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  • Actors: Keith Chegwin
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Playback
  • VHS Release Date: 14 Aug. 2000
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004WZZX
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,491 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Keith Chegwin gets his kit off to present this all-nude, jungle-set cross between 'Crystal Maze' and 'It's a Knockout'. Contestants bare all as they compete to cross the Waterfall of Venus and the Pool of Death in order to win the £5,000 prize money.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD
The Naked Jungle’s reputation rests on its last couple of reels, when plantation owner Charlton Heston battles the Marabunta, the twenty-mile long, two-mile wide army of billions of soldier ants (“forty square miles of agonizing death!”) heading straight for the empire he carved out of the jungle with his bare hands. Well, his and the local natives bare hands. Of course, you have to get through an hour of soap opera first as the arrogant and virginal Chuck (“They have a word for men who go to the native villages at night. No one ever used that word about me”) is more than a tad miffed to discover that after shipping new furniture and a new piano out to the jungle that he’s been sent a second-hand mail-order bride in Eleanor Parker, despite her admonitions that “If you knew anything about music, you’d know that a good piano always sounds better if it’s been played!” But then you have to expect that sort of thing when you marry by proxy (we learn that William Conrad, who played the Heston role in the earlier radio version of the original story, stood in for Parker!). Still, at least Ranald Macdougal and blacklisted Ben Maddow have fun with the script with exchanges like “I’ve been trying not to irritate you.” “I noticed that. I find it irritating.” It would have been good to have less of the matrimonials and more of the Marabunta, but the picture is great fun for both the right and wrong reasons and I can’t say I felt short-changed revisiting it.

No extras at all, but the fullframe transfer is very good.
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This is a surprisingly interesting "oldie but goldie" movie and a very honest watch - not a masterpiece, but a good, solid adventure/drama film. Below, more of my impressions, with some SPOILERS!

The story happens in 1901, somewhere in the deep jungle in high Amazon wilderness. In the short story which inspired the scenario of this film ("Leiningen versus the ants" by German writer Carl Stephenson, published in 1937), the action was happening in Brazil - here however the country is not defined and local Indians speak only native languages, not Portuguese or Spanish. However the name of the country is not so important here - what matter is that the place of action is situated in the middle of extremely hostile jungle, where modern civilization exists only in the residences of owners of great plantations. Everywhere else is the primal forest, great rivers and swamps.

In this wild country a white American named Christopher Leiningen (Charlton Heston) arrived once twenty years ago as a young man owning virtually nothing. With his own backbreaking labour and iron determination he first created a little cocoa plantation. Then, thanks to his charisma, business skills and ruthlessness he transformed this little estate into a giant plantation which employs many hundreds local Indians - and as his little kingdom expands, more and more Indians come from the Amazon jungle to take jobs and move to the villages he build for his workers. Leiningen lives alone (with just a handful of servants) in a huge, luxurious manor he erected in the middle of his plantation - from there he manages his estates and rules other the whole area as a feudal lord.

But after building his empire, Leiningen wants finally to marry and have a family.
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By paul leask on 26 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
An unusual film in its subject matter, or is it? Man against the forces of nature, two people coming to learn about and respect each other? The nature of the enemy is the unusual aspect, mari bunta the soldier ant. Also, it is just very well done. Charlton Heston's roles in biblical epics tend to overshadow his career and yet no one did brooding intensity with serious underlying power better than he did and no one has quite matched him. Romance, Horror, action. this film has it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 May 2012
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The Naked Jungle is directed by Byron Haskin and based around the short story Leiningen Versus The Ants written by Carl Stephenson. It stars Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer and William Conrad. Music is scored by Daniele Amfitheatrof and cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.

1901, South America, and mail order bride Joanna Selby (Parker) arrives at the plantation owned by her husband Christopher Leiningen. She is shocked to find life at the plantation is hardly idyllic, but not as shocked as Leiningen is when he finds out that Joanna was once married before. With his own hang ups gnawing away at him and he refusing to accept Joanna as his bride, the relationship appears to be heading nowhere. However, she's made of stern stuff, and when a swarm of soldier ants is known to be heading towards the plantation, Joanna and Chris might just find that love is actually there?

Filmed in glorious Technicolor by Laszlo and produced by George Pal (Destination Moon/The War of the Worlds/The Time Machine), The Naked Jungle seems to be a forgotten movie on the CV's of Pal and Heston. A crying shame since it's very well mounted and carries a uniqueness worthy of further delving. Perhaps it got lost in the slipstream of Them! The other Ant movie out that year? What transpires is an hour of interesting character build up, where Heston & Parker's characters take centre stage and benefit from literate writing (Philip Yordan). The sweaty backdrop of the jungle plantation keeps things on the simmer, but it's the dialect and emoting of the performers that really holds the interest.
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