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Video 45
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video by Duran Duran
Released 1983
Recorded 1981-82
Genre Pop
Length 2 track
Label PMI
Director(s) Russell Mulcahy
Godley & Creme
Duran Duran

Video 45: Hungry Like The Wolf/Girls on Film is a Duran Duran 2 track video, released by PMI during 1983.

About the video Edit

The video contains two promotion videos, comprising of "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Girls on Film" (Day Version). The video is presented in a slipcase featuring a unique Juke Box picture insert.

"Hungry Like The Wolf"Edit

The video was directed by Russell Mulcahy, who had also directed the band's first music video "Planet Earth". "Hungry Like The Wolf" was lush and cinematic, with shots of jungles, rivers, elephants, cafes and marketplaces evoking the atmosphere of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. The storyline reflected the lyrics "I'm on the hunt, I'm after you", featuring singer Simon Le Bon pursuing a tiger-like woman from parties in the city through obstacles in the jungle, culminating in a final chase and struggle in a jungle clearing. In the meantime, other band members hunted for Le Bon.

"Girls on Film"Edit

The video (featuring topless women mud wrestling and other not-very-stylised depictions of sexual fetishes) was made with directing duo Godley & Creme, and was filmed in August 1981, just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States, before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry. The band expected the "Girls on Film" video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens, or on pay-TV channels like the Playboy Channel. The raunchy video created an uproar, and it was consequently banned by the BBC and heavily edited for MTV. The band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalised on the controversy.

Track listing Edit

PM0026 Edit

  1. "Hungry Like The Wolf" (3.30)
  2. "Girls on Film" (3.37)

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

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