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Cannibal Holocaust -- Primitive savagery meets the brutality of the modern world in Ruggero Deodato’s timeless slice of visceral horror - Cannibal Holocaust, a film so violent and depraved that the director was charged with killing his own cast!

Anthropologist Harold Munroe is hellbound as he travels into the green inferno of South America’s rainforest in an attempt to find a documentary crew lost months before. Instead of survivors he discovers a world of cannibalistic excess beyond his wildest imaginings but when he returns home and screens the footage left behind by the eviscerated filmmakers, chaos erupts as the screen is filled with some of most disturbing images ever committed to celluloid.
The ultimate video nasty, is now presented as never experienced before, remastered in HD from original sources, and with the 1st ever Director’s New Edit, it reminds us why it is still THE most controversial film ever!

It inlcudes: • 2 Films:
1- CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
2- CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, 1ST EVER DIRECTOR’S RE-EDI
• 2 Presentations by the director Ruggero Deodato
• 2 Exclusive Shameless Programmes:
1- “FILM AND BE  DAMNED”: shocking revelations about the film by its participants
2- “THE LONG ROAD BACK FROM HELL”: in depth reappraisal of the film and the new critical applauds it receives from today’s cutting-edge film makers and critics.
• Theatrical trailer 
• Shameless trailer park

Available on Blu-ray & DVD with Shameless Screen Enetrtainment from 26.09.2011

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Release Date:
19 June 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it? See more »
Plot:
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Kerman ... Harold Monroe
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Alan Yates (as Gabriel Yorke)
Francesca Ciardi ... Faye Daniels
Perry Pirkanen ... Jack Anders

Luca Barbareschi ... Mark Tomaso (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Salvatore Basile ... Chaco Losojos
Ricardo Fuentes ... Felipe Ocaña
Luigina Rocchi ... Native
Lucia Costantini ... Native
Paolo Paoloni ... Chief NY Executive
Lionello Pio Di Savoia ... Executive (as Pio Di Savoia)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruggero Deodato ... Man Outside University (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Harold Monroe (voice) (uncredited)
Enrico Papa ... TV Show Host (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... TV Show Host (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ruggero Deodato 
 
Writing credits
Gianfranco Clerici (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Franco Di Nunzio .... producer
Franco Palaggi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio D'Offizi 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng 
 
Makeup Department
Nicola Catalani .... assistant makeup artist
Massimo Giustini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giovanni Masini .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Salvatore Basile .... assistant director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer
Bruno Longobardo .... sound mixer
Raul Montesanti .... sound engineer
Umberto Montesanti .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Aldo Gasparri .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ennio Brizzolari .... key grip
Paolo Cavicchioli .... still photographer (as Paolo Maria Cavicchioli)
Roberto Forges Davanzati .... camera operator
Enrico Maggi .... assistant camera
Luigi Pasqualini .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia Costantini .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Rita Antonelli .... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori .... color consultant
 
Other crew
Vito Di Bari .... production secretary
Armando Pace .... cutting room assistant
Rossana Rocchi .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
95 min | UK:89 min (heavily cut) | USA:90 min (animal cruelty-free version) | Canada:86 min (Québec)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System) | Dolby Digital (2001 re-release)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (cut) | Australia:R (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Australia:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Brazil:18 (2013) (festival self-rating) | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating, uncut) | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Chile:18 (re-rating) (cut) | Czech Republic:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 (2001) | France:-18 (DVD) | France:-18 (TV rating) | France:16 (original rating) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:18 (heavily cut) | Germany:Not Rated (uncut DVD version) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:(Banned) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2006) | Ireland:(Banned) (1984-2006) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) (cut) | Italy:VM18 (re-rating) (1984) | Italy:(Banned) (1980-1984) | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:D | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) (2006) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Philippines:(Banned) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:(Banned) | South Africa:18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (uncut DVD version) | Sweden:18 (video rating, cut) | UK:X (self applied: 1981) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2001) (heavily cut) (2011) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2001) | USA:Unrated | USA:X (original rating) (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)
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Trivia:
The second highest-grossing film in Japan in 1983, behind E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When a cannibal holds up Faye's severed head, a wig drops of from the fake head, revealing a yellow foam head underneath.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Reporter:Man is omnipotent; nothing is impossible for him. What seemed like unthinkable undertakings yesterday are history today. The conquest of the moon for example: who talks about it anymore? Today we are already on the threshold of conquering our galaxy, and in a not too distant tomorrow, we'll be considering the conquest of the universe, and yet man seems to ignore the fact that on this very planet there are still people living in the stone age and practicing cannibalism.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in End of Watch (2012)See more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
Was this really filmed in the Amazon?
What is "The Turtle Scene"?
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71 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
Terminal cinema, 9 April 1999
Author: matthew wilder (picqueur@aol.com) from los angeles

The second word in the title is important. Ruggero Deodato's 1979 meta-snuff movie, far more than a chichi trinket like THE NIGHT PORTER, is the real Holocaust porn. Here the trigger is not frights, or even shocks, or even splatter. Atrocity is the name of Deodato's game--and the genius of this monsterpiece is that Deodato horrifyingly delivers the goods at the same time he coruscates his audience and himself.

This is a hard movie to recommend to any but those who would find it anyway; but it must be said that Deodato here created the most rigorous, critical, almost philosophical movie in the Italian horror canon. The audience's lust for Third World exoticism and envelope-pushing violence are gratified and held up to the painful light of day--and not necessarily in that order. The overwhelming feeling of this picture is of a pornographer pleading, "Stop me before I shoot again."

The conceit of the movie--an academic's journey into the Amazon to find the remains of a Western film crew devoured by cannibals--permits Deodato more Pirandellian boxes within boxes than a double bill of BLOWUP and THE PLAYER. But the atmosphere of the movie, despite scenes of cruelty so extreme you sometimes want to put out your eyeballs, is relentlessly elegiac--capped by Riz Ortolani's theme music. (It can be said with certainty that no romantic ballad was ever used underneath what Deodato stages here.)

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is the farthest edge of Extreme Cinema--as in Extreme Sports. It feels stuntlike, yet the combination of amplified bloodlust and world-weary regret is unique. Like Lucio Fulci's even more personal CAT IN THE BRAIN, it's an affecting enactment of an exploitation artist's conscience tearing apart.

It might make good viewing for Y2K Eve: it puts together the century's two salient words--holocaust and entertainment--as no other film did before or since.

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