fredag 4 december 2009

Tarzan and the Brown Prince (1972)

Original title: Tarzán y el Arco Iris

Jungle adventure. Spain/Italy/Philippines. Starring Steve Hawkes, Kitty Swan & Peter Lee Lawrence. Directed by Manuel Caño.

VTC (Sweden). English dubbed. Letterboxed.

The follow-up to Zan, King of the Jungle, again starring the great screen-couple Steve Hawkes and Kitty Swan. It's a very special jungle film with some great scenes, but it's not on pair with the first film. There's a sad reason for this. Steve and Kitty were badly burned in an accident during the shooting and the producers (desperate for something to release?) decided to add a new story about a little black kid trying to prove himself to his tribe. Those sequences are not bad but takes up too much of the film's running time, needless to say there's too little Tarzan/jungle girl action. Despite its for natural reasons uneveness i'd say this is the next best spanish Tarzan ripp off (which is hardly saying much to most people). 3/5

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