Hard Time, the Making of Prison (2013)

Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget horror film Prison (1987).


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Credited cast:
Charles Band ... Himself
Richard Band ... Himself
John Carl Buechler ... Himself
Philip Duffin Philip Duffin ... Himself
Tom Everett ... Himself
Renny Harlin ... Himself
Kane Hodder ... Himself
C. Courtney Joyner ... Himself
Irwin Yablans ... Himself


Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget horror film Prison (1987).

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10 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Proson: Hard Time, The Making of Prison See more »

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Another Winner From Shout Factory
19 March 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hard Time: The Making of 'Prison' (2013)

*** 1/2 (out of 4) Another great documentary from Shout Factory! takes a look at the making of PRISON, the 1988 horror film that was overlooked at the time of its release but has gained a cult following over the years. Among those interviewed include director Renny Harlin, producer Irwin Yablans, screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner, stunt coordinator Kane Hodder, Make-up artist John Carl Buechler, executive producer Charles Band and actor Tom Everett.

Harlin starts off talking about coming to America and wanting to start in horror films. From here he openly talks about some of the difficulties in shooting in America and how it's different from Europe. He also talks the low-budget as well as his disappointment in the box office results. Yablans also talks about the disappointing box office as well as how the film originally came together. Some of the most interesting stuff comes from Hodder and Buechler who of course would end up doing Friday THE 13TH PART VII together. The two of them talk about the various stunts in the film as well as the monster that shows up at the end.

Clocking in at 37-minutes, this documentary covers a lot of ground so fans of the film are certainly going to be happy with it.

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