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The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)

La montagna del dio cannibale (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Susan Stevenson
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Professor Edward Foster
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Manolo
Antonio Marsina ...
Arthur Weisser
Franco Fantasia ...
Father Moses
Lanfranco Spinola ...
Consul Burns
Carlo Longhi ...
Phil, the pilot
Claudia Rocchi ...
Sura (as Luigina Rocchi)
Akushula Selayah ...
(as Akushla Sellajaah)
Dudley Wanaguru
T.M. Munna
M. Suki
Giovanni Masini
Franco Cuccu
Franco Coduti ...
(as Gianfranco Coduti)
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Storyline

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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13 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The film was banned in the UK until 2001 for it's graphic violence and considered a "video nasty". See more »

Goofs

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 title card reads "The Mountain of of the Cannibal God". See more »

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Referenced in The Comic Strip Presents...: Dirty Movie (1984) See more »

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More ghastly cannibal stuff........
20 January 2003 | by (Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

I can't figure out why these late 1970s, Italian cannibal adventures intrigue me so much. I always get disgusted when they kill animals for the sake of a stupid movie, and yet time and time again, I'm drawn to movies like SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD, which, in this case, I saw under its uncut European version, MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD. I had thought that with big names like Ursulla Andres and Stacey Keach involved, this one would be at least a little cleaner than CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, the most notorious of the genre.

As another of those "movies we love to hate", I recommend this one if it's easily accessible. Fans of Andres will enjoy seeing her naked, of course. As a jungle adventure, it succeeds and the occasional gore makes it that much more intense. Scenes of humans bleeding are faked, but as is often the case, the scenes of animals (i.e. a monitor lizard) bleeding are way too authentic. I don't advise eating spagheti while watching this story of some lady seeking her missing husband in a dense jungle, and stumbling upon "The Puka", a group of cannibals (one of which is a dwarf; added for comic relief).


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