Slave of the Cannibal God Film Details
Overview: A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.
Tagline: When the price of lust is death..!
Review: Ursula Andress is the wife of a British archaeologist who has been missing since going on an expedition into a New Guinea jungle and desires to find his whereabouts. She enlists the aid of Stacy Keach, another professor / archaeologist, renowned but eccentric and just a little aloof. Andress’ brother, Antonio Marsina, insists on accompanying them and they set off for a specific island which just might contain a cannibalistic tribe known as the Puka. Keach harbors a secret, he was once associated with the Puka and suffers horrible nightmares as a result, emotionally scarred for participating in their tribal ceremonies in order to co-exist with them and survive. While on the island, Andress, Keach, and Marsini encounter a mission operated by a priest who leads a group of people which inhabit it. Andress is almost killed by a Puka hunter, covered in chalk and wearing a hardened mask carved from tree trunk, saved by Claudio Cassinelli, an outsider who has lived on the island for some time. Cassinelli reluctantly agrees to lead Andress, Keach(..whose knee was crushed by the stone battle ax from the Puka warrior who just so happened to be his guide and helper), and Marsini to the mountain..facing unprecedented trials and danger along the way, including violent rapids and a scary ascent up a waterfall mountain. Soon Cassinelli will discover to his horror Andress and Marsini’s true motives for ascending up the mountain.. Relatively well made and exciting adventure, featuring exotic locales and numerous elements which will definitely attract the cannibal genre crowd. Martino includes excerpts of animal violence, particularly a sickening act where we see a lengthly sequence showing a monkey’s head caught in the mouth of a python(..the fact that this was purposely committed by the crew makes it a pretty repulsive scene, completely inappropriate and incorrigible). Groovy croc attack on one of Keach’s guides(..biting the poor guy’s arm off), along with an animal trap seizing another member of his crew, causing sharpened stones to stab him multiple times while hanging upside down and powerless. You also have a beheading and castration, along with a disemboweling, including a cracked skull revealing damaged brains. Cassinelli is extraordinary as the man Andress depends on, assuming the heroic role that seemed meant for Keach, who isn’t quite the same after the attack that leaves him crippled / wounded. As expected, the intended audience get their shocking “dinner scene” as the cannibal tribe have a grand feast after removing organs and guts from a murdered human. Andress is stripped of her clothes and is completely naked, being prepared by the Puka, “painted” and ward-robed as their goddess, even forced to eat human meat! Keach is fascinating to watch, expressing underlying emotional distress and determination. The film establishes him in the early going as the leader of the expedition, with Cassinelli entering the picture midway through. Cassinelli has this terrific scene where he is able to secure snakes which offer possible harm to Andress and Marsina. The film’s true villain is Marsina who slowly reveals himself to be a self-absorbed cretin, letting someone die because he was holding him back in his personal quest to satiate his avarice. While I found some of the violent animal footage effective, if tiresome, I thought the monkey being devoured by the python was rather too gratuitous, and while I don’t want to beat a dead horse, the way this is executed by Martino and his handlers is not only inhumane, but despicable.
Language: English, Italian
Duration: 99 min
Genre: Adventure, Horror
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