The Naked Prey

The Naked Prey

Director: Sven Persson Cast: Cornel Wilde, Gert Van Den Bergh, Ken Gampu

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In the bush country of South Africa in the late 19th century, chauvinistic hunter Gert vanDen Bergh calculatedly offends a local tribal chief. Given several opportunities, he refuses to apologize. As consequence, vanDen Bergh and the rest of his hunting party are captured by the tribesmen and grotesquely tortured to death. The only white man spared is safari-guide Cornel Wilde, whom the natives respect and vice versa. The tribesmen offer Wilde a chance to survive; stripping him naked and giving him a knife to defend himself, they set Wilde free in the jungle, in preparation of hunting him down like a lion. Given a head start equal to the distance one of the tribesman can fire an arrow, Wilde is pursued by the tribe's six most accomplished warriors. The rest of this thrill-a-minute film follows Wilde into the underbrush in his desperate, resourceful flight for life. Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey was filmed entirely on location under circumstances nearly as dangerous as the plight of its protagonist.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2018
UPC: 0715515222013
Original Release: 1966
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 8,472

Special Features

Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompresssed monaural soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 2007 by film scholar Stephen Prince; "John Colter's Escape," a 1913 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 ethomusicologist; Andrew Tracey, along with a written statement by Tracey; Trailer; Plus: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and a 1970 interview with Wilde

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cornel Wilde Man
Gert Van Den Bergh Second Man
Ken Gampu Warrior Leader
Patrick Mynhardt Safari Overseer
Bella Randels Little Girl
Jose Sithole Warrior
Morrison Gampu Tribal Chief
Frank Mdhiuli Warriors
Sandy Nkomo Warrior
Fusi Zazayokwe Warrior
John Marcus Warrior
Horace Gilman Warrior
Joe Diamini Actor
Eric Sabela Actor
Richard Mashiya Warrior

Technical Credits
Sven Persson Director,Co-producer
Cornel Wilde Director,Producer
Roger Cherrill Editor
Trevor Crole-Rees Makeup
Clint Johnston Screenwriter
Don Peters Screenwriter
Freda Thompson Costumes/Costume Designer
H.A.R. Thomson Cinematographer
Principal Warriors Songwriter

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The Naked Prey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JWales More than 1 year ago
Cornel Wilde's Naked Prey an excellent movie for those seeking viewing time of intense adventure mixed with beautiful landscape settings and gripping symbolism. An older movie that is a must for expanding ones' cultural cinematographic experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago