Rent Prey (1977)

2.8 of 5 from 53 ratings
1h 18min
Rent Prey (aka Alien Prey) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Something has fallen to Earth. Something terrible. A merciless, carnivorous predator with an insatiable hunger for flesh...Assuming human form, the creature stumbles upon a remote country house owned by a beautiful young lesbian couple. Jessica (Glory Annan) is sweet, innocent and desperate for new experiences. Josephine (Sally Faulkner) is overprotective, jealous - and has a locked trunk full of blood-soaked secrets. As the creature struggles against its bloodlust and studies the girls, it suddenly realises that it may not be the only dangerous predator in the house...
Actors:
, , , , , Jerry Crampton, Derek Kavanagh,
Directors:
Producers:
Terry Marcel, David Wimbury
Voiced By:
Derek Kavanagh
Writers:
Max Cuff, Quinn Donoghue
Aka:
Alien Prey
Studio:
OEG
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/11/2004
Run Time:
78 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Norman Warren and Author Jonathan Rigby
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Keep On Running (The Making of Prey)
  • Norman J. Warren Short Film: Fragment (1965)
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/08/2019
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Norman J Warren at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (2011)
  • The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren (2018)
  • 'Prey' Director audio commentary
  • All You Need Is Blood (1976): Satan's Slave on-set documentary
  • Devilish Music (2004): interview with John Scott
  • Keep on Running (2004) documentary on Prey
  • 'Prey' On-set Footage (1977)
  • Bloody Good Fun (2004): documentary on Terror
  • Tales of Terror (2019): interview with actor John Nolan
  • Subterranean Universe (2004): documentary on Inseminoid
  • Alien Encounter (2019): interview with actor Trevor Thomas
  • Electronic Approach (2004): interview with John Scott
  • New Blood (2019): interview with actor Catherine Roman
  • The Art of Blood (2019): interview with screenwriter Frazer Pearce
  • Fights, Camera, Action! (2019): interview with actor Steve Emerson
  • Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004)
  • 'The Bridge' (1955-57): extracts from an early Warren film
  • Making 'The Bridge'
  • Carol (1962): tests for Warren's unrealised feature
  • Drinkin Time (1963)
  • Norman J Warren Presents Horrorshow (2008)
  • Daddy Cross (2011)
  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone (2013): Fright Fest sting
  • Original Trailers
  • Image Galleries
  • UK and world premieres on Blu-ray

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Reviews (1) of Prey

‘High in protein and easy prey.’ Minor spoilers. - Prey review by NP

Spoiler Alert
19/04/2019

Directed by the mighty Norman J. Warren, this cut-price sci-fi horror piece involves two young women: softie Jessica (Glory Annen) and her sulky, male-hating lover Josephine (Sally Faulkner). In the midst of a row, they stumble across a man who calls himself Anderson (Barry Stokes). I’m hoping the awkward atmosphere is to blame for the fact that neither of the girls immediately notice that the man is clearly not normal – if I didn’t believe that, then they would appear very foolish, especially Jess, who makes polite conversation while Anders takes every opportunity to display his oddness. Perhaps Jo is blinkered by her own dark secrets …

The music is provided by Ivor Slaney, and has a definite BBC Radiophonic Workshop aura about it, bringing back warm memories of teatime children’s sci-fi series from many years ago. In fact, elements of this could almost be a movie-length edition of ‘The Tomorrow People’, ‘Sky’ or suchlike - apart from attention paid to the girls’ relationship and some of the more overt violence, or the bizarre ritual of dressing Anders up in drag, of course. Strangely, the sight of the bewildered gentleman in dress and make-up stimulates a strange fascination in Jo. It’s all a bit odd, but of course such is Mr J Warren’s effective way of ensuring audience attention doesn’t wander.

The film was shot in ten days, with the cast and crew living in the mansion used as the location. It looks similar to the house in the previous year’s ‘Satan’s Slave/Evil Heritage’, also directed by Warren. Much of the script was written during shooting. The resulting film, I found greatly enjoyable, with some terrifically enthusiastic performances and a wonderfully gory ending, where Anders’ true nature is revealed. My score is 7 out of 10.

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