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Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals (1978)

Papaya dei Caraibi (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 16 November 1978 (Italy)
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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.

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Melissa Chimenti ...
Papaya (as Melissa)
Sirpa Lane ...
Sara
Maurice Poli ...
Vincent
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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.

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German Import DVD has a Super-8mm Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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Papaya: My name is Papaya.
Sara: Papaya? What a funny name!
Papaya: And what's your name?
Sara: Me? Sara!
Papaya: Oh! What a funny name!
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A lot of sex, a little gore and an anti-imperialist message!
1 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you're looking for gore in this film, you'll probably be disappointed. Apart from two brief moments of cannibalism and the slaughtering of two dead pigs, there is nothing else worth mentioning. I believe that this time D'Amato's heart was more in the erotic aspect. And he either got lucky or he got smart with the casting here, because it is spot-on: the actress who plays Papaya has a face that looks a little like Pam Grier's and a body to die for (and some men do!), and the blonde female lead is even more gorgeous, and a fairly capable actress as well. The true climax of the film is a 3-minute lesbian scene between them that is very well-done - one for the anthology books, as these things go. To sum up, as a horror film this gets a ** but as an erotic film it gets a ***.


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