The Prize of Peril (1983)
Le prix du danger

Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: France | Yugoslavia | Director: Yves Boisset
Language: French | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 98mn
Bdrip H264 Mp4 – 1788×1080 – 23.976fps – 1.87gb

Its the future and mass unemployment is a harsh reality sweeping across Europe. These dire times have people begging to become a contestant on the hot new TV show “The Prize of Peril”, where winning promises instant riches and losing means a brutal death. A recently laid off factory worker gets selected by the shows board of directors and they slate him to run the gauntlet live on TV. He must survive running a designated route from the middle of the city back to the television studio while being filmed and followed by a camera crew. Five hunters are chosen out of thousands of applicants to chase and terminate the runner. Can he win the “Prize of Peril”?

This is a great independent French feature that was eventually remade by Hollywood as The Running Man. Even though The Running Man was based on a Stephen King story, you can judge for yourself when you see how much of The Running Man more than borrows for this entertaining film made years earlier.

The Prize of Peril (1983)