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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali (original title)
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A hedonistic photojournalist and an anthropologist traverse the Amazon Jungle to unearth the origins behind a mysterious woman, reputed to have been raised by a cannibal tribe.

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Joe D'Amato (as Aristide Massaccesi)

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Joe D'Amato (story) (as Aristide Massaccesi), Romano Scandariato (script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle
Gabriele Tinti ... Professor Mark Lester
Nieves Navarro ... Maggie McKenzie (as Susan Scott)
Donald O'Brien ... Donald McKenzie
Percy Hogan Percy Hogan ... Salvador
Mónica Zanchi ... Isabelle Wilkes (as Monica Zanchi)
Annamaria Clementi ... Sister Angela (as Anne Maria Clementi)
Geoffrey Copleston Geoffrey Copleston ... Wilkes
Dirce Funari Dirce Funari ... Cannibal
Pierluigi Cervetti Pierluigi Cervetti ... Doctor at Mental Institution (as Pierluigi Cervetti Valle)
Bona Bono Bona Bono
Maria Gabriella Mezzett Maria Gabriella Mezzett ... (as Maria Gabriella Mezzetti)
Massimo Ciprari Massimo Ciprari ... Psychiatrist at Mental Hospital
Giuseppe Auci Giuseppe Auci
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Storyline

While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly extinct tribe of cannibals is still very much alive, and Emanuelle and her party are not welcome visitors. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals See more »

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| (heavily cut) | (uncut) (1980)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Joe D'Amato: Psychiatrist at Mental Hospital talking to Emanuelle. See more »

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Jungle Gore: Softcore Holocaust
11 May 2011 | by TromafreakSee all my reviews

Well, I'll tell ya one thing. Considering it's only 1976, these ain't the last cannibals, by any means. However, the legendary Emanuelle, along with her love scenes are present and ready for anything these bloodthirsty primitives throw at her! I've always been a fan of the films of Joe D'amato. Films like Beyond The Darkness and Anthropophagus are some of the most disturbing, and all around best that vintage Italian Exploitation has to offer. But I didn't realize until recently that D'amato's body of work extends to yet another sub-genre. Anyway, welcome back to the jungle.

Emanuelle, Journalist/nympho, is working undercover in a hospital. She comes across a girl who was evidently raised by a tribe of Amazonian cannibals. Emanuelle and pals somehow end up in the Amazon. As if that's gonna help anything. As usual, they end up regretting their adventurous nature.

And I'd just love to tell you that Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals is some kind of a gruesome, gory bloodbath, which includes mutilations and castrations like its counterparts, but sorry, not today. And not the usual trapped/hopeless/nightmarish vibe, either. This one is about the love scenes.

Yet, the movie is still semi-gory. So, ultimately, everyone wins... Ya know what? I take that back. And here's why. It just occurred to me that Joe D'amato has thrown xxx love scenes in a number of his films. Not to mention he's made a lot of gore flicks that would put this particular one to shame.

So, tell me, what exactly stopped the man from making Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals a gore-drenched Jungle-Porno... The cannibal masterpiece! But no! Wasn't meant to be. I was ready to give this one an 8/10, but I guess that wasn't meant to be, either. So, 7 it is!

Now,don't think I'm not recommending this, as 7 is still respectable, but it just happens to be lacking in the obvious jungle gore qualities. But, see it!. By all means, definitely see it! Just make sure you see the others, too. Jungle Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox would be a good start. But if it's the love scenes that you're all about, then you might be happy to know that there's an actual Emanuelle series. Emanuelle In America, Emanuelle In Bangkok, Women's Prison Massacre. So, if you're looking for Sexploitation, only. There you go. Otherwise, the last cannibals are waiting! 7/10


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