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White Slave (1985)

Schiave bianche - Violenza in Amazzonia (original title)
A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

Director:

Mario Gariazzo (as Roy Garrett)

Writers:

Francesco Prosperi (story) (as Franco Prosperi), Francesco Prosperi (screenplay) (as Franco Prosperi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvire Audray ... Catherine Miles Armstrong
Will Gonzales Will Gonzales ... Umukai
Dick Campbell Dick Campbell
Andrea Coppola Andrea Coppola ... Catherine's Uncle (as Andrew Louis Coppola)
Dick Marshall Dick Marshall
Alma Vernon Alma Vernon
Grace Williams Grace Williams
Sara Fleszer Sara Fleszer
Mark Cannon Mark Cannon
James Boyle James Boyle
Peter Robyns Peter Robyns
Jessica Bridges Jessica Bridges
Stephanie Walters Stephanie Walters
Neal Berger Neal Berger
Deborah Savage Deborah Savage
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An 18 year old Catherine Miles graduates from her boarding school and takes a trip with her parents to the Amazon. While on a boat ride, her parents are brutally murdered by a local cannibal tribe and she is taken prisoner. In order to survive, she adopts the customs of the tribe with the help of a warrior who has fallen in love with her, all the while planning vengeance for her parents' death. He later helps her to escape, and now free, she goes to find who exactly was behind the death of her parents. Written by Helltopay27

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Trivia

Though throughout the movie it is said to be a true story (and even talks of locating the "real" Catherine Miles), it is actually fictional. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Miles: Sometimes the dead come back.
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Alternate Versions

The most common version is the newly released Shriek Show (Media-Blasters) DVD, which is completely uncut and runs at exactly 90 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nymph
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Composed by Fiorenzo Gianani
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Head-hunters, gore and gratuitous nudity.
7 April 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Although not technically a cannibal movie (the main tribe are 'head-hunters'; cannibals feature very briefly but no cannibalism is shown), Amazonia shares enough similarities with the infamous gut-munching gore classics of the 70s and 80s to be considered part of the genre.

Catherine Miles (Elvire Audray) is a beautiful 18-year old taken captive by a group of savages after her parents are killed on a river trip. Sold to a member of the tribe for the sum of 'a goose, a water-dog and a turtle', Catherine endures terrible suffering until she is helped by Umukai, a warrior who treats her with a bit of respect. After many months spurning Umukai, believing that he was the one who killed her mum and dad, she discovers that others were in fact responsible. Falling in love with her friendly native hunk, she convinces him to help her take revenge on those really responsible.

Amazonia is pretty close in theme to The Man From Deep River, Umberto Lenzi's classic from 1972, but doesn't quite match that one in terms of quality. However, with a fair amount of cheesy gore (several be-headings, blow-darts in the face, some bloody bullet wounds) and loads of female nudity (courtesy of Audray and the native women, some of whom are pretty foxy), fans of this kind of thing should find just about enough to enjoy in this flick to make it worth a watch.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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