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Jungle Holocaust (1977)

Ultimo mondo cannibale (original title)
An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.



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Complete credited cast:
Massimo Foschi ...
Robert Harper
Me Me Lai ...
Ivan Rassimov ...
Sheik Razak Shikur ...
Judy Rosly ...
Suleiman ...
Native Chief
Shamsi ...
Native Warrior #1


A plane crashes in the jungle. One of the survivors gets lost and while trying to find a way out of the jungle he gets captured by cannibals. He is humiliated, stripped naked, and thrown in a hole with a bird for a while. Eventually, he escapes with the help of a cannibal girl and tries to find his plane so he can go home. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A stone-age world of horrors ... ONLY ONE SURVIVED. See more »


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Release Date:

March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carnivorous  »

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| (heavily cut) | (R-rated) | (heavily cut) | (heavily cut) | (heavily cut)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the UK cinema version was heavily cut, the pre-certification video release on the Derann label featured the uncut print and was regularly seized by police during the video nasty scare. However, it was never listed as an official nasty, and the only prosecution resulted in a verdict of not guilty. See more »


The snake that is milked onto the spearhead is clearly from the cobra family. The men claim that this venom will kill in seconds but in actuality the average death from cobra venom can take place up to thirty minutes later. See more »


Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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Jungle Holocaust is a great cannibal film
20 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jungle Holocaust is a great cannibal film. But not only is it a cannibal film, it is also a jungle adventure, one mans story of survival. This is Ruggero Deodato's first cannibal film, therefore paving the way for the classic Cannibal Holocaust. Like CH, this film is also shunned by many for it's real animal killing and it's realistic human killings. But, it is not only the gore that make this a good film. It also has great direction and stunning visuals in the jungle, plus a good score and pretty good acting. It is a very realistic movie, filmed on location with real natives. Don't get me wrong, the gore is great, too, so if your looking for a movie with realistic gore, i highly recommend this, along with Deodato's next film, Cannibal Holocaust. Check it out if you like Italian cannibal films or if your a Deodato fan. Not for the squeamish. I give it a 8/10.

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