Thursday, August 1, 2013

VHS Index: The Emerald Jungle (Continental Video)

Distributor Info
Title: The Emerald Jungle
Distr: Continental Video
Cat #: 1068
Case: Big Box
Year: 1986

Movie Info
Orig. Title: Mangiati vivi!
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Year: 1980
Country: Italy
Genre: Horror/Adventure
Subgenre: Cannibals/Splatter

"Caught in the Jungle Between a Sadistic Sex-Cult Guru and a Tribe of Flesh-Hungry Cannibals!"

Box Synopsis:
           "Emerald Jungle is the story of a beautiful young woman who is lured into joining a 'mystical' cult in a remote jungle. Her sister becomes concerned after not hearing from her, and hires a rugged, jack-of-all-trades adventurer to accompany her on a search to the jungle.
           Once in the forbidding wilderness, they realize that the jungle belongs to a tribe of fierce cannibals who eat their victims alive! They are relieved to finally discover the cult encampment -- until they learn the truth about the cult.
           The evilly charismatic cult leader drugs all his followers and holds them captive. The women are forced to submit to bizarre sexual rituals and are hypnotically drugged into a state of stupor. The flesh hungry cannibals surrounding the camp prevent escape.
           Both girls have become sex slaves to the cult leader, but the adventurer has successfully resisted the drugs and leads a small group of women - including the two sisters - out into the jungle.
           Immediately, several women are captured by the cannibals, cut into pieces, and eaten. These scenes are so graphically detailed that you will wonder how they could have been filmed so convincingly.
           Finally, only two people from the escape party remain and they decide that suicide is a fate preferable to being eaten alive, until..."

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