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Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985)

Nudo e selvaggio (original title)
A plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, and its passengers must battle their way through cannibals, slave traders, wild animals and murderous piranha fish to safety.


Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E. Lemick)


Michele Massimo Tarantini (story) (as Michael E. Lemick), Michele Massimo Tarantini (screenplay) (as Michael E. Lemick)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sopkiw ... Kevin Hall
Suzane Carvalho Suzane Carvalho ... Eva Ibañez (as Susane Carvall)
Milton Rodríguez Milton Rodríguez ... Capt. John Heinz (as Milton Morris)
Marta Anderson ... Betty Heinz
Joffre Soares Joffre Soares ... Josè (as Joffrey Soares)
Gloria Cristal Gloria Cristal ... Myara
Susan Hahn ... Belinda (as Susie Hahn)
Maria Reis Maria Reis ... Monica (as Mary Reis)
Andy Silas Andy Silas ... China
Leonidas Bayer Leonidas Bayer ... Prof. Pedro Ibañez (as Leonid Bayer)
Carlos Imperial Carlos Imperial ... China
Samuka Samuka ... Native Chief (as Samuca)
Ney Pen Ney Pen ... Native
Adalberto Silva Adalberto Silva ... Hotel Desk Clerk (as Albert Silva)
Jonas Dalbecchi Jonas Dalbecchi ... Carlito


Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A journey into the cannibal inferno


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Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

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Did You Know?


The alternate title "Cannibal Ferox II" was made by an English distribution company called VIPCO (Video Instant Picture Company). They associated the movie with the more notorious Cannibal Ferox (1981) in order to sell more copies. See more »


When the six survivors of the plane crash have to wade through a shallow tributary of Amazon river, China (Andy Silas) is attacked by Piranhas who bite off the flesh of his right lower leg - Kevin (Michael Sopkiw) jumps to him and saves his life. Captain Heinz (Milton Rodríguez) kills the mutilated China - who from his point of view only represents an impediment to their escape from the jungle - by spearing him with his machete from back through thorax and throws him back into the water that one minute ago has been teemed with a hungry Piranha swarm, but: None of the killerfish shows up now to devour on the freshly killed body of China whose wounds are oozing the water with blood! To top this lack of continuity Kevin reproaching Heinz his brutal slaughter of China in a heavily (and understandably) hateful way is attacked physically by Heinz who wants to silence his accuser leading to the two men punching each other into the Piranha water (!) where they continue their fight by wrestling in the water (!) trying to drown each other! Having more luck than brains Kevin and Heinz are not attacked by any killerfish who must have disintegrated into thin air or moved on to a smarter movie shot on a higher budget.... See more »


Hotel Desk Clerk: He's a photographer from Sao Paulo. The two girls are models. They came down for a photo shoot. He says he works for a fashion magazine. If you ask me, I bet it's a sex one.
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Alternate Versions

UK video version, released under the title Cannibal Ferox 2, was heavily cut by 1 min 54 secs by the BBFC in 2002 with the following justification:
  • "Cuts required to sexual and sexualised violence ( forcible removal of woman's underwear and subsequent shots of full nudity; sight of woman's breast being clawed and wounded with resulting flow of blood and collection of blood in a bowl; sight of woman's breast being exposed, her breast being kissed, her loin cloth being undone, her pubic hair being touched and her positive response to a sexual assault; sight of man forcibly tearing open a woman's shirt, revealing her breasts and struggling with her). Cuts made in accordance with BBFC guidelines and policy. Further cuts to sight of cocks attacking each other during a cockfight required in accordance with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937."
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Spun-off from Cannibal Ferox (1981) See more »

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How can a movie this bad be so much fun?
17 March 2006 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

Some may see the rating I've given Massacre in Dinosaur Valley and think I've lost my mind. I'm fully aware that a 5/10 may be too high. In all honesty, the movie is horrible. Tarantini has crammed the film with every exploitation element and cliché you can think of. Massacre in Dinosaur Valley lacks originality, any semblance of good acting, and anything approaching taste. Technically, the movie doesn't fair much better with some really bad looking special effects and poor editing. But if you can get past all the film's shortcomings (as I did), it's a lot of fun for fans of cheese-filled, Italian exploitation type movies. Maybe I was just in the right frame of mind, but I had a great time with it.

Actually, my biggest complaint with the film has nothing to do with the list of previously mentioned problems. My biggest gripe is the "look" of the cannibals. If you've seen Cannibal Holocaust, the Granddaddy of cannibal films, you'll understand what I mean. The cannibal tribes in Cannibal Holocaust look authentic (at least to my untrained eyes). They're dirty, unkempt, and "wild" looking. The cannibals in Massacre in Dinosaur Valley, on the other hand, look like actors. They look like they showered, shaved, and had a fresh haircut on the way to the set. In addition, the cannibal village in Cannibal Holocaust is something completely alien to our modern society. It fits the look of the cannibals. Here, the cannibal village reminded me of one of the headhunter sets from Gilligan's Island. A little more authenticity would have really helped Massacre in Dinosaur Valley.

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