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Cold Prey (2006)

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal , Rolf Kristian Larsen , Roar Uthaug  |  NR |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Endre Martin Midtstigen, Viktoria Winge
  • Directors: Roar Uthaug
  • Writers: Roar Uthaug, Jan Eirik Langoen, Magne Lyngner, Martin Sundland, Thomas Moldestad
  • Producers: Axel Helgeland, Guttorm Petterson, Jan Eirik Langoen, Magne Lyngner, Martin Sundland
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001HVZO6Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,212 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cold Prey" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Alternate Ending
  • Behind Cold Prey
  • The Visual FX of Cold Prey
  • Car Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Short Film: Mountain Rose Runs Amok
  • Short Film: An Evening in the Green
  • Music Video: Bloodfights "One Eye Open"
  • Teaser Trailer
  • TV Spot #1 and TV SPot #2

Editorial Reviews

A hit with European moviegoers in 2007, the Norwegian horror film Cold Prey is a modestly successful tribute to Stateside slasher films of the '80s and early '90s. The film's core premise follows the tried-and-true tenets of the genre--a gaggle of young and attractive people are waylaid at a remote location, which turns out to be the lair of a homicidal maniac who dispatches them with ruthless precision--but Cold Prey benefits greatly from director Roar Uthaug's muscular direction, as well as its central location, a remote and snowbound lodge. It also benefits from an emphasis on suspense and atmosphere over gory carnage (though there's a sufficient amount of the latter), and actress Ingrid Bolso Berdal makes for an appealing and resourceful lead. Longtime slasher aficionados will probably predict the final outcome long before it occurs, but the film remains a refreshingly retro alternative to the dour spate of torture-heavy features dominating horror in recent years. The subtitled DVD includes several making-of featurettes, as well as an animatic for an alternate ending and an amusing pair of Uthag's short films, including a faux exploitation trailer. --Paul Gaita

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Product Description

Five teenage snowboarders are forced to spend the night in a mysteriously abandoned ski lodge. Except somebody – or something – already lives there. It is huge, savage and unstoppable…and now it’s pissed off.  But if you think this is going to be the usual ‘trapped teens stalked by a maniac’ movie, you’re dead wrong: From the first chilling kill to the final horrific twist, prepare yourself for the smart, intense and award-winning European sensation that has terrified audiences around the world and put the edge back into the body-count genre.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honestly, Really Good May 4, 2009
By JBizzle
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I popped this one in not expecting much. More straight to video drek from Starz I thought, formerly known as the once great Anchor Bay. I watched not expecting much, & to my suprise, it just kept getting better & better. This one really & truely is worth watching. This is slasher the way it used to be done... the way that it should be done. Now a quick warning for that certain few that can't get into subtitled films. This is in fact a foreign film & is in fact in a different language. The acting is great, the suspense, the horror, the villain, the blood & guts all done top notch, hats off to the makers of this film. This is a truely spooky flick that has you at the edge of your seat, well worth at least a rental, I was certainly impressed, & I think you will be too. Definately check this one out!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC MOVIE! August 8, 2011
This is one of the best horror/slasher films I have seen in a long time. Half of the new films that come out in this category haven't been so good lately. This one finally does everything right that a horror film needs. I purchased this film a week ago and am extremely happy with my purchase. Now, if only the American horror films could follow this path, then we wouldn't have any more terrible horror films like "Cabin Fever 2".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A tasty helping of more of the same March 15, 2009
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This is a well done movie, with talented young actors and great photography. It just suffers from plot monotony. A group of young people get stranded in an out of the way location, find an abandoned place to stay. They pair up to have sex and procede to get killed off one by one until one person is left who decides to get angry instead of scared, fights back and saves him or herself. Its just like a trip to your favorite fast food restaurant - not bad, just more of the same. Until you find a finger in your french fries . . . oh wait, that was another movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY FROM AMAZON INSTANT TERRIBLE WHEN DUBBED December 18, 2013
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This is a pretty typical slasher film but if you buy this film from amazon instant be warned it comes dubbed witch makes it pretty horrible to watch. I couldn't suffer through it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Streaming version is dubbed, no subtitles February 10, 2013
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This is just a warning for people like me who despise dubbed foreign films and insist on subtitles. The streaming version of this film is dubbed only, and there's no subtitled version. Amazon doesn't bother to provide this information in the product details for any of their streaming versions of foreign films, and I'm sick of it. You've been warned; you can't get a refund on a streaming rental.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Cold-as-Ice Tribute to '80s Slashers March 2, 2009
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Director Roar Uthaug's COLD PREY is is a truly terrifying horror film that hearkens back to 1980s-era slasher flicks. What makes the film so unique--at least for American audiences--is that it was shot in Norway by a Norwegian crew and features an all-Norwegian cast. But if the fresh talent and fresh faces aren't enough, the film offers a tightly plotted story that adds a new twist to the old slasher formula. It basically transplants FRIDAY THE 13TH from the abandoned summer camp at Crystal Lake to an abandoned ski lodge in the frozen, snow-packed mountains of northern Europe. Another fresh twist to the formula is that even the virginal kids get whacked, and the true identity of the killer, while not a total surprise when revealed at the end, makes him a more sympathetic character than genre icons Jason or Michael.

The acting in COLD PREY is outstanding--if you watch with the original Norwegian soundtrack, that is; the English dub is...well...a dub--and Norwegian beauty Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is especially effective in her tough-but-sympathetic portrayal of the film's obligatory final girl. Roar Uthaug's direction is also top-notch--he's definitely a Euro-horror director to keep your eye on--and the special FX are seamless and realistic yet eye-poppingly fun. As with the '80s slashers to which COLD PREY plays tribute, a lot of the really gruesome violence is off-screen (the camera cuts away just after contact), but that's part of the fun. The only real flaw in the film is that there isn't a single T or A shot--and the film's two beauties would be worth seeing sans clothing, even if only in a quick cutaway--which has been a must-have part of the genre since John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN (1978), but that's only a minor gripe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good movie but English dubs are horrible October 20, 2013
By Cathy
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I love this movie but I hate the English dubs, sounds like a bunch of infant voices.
Get the Norwegian language then use English subs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cold Prey is very good. November 20, 2013
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I wasn't sure when I first got this, but the reviews were pretty good. And I have to say that I agree with the positive reviews. Classic horror film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good movie
I did not like this movie. Didnt even finish it.
Published 4 days ago by Chris Kalb
2.0 out of 5 stars I have to pay for crap like this
Where are all the "Hit" movies I am supposed to be getting on PRIME? Most of the "new releases" are 3 to 5 years old, often older. I have to pay for crap like this? Read more
Published 16 days ago by IzzyReal
2.0 out of 5 stars Bog standard slasher movie with bad dub.
Standard-issue slasher movie, made worse by a horrible dub. Why not at least make the subtitled version available? Or somehow indicate that it's a dub? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Josh T. Nite
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't regret buying this.
Very refreshing after a lot of disappointing slasher films.
Published 2 months ago by Blake Haselden
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
There's a brief scene in this flick that made my hair raise like someone plugged me into an electrical socket. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Route66Review
3.0 out of 5 stars Starting to like Norwegian horror more
Plot - IMDB
Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikael and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Duane
5.0 out of 5 stars KICK ASS HORROR
this is an awesome...awesome horror flick. and the greatest thing is part 2 starts just like the halloween 2 right where they left off. can not recommened this enough. Read more
Published 8 months ago by troy blaszak
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining slasher
"Fritt Vilt", or "Cold Prey" as it was called in English, is a Norwegian horror movie from 2006, directed by Roar Uthaug. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dennis Alexis Hellström
5.0 out of 5 stars Cold Pray
Definitively one of the sceryest movies I have seen. Languish is Norwegian but have English suptitels with this movies Norwegian film making
move up to Hollywood standard and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by The Big Bang
1.0 out of 5 stars not cold
never quit jerking in its playback.
so I have to give the storyline a
thumbs down.
also never got my money back.
Published 10 months ago by Danny L. Abernathy
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