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


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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Release Date:

13 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Mountain of the Cannibal God  »

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


Referenced in Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) See more »

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Beastiality - among the crew!
23 November 2002 | by (Perstorp, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Of all the infamous Italian cannibal movies of the seventies and early eighties, this is the most tedious. They all include pointless depicting of animals killing animals - and people killing animals.

Of course, they also include people killing people, but whereas this, of course, is fake, the animal killings are for real. Not that nature's not cruel, but what's the point in including suffering monkeys, iguanas, snakes and turtles in the movies?

Most of the time, these scenes seem staged, and in this movie, it's very clear a monkey was thrown before a hungry boa, and there was probably even a rope tied to it, while throwing! At 23:31 into the uncut DVD, you can see that a very clear and sharp, green branch is added onto the film in the left of the frame afterwards, in order to cover something up.

If it isn't a rope, it's probably the arm of the one throwing the poor monkey to its certain death. The following scene, where the producers show close-ups of the monkey's face, in all its anguish, is almost unbearable, and adds, of course, nothing to the story, except a bitter aftertaste.

The music (by de Angelis & de Angelis) is beautiful, and watching the then 41-year-old Ursula Andress in the nude, all tied up, are this movie's highlights.

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