When Ursula Andress's rich husband goes missing up the jungle, she gets herself a guide in the form of Stacy Keach, and undeterred by Keach's warnings: "Are you serious? It's hard enough for a man, but for a woman it would be impossible!", they set off for the cursed mountain isle...
On reaching the island there's some animal cruelty and plenty of evil bucket heads, covered in volcano dust, attacking our heroes. Then we get to witness such atrocities as booby traps, decapitations, willy amputation, Keach's wig and a native getting his arm ripped off by a plastic crocodile! Sergio Martino does a decent enough job at the helm, with a fairly action packed script, some cheap gore and there's quite a few highlights, namely Ursula Undress's bobbing dazzlers and the wild eyed Keach, who clearly needs a pub! So the cast get plastered on spit whiskey malibu, which I wish I'd started drinking 3hrs before watching this, and snakes inexplicably fall out of trees (maybe they found the spit whiskey malibu!), onto people to keep the story moving. Eventually captured by cannibals, there's some offal scoffing and Ursula gets naked at a stoneage sex orgy!
Oddly enough its the ending that lets this down, but overall it's good fun and in my humble opinion, one of the better Italian cannibal films.
3.75/5 stars. But not up there with the uncut versions of Eaten Alive or Cannibal Holocaust (obviously!)
This definitive Blue Underground print apparently has 'added scenes of deviant sexuality' from Martino but it's just a woman fiddling with herself and a guy pretending to bum a pig!
Viewers upset by animal cruelty should probably avoid this, as I doubt that even with Ursula displaying her cinematic charms, it'll be enough to win you over.