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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)
"Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali" (original title)

 |  Adventure, Horror  |  June 1984 (USA)
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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 »


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Cast overview:
Laura Gemser ...
Gabriele Tinti ...
Professor Mark Lester
Nieves Navarro ...
Maggie McKenzie (as Susan Scott)
Donald O'Brien ...
Donald McKenzie
Percy Hogan ...
Mónica Zanchi ...
Isabelle Wilkes
Annamaria Clementi ...
Sister Angela (as Anne Maria Clementi)
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Dirce Funari ...
Mental Institution Cannibal Girl
Pierluigi Cervetti ...
(as Pierluigi Cervetti Valle)
Bona Bono
Maria Gabriella Mezzett ...
(as Maria Gabriella Mezzetti)
Massimo Ciprari
Giuseppe Auci


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 into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly extinct tribe of cannibals is still very much alive, and Emanuelle and her party are not welcome visitors. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <>

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That Emanuelle girl is back more EROTIC & EXOTIC than ever


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As Emanuelle and a companion drive through Times Square, movie theater marquees boast titles such as The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) and "John Holmes in Young and Wet" (Virgins in Heat (1976)). See more »


In the opening scene at the hospital in NYC, a sign outside of one of the doors in a hallway reads: "Farmacy" See more »

Crazy Credits

The production thanks the authorities of Tapurucuara [Amazonas, Brazil] for their kind collaboration. See more »


Featured in Joe D'Amato Totally Uncut - The Erotic Experience (1999) See more »


Make Love on the Wing
Composed by Nico Fidenco
Sung by Ulla Linder
Recorded on Duse BTF 104
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Impressive textbook trash
22 October 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

The acting may be appalling, but it's difficult to tell for sure because this is dubbed -- badly. The direction, by high priest of sleaze Joe D'Amato, is adequate, but it's the unrelenting sex and violence that float this flick's boat.

A lot of "classic" exploitation is, in fact, incredible boring, slow moving, and beyond inept. This is not one of those. This delivers what audiences expect, and it takes the carnage several steps beyond the norm. We get nipples cut off and eaten, a vagina cut open and used as a hole to pull innards through, castration, close-to-hardcore sex, stabbings, beheadings and damn attractive women.

Laura Gemser is her usual stunning self as Emanuelle and is lovingly scrutinized in a couple of love scenes by D'Amato's leering camera.

Some of the photography is surprisingly atmospheric and the score is memorable and moody.

The director is often criticized for his output, but I'm happy to congratulate him for a body of work that is, if nothing else, unashamedly extreme and sleazy. Franco made many more boring stinkers than D'Amato and rarely made anything that wasn't awash with shoddy camera-work, nonsensical plotting and self-indulgent repetition. D'Amato, on the other hand, was a dedicated journeyman who gave audiences what they wanted. He wasn't a genius by any stretch and he was sloppy with his action direction, but he did contribute to an impressive oeuvre.

"Emmanuelle and The Last Cannibals" is textbook trash.

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