The Naked Prey

The Naked Prey

DVD - 2008
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When a safari hunting ivory offends an African tribe, they are captured and tortured. One man is released without weapons or clothing, to be hunted in a life or death race. Includes essay booklet; interviews; and more.
Publisher: [South Burlington, Vt.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen ed., special ed
ISBN: 9781604650099
Branch Call Number: DVD NAKED 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nooksack20
Mar 08, 2019

Great story line with interesting action sequences. The drawback was the endless chase scenes. Get ready to use the FF button when the chase begins.

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jimg2000
Feb 22, 2019

Noted that it was originally released in 1965 when wildlife and nature films were made popular in programs like Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963 - 1988.) Probably still an intense adventure for early teens with some parental guidance because of the earlier footage of naked natives and violence.

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ManMachine
Nov 29, 2018

If you ask me - This 1966 "Man-As-The-Hunted" story certainly could've been a helluva lot better. Yes. Indeed. It also could have been a helluva lot shorter, too. (Like, by about 30 minutes, I'd say)

And it also could have used some subtitles, because almost no English was spoken since most of the characters ended up being African tribesmen who spoke their own lingo.

Set in the wilds of Africa in the 1800s, "Naked Prey" not only starred Cornel Wilde as the story's principal character, but it was also directed by him, as well.

Yes. I will admit that "Naked Prey" was very well-photographed (the many shots of African wildlife were excellent), but, with that aside, its story was just a little too predictable to hold this viewer's undivided attention for its 96-minute running time.

Naked Prey's biggest problem (which rendered its story far from being believable) was that Wilde's character was just a little too resourceful for a white man who was stuck in the life-or-death predicament that he was.

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ausnos
Jul 23, 2018

Nothing special. If you think watching a nearly naked man running through the African savannah, pursued by men hellbent on killing him is amusing, then this film is for you. The only reason why I gave it a full star is my kudos to the protagonist's resourcefulness.

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patch666
May 02, 2017

Stone cold CLASSIC !!!! Almost no dialogue and great music. I have loved this movie since seeing it on cable in junior high . Mesmerizing 420

7duffy Jul 19, 2015

Produced, directed & starring Cornel Wilde, based on a real life story of an outdoorsman being tracked by the Blackfoot Indians. Wilde adapted the story to a Safari Guide in Africa, to save on shooting costs. I heard a lot about this film and glad to have finally seen it. I can see why it was revolutionary for it's time, but can seem dated now. Wilde definitely implores the phrase "Less is More" in his film-making. Worth a watch.

deanpasquale Nov 02, 2012

Good low budget movie about a nightmare situation. Worth a look.

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AQUILEA777
Jun 22, 2012

Cornel Wilde is physically magnificent at age 54.

kntraisman Dec 18, 2011

A classic: man v. man; man v. nature. This is the ultimate life-or-death marathon.

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Gerrie
Sep 08, 2011

Another Cowboys Vs Indians film,,, the "civilized" out-smarting & defeating the "uncivilized savages".

The same old worn out fiction for a film,,, WASTE OF TIME.

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