Mondo Cannibale (Barbarian Goddess) (El Caníbal) (The Cannibals) (White Cannibal Queen) (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mondo Cannibale (Barbarian Goddess) (El Caníbal) (The Cannibals) (White Cannibal Queen) (1980)

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Revenge is a dish best served raw for Dr. Taylor, whose young daughter is dragged deep into the jungle after his family is viciously attacked by a tribe of cannibals while on an ill-fated adventure in the Amazon Basin. Years later he returns to this jungle hell to retrieve his little girl ? only to find that she?s grown into the golden-haired goddess of the malevolent man-eaters who murdered her mother! Can Taylor dethrone his feral daughter before she makes him the main course in her royal banquet?more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
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On DVD: Dec 19, 2006
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I found the film Cannibals directed by Jess Franco to not be as good as any of the other films he has made. The film is about a Doctor, his wife Elizabeth and their teenage daughter Lana. they go to an isolated hospital in the Brazilean jungle, which is close to the Amazon river. whilst they are there they are attacked by savage cannibals they kill and eat his wife, and they abduct the girl. Dr Taylor manages to get back out of the jungle but he needs psychiatric help no one will believe him about his story of seeing cannibals he manages to find a doctor called Doctor Ana she is the only on who believes his story about the cannibals, so takes the risk of going with him into the jungle. also a few others come along as well The cannibals start to kill a few of the members in attacks. this was quite a poor film to watch .

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Cassandra Maples

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[size=4]Anyone out there thinking of an alternative to Turkey for their Thanksgiving feast? Here's a pair of films that take that idea to a bit of an extreme.[/size]

[font=Times][size=4][color=#000000]1980 Spain/France/W. Germany Director: Jess Franco[/color][/size][/font]
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[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]This movie has the usual massive amounts of gore, nudity, and the senseless plot that most cannibal movies contain. Fortunately this one ignored the ?tradition? of the sub-genre of having a penis cut off. I do thank the film maker for that small gift. A better gift would have been to have cannibals that act in a consistent manner and that didn?t have trendy 80s hair cuts. By consistency I mean, one minute they are cursing ?the white invaders? and anyone with white skin, the next scene they are worshipping the ?white goddess.? One scene has them literally eating a victim alive on the spot, the next they are capturing victims instead. Their behavior was obviously dictated by the needs of the poorly written script rather than by any realistic logic. The gore effects are pretty average for their time. The music score is awful. The acting is unintentionally comical in many spots and just plane terrible in others. I?d pass on this one if I were you.[/size][/font][/color]



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[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]It seems that the film maker was either hoping to catch the same lucky vibe that [i]The Blair Witch[/i] received or perhaps he was hoping people had forgotten that film and would consider this one original. It really doesn?t matter; the movie fails on both counts anyway. It bears more resemblance to the movie [i]Cannibal Holocaust[/i] in that it mostly watched through the recovered video footage. The actors who are tasked with trying to look like they are not acting don?t do so poorly at it. They are not amazing or anything close to that level as far as acting goes, but they are okay. The SFX are also done well enough, though not of any great level beyond average.[/size][/font][/color]
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[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]The story itself is pretty badly conceived and put on film in the same way. We have four young people who by all accounts appear to be nothing more than useless lay abouts who are living in Fiji on ?family money? who suddenly get the urge to investigate rumors that Michael Rockefeller (heir to the Rockefeller family fortune who disappeared in 1961 in New Guinea) has been spotted living in the jungle among a remote and primitive tribe. There is no real reason at all why these ?surfer brats? would really give a crap about that, not to mention spend the time, effort, and money on an excursion to investigate it, but that is what we are supposed to believe.[/size][/font][/color]
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[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]If that very shaky premise isn?t bad enough, we are then subjected to the fact that the rest of the movie is scene after scene of the two couples bickering with each other. One couple are booze hound losers who further drive home the fact that the whole trip is pretty unbelievable in that it is unlikely at least half the group would have even bothered to go. The ?cannibals? only show up in the last 20 minutes or so of the film and their arrival and actions don?t do much at all to pull this film out of the tail spin it is in by that time.[/size][/font][/color]
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Todd S
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Not one of the best cannibal films by any means (that distinciton belongs to Deodata's Cannibal Holocaust and Umberto Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox or Make Them Die Slowly), Jesus Franco's entry in the cannibal canon does prove original, entertaining, and somewhat disturbing. The disturbing scenes are far fewer than in the aforementioned films, but the flesh eating scenes are filmed with both an eye to artfulness and brutality. They go on forever in a slo-mo revery that seems to evoke cannibalism as not just a violent act but also an erotic one--the groans of the cannibals in time with the screams of their victimes push into an almost sexual realm. One of Franco's more coherent and well-plotted films, Cannibals is an interesting entry in the pantheon of cannibal films. If you're a fan of the animal horror scenes in other cannibal films, then you may be disappointed, but I for one was not saddened by the lack of scenes in which animals are mutilated (for real in the case of the above two mentioned films). Worth checking out for fans of cannibal films, exploitation cinema, and Jess Franco.

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