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The brilliant and controversial Naked, from director Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy), stars David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) as Johnny, a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Rejecting anyone who might care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself through a nocturnal odyssey around London, colliding with a succession of other desperate and dispossessed people, and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances from Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge (Before the Rain) and Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty), Leigh’s picture of England’s underbelly is an amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy that took the best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes International Film Festival.
Audio commentary by Leigh and actors David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge
Exclusive video interview with director Neil LaBute
An episode of the BBC program The Art Zone where Will Self interviews Leigh
“The Short and Curlies,” a short comedy from 1982 directed by Leigh
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Derek Malcolm and Amy Taubin
Mike Leigh's 1993 film NAKED is a drama on sexual relations -- how men hurt women, how some women accept that hurt out of low self-esteem and a desire to be wanted or supported. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christopher Culver
NAKED is not an easy watch for most viewers. But it is not that should discredited after one screening either. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Azzan
Say what you want to about the poorly written female characters and the overly dark material.
The real gem here is the performance of David Thewlis. Read more
A rather strange film with a strange cast of characters ostensibly centered around a narcissistic and arrogant "philosopher. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by warlord
Naked is about as far from a pre-packaged formulaic Hollywood offering as you'll ever get. The two hour plus film requires your complete attention and it's doubtful that watching... Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by B. Nelson
From an AV stand point, this disc presents a beautiful version of the film. Not overly digital, with a fine level of film grain preserved.
As for the film itself. Read more
Gritty & Raw.......Film Noir at it Best , Performances & Script are Unforgettable! You will want to Research more of The Brilliant Mike Leigh's work as well as the Actors.Published on June 26, 2013 by Peggy Shelton