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The Naked Prey

Spine #415



Release:
Jan 15, 2008

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Naked Prey

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Directed By: Cornel Wilde
Starring: Cornel Wilde
Licensor: Paramount Home Entertainment

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Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur Cornel Wilde created in the sixties and seventies 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 an African tribe, the colonialists are captured and hideously tortured. Only Wilde's marksman is released, without clothes or weapons, to be hunted for sport, and he embarks on a harrowing journey through savanna and jungle, back to a primitive state. Distinguished by vivid widescreen camera work and the unflinching depiction of savagery, The Naked Prey is both a propulsive, stripped-to-the-bone narrative and a meditation on the notion 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

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