6/6/11

The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)

Their cult was death ... Their lust was for blood!

The Mountain of the Cannibal God
There are two reasons to watch this movie.  Ursula Andress gets naked and a headhunter has sex with a pig (in the uncut version, anyway).  It also has a midget cannibal, so maybe that's three reasons.  It's an entertaining movie, too.

Susan Stevenson who is played by the lovely, original Bond girl Ursula Andress, and her angry, alcoholic brother travel to the jungles of New Guinea to find her anthropologist husband after he goes missing.  She takes another professor, Edward Foster (Stacy Keach) along because he's an expert on the tribes and customs of the island and because he knows where her husband might be.

Local authorities refuse to allow any expeditions into the jungles surrounding Ra Ra Me, the mountain where Foster thinks Dr. Stevenson might be, so they must sneak in.  After some gratuitous animal slaughter, bickering among the party members and some encounters with murderous locals, they arrive at a Catholic mission deep in the jungle and set up camp.  Here it is revealed that Edward Foster was once kidnapped by the Puka, a tribe of cannibals that inhabits the area surrounding Ra Ra Me, and that he was forced to participate in their flesh-eating rituals before finally escaping.  He is still haunted by the experience and his reason for coming to New Guinea has nothing to do with finding the missing anthropologist.  He wants to wipe out the cannibal tribe.

"Quit staring at my harelip and check out my haircut."
They add another member to the team from the mission, Manolo (Claudio Cassinelli) who immediately starts a romance with Mrs. Stevenson.  It becomes apparent that Susan and her brother don't really care about finding the professor either.  Rather, they want to find uranium deposits that are rumored to be in the area and increase their personal wealth.  On the trek to the mountain, Professor Foster - who was previously injured after an encounter with a Puka tribesman, falls to his death while climbing a waterfall.  The remaining members of the expedition are captured by the cannibal tribe and the crazy gore-fest begins. 

The Mountain of the Cannibal God a.k.a. Slave of the Cannibal God isn't a bad movie.  In fact I thought it was pretty damn... well, not exactly "good" but certainly entertaining.  It lacks the tense, darker atmosphere and social commentary of Cannibal Holocaust, and is more of a gory action-adventure with ample T & A.  And really that's not a bad thing, in my opinion.  However, I did find the animal slaughter to serve no other purpose than to shock the audience, and some of the jungle traversing sequences were more than tedious to sit through.  I would get distracted by Stacy Keach's harelip and wonder if his beard covered it at all or just drew attention to it.  Then I would think of how his career had gone downhill so that now he had to do voice-work for that stupid "shocking video" TV series, whatever it's called.  Then I tried to remember the name of that incest movie he was in with Orson Welles and Pia Zadora, and how she got weird looking over the years and that I couldn't believe that I once had a thing for her.  I couldn't even remember if she was still alive or not.  She probably was....  And then I would pay attention to the movie again and they were still walking through the damn jungle.  But other than that, it's worth watching.

Oh, and did I mention a guy has sex with a pig?

Violence/Gore Rating: 4 or maybe even a 4.5 out of 5

Pipe Smoking Rating: 0.5 out of 5

Booby Rating: 3.5 out of 5, but there's a scene where a cannibal lady is "doin' that funky hand jive" that almost pushes the film to a 5+  - See the nude scenes.



38 comments:

Zealot said...

Looks like a movie I would enjoy. Good review as well. Thanks for the post

Zander said...

never seen this, but i will now Have a good Monday, bud! :)

ed said...

ohh nudity and high rating. nice synopsis

thenitefalls said...

Haha that was a headshot at 1:06

Bart said...

dis movie looks dangerousques

Colin Biano said...

Pig sex? this is my kind of movie!

Magixx said...

I really like these old movies, they don't have any stereotypes and a good story at all!

thumbs up for ya blog buddy, keep it up!

The Angry Lurker said...

Ok, I need to see it.

Dejch said...

haven't seen it

Zoltan said...

Great, now I'm going to think of Stacy Keach's hair lip all day. Noooo!!!

Dave said...

Not seen this but I think I will now.

AllenTesch said...

You had me at pig sex.

Matthew said...

I love your reviews of these films, just wish they'd put some of them on the tv so I could watch them :(

Trey said...

I actually own this--uh--gem.

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

Your movie reviews are the funniest I've ever read. :3

MuteMath Fan (& news junkie too!) said...

Wow, seems like this movie has it all!

Kicking Rocks said...

I like the poster and those scores look like its worth watching!

BigMike said...

Lets be honest.. the win is at 3:15

D4 said...

It sounded sooo good.. Up until you mentioned the jungle scenes. If I wanted to procrastinate I'd study.

Biff Tanner said...

Love me some hand jive!

A Beer for the Shower said...

What's a little bestiality between friends?

lovebloggin said...

gotta see it

Rob said...

More movies need boobies.

Sean said...

Huh I think I have this movie

Astronomy Pirate said...

I'd take a bite.

Jay said...

the trailer had boobies. :)

m.m. said...

Sounds.... epic all around.

T. Roger Thomas said...

A midget, a naked women and a pig? Sounds like the extended cut of the NIN "Closer" video to me.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

The first reason is all I need.

Zander said...

good stuff... thanks for VIEWing my page :)

srnajera said...

jjajajaj! very nice

Malkavian said...

Sounds like a decent film, and a cannibal lady hand Fu$#ing herself anda guy having sex with a pic. I MUST SEE IT!!!

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Did you say NAKED?

This is sad. We need more naked guys.

Ryan said...

SIQ POST BRO!!!!!

BTN Hip Hop said...

expected higher boob rating from the poster. i leave dissapoint

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Solsby Kid said...

This is an awesome movie!

Speedy Ed said...

am loving that boob rating, might have to give it a look if it hits 5+ at times ;)

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