Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
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The basic plot line is that the whole eastern part of Southern California is a vast avocado jungle, inhabited by cannibalistic feminist "natives" who eat men with guacamole dip. The US government claims to want to protect the "free world's last avocado source" by retaking the avocado jungle. They recruit a feminist scholar from Spitzer College (actually set at UC Riverside) to make contact with the cannibal women. On her mission she takes along a stereotyped "girly" girl, Bunny (who wears all pink, takes a curling iron, and has fantasies about being tied up with red licorice) and a bigoted but bumbling male chauvinist. The result is a hilarious romp. Academic types will love all the academic jokes: "Your methodology is shabby!"
I agree with the other reviewers that the picture and sound quality is not great. I've personally never been able to find a high quality version of this movie. I think it just doesn't exist. This is not the Matrix or some other high budget DVD. In some ways, though, the sound and picture quality is kind of classic. It very much goes along with the whole "feel" of the movie. A B-movie through and through.
Warning: there's a short scene with nudity at the beginning, for those who would be disturbed by this.
Starring Adrienne Barbeau (Escape From New York) as the leader of the Piranha Women the film is a hoot. The movie is soaking in humor. For example the savages are said to speak a primitive language. French, in other words. And the jungle boat ride is compared to the Disney one (even with a hippo attack).
From Shannon collecting all she needs for the journey, selecting her notepads to deciding which bullets to take, to Bill trying to teach a tribe of Donahues how to be REAL MEN, with a beer scene right out of 2001, there is no limit to the funniness and a few adult jokes are placed here and there. The fight between Shannon and Barbeau COULD have been better - they don't know how to fence at all.
There is a message buried inside the silliness, about male and female relationships, but that's not allowed to screw up the comedy. To counter the weak serious theme there is some brief nudity, at the beginning, when the amazons are having a swim in the river and both Tweed and Mistal look good in the tight skins the Piranha women wear. Mistal does wear a lot of pink outfits, mostly what look like swimsuits, which is a pleasure to see. So it's all good, clean, adult fun! Great for a 90 minute flick. Get it used or new.
Cannibal Women Features Shannon Tweed as a professor of feminist studies enlisted by the government to go into the "Avocado Jungle" to deal with the Cannibal women so the United States can have a steady supply of Avocados. It seems the army has sent in soldiers and all was left of them were their dog tags. The women with tore the men into strips and ate them with guacamole dip! Accompanying the professor on this dangerous mission is valley girl Bunny and a sexist guide who can't read a map played by Bill Maher Before he became a talk show host on "Politically Incorrect". On their journey in the Avocado jungle the professor debates feminist theory with the sexist guide. These arguments are hilarious! In the jungle they run into some sensitive guys who Maher tries to "man up" with disastrous results. Afterward they're captured by the Cannibal women who have had their tribe taken over by a radical feminist. Adrienne Barbeau is a hoot as the Feminist professor who takes over the tribe and puts our group of explorers in peril. I won't give the rest away the climax of this movie is TOO good to be spoiled.
The plot is ridiculous, and the actors know it. They play it straight anyway and their excellent performances make this movie so good. In the face of a cheesy script poor production values, a low budget and skimpy costumes they make it work. I highly recommend you get this movie and a bowl of popcorn on Saturday night. Cannibal Women is a B-movie that scores all A's with me.
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This movie has no nudity to speak of, is about as low-budget as you could get, but was a lot more fun that say, your typical Bond movie (which I usually enjoy watching but only... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Steve
Notable for the actors involved. Plot not so good. The quality of the production is just mediocre. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Curious Carl
Since there isn't a no star option I gave it a one.......it STINKS!Published 1 month ago by S. Ruff
I believe this exciting, thrill packed adventure was nominated for some Academy Awards back in the day! Of course I'm being facetious. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Solomon
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