

    Pretty interesting stuff though.
     

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