Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hunt for the Golden Scorpion (1991)

Mary Maitland (Christine Leigh) gets a message that her brother has died in the Amazon. She doesn't believe it and goes to embassy to sort the things out. She learns that the man who delivered the message about her brother's death is not even working in the embassy. She return home. Someone has break in in her house looking for something. She gets a letter from her brother written after his supposed death. "There are too many things that don't gel". Mary travels to Brazil to find her brother.

Directed by the great Umberto Lenzi at the end of his career. Lots of action scenes and explosions. Way better movie than what i was expecting. I expected it to be totally zero-budget hike in jungle type of movie. Of course this movie is a far cry from Lenzi's giallo and crime classics (some of my personal favourites in those genres comes from Lenzi), but this movie was a nice suprise.

All in all, if you enjoy early '90s low budget action movies, you probably will enjoy also this one.


Ty said...

This looks like a lot of fun! Will have to track down a copy!

Kult Eye Bleeder said...

Yeah, it was a good one. I been watching lately lot of movies from Lenzi's early years (mid '60s) and later years (late '80s -).

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