Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi)
starring: Laura Gemser · Jack Palance · Gabriele Tinti ·
Michele Starck · Singrid Zanger · Guido Mariotti
the late '70s, director Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) teamed with
actress Laura Gemser for a series of Black Emanuelle films, starting with
EMANUELLE IN BANGKOK (1976). This was followed by the quintessential
IN AMERICA (1977) and then - to jointly capitalize on the success
of "Man From Deep River" (and the other jungle exploitation
films) - came EMANUELLE
AND THE LAST CANNIBAL TRIBE (1977). The fourth and fifth entries
in the series were EMANUELLE
INVESTIGATES VIOLENCE TO WOMEN (aka EMANUELLE AROUND THE WORLD)
ROAD OF PROSTITUTION.
D'Amato began making other films with Laura Gemser outside that franchise.
For this one he also recruited veteran actor Jack Palance for an additional
air of respectability, but the ultra-sleazy story kept the unedited version
from being seen by a mainstream audience. The film is usually missing
the lurid shock ending; but here it is, fully uncut... the rare 98 minute,
Palance is Judas, a wealthy playboy living in Hong Kong who is obsessed
with snakes. His home is full of them, and he treats them as if they were
his children. One night his brother persuades to see a dance act at a
nightclub. He is astounded to see beautiful Eva (Laura Gemser) who dances
nude while holding a python. Judas is immediately smitten, and brings
her into his home to take care of his snakes. However, things soon take
a horrific turn.
special interest: Joe D'Amato was the
cinematographer for this film. He also produced, wrote, and directed this
film. His editor and production manager was cult movie maestro Bruno Mattei.
Italian film in English language; widescreen format, uncut version (98
min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT, playable on any American
machine. Extras include theatrical trailers.
Intended for Mature Audiences Only