Blu-Ray News #179: The Naked Prey (1965).

Directed by Cornel Wilde
Starring Cornel Wilde, Gert Van Den Bergh, Ken Gampu

Cornel Wilde did a great job with The Naked Prey (1965), directing and starring in a movie that is exhausting to watch — can’t imagine what making it must’ve been like. Wilde’s a safari guide chased across the African veldt after the hunters he’s guiding offend a local tribe. Along the way, he goes through all kinds of awful stuff, even having to eat a snake.

The Criterion Collection is bringing it to Blu-Ray in October. Highly recommended.

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Filed under 1965, Cornel Wilde, Criterion Collection, DVD/Blu-ray News

One response to “Blu-Ray News #179: The Naked Prey (1965).

  1. walter

    I first saw a behind the scenes making of THE NAKED PREY back in the 1960’s. Back in the day, when there wasn’t as many commercials, the TV networks would have some time at the end of a movie and would show a behind the scenes feature of a movie currently playing in movie theaters. If my memory serves me right, one of the actors was actually snake bitten, while filming. Talk about realism.

    I first saw the movie on the old ABC SUNDAY MOVIE in 1970. I really liked this movie, because it made you feel like you were really there, because of the realism. Cornel Wilde was a very athletic 52 years old at the time of filming. Producer-Director-Star Cornel Wilde and his crew made a small masterpiece.


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