Gariazzo's Shocking True Story of Man's Inhumanity
know as: AMAZONIA and THE CATHERINE MILES STORY
director: Mario Gariazzo (as Roy Garrett)
starring: Elvire Audrey · Will Gonzales · Alma Vernon · Dick Marshall
· Louis Coppola · Andrea Coppola
Catherine Miles visits
her parent's plantation in the Amazon for her 18th birthday. To celebrate
they take a boat trip through the untamed jungle waterway where her parents
are barbarically murdered. Barely surviving the attack, Catherine is captured
by a tribe of cannibals, brutalized, humiliated and raped. At that point
she begins planning her revenge. The movie is a true story which was -
at least according to the film - based on an interview conducted by Ms
Miles for a British newspaper and actual court documents. Director Gariazzo
seems less concerned about the human drama in favor of wild exploitation,
punctuated by graphic scenes of sadism and bloodlust.
Director Mario Gariazzo
had a varied career, drifting from genre to genre without ever settling
into a particular style or technique. He established himself, using the
alias Robert Paget, with a string of effective Spaghetti Westerns, (best
known for DRUMMER
OF VIOLENCE (1970) and Acquasanta Joe, 1971) before dabbling
in a variety genres from the sleazy possession film SEXORCIST (1974)
to the remarkably trashy Giallo Play Motel (1979), and then onto
this jungle/cannibal opus in 1985 (each under the pseudonym Roy Garrett).
Mr Gariazzo died from cancer in March 2002 at age 71.
Italian film in English language; fullscreen edition, fully uncut version
(91 minutes); DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
Themes/Graphic Violence/Rape/Sexual Brutality/Nudity
for Mature Audiences