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Man From Deep River (1972) - Umberto Lenzi

Disgusting. This movie is gross. Man From Deep River, aka Sacrifice!, aka Il paese del sesso selvaggio, aka Deep River Savages is a disgusting cannibal exploitation grind-house film from Italy. This is my first viewing of the genre. It turned my stomach pretty badly. There are senseless scenes of animals meeting their demise in front of the camera. It is like a snuff film based in animalia.

The plot of this piece revolves around a British photographer that is taken in by a tribe somewhere in the jungles of Thailand. He eats monkey brains. Witnesses the mutilation of various animals including Pigs, Alligators, and Snakes. It is only a matter of time before the cannibalism kicks in and the tribe that he is with eats a young woman.

The story moves pretty slowly and is hampered by terrible audio and forgettable shots. For a great deal of the film our main character witnesses animals being killed and then retreats for veracious love making with his tribal bride, then right back to animal c…