Samoa, Regina Della Giungla (1968)

This movie looked like absolute junk, a tale of white colonialism that would be dated even a few years after it was made.

But then I realized that the jungle girl was played by Edwige Fenech and here we go.

Director Guido Malatesta made Colossus and the Headhunters and Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya, so I’m going to stop being mean and just say that he made simple films that were probably crown pleasers in their time.

Roger Browne, who would one day be the Senator in Emanuelle in America, is looking for a diamond mine and finds Samoa (Fenech), he has to decide between being a criminal and leaving with her tribes holy stones or settling down in the jungle with the queen of all giallo. Dude, how is this even a choice?

Come for the comically long bar fight, stay for Ms. Fenech and enjoy the appearance by Femi Benussi, who was in The Bloodsucker Leads the DanceSo SweetSo Dead and The Killer Must Kill Again.

You can watch this on YouTube.

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