Time to swing by Mexico for a peek at 1985’s Jungle Adventure exploitation classic “Treasure of the Amazon” by Mexican director René Cardona Jr., the latest addition to our March “Thrilling Adventures!!” Movie Review Festival. Deadly jungle action, topless Amazon women, headhunters, poison darts, a sadistic ex-Nazi on a hunt for gold, a river of diamonds full of piranhas and killer crocodiles, and all the other exploitation film goodness you’d expect in a good 80’s “B” movie… 😉
Our synopsis reads: “In the depths of the lush, steamy Amazon jungle, rife with exotic and dangerous wildlife, a group of adventurers embark on a quest to discover a legendary river reportedly filled with diamonds “the size of your eyes” as well as precious jewels and gold, and in the process finds itself enveloped in incomprehensible barbarism. At the mercy of this mysterious jungle labyrinth, the treasure hunters are forced into fierce battles with vicious ruthless headhunters, ferocious alligators, piranhas, a tribe of topless female warriors, and, equally disturbing, the greed of their own colleagues, raising the question “Which is more treacherous, the greed of man or the perils of the jungle?”
Yep… a steamy impenetrable jungle… a treasure… deadly dangers… and perilous adventure. Sounds like this one fits our bill. Throw in some topless Amazon women and a nasty Nazi fugitive and I’m thinking they are really shooting to cover all the bases… Hehehe!! But seeing is believing, so let’s get to it then, shall we o’ Gentle Visitors?