A team of geologists attempt to remove a native cannibal population from an island to perform atomic research, but the cannibals’ female leader disposes of them one by one by seduction. —imdb.com
Joe D’Amato, (birth name: Aristide Massaccesi) (December 15, 1936 in Rome – January 23, 1999 in Rome) was a prolific Italian filmmaker who directed little less than 200 movies, usually at the same time acting as producer and cinematographer, and sometimes providing the script as well. While D’Amato contributed to many different genres (such as the spaghetti western, the war movie, the swashbuckler, the peplum, and the fantasy film), he mainly devoted himself to the exploration (and exploitation) of cinematic eroticism and voyeurism, both soft- and hardcore. Still, he probably gained greatest fame through a few notorious horror movies which he made early on in his career.
D’Amato was familiar to the environment of cinema through his father who worked as an electrician at Cinecittà. He began his career in 1961 as camera operator (often working under cinematographer Franco Villa). Then, starting with Pelle di Bandito in 1969, he regularly worked as director of photography for directors… read more