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" Diamonds of Kilimandjaro Movie Review
I do not think that this movie ever had a script. Jess Franco took his crew to Africa, filmed various "jungle adventure" bits, shot a death scene for every character, and then returned to civilization to edit the whole mess into a reasonable semblance of a movie.
The amusing thing was that I recognized this movie as a Jess Franco movie, just because of a silly shot of a monkey.
"The monkey sits there for a good fifteen, twenty seconds - enough time for me to go, 'Okay, why the monkey?'"
"If you're watching a movie, and all of the sudden there's some shot that lasts ten, fifteen, twenty seconds - which is longer than it probably should've - and you are wondering, 'What the heck is up with this shot? Why did I have to see this?' Start suspecting Mr. Franco."
"Her hips, her thighs, and even her crotch all look like they belong on a Lego person. How is that ergonomic?"
"He's more interested in eating the watermelon she gave him, than the fact that this young woman is throwing herself at him."
Something to watch for: The amazing changing scotch bottle!
Lesson Learned: Accepting the position of "Tuberculosis Poster Girl" is lucrative, but overall...a bad choice.
Notes and Links
If you have not seen it already, a Capsule Review was posted earlier this week.
This movie was part of a set, the "Jungle Girls Triple Feature." My favorite is "Golden Temple Amazons." Both films share some plot ideas, such as the (topless) female Tarzan character and a violent tribe.
Oh boy, I have to disagree with you about "Oasis of the Zombies." Though I give both films a single slime, I've often considered dropping Oasis to a skull, while "Diamonds of Kilimandjaro" flirted with two slimes.
I kinda enjoyed the this little North African zombie adventure called OASIS OF ZOMBIES and of course there is always ZOMBIE LAKE directed by Jean Rollin.