[export title “Jiboa”]
Director “Stuart Murphy”/Mario Bianchi Writer Ernesto Gastaldi Cinematography Luigi Ciccarese Assistant Camera Fabio Leoni
Cast Rick Dean, Bobby Rhodes, Michele Dehne, Augusto Funari, Costantino Gastaldi, Gerald Romer, Carolina Alvarado, Domiziano Arcangeli
David Zuzelo’s review from the Tough To Kill website:
“If you let it rip her mouth apart you’re an egg sucking asshole!”
What happens when you take a host of Tough To Kill stalwarts such as Luigi Ciccaresse, Ernesto Gastaldi and Paolo Rustichelli and hand them off to sleazemaster Mario Bianchi and say to him “make an action film?” A jungle adventure with murky underside of slimy sexploitation is what…and a damned good one bit of junk at that. Jiboa is about as reclusive a film as any in this book, but as a cross pollination of trash and action-it succeeds on every level to which it aspires. Of course, that is gutter level, which I'm totally fine with!
Mark Frasier wakes up in an
This cheap effort would seem to be more at home in the library of French producers Eurocine and their nasty adventure output such as Diamonds of Kilamanjaro really, but uses so many Italian personnel that it certainly fits in our lists. Bianchi built his reputation on groovy sleaze and porn, but manages to pull together the elements of Ernesto Gastaldi’s script to make an entertaining little action flick in the same flat exploitative style. While not exactly a hutbuster of giant action sequences there are some good fight scenes and enough unpleasant jungle antics from the Indios to leave the viewer with a solid rainy days entertainment. The final trippy sequence that leaps out of nowhere is worth any price it may take for you to find the film as well…weird stuff!
Rick Dean has appeared in tons of exploitation films you may have seen including some Cirio Santiago movies, but this is by far his most appealing work-he gets to crack jokes and heads at every turn. The great Bobby Rhodes plays Rat with gusto, chokeslamming his foes into an unconscious blob whenever the opportunity arises. You can’t go wrong with
Decently scored with Rustichelli music and decidedly nastier than most, Jiboa is action of a different, more virulent, strain.