Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mandinga (1976)

Director: Mario Pinzauti

Writer: Tecla Romanelli

Composer: Marcello Giombini

Starring: Antonio Gismondo, Serafino Profumo, Maria Rosaria Riuzzi, Paola D'Egido, Cesare Di Vito, Jacqueline Luce, Monica Nickel Arnold Grostram, Calogero Caruana

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Goes beyond "Mandingo" ... The lust of slave owners for Black flesh!!

Plot: Richard Hunter, a plantation owner, likes to bang his female slaves and so does his sister's cousin, Rhonda.  Richard also likes banging Rhonda and she likes banging his son, Clarence.   Clarence also likes banging the Reverend Foster's daughter, Mary.  

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Say, kids, are you up for Italy's answer to MANDINGO (1975)?  Man, is this bad.  The acting, story (except for the ending), the English dubbing, the music, all of it.  Woof.  In the first half hour there are 3-4 unimaginative love scenes and there's plenty more after that.  It's mostly everyone fucking everyone (or so it seems) until the old man is close to dying and Clarence has married the Reverend's daughter, Mary, only we find out in the final fifteen minutes that Mary was the love child of the old man and one of his slaves except she was white.  This only complicates things when her and Clarence's baby is black except that she really was a virgin on their wedding night.  Following this?  Yeah, well, that's the best thing about the picture and then the tragic ending but let's not forget the hopeful message Clarence delivers just before the credits.  I would say this is so bad it's good but it's not, really.  If you edit out the boring bits you'd cut the film in half.  Then it'd be worth a few laughs to watch.  It's the last movie I've got to watch on a 20 movie set called Grindhouse Experience.  This set is crap but if you really want to torture yourself with lousy VHS rips then knock yourself out.  I'm so glad I'm done with this.

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