Italian title: NUOVA GUINEA: L'ISOLA DEI CANNIBALI
[New Guinea: the Island of Cannibals]
Bruno Mattei (as Akira Ide)
camera: Giancarlo Graziano and Bruno Mattei
scripter: Annibale Roccasecca music: Riz
believes the film's premise, this movie was originally shot as a documentary
commissioned by Queen Elizabeth who wanted "a better understanding of
the laws and traditions of the New Guinea natives" when that country requested
independence from the British Empire. That explanation is - most likely
- pure hokum. Instead, this is more accurately the kind of excess fans
have grown to love and appreciate from one of Europe's greatest exploitation
filmmakers, Bruno Mattei.
one of two Mondo Films directed by Bruno Mattei. Four years later, he
would helm the sexy shockumentary EMANUELLE
AND THE EROTIC NIGHTS with Laura Gemser, co-directed by Joe D'Amato.
This one, is slightly less sexy (although nudity and naughty stuff thrives)
but the emphasis is on the more traditional mondo content, similar to
NUDA (1975). Bruno Mattei also
directed two in-your-face cannibal movies in 2005, CANNIBAL
and LAND OF DEATH. He was an Italian filmmaker who often
used the pseudonymVincent Dawn after finding success with his 1980
zombie film HELL
OF THE LIVING DEAD [which, incidentally, recycles much footage
from this movie]. Interestingly, Mr Mattei's best films come from his
most obscure period (BELLE
DA MORIRE [Beautful But Deadly], THE
OF THE LIVING DEAD), the time before his death from a brain tumor
in May, 2007, at age 75.
Italian production; original fullscreen format (1.33:1), totally uncut
version at 99 minutes,
encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American machine;
in Italian language with English subtitles.
For Mature Audiences