PRAY FOR THE WILDCATS
Special Two DVD Disc set!
DIRECTOR: Pray for the Wildcats: Robert Michael Lewis / Savages: Lee Katzin
STARS: Pray for the Wildcats: Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Robert Reed, Marjoe Gortner, Angie Dickinson / Savages: Andy Griffith, Sam Bottoms, James Best
SYNOPSIS: Apparently back in 1974 after a caring and gentle Andy Griffith got away from Mayberry and into the desert...something snapped! These two made-for-TV films show a side to the kindly sheriff you never could have imagined.
Pray for the Wildcats: First up is one of my all time favorite 70's made-for-TV films. Griffith plays a bullying executive who arranges a weekend getaway for him and a few business associates (Shatner, Reed and Gortner). They all head down to the Baja desert for a dirt bike / camping excursion. It slowly dawns on the three guests that Griffith has a few demons in his closet. He likes to drink, harass hippies and may even be capable of rape and murder! Griffith is sweaty, smiling, leering, menacing and just plain dangerous. In fact all the actors throw everything into their performances making this film one for the time capsule. Highly Recommended!
Savages: This is a more obscure made-for-TV but still worth a look. Sam Bottoms plays a gas station attendant who gets an offer from rich weirdo Griffith to guide him on a desert hunting trip. After an accidental death Griffith decides it would be fun to hunt down the only witness to the crime... poor Bottoms. Not only does Bottoms have to avoid Griffith's bullets - he has to struggle against the harsh desert environment with nothing but a pair shorts (no shoes, no water, etc)! The film turns into a Most Dangerous Game / Naked Prey rip-off with a nice twist ending. Griffith gets a chance to bare his teeth again as he has a little too much fun hunting down his human prey. Based on the novel "Deathwatch" by Robb White.
NOTE: This is a special Two Disc set priced at $30.00
Read what "Shock Cinema" has to say about Savages
*For more see: Sidewinder 1 / A Great Ride, Season for Assassins, Trapped, A Savage Hunger and Survival Run
Fullscreen / Color (both fims)
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Shatner & Griffith watch Sexy Hippy dance
The boys watch two Hippies Skinny Dip!
Andy Griffith makes Sam Bottoms strip
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