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

 -  Adventure | Horror  -  23 May 1973 (USA)
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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.

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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
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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

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Release Date:

23 May 1973 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Ruggero Deodato's film Jungle Holocaust (1977) was originally conceived as a sequel to Sacrifice! (1972), with Umberto Lenzi attached to direct. The project fell through when the producers refused to accept Lenzi's demands for higher payment. Deodato was eventually hired, and the project became a stand-alone film. See more »

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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.
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References A Man Called Horse (1970) See more »

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A dark horse
14 January 2005 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I liked this one strictly for its exoticness. Ivan Rassimov (R.I.P Big Man) actually could have become an action star if he wasn't more inclined to stay in Europe. And Me Me Lay (Where is SHE now?) looks great dressed or naked. She has a great face. I have the Prism edition video. That one is missing a brief cannibal scene that later showed up in Lenzi's "Eaten Alive by the Cannibals." The cinematography was well done and I may catch some heat for this but I actually liked the music. Obviously it ripped off "A Man Called Horse" but the change in location gave it a bit more to work with. The love scene in the river came very close to XXX. A well placed bush (no pun intended) kept it soft-core. I heard rumors that Rassimov and Lay were romantically linked at one point but I don't know how true it is. Not much gore, so jungle flick fans should like it. I know I did.


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