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At the King-Kong bar, presided by the statue of a menacing gorilla, topless dancer Lyn May is on stage for a lively rumba to the tune of "1-2-3-4 Cha-Cha-Cha" (cast credits roll). Damian is watching her from a front seat, lovingly, with his trademark white jacket and black cowboy hat.
Then Alicia takes the stage singing a love song, "Un poco de amor, nada más". Sitting at a table close to the stage, her Boyfriend watches her, wearing a blue shirt, and a ring on his left earlobe (cre credits roll).
Somewhere in the jungle, Carlos and Miguel are hunting a jaguar, and they separate in their search for a wounded animal. Then Carlos shoots a poisonous snake that was about to attack Miguel. Miguel is surprised that Carlos had been back just in time to save his life, and Carlos says that he came because of his shout. But Miguel had not shout... Puzzled, the men hear a moan, and se searching for who caused it, they come across a fallen man in advanced state of gangrene in his left hand, bitten ...
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The King-Kong was a real first class bar, at 32 Calle Mina, Cuauhtémoc (address shown in close-up on a medal at the ape's chest) - northwest of and close to City of Mexico Historical Center. As the movie shows, it was a large place, with tables around a large dance space and first floor boxes with tables. It featured shows of live music, singing, exotic dancing, and according to Cuauhtémoc's Delegado (public prosecutor), Parra Montes, it was one of 110 "vice centers" closed down between 1979 and 1981. According to that judicial authority, in those places there were very poor quality shows, prostitution, prostitution of minors, and other dangerous activities. The civil servants wanting to enforce the law were subject to pressures, menaces and attempts of bribery, and he mentioned that the management of the King-Kong in particular, in 3 years, had won 13 judicial decisions (juicios de amparo) against administrative orders of closure, which brought up suspicions as usually each case of forced closure took two years in court before a decision. The film was shot in 1978 (possibly the third quarter), and it opened in 5 theaters of Mexico City in December 3, for 2 weeks - seven months after the re-opening of the King-Kong that caused uneasiness at the Delegacia de Cuauhtémoc. It seems that re-opening was not going to last. See more
(1) The Italian version, titled SÁVANA: VIOLENZA CARNALE (1979) has an opening aerial view of the savanna, scenes at open air restaurants, the attempt to drug a horse and a horse dressage competition, missing in the Mexican version. (2) The Mexican version, titled LAS MUÑECAS DEL KING KONG (1979), and INFIERNO EN LA SELVA in Colombia, features topless dancing, a women's fight scene at the King-Kong bar, missing in the Italian version. See more
Edited from Savana: Violenza carnale
(opening theme) (uncredited) See more