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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Love-Slaves of the Amazons")

 

Directed by Curt Siodmak
USA 1957

 

From Curt Siodmak, the sensational mind behind The Wolf Man, The Ape, The Magnetic Monster, I Walk with a Zombie and Donovan’s Brain, comes the thrilling Love Slaves of the Amazons. An American archaeologist (Don Taylor, The Naked City) and his partner (Eduardo Ciannelli, Mysterious Doctor Satan) are captured by a lost tribe of women warriors intent on turning the men into their “love slaves.” Together with another captive, Gina, they must escape from the lustful clutches of the Amazons if they hope to return to civilization. Beautifully filmed on location in Brazil, this eye-popping, action-packed adventure features river pirates, alligators, snakes, exotic dance numbers and green-skinned beauties of the jungle!

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A party of explorers in the Amazon jungle are captured by a tribe of women, and learn that they are to be used as the tribe's "love slaves."

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Theatrical Release: December 1957

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Review: Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:21:12.000        
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2.00:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,772,657,599 bytes

Feature: 21,043,212,288 bytes

Video Bitrate: 30.91 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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DTS-HD Master Audio English 1616 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1616 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, None
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2.00:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,772,657,599 bytes

Feature: 21,043,212,288 bytes

Video Bitrate: 30.91 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

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• NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalists/Authors Bryan Reesman and Max Evry
• Trailers


Blu-ray Release Date: June 14th, 2022

Standard Blu-ray Case inside slipcase

Chapters 8

 

 

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ADDITION: Kino Blu-ray (May 2020): Kino have transferred Curt Siodmak's Love Slaves of the Amazons to Blu-ray. It is cited as being from a "Brand New 2K Master". The image is remarkably thick via the 2.0:1 (MegaScope) aspect ratio. The movie was filmed in Eastmancolor, in Argentina, in 1956, along with Curucu, Beast of the Amazon, and used some of the same cast. It's quite soft because of the heavy grain textures. There is some inconsistency with certain scenes looking crisper - it can vary. Colors are surprisingly striking - almost garish. There is no depth as it looks quite flat. Stock footage is more damaged and even worse. Overall, this may be a decent representation of the original but it does not scale the heights of the format. On the positive it is watchable.

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On their Blu-ray, Kino use a DTS-HD Master dual-mono track (24-bit) in the original English language. Love Slaves of the Amazons has plenty of jungle sounds from animals, drums and some music with the lengthy slow dance number of some of the Amazons. The score is  uncredited - using stock work by composers like Irving Gertz (The Incredible Shrinking Man, Gun For a Coward, Curse of the Undead, The Leech Woman, It Came From Outer Space, Blonde Ice, Plunder Road, The Deadly Mantis), Hans J. Salter (Jungle Queen, Man Without a Star, The Killer that Stalked New York, The Strange Door, Cover Up, Man Without a Star, Scarlet Street, The Land Unknown, The War Lord, The Mole People, The Strange Case of Doctor Rx) and Herman Stein (Horizons West, Six Bridges to Cross, Son of Ali Baba, Man in the Shadow, Female on the Beach, This Island Earth, It Came From Outer Space, War Arrow, Tarantula, There's Always Tomorrow)  that carry some of the atmosphere. It sounds modest overall. Kino offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Kino Blu-ray offers a new commentary by entertainment journalists/authors Bryan Reesman and Max Evry. They cover a lot of ground on the film, with quotes by the actors and director and also discuss the
rivalry between Curt and Robert Siodmak, how it may have become. Generally they don't paint the most flattering portrait of Curt. They discuss the cast and many details of the production, make-up etc.. It's quite thorough. They support the point that much of the back-story is more fascinating than the film shot in Brazil. There are also trailers, but none for
Love Slaves of the Amazons.  

Curt Siodmak's Love Slaves of the Amazons has surprisingly adult content for 1957 following the legend with male subjugation to the point of being forced breeding slaves for the tribe to flourish. At one point a tribal girl is showing jealousy and our male protagonist is told "make love to her" to pacify her aggression. It can be so outrageous though that it could be considered a comedy or perhaps an unintentionally one. I was very keen on this and it turned out to be fun and bold - a nice adventure that took its time evolving. The Kino Blu-ray has the film in 2.0:1 with vibrant colors and extremely thick grain. The addition of the commentary makes it worth the indulgence. Siodmak fans should snap this oddball gem up.

Gary Tooze

 


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