Well if that's true, Criterion might still be able to negotiate a licensing deal with the Brando estate to do a proper restoration job and finally give this great film a much-needed high quality DVD release.
Oh I'm sure they are releasing One-Eyed-Jacks through Paramount. Criterion financed the Maysle's documentary on Marlon Brando a year or so ago. What else could that have been for? I doubt they would release a short documentary about Marlon Brando by itself even if it was done by the Maysle's.
I full expect to see a criterion One Eyed Jacks in 2008. Paramount obviously has no interest in it, with all the public domain versions floating about.
I think "The Naked Prey" is a very underrated film that a lot of people haven't seen and would be surprise as to how good a film it is. The same applies to One-Eyed-Jacks which I always thought was a beautifully filmed movie.
Impossible to tell how many people have seen this film (box office doesn't register TV viewings), but I must say that around New York, every single human being has seen this film....and probably loved it.
Many moons ago before cable TV when you only had seven TV channels, here in NY we used to have an extremely popular program callled "The 4:30 Movie," and it seemed THE NAKED PREY was shown every single day at 4:30. It was one film, along with VON RYAN'S EXPRESS, that they seemed to show about once a month. All I can say is that around New York, THE NAKED PREY is about as popular as THE WIZARD OF OZ.
As somebody from the NYC Metro area too, I don't remember this title playing very often on the 4:30 movie on Channel 7. I'm not saying it didn't play on the 4:30 movie, but not like John Wayne films like North to Alaska. Also, I disagree with it being as poplular as "The Wizard of Oz" and it's annual showing on Channel 2 at night.