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Second Class Cinema Episode 66: Deadliest Prey (2013)


At SCC this week, we finally got to watch a film we have been eager to see for a while... It was Erik's pick, and he chose 2013's Deadliest Prey- the follow-up to 1987's cult-classic action flick, Deadly Prey.

In the original film, we follow Mike Danton- Vietnam vet, and all-around American badass- as he's kidnapped and forced to be the "prey" for a group of ruthless mercenaries in training, led by madman Colonel Hogan. To make a totally awesome long story short: they kill Danton's wife, he destroys them all, Hogan goes to prison, the end. Or is it?

This movie picks up 25 years later, as Hogan is about to be released from prison. Suffice to say, he has not been reformed. In fact, he's spent the last 25 years plotting the ultimate revenge on Danton- kidnapping him, and once again plunging him into a deadly hunting game... Because apparently Hogan didn't learn his lesson the first time? Will Mike outsmart his hunters once again, and be able to save his family this time? Will he wear cutoff denim shorts to show off the fact that he totally never skips leg day? WILL THE MADNESS NEVER END?!

Join us on this episode as we discuss modernizing cult-classics, diaper-wearing bimbos, and whether or not we will see a third Deadly Prey film.  

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