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The Naked Prey

Spine #415



Release:
Oct 2, 2018
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Naked Prey

Other Versions:

Original release


Directed By: Cornel Wilde
Licensor: Paramount Home Entertainment




Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur Cornel Wilde created in the 1960s and ’70s a handful of gritty, violent explorations of the nature of man, none more memorable than The Naked Prey. In the early nineteenth century, after an ivory-hunting safari offends a group of South African hunters, the colonialists are captured and hideously tortured. A lone marksman (Wilde) is released, without clothes or weapons, to be hunted for sport, and he begins a harrowing journey through savanna and jungle back to a primitive state. Distinguished by vivid widescreen camera work and unflinchingly ferocious action sequences, The Naked Prey is both a propulsive, stripped-to-the-bone narrative and a meditation on the concept of civilization.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince
  • •“John Colter’s Escape,” a 1913 written record of the trapper’s flight from Blackfoot Indians—which was the inspiration for The Naked Prey—read by actor Paul Giamatti
  • Original soundtrack cues created by director Cornel Wilde and ethnomusicologist Andrew Tracey, along with a written statement by Tracey on the score
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

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