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FROM THE BACK OF THE BOX:

A convicted bank robber breaks out of prison to protect his family after confiding sensitive information to a fellow cellmate, only to realize he’s actually a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

FROM THE BACK OF MY BRAIN:

“The Prey” is about a bank robber who is trying to keep his cellmate from attacking his family to get what he wants. The only way they make the bad guy more evil is by throwing in some implied pedophilia. I wish he had a mustache to twirl at appropriate times. That shit could squeak past the language barrier in a way that few things could slip out. I kid, but it’s true when it comes to genre stuff like this in an international flavor.

Dramas about bank robbers tend to go one of two ways. Either they are sanctimonious claptrap about getting straight and finding a way to merge back into society. But, they also can be genre means to tell stories about larger stuff. Unfortunately, this film fails to deliver on the larger stories aspects. It’s just about a dude busting out of jail to keep a pedophile from messing up his family. The action is forced, but it plays to the strengths of most mediocre American entertainment. If anything, it should be able to cross international lines with a degree of finesse unmatched by recent foreign cinema. I wouldn’t recommend this as anyone’s first foreign cinema film, though.

The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette, interview and a trailer. The 1080p transfer is pretty smooth for a foreign flick. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is pretty impressive. The track really kicks up once the action moves out of the prison. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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