The Arena (Naked Warriors) (1973)


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Pam Grier and Margaret Markov reteamed a year after Black Mama, White Mama for this similarly crowd-pleasing exploitation effort. They play Roman slaves who eventually rebel against their male oppressors. Mixing elements from the Italian peplum and the Filipino women's prison movies, The Arena also adds some po-faced feminist theory while still managing to exploit its scantily-clad stars. Italian film regulars Lucretia Love and Rosalba Neri look strangely out of place in a movie filmed in their … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Art House & International , Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Joyce H. Corrington, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington
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On DVD: Jul 27, 1999
MGM Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for The Arena (Naked Warriors)

All Critics (1)

it drags on after a while, and it's a little light in the skin quotient, with only a few scattered scenes here and there. But dammit, it's half-naked slave girls duking it out with swords. That's gotta be worth 83 minutes of your time

Full Review… | May 12, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Arena (Naked Warriors)

For Blaxsploitation/Sexploitation fans only, although it?s not the best. I believe Pam Grier has removed it from her curriculum vital.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

This minor sexplotation film is notable for 2 reasons

1) Pam Grier
2) It's Edited by Joe Dante

It's rather standard fare, but worth seeing for Grier fans

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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