Review: Love Goddess of the Cannibals (1978)

Thou shall not kill! Thou shall make love! Well, what the heck! Do both! -At the same time! It’s a freakin’ Joe D’Amato feature for God’s sake.

dvd“LOVE GODDESS OF THE CANNIBALS” (Papaya Dei Caraibi)
1978
Exploitation
Italy

Director: Joe D’Amato
Stars: Sirpa Lane, Maurice Poli, Melissa Chimenti
Distributor: Shameless
Runtime: 85 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“Maybe he liked the local girls to much, but that’s hardly a crime.”

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When big business men from the nuclear plant is turning up dead, the free-loving reporter, Sara gets pushed toward the brutal reason. Together with her lover she finds herself in a web of voodoo-rituals, cannibalistic sacrifices, sex, deceit and the love Goddess herself; Papaya!

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A typical “walking-and-talking-and-making-love-eco-drama” from Joe D’Amato. Not as explicit as “Emanuelle in America”, not as pornographic as “Porno Holocaust”. Slow paced and poorly executed, but with an interesting theme and story. The sexy Finnish actress, Sirpa Lane, keeps my focus all the way to the end.

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