The Naked Prey (1966) - Cornel Wilde DVD
The Naked Prey (1966)
Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur, Cornel Wilde created a handful of gritty, violent explorations of the nature of man, in the sixties and seventies, 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 camerawork and unflinching savagery, The Naked Prey is both a propulsive, stripped-to-the-bone narrative and a meditation on the notion of civilization.
Cornel Wilde, Ken Gampu
Running time : 96 Minutes
Language : English