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Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals -- THE EURO CULT CLASSIC FROM THE WARPED MIND OF ITALIAN SEX, SLEAZE AND HORROR MAESTRO, JOE D’AMATO.

Meet Papaya (Melissa Chimenti), voodoo priestess, sex siren, eco-activist, blood crazed cannibal and the star of director Joe D’Amato’s sexploitation classic, The Love Goddess Of The Cannibals, coming to DVD in June 2010 is a specially presented ‘Rebuild’ version courtesy of Shameless Screen Entertainment.

When big business geologists threaten her people and their ancestral lands with their plans to build a nuclear reactor, it’s up to Papaya to seduce and then kill those who threaten her ancient way of life.

Enter Sara (played by Finnish sex symbol, Sirpa Lane, star of Walerian Borowczyk’s art-porn classic ‘The Beast’);, a beautiful journalist hungry for a lead, who soon will be sucked into Papaya’s deadly vortex of perverse, violent carnality.
In a riot of bloody mutilation, Sapphic lovemaking and tribal drumming, the Love Goddess of the Cannibals takes her victims on delirious trip into jungle sleaze and violated flesh via an orgy of sex and death.

The Love Goddess Of The Cannibals (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£15.99) by Shameless Screen Entertainment on 28th June 2010.

Special Features include: Shameless ‘Rebuild’ version; alternate title sequences; theatrical trailers; Shameless trailers; reversible sleeve featuring original artwork; English and Italian audio options with optional English subtitles.

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Director:
Writers:
Roberto Gandus (screenplay)
Renzo Maietto (adaptation)
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Release Date:
16 November 1978 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Re: Terrible, but filled with that D'Amato charm! See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Melissa Chimenti ... Papaya (as Melissa)
Sirpa Lane ... Sara
Maurice Poli ... Vincent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dakar ... Ceremony Leader (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe D'Amato 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roberto Gandus  screenplay
Renzo Maietto  adaptation

Produced by
Carlo Maietto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Mimmo Scavia 
 
Costume Design by
Mimmo Scavia 
 
Makeup Department
Marcello Di Paolo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alessandro Di Luca .... unit manager
Ugo Valenti .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donatella Donati .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mario Ciccarella .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pietro Spadoni .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gino Conversi .... assistant camera
Fernando Massaccesi .... chief electrician
Luciano Micheli .... key grip
Guglielmo Vincioni .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Franco Malvestiti .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Aureliano Luppi .... script supervisor
Massimo Zaccariello .... cutting room assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Papaya dei Caraibi" - Italy (original title)
"Caribbean Papaya" - International (English title)
"Die of Pleasure" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Telecolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Italy:VM18 | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated (Severin films DVD) | West Germany:18

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

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Re: Terrible, but filled with that D'Amato charm!, 23 January 2001
Author: (sculptured117@aol.com) from Washington, USA

I finally obtained a copy of this very obscure D'Amato film. After successfully tolerating both "Erotic Nights of The Living Dead" and "Porno Holocaust," I found it necessary to further push the limits of my tolerance with this, another D'Amato porno/horror galivanting-in-paradise film. First off, I don't speak German, and since this film only exists in a German dubbed print I had to get what I could out of the body language, of which there was quite a lot, albeit of the sexual kind. I couldn't help but snicker at myself about what I have become. Here I am watching a more than likely 8th generation bootleg in a language I don't even speak. Yet I am intent on seeing it and have no inclination to stop it. Have I gone insane? Has the awesome power of Italian Horror Sleaze turned me into one of its own zombies? Though this film is terrible, it possesses a charm that I can't resist. It is the same charm that has afforded me the will to watch about %50 of D'Amato's output. The beautiful Caribbean scenery, the sexy women, the pig slaughter, the leg-crossing oral castration that opens the film, all culminate into one rediculous, schizophrenic movie. I guess that is what most of D'Amato's horror/porn films are...schizophrenic. Worth watching if you are a hardcore D'Amato fan, otherwise don't buy into those video bootleg companies who try to promote it like its some crazy, gory, sex filled cannibal romp Because its not. There is plenty of softcore sex, some gore but not much. There is only one scene of cannibalism (not counting the castration scene). This film can be sometimes found under the title "Papaya: Love Goddess Of The Cannibals." From what I could tell, this film had more to do with Voodoo then cannibalism. Nonetheless, I liked the film, I love D'Amato and I don't apologize for indulging in this kind of sleaze. Cheers Joe! May you rest in peace!

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