Another reason it works is because they filmed in Mexico. As anyone who’s anyone knows, filming a B-Movie in the land of tequila will only result in it becoming a midnight classic. Why, just look at Robert Rodriguez’ El Mariachi or even Luis Buñuel’s Simon Of The Desert: they were both made on the cheap by foreigners and have become cult favorites. And so, as a message to all of you aspiring filmmakers out there who are looking to manufacture a minor hit, stop going up to Canada and save money by heading to Mexico. Sure, the Mexican Government paid me handsomely to say that, but I really sincerely honestly mean it!
But, seriously: Hunter Prey is a true minimalistic feat. It may be a bit reminiscent of Enemy Mine or an episode or two of The Twilight Zone for some people in a few places (and some of those space uniforms might be a little too Star Wars-esque), but it still manages to grip to big-budget and low-budget sci-fi lovers alike.
Hunter Prey makes a welcomed debut to DVD via the folks at Maya Entertainment in a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation with a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack and a 2-Channel audio mix. Accompanying the feature film is an audio commentary by Sandy Collora and a half-hour long “making-of” featurette with the movie’s cast and crew. Both of the special features are complimentary to this fun little film; giving viewers a lot of insight to a motion picture that is sure to become a landmark in the annals of low-budget movie history.