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Fongaluli (1972)

| Fantasy | 1972 (USA)
Eccentric Professor Leviticus Wirtsus is obsessed with crossbreeding animals of different species. His research leads Wirtsus to discover a LSD-type substance called Fongaluli. The leaves ... See full summary »


Eduardo Cemano


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Cast overview:
Eduardo Cemano Eduardo Cemano ... Leviticus / Professor
Persephone Black Persephone Black ... Shirly / Lobster Girl
Susie Sunshine Susie Sunshine ... The Giant
Emaye Callan Emaye Callan ... The Mother
Don Crosby Don Crosby ... The Father
Zona La Pointe Zona La Pointe ... The Daughter
Wayne Levin Wayne Levin ... The Son
Tony Reider Tony Reider ... The Sailor
Alvin Bojar Alvin Bojar ... Leaf Pusher (as Alvino Bovari)
Ultramax Ultramax ... The Fongawitch


Eccentric Professor Leviticus Wirtsus is obsessed with crossbreeding animals of different species. His research leads Wirtsus to discover a LSD-type substance called Fongaluli. The leaves of this substance cause Wirtsus' beloved lobster Shirly to transform into a beautiful human female. However, unless Shirly has a steady supply of Fongaluli leaves she will revert back to being a lobster. Wirtsus goes to a remote tropical island to find more Fongaluli leaves. During his travels Wirtsus encounters a libidinous female giant, a merry family of incest practicing freaks, a helpful sailor, and a fearsome jungle witch. Written by Woodyanders

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1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Love See more »

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Eleuthera Island, Bahamas See more »


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$15,000 (estimated)
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Karmetic Productions See more »
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1.37 : 1
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The overlapping visuals for the hallucination sequences were done with gels and a piece of tin foil. See more »

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There is camp and there is this movie...
1 April 2011 | by Hans-56See all my reviews

Eduardo Cemano plays the part of a nutty professor. He is trying to cross animals to get weird results, such as flying turtles. One day he meets an "Arab", who introduces him to the Fongaluli leaves. Chew on them and soon you will have sexual hallucinations. In the first hallucination scene we see a man with a gorilla head and a woman with a panda head pretending to "do it".

You think this is ridiculous. Well, this movie regularly succeeds in topping even that. This is your typical drugs and sex movie from the '70's. And it is one big mess. The story is ridiculous. The filming pretentious, with Vaseline or something on the lens and of course there are the weird colors we always see in this type of movie. The sex could be hard core, or could be soft core, but the images are edited in such a way, that this remains a mystery. The (over) acting is worst of the worst. Cemano makes you nervous, the others are even worse.

The last orgy scene has some actual porn stars in it, such as Jamie Gillis. It is very possible the scene was taken from some adult movie and then reedited and colored in the same terrible way of other scenes in this extremely bad movie.

Avoid at all costs, for this is not even camp, just utter bullshit.

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