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Saturday, October 13, 2012

The VHS Archives: Aristide Massaccesi's TRAP THEM AND KILL THEM (1977)


Aristide Massaccesi's Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali (1977)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Twilight Video
Catalog: #23000
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1985
Runtime: 93:02
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Aristide Massaccesi (Joe D'Amato)
Year of Release: 1977
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Donal O'Brien, Monica Zanchi, Nieves Navarro (Susan Scott), Annamaria Clementi, Dirce Funari
AKAs: Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, Rape in the Tropics, Bloody Track, Naked Among Cannibals

Verbatim Box Synopsis
The Amazon jungle -- so impenetrable that if its natural dangers don't get you ... there's a good chance the aboriginal cannibals will!
This is what four adventurers faced after ignoring all warnings and perilous signals. Their fate -- documented and detailed in this graphic account -- is an experience of such horror and scope that it is advisable to view it with caution. Remind yourself that it is only a movie -- and not the real thing!

Because some scenes are so explicit, children under 13 should not be permitted to see "TRAP THEM and KILL THEM."
U.S. Twilight Video sleeve!

Japanese Pack-In-Video sleeve, courtesy of Japanese VHS Hell!

Danish Video Action sleeve, courtesy of Rare Cult Cinema!

Dutch Video for Pleasure sleeve, originally scanned by "HorrorC.K."!

French Prosperine Editions sleeve, originally scanned by "Fred932000"!

Alternate French Prosperine Editions reissue sleeve, also scanned by "Fred932000"!

German Video Medien Pool sleeve!

German EuroVideo embedded clamshell!

Original Italian trailer, uploaded by "johntrent70"! Chock-full of nudity and gore, so it's not even remotely safe for work, but one watch and you'll be humming the score all day.

Looking for Trap Them and Kill Them on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. Media Blasters have also released a nice DVD as Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, but it's out-of-print now and starting to get a little pricey.

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  1. "Children under 13" should not be permitted to see it?!?!

  2. Hmmm... wasn't this also released in America under a different name? I seem to remember seeing a version either on video or on cable that completely removed all blood and gore and left it only to be a softcore sex flick.

  3. Haha, I wouldn't be surprised! I'd love to check that edit out, actually.