Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985) from Tuna

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985) is a Brazilian film directed by an Italian that I watched on a German DVD in perfectly-dubbed English that I purchased from Finland. It is about time for people to realize that this is truly a global economy, and end this regional coding nonsense.


The main purpose of the film, of course, is nudity, and the lovely Suzane Carvalho is topless for most of the film, and also shows bush and buns. Two unidentified models also show the three Bs, and some native women are also topless.
Although we do have some wildlife, a little gore, and one scene of cannibalism, this film is either a comedy or an adventure or both. A professor and his daughter are heading into the forbidden Dinosaur Valley, and paleontologist Michael Sopkiw convinces them to let him come too. Also on the plane are a testosterone driven but impotent Vietnam vet and his drunken wife, two models, and a photographer. The plane crashes, and several are killed instantly The jungle takes its toll on many of the others, including a lovely piranha attack, cannibals, alligators, and jewel poachers. The film includes one of the best camera angles I have ever seen for a foot to the nuts kick, shot from between the legs, with the target area just above frame. In another favorite scene, Sopkiw comes to the aide of a model being groped by a drunk, and two 7 foot muscle builders kick his ass with authority.
not available in region 1
The film is variously known as A Baixeda dos Dinosauros, Cannibal Ferox 2, Perdidos no Vale dos Dinossauros, Stranded in Dinosaur Valley, and Nudo e selvaggio. Also, the DVD I purchased was titled Amazonas. IMDB readers praise it as a genre effort, and admiring the charms of Carvalho. I agree on both counts, and was pleased with the quality of the DVD transfer.  

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+.

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