Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Man From Deep River (1972) aka Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio aka Deep River Savages aka Sacrifice!

3.5 / 5
Tagline: See! The Torture That Makes A Modern Man Defenseless!
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
Written by: Francesco Barilli, Massimo D'Avak
Actors include: Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Pratitsak Singhara
Genre: Horror, Adventure, Action
Length: 93 minutes
Banned: UK
Country: Italy

Definitely one of the originals in the jungle cannibal genre. Although it's pretty well done, Lenzi's later film "Cannibal Ferox" simply does things much better. This story is about a photographer who is out in the forest on a job when he gets attacked and held captive by a group of savages. The tribe is rather cruel to him but the chief's daughter starts to like him (and she speaks English). It also does have that classic animal cruelty (not that I condone it) that got them in trouble with censors. Still this one is sort of a nudie romance in the jungle with some peril so it's not really that exciting on any level. Still for the originality of it, the lovely scenery and the fact that a lot of work went into this it's still worth a gander or two.

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