The Prowler

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  1. cjg

    cjg Active Member

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    This has probably been asked before but is Blue Undergronds version uncut ?
     
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    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    yes that fine dvd is indeed uncut
     
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    Thanks I just ordered it
     
  4. Katatonia

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    It's uncut but it's hard-matted widescreen to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio. If you watch the old VHS edition you can tell that the top and bottom of the picture have been chopped off on the DVD.
     
  5. Jeff Dolniak

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    Though it has the R rating , Prowler was able to sneak by the MPAA with its great splatter fx. It was around the time F13th and other 80's slasher films we're getting chopped up here and there so thankfully its all Uncut.
     
  6. Michael

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    I just watched The Prowler today (courtesy of Netfflix). It was strange to see a film without a single familair face at all. (I didn't realize Lawrence Tierney was in it until the credits rolled).

    Looked like a nice transfer to me. I haven't listened to the commentary track yet but it is nice that this has one.

    It had all the requisite elements for a slasher but I found the film a little too slow in its pacing. Many of the scenes seemed too drawn out.
     
  7. Michael

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    Nice commentary by director Joseph Zito and Tom Savini. Not especially informative but very conversational and comfortable, as if they were buddies hanging out watching the movie with you.

    I find it amazing (and fortuitious) that Savini was shooting video footage behind the scenes way back in 1981.
     
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    zombi3 Pure Evil

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    Did anyone notice that there are two different dvd covers for this movie? One says "Not Rated", which is the one I've got, and the other says "R". Did Blue Underground also release a cut version? Weird, because both covers say "uncut and uncensored". :confused:
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    Hmm, that's weird indeed. I just looked on the back of my Prowler DVD and it says "Unrated" as opposed to the "Not Rated" picture in your post. There are 3 versions out by BU???
     
  10. It looks as if the Not Rated version of the movie is copyrighted 2002, and the R rated version appears to be 2003 (not positive since my monitor at work does not show it too clearly).

    I am looking forward to seeing what the rating is on my disc when I get home from work.
     
  11. Ravenheart

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    I thought it was a pretty good movie.God I love 80's slashers :D
     
  12. life_o_petey

    life_o_petey Guest

    hmm...mine says rated R on the cover. never noticed that before.

    But anyhoo, the Prowler is everything I wanted My Bloody Valentine to be.
     
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    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Hmm, I'm at work at the moment, but now that I read about the different covers I'm quite curious what mine says. Very odd. Anyone figure out the reasoning behind this?
     
  14. bigdaddyhorse

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    I doubt there are different cuts on the dvds, just different covers.
    Maybe they slapped an R-rating on the later pressings to try and get them into stores that wouldn't carry un-rated titles.
    Or maybe the not rated tag was typo that was corrected.
     
  15. Joni Backman

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    If both releases with different covers are identical, which is more than certain, cover with R-rated tag has typo.

    This is taken from www.imdb.com 's "alternate versions":

    "The following shots were omitted from the U.S. release to get an "R" rating:
    Longer pitchfork impalement of Rosemary and her boyfriend.
    More graphic view of sword going through guy's head.
    More graphic scene of the girl in the shower being stabbed with pitchfork.
    More graphic shots of the sword slashing the neck of the girl in the pool.
    More gore in the scene where the Prowler rams the sword into the guy's neck against the fence.
    More of a view of the climactic head exploding scene."
     
  16. satanservant

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    The Prowler is a great slasher. I just watched my copy again with the very entertaining audio commentary.
     
  17. dwatts

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    Since this one is not priced below 12 bucks, I really don't know why I've not picked it up.
     
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    Interesting.
    Not saying you're wrong or anything like that, but I trust imdb about as much as the goverenment.
    So if that's true, they probably put the R tag on to get it to more retail outlets that wouldn't touch the not rated tag.

    Never trust listed runtimes, and never trust listed ratings on dvds! :confused:
     
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    I know imdb has lots of mistakes with running times etc. But would someone make up a list of scenes which were cut for R-rating just for fun?
     
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    Should be easy for two people in this thread to throw their copies into their players and tell us the running times - no? All we need is one R rated person to do it, and one Not Rated :)
     

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