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Shame of the Jungle (1975)

Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle (original title)
Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Dhéran ...
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Georges Aminel ...
Shame (voice)
Arlette Thomas ...
June (voice)
Paule Emanuele ...
La reine Bazonga (voice)
Claude Bertrand ...
Le chef M'Bulu (voice)
Pierre Trabaud ...
Le premier siamois (voice)
Roger Carel ...
Le second siamois (voice)
Guy Piérauld ...
Le professeur Cedric Addlepate (voice)
Bob Perry ...
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Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (voice)
Andrew Duncan ...
Charles of the Pits #2 (voice)
...
Charles of the Pits #1 (voice)
Patricia Bright ...
Queen Bazonga (voice) (as Pat Bright)
Emily Prager ...
June (voice)
Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ...
Shame (voice)
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Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After tangling with a gang of great white hunters, a marauding lion and the Molar Men, Shame sets off to rescue her with only his faithful friend Flicka at his side. He heads for that darkest of areas ..... Bush Country! Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Tin Tin and his dog Snowy make an appearance in the film. See more »

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Shame: Africa... where the web of life is spun from cheaper thread!
Shame: Africa... where elephants have a graveyard and men are left to rot where they fall!
Shame: Africa... where pestilence, carnage, and rapine are not disasters but a way of life!
Shame: Africa... dark flame that lures the ruthless human moths who lust for easy riches!
Shame: Africa... home of the fierce t'ungala warriors who have no word for "mercy"... or "wheel" or "calendar" or "disinfectant" or "light bulb", "printing press", "steam engine", "fork", "can ...
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

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La Honte de la Jungle
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Written by Michael O'Donoghue and Anne Beatts
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SHAME OF THE JUNGLE (Picha and Boris Szulzinger, 1975) **
11 December 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I was first intrigued by this via a still in "The Movie", an early 1980s British film periodical, where it was mentioned in an entry dedicated to animation; I also recall my father renting it on VHS – under its U.K. title of JUNGLE BURGER – in the mid-1980s but, of course, I was too young to be allowed to watch this or even understand it. The edition I acquired had the benefit of the English-dubbed soundtrack (with the hero, spoofing the popular character of Tarzan, voiced by Johnny Weissmuller Jr.[!] – son of the screen's most famous "Ape Man" – and the participation of many a "Saturday Night Live" exponent) but I opted to watch the original French version (accompanied by Italian rather than English subtitles).

Anyway, while the film is moderately amusing, it's in no way a classic (falling far below the standard of even contemporary artist/film-maker Ralph Bakshi); incidentally, it exhibits a similar predilection for explicit violence and sexuality (indeed it's swamped by the latter, particularly during the second half, with the hero depicted as impotent and where both characters and landscape are shaped like male and female genitalia)! The villainess, then, is a bald lady with fourteen breasts (perhaps a nod to the then-latest Bond adventure THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN [1974] – speaking of cinematic references, there's an obscure one involving the maligned but not-too-bad religious epic THE SILVER CHALICE [1954], which I watched for the first time only last month): she's flanked by a mad scientist with two heads who, typically for such evil "Siamese twins" caricatures, are constantly quarrelling among themselves.


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