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La montagna del dio cannibale (1978)

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antonio Marsina ...
Franco Fantasia ...
Father Moses
Lanfranco Spinola ...
Consul Burns
Carlo Longhi ...
Phil, the pilot
Claudia Rocchi ...
First Puka Body Painter (as Luigina Rocchi)
Akushula Selayah ...
Sura (as Akushla Sellajaah)
Dudley Wanaguru
T.M. Munna
M. Suki
Giovanni Masini
Franco Cuccu
Franco Coduti ...
(as Gianfranco Coduti)
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Susan Stevenson and her brother Arthur get off a plane in Papua New Guinea, looking for her missing husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster. The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Mountain of the Cannibal God  »

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Filmed in Sri Lanka. See more »

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When the snake eats the monkey, it is supposed to be natural footage of one animal eating another. There are many leaves around the shot, and one of them is very clearly added during editing to hide a device to launch the monkey into the snake's mouth. (A frame by frame analysis of this is on the unrated Blue Underground DVD.) See more »

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The ending credits do not actually state what the job of each individual was. Instead, it merely lists the technicians involved, which is why many have mistaken this for a cast list. This was because of the guerrilla nature of the shooting of this movie, which meant the crew positions were very fluid. See more »

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Graphic But Entertaining Adventure
7 October 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)

*** (out of 4)

Italian cannibal flick has a wife (Ursula Andress) hiring a man (Stacy Keach) to take her through the New Guinea jungle after her husband went missing on an expedition. Soon the group are battling the wildlife as well as a cannibal tribe that were thought to have gone extinct. Sergio Martino's THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD contains the same nasty stuff that most films in the genre have but this here is slightly different in the fact that it contains some very familiar faces. Andress certainly had come a long way since her DR. NO days but I must admit that I really enjoyed seeing her here. Even though she was 43-years-old at the time of filming, the actress looks absolutely beautiful and it was fun seeing her give it her all in regards to not only the nudity but also going around in dirty water and dealing with countless things including a large python at one point. It was also fun watching Keach here who is as calm and collective no matter what he's doing. The two of them certainly help keep the film moving and it's fun seeing them in an exploitation film like this. Martino actually does a nice job in the directing department as he at least brings some style to the film and doesn't forget to deliver on the trash. Those against animal killings are going to want to avoid this as there's some pretty graphic stuff going on here. The movie also offers up some pretty graphic violence towards humans and the uncut version of the film features a pig rape and other sexual natured stuff. In fact, I'd say go with the slightly shorter version to miss this trash. As with most in the genre, I think the films work best if you look at them as jungle adventures and on that level the locations and the drama behind the various attacks make the film worth viewing. Of course, most stomachs aren't going to be able to take it.


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