In the jungle, the mighty jungle … the lion hides his eyes!!!
That’s right, there are half-naked women are on the prowl in a jungle near you on Aug. 11 when VCI Entertainment delivers the DVD release of Psychotronica, Volume 4!
This classic “sexploitative” double-feature showcases the curvaceous talents of German actress and songbird Marion Michael in Jungle Girl and the Slaver, and Omoo (Jean Hawkshaw), Mona (Mary Ann Webb) and friends battle ape-like men in the Ed Wood-wannabe 1958 jungle gem directed by James L. Wolcott, The Wild Women of Wongo.
Jungle Girl and the Slaver is the sequel, yes a sequel, to Liane, Jungle Goddess, which caused quite the stir in 1956 when a half-naked golden-haired “woman of the wild” is found living with the Botos in the jungles of Africa. It turns out that she is the heiress to a vast fortune, but that doesn’t prevent her from enjoying her jungle paradise.
How she doesn’t get burnt to a crisp in the tropical sun is never fully explained, but with Marion Michael on view that question really never pops to mind.
In the sequel, she has left Germany, returned to her home in Africa and is promptly kidnapped by Arab slave traders. You can only imagine what plans they have for this exotic beauty!!!
The co-feature of this jungle-themed double bill is The Wild Women of Wongo and it is to jungle movies (or cavewomen movies, take your pick) as Plan Nine From Outer Space was to sci-fi movies. And that’s the beauty of it.
Psychotronica, Volume 4 … it just doesn’t get any better than this. So pop that corn and grab your favorite beverage and enjoy this cult-status double feature on Aug. 11.