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Sacrifice! (1972)

Il paese del sesso selvaggio (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 23 May 1973 (USA)
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After a photographer is captured by a native tribe and put through several trials, he must fight to protect the village and his new love interest, the chief's daughter.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Francesco Barilli, Massimo D'Avak (as Massimo D'Avack)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Rassimov ... John Bradley
Me Me Lai ... Marayå (as Me Me Lay)
Prasitsak Singhara Prasitsak Singhara ... Taima
Sulallewan Suxantat Sulallewan Suxantat ... Karen
Ong Ard Ong Ard ... Lahuna
Prapas Chindang Prapas Chindang ... Chuan
Pipop Pupinyo Pipop Pupinyo ... Mihuan
Tuan Tevan Tuan Tevan ... Tuan
Chit Chit ... Cannibal
Choi Choi ... Cannibal
Song Suanhud Song Suanhud ... Witch Doctor
Pairach Thaipradit Pairach Thaipradit ... Thai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander Nick Alexander ... Trailer Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with. Written by Anonymous

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Unbelievable! Real! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Burmese | Thai

Release Date:

23 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacrifice! See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Umberto Lenzi was heavily influenced by the American western A Man Called Horse (1970) when making this film. The plots of the two films are nearly identical, and the English title for this film, "Man from Deep River", is even supposed to echo the title "A Man Called Horse". See more »

Quotes

Taima: [to John Bradley] In three moons you man of tribe. You not to die because Maraya says not, even if little arrows cause you much pain.
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Alternate Versions

The USA Media-Blasters version under the title Man from Deep River is completely uncut at 93 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jungle Holocaust (2015) See more »

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A Romantic Night Out
30 October 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

*Dring! Dring!*

"Hey babe...it's me. I was figuring baby that you and I should catch a movie tonight...ya dig? Yeah? Well baby I hear there this new romance film in the cinema. A love story that spans cultures, I understand. Baby. Y'see it's all about this English fella, goes to Thailand to do a travelogue but then he accidentally kills this local fella and runs for it, which is a shame because he was enjoying the kickboxing.

"So he heads up river even though he's told not to and gets his guide killed, then gets captured by this tribe who think he's a fish, although he says "I'm a man…not a fish!" and they all want to kill him except the chief's daughter Me Me Lai, who keeps giving him the glad eye. Told you it was romantic. Baby.

"So the English fella's getting fed up being poked with bamboo and being tied up but I guess they get used to him and let him go, because he becomes part of the tribe eventually. What do you mean it sounds like I've seen the film already? What? Of course not! It just had a really big review in the local paper, babe. Just tryna convince you to go, ya dig? I'm just saying that the guy's torn between escaping (during which he kills the top tribal warrior) and his growing love for Me Me Lai.

"Another problem is that just up the river there's this tribe of cannibals who the other tribe hate, who are punished for cannibalism by having their tongues cut out, who then attack the other tribe and end up raping and killing this woman which leads the English fella to…What? I told you I haven't seen it! What…isn't romantic? I suppose the guy eating the girl's arm is…erm…I hear Elliot Gould is the head cannibal if that helps.

"But it's a love story! Why else would they celebrate the birth of their child by slitting a goat's throat…hello? Hello?...damn…."


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