Gow The Killer
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 1928
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Edward A. Salisbury & E.A. Salisbury|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Salisbury sails from island to island, exposing to the unflinching eye ever more primitive tribes with ever more bizarre and bloodthirsty rituals and customs. These heretofore hidden peoples, some so uncivilized they haven't even mastered fire, are cultures on the brink of extinction. To observe them make war and hunt for human heads is to look back to the dawn of man, a dawn drenched in blood and terror.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 34 ratings.
This is an interesting document of an expedition to the more remote and dangerous South Sea Islands in the 1920s. Originally shot as a silent movie, most of the intertitles have been removed and replaced by a snappy 1930s narration, which can be overtly racist at times, but on a few- very few- occasions does show sensitivity to the subject matter. The material gives glimpses into peoples and places that are either vanished or only visible in much more turgid documentaries. The film moves right along and holds one's interest, although the film quality has clearly suffered with age. The best part is the last- we at last meet the eponymous Gow and see a re-enactment of his tribes' raid of another island.
- Sales Rank: 4,644
- UPC: 089218503893
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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