Another hard-core Joe d'Amato pin-striped gangster outing shot on film (as usual) about life and lust in the roaring '20s. Pin-striped, square-shouldered bootleggers do deals and dames in ... See full summary »
A virile man is all a good woman wants. Someone who can keep it up for a long time. A guy to slam her in all of her tight, wet spots. Occasionally she might not be in the mood for some good... See full summary »
Jane returns to the jungle to search for Tarzan and brings him back with her. But her obligations allow little time for love. Tarzan succumbs to the erotic charms of other women, amongst ... See full summary »
With over 100 attempts, Joe D'Amato made one good porn film, JUNGLE HEAT, about Jane and Tarzan. With cavemen grunting and humping their way through a word-less exercise, HOMO ERECTUS was his chance to strike gold again, but he didn't even try.
Basically this is a familiar depiction, which we've seen all the way from those delightful Hammer cave women movies to QUEST FOR FIRE, of primitive men and women getting it on. There's conflict between competing tribes, but basically it's all sex.
That led D'Amato to take the easy way out, giving zero content and wall-to-wall sex footage. It's a shame because there are capable performers from the Continental XXX stock company in the cast: Roberto Malone, bald and convincingly horny; Gerry Pike as the lead stud, and terrific beauties like Roxanne Hall, Penelope and Laura Palmer.
In the TARZAN knockoff, one came to feel real emotions for Rocco and his mate Rosa Caracciolo as Jane, but here it's merely mindless humping. With gestures and body language replacing dialog, Joe could have created affecting, even sentimental hookups between the cave people, but missed the opportunity. U.S. release on DVD has no credits whatsoever, befitting the junky result.
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