MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 876 this week

Sacrifice! (1972)
"Il paese del sesso selvaggio" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Horror  -  23 May 1973 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 1,192 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 29 critic

A photographer in the rain forest is captured by wild natives, and after months of living with them, he marries the chief's daughter and helps protect the village from a vicious cannibal tribe.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 11 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 13 Jun 2013
 
a list of 321 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sacrifice!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sacrifice! (1972)

Sacrifice! (1972) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sacrifice!.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro
Cut and Run (1985)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec's missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames
Savage Terror (1980)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After a raft accident in the jungle, three anthropology students and their guides attempt to escape from a primitive cannibal tribe that has hunted them down.

Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra
Stars: Enny Haryono, Barry Prima, Johann Mardjono
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A team of geologists attempt to remove a native cannibal population from an island to perform atomic research, but the cannibals' female leader disposes of them one by one by seduction.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Melissa Chimenti, Sirpa Lane, Maurice Poli
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.

Director: Antonio Climati
Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo, May Deseligny
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.

Directors: Alain Deruelle, Olivier Mathot, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire, Pamela Stanford
Eaten Alive! (1980)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Robert Kerman, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Massimo Foschi, Me Me Lai, Ivan Rassimov
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two lowlife punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everybody hostage and subject them to various torture and mayhem.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Ivan Rassimov ...
John Bradley
Me Me Lai ...
Marayå (as Me Me Lay)
Prasitsak Singhara ...
Taima
Sulallewan Suxantat ...
Karen
Ong Ard ...
Lahuna
Prapas Chindang ...
Chuan
Pipop Pupinyo ...
Mihuan
Tuan Tevan ...
Tuan
Chit ...
Cannibal
Choi ...
Cannibal
Song Suanhud ...
Witch Doctor
Pairach Thaipradit ...
Thai
Edit

Storyline

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

See! The Love of a Tribal Girl for the Man From Outside! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

23 May 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sacrifice!  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film Cannibal Ferox (1981), also directed by Umberto Lenzi, was originally released in Australia as "Woman from Deep River" in order to draw an implied connection with this film. See more »

Quotes

Taima: [to John Bradley] In three moons you man of tribe. You not to die because Maraya says not, even if little arrows cause you much pain.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
boring, then disgusting, then depressing
22 July 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

OK, I'll start off by admitting that I am a fan of the cannibal genre, something I'm not proud of, but there you go. I was looking forward to this one as it is generally credited with being the film that started the whole cycle off (after inspiration from A Man Called Horse).

Well, what can I say? It's possibly the most racist of all Italian cannibal/jungle films (although I haven't seen Mandingo Manhunter!), and quite possibly the dullest for most of it's length. In fact the first and only scene of cannibalism occurs around the twenty minute mark (it's a good 'un, though). From then, believe it or not, the film goes for sentimentality! It all ends up very uneven and leaving a bad taste in the mouth.

So, possibly the weakest of the Italian cannibal flicks (I'm not counting Cannibal Terror (French) or Jess Franco's German/Spanish flicks), certainly doesn't have the splatterpunk attitude of Cannibal Holocaust or Cannibal Ferox, or the Boy's Own Adventure feel of Mountain of the Cannibal God or (my favourite) Last Cannibal World/Jungle Holocaust.

Be warned - animals were harmed during the making of this film....


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Very good music linda-eriksson-linn
confusion happening watch__me__explode
I need help!!! crazyleanne
Opening titles. inky_85
Different release dates rolykeates
Discuss Sacrifice! (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?