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Invaders of the Lost Gold (1982)

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Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror, War | 20 September 1982 (Turkey)
A group of Japanese WWII soldiers transporting a gold shipment are captured and fight against a savage cannibal tribe. Years later, an expedition heads back into the jungle to locate the lost gold.

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Alan Birkinshaw

Writers:

Alan Birkinshaw, Bill James (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Stuart Whitman ... Mark Forrest
Edmund Purdom ... Rex Larson
Woody Strode ... Cal
Harold Sakata ... Tobachi
Laura Gemser ... Maria
Glynis Barber ... Janice Jefferson
David De Martyn David De Martyn ... Douglas Jefferson
Mike Cohen Mike Cohen ... Boat Captain
Junix Inocian ... Fernando
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A group of Japanese soldiers are transporting a large shipment of gold through the jungles of the Phillipines when they are captured by a cannibal tribe. After a large battle with the cannibals, several members of the group are dismembered and killed. A few of the soldiers survive and successfully hide the treasure in the jungle. Thirty six years later, an expedition heads into the jungle to locate the lost treasure, and wind up in a battle against the elements. Written by Helltopay27

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A Lost Opportunity
26 May 2003 | by JHC3See all my reviews

The Philippines, 1945. Japanese troops escorting a gold shipment are ambushed by headhunting natives. Most of the soldiers are killed, but not before they manage to hide the gold in a cave. Three officers survive. Thirty-six years later, Rex Larson (Purdom) is hunting for the lost fortune. He recruits one of the surviving officers and has his financial backer help arrange for an expedition. The lead guide is Mark Forrest (Whitman) who helps arrange for assistance in the Philippines. Once in the wilderness, the group must contend with the elements, treachery, and murder. Billed as a cannibal film at my local video store, it does not qualify as such. It is definitely inspired by the Indiana Jones flicks, but is much more conventional. The film had many of the elements necessary for success including a strong cast. Woody Strode is a welcome presence, but is largely wasted. I came away with the impression that the filmmakers were simply manufacturing a movie for a quick release rather than making a genuine effort to entertain. While it likely wouldn't have become a blockbuster or anything akin to a classic, it could have been far better with only minimal script changes and perhaps a more firm directorial hand. Or not.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1982 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Greed See more »

Filming Locations:

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Mono

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Color
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