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Prison [DVD]

Lane Smith , Viggo Mortensen , Renny Harlin    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
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  • Actors: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Andre de Shields
  • Directors: Renny Harlin
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Oct 2008
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001D07QI0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,937 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

A convict executed by a 60,000 volt shock in 1964, comes back to seek revenge on the guard who was responsible, wreaking havoc in the prison in which he was killed.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stylish horror of the yesteryear 18 Mar 2004
Format:VHS Tape
From the opening sequence to the dramatic conclusion the scenes of violence are expertly put into play in a way that only the master’s of 80’s horror can do.
This movie is classy in the way that only the 80's horror movies can be, with intriguingly executed scenes of violence from the yesteryear.
I bought this movie for the appearance of Viggo Mortensen of Lord of The Rings fame and I wasn’t disappointed with the way he took this role as a convict in the prison which since it was closed down has been damned.
A plus point for Mortensen fans is his time spent in his underwear while the inmates are questioned about the deaths of fellow inmates.
Lane Smith turns out a fine performance as the prison guard who was involved in the incident that closed the prison down the first time.
Blood, gore and men in underwear galore this film has it all in the tight package of a stylish horror.
A must for all Mortensen fans and fans of horror movies of the 80’s with an intriguing twist to the tale.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Prison is only available on region 2 dvd by optimum, while this film isn't widely known, I thought it was very underrated and should have reached cult status during it's release in the late 80's. From the height of the eighties horror boom, featuring a terrific cast and some intricate gory death scenes comes Prison. Predictably enough it is set in a prison but this particular prison has been re-opened after twenty years and is seriously run down. Not only is it run by a sadistic warden but it is also being haunted by the spirit of an executed man who was innocent. There are plenty of good, if clichéd, characters and even without the supernatural deaths this would be an especially nasty place to get locked up. The film is well directed and quite creepy at times with some spectacular death sequences. Prison was Renny Harlin's first American film, and also the movie that gave him the directing-job on A Nightmare on Elm Street part 4. I have no idea what the budget was on this flick, but it looked very slick and expensive. It's a great location and filled with some good actors to. Viggo Mortensen is an interesting hero, but doesn't have that same charisma like he has nowadays. Something to do with age I guess. Lane Smith plays the warden, and is electrifying in his role probably one of the best roles he's ever done. But in my opinion the star of the film is the prison itself, which makes the whole movie in a different league than many of the other horror movies of it's time. It's Grey and dark, and the production values are very convincing. Of course the special effects are important, and here we get some really cool stuff. It's never a bloodbath, but it's gory and graphic and has some very nice-looking murder-sequences. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars young viggo mortensen 9 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The first film with Viggo Mortensen in a leading role. It is exciting and Viggo Mortensen delivers (as usual) a convincing performance. It was nice to see him in his younger years and the skill in acting in the beginning of his career. The story is nice, a bit creepy but not too much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but a real goodie! 27 Oct 2011
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I want to say that getting this film was a dream come true! I sometimes wonder just why they do not put this film on DVD! If they ever do, I will definitely order a copy! The film is creepy right from the start, and the story itself keeps getting better and better!
thanks to all at Amazon. Another great result!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unleashed! 25 Jun 2010
One of the best films to be released by Charles Bands' now defunct Empire Pictures, for the record the others were Re-Animator, Dolls, From Beyond, Robot Jox, Ghost Town, Catacombs, Enemy Territory and Trancers. Back to the movie in hand, brilliant and atmospheric this is a class horror picture, the likes of which we don't see today, no dull teens in this movie. SFX are of a high standard and well used. It is also framed correctly at 1.85:1 with anamorphic enhancement, the disc also features the original trailer which will take you back to '88 when this was released by EIV. Great stuff,buy it now.
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it film is brilliant film but
I notice to all of u if u buy it blu ray from American some them is not working on british blu ray player not all of their blu ray player is working on united kingdom by stupid laws thing like
BUT some dvd player can unlock region b to free region mean can watch all of the world dvd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good film! 11 April 2014
Hadn't really heard much about this movie so i picked it up by chance. overall this is a very cool horror with some great acting and gore scenes.The story is pretty wild but that's not a negative. would defiantly recommend this horror to others who love great late 80's cheese! a must horror 80's horror lovers
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2.0 out of 5 stars Electric ghosts in the walls
Every great actor has some garbage at the beginning of their career, and Viggo Mortensen is no exception. Read more
Published 7 months ago by E. A Solinas
3.0 out of 5 stars Prison
The movie was a little different and from what it says on the jacket and what you see, doesn't quite make sense. Read more
Published 15 months ago by &&&&&&&&&
3.0 out of 5 stars worth a go
not great but if u see it cheap then get it some recgonisable actors in it aswell, would like to know where it was filmed
Published 18 months ago by Jonathan Nixon
2.0 out of 5 stars Prison? It certainly felt like a life sentence
Prison - 1988 horror flick transferred to DVD - has aged like a cheap table wine. This is the type of cheap and nasty horror film you would have browsed (de rigeur in the 80s) in... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2012 by Mr. J. Ryden
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic!!
It has taken awhile, but another VHS film is finally available on DVD format!
I have purchased the VHS film form Amazon,and it is in excellent condition, but, as you know, VHS... Read more
Published on 10 April 2012 by Mr. M. K. Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful!
Lousy acting, pathetic script, no suspense, predictable storyline - I could continue but I can't be bothered to waste any more time on it. Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2012 by Lazy Kipper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great horror film
This is one of the 80s best and very underrated horror movies.With good acting, good storyline and very good special fx. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2012 by J. Sibthorpe
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