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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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See! The Love of a Tribal Girl for the Man From Outside! 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

Though banned in the UK by the BBFC (Board of Film Classification) in 1975, the movie was able to garner a home video release there, but under the different title of 'Deep River Savages'. 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 European DVD by 'DVD Classics', has the original on-screen Italian title and is completely uncut See more »

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Not the Best But Not Bad
16 January 2006 | by CMRKeyboadistSee all my reviews

This is a earlier film directed by Umberto Lenzi in 1972. This is also considered to be the first of a series of many cannibal films. Although, this film dosen't necessarily focus on the cannibalism but more on character development and story.

Basically, a man goes into the amazon and is captured by a vicious tribe. It isn't until he kills one of their own that he is excepted into the tribe.

I just saw this movie and I thought it was a decent film. Nothing to spectacular but enjoyable nonetheless. The main problems with this film is it tends to drag at many points and the gore is very limited. Another problem with this film is (just like almost all other cannibal films) the fact that they have real animals being slaughtered. Just like in my review of Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox, I just don't understand the use in killing animals on the screen for shock value.

Altogether, this isn't a bad film but nowhere near as good as some of Lenzi's later work. 6/10 stars


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