John Boorman’s The Emerald Forest on VHS. Movie starring Powers Boothe, Charley Boorman, Meg Foster, Estee Chandler. Directed by John Boorman. 1985.
From the VHS cover:
Powers Boothe is Bill Markham, an engineer helping civilization conquer the world’s last savage frontier, the Amazon. Charley Boorman is Markham’s son who, one day, at the jungle’s edge, disappears. Markham returns to the Amazon year after year, searching for his son. Then, after ten years, Markham finds the man who had once been his boy, but now is a warrior from a different world.
Director John Boorman’s brilliant visualization breaths life, danger and ancient mystery into this captivating adventure. Based on a true story, The Emerald Forest is a penetrating look at a savage and mesmerizing world.
DVD upgrade: The Emerald Forest