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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)

Writer:

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 ... (as Dick Cambell)
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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Storyline

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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Only one thing kept her alive.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

White Slave See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of two movies that adopted the alternate title of Cannibal Holocaust 2, in hopes of boosting the movie's popularity by associating it with the more notorious Cannibal Holocaust (1980). See more »

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Catherine Miles: Sometimes the dead come back.
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Alternate Versions

German version is edited for a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

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Better Than I Expected
13 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story (1985)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Eighteen-year-old Catherine Miles (Elvire Audray) is on a trip in the Amazon with her parents when they are attacked by a tribe of jungle people. The parents are murdered and their heads cut off but Catherine is saved by a member of the tribe who appears to have a thing for her. Catherine is then taken back to their village where she witnesses all sorts of horrors.

There's no question that Italy was the home of the cannibal movie and many think that it reached its height with CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. This film here came towards the end of the genre and was also known as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2 as well as several other titles. For some reason this movie doesn't get much attention from fans when they discuss the genre but I personally thought it was a fairly entertaining movie, although it certainly doesn't rank among the best.

What I enjoyed the most was Audray herself. The horrible English dubbing makes it hard to really judge her performance but I thought she was extremely cute in the part and I also thought she was rather believable in the role. This was especially true as the character becomes more like those holding her hostage. The supporting players are decent at best but there's certainly nothing horrible here.

The film also benefits from a very good score by Franco Campanino, which clearly wants to be like the one in CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. There's also the violence and gore, which is pretty fun, although there's no question that the effects aren't as good as what we saw in films from earlier in the decade. There are a couple decapitations, several other body parts cut off and plenty of blood throughout. Fans of gore will certainly get a kick out of some of the violence here and especially a couple head shots.

AMAZONIA: THE CATHERINE MILES STORY starts off with the lead character going to trial for murder and throughout the film we get some narration of her testifying in court. I personally thought this set-up was rather lame and it actually hurt the film a bit. With that said, I thought the movie was fairly entertaining for what it was and it was worth watching for fans of the genre.


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