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Alexandra Delli Colli,
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
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 »
[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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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....
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